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Aug 27, 2010, 12:24 AM
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If you are going to use a camera whilst climbing then you'll be needing as wide a lens as possible. Everything else in a camera will be mere additions. It's the wide that you'll be needing otherwise you have to try to get far too far away from the subject. Hard to do on a hanging belay.


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If you are going to use a camera whilst climbing then you'll be needing as wide a lens as possible. Everything else in a camera will be mere additions. It's the wide that you'll be needing otherwise you have to try to get far too far away from the subject. Hard to do on a hanging belay.

yeah, I almost always use the landscape setting anyway.


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If you have old manual focus lenses that you want to use on a modern digital body then the m4/3s cameras are the way to go. I have about 12 lenses I use with my GF1. You can buy the adapters for almost every single lens on ebay for about $25-$40. I actually have a separate adapter for almost every lens I own.

Here are some videos that show you what types of lenses there are available out there. There are also a bunch of ultra wide angle lenses that will autofocus with m4/3s cameras. However, those lenses are between $600-$1200 which is well out of my price range.
Normal Lenses

Manual Focus Lens review
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FPbqhFt_oY

Telephoto Lenses
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cZ-w1qWdJY

Panasonic and Olympus should release a few new cameras this month. The rumor is that the GF2 will be even smaller and lighter than the GF1.

You can see some of the climbing videos(mostly indoor) I have taken with the GF1 here.

http://www.youtube.com/...pgxsvcd?feature=mhum

And here are some shots I took with the GF1.

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...&LinkOwner-opt==










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That's interesting to know, thanks. Good pics considering the old lenses and new body.


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I saw your blog post about Stone Summit. My son and I are driving down there from North Carolina just for their bouldering competition in two weeks. I think we will also try to climb there on Sunday and Monday as well.

If the heat down there in hot-lanta is still too much to climb outdoors you should come out to the gym again. All of the local kids who went to nationals there said they had never seen anything like it.


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I saw your blog post about Stone Summit. My son and I are driving down there from North Carolina just for their bouldering competition in two weeks. I think we will also try to climb there on Sunday and Monday as well.

If the heat down there in hot-lanta is still too much to climb outdoors you should come out to the gym again. All of the local kids who went to nationals there said they had never seen anything like it.

actually, it was John Wesley who wrote that, but yeah, I've heard similar reports saying it is a pretty nice gym.


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hey dude,

how's the climbing going for you out there? We met at Turkey Rocks, right?

Anyway, I recently dropped my cell phone in the drink at the 'Gunks and had to splurge on a new phone. So that lowered my budget a bit.

The cameras I want are kind of expensive at about $300-$400 now as a result of this recent development. Not sure what I'm going to do, but I'm leaning toward the S95. I tried to buy my old camera, but the price has skyrocketed from $400 when it first came out to $700 now. Holy jeebus!

Hey, yeah that was me. felt like forever ago at turkey rocks! If you are in the market for a dslr, maybe not for multipitching, but for everything else, I have a d40 with the kit 18-55 lens in near pristine condition I'd be willing to let go. Few filters, spare battery, charger etc. Bought it for myself and then was out with the 'rents helping dad shop for a computer and they saw me fondling the d90 at best buy. Showed up under the tree come december. Didnt expect that at all, but anyways, just sitting around. Hell it still has 6 months left of the 'you can throw it down a cliff and we'll replace it for free' extended warranty I got with it too. say 300$ all told?


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hey dude,

how's the climbing going for you out there? We met at Turkey Rocks, right?

Anyway, I recently dropped my cell phone in the drink at the 'Gunks and had to splurge on a new phone. So that lowered my budget a bit.

The cameras I want are kind of expensive at about $300-$400 now as a result of this recent development. Not sure what I'm going to do, but I'm leaning toward the S95. I tried to buy my old camera, but the price has skyrocketed from $400 when it first came out to $700 now. Holy jeebus!

Hey, yeah that was me. felt like forever ago at turkey rocks! If you are in the market for a dslr, maybe not for multipitching, but for everything else, I have a d40 with the kit 18-55 lens in near pristine condition I'd be willing to let go. Few filters, spare battery, charger etc. Bought it for myself and then was out with the 'rents helping dad shop for a computer and they saw me fondling the d90 at best buy. Showed up under the tree come december. Didnt expect that at all, but anyways, just sitting around. Hell it still has 6 months left of the 'you can throw it down a cliff and we'll replace it for free' extended warranty I got with it too. say 300$ all told?

i'll have to check it out a bit, but I'm probably going to pass. thanks though, but we'll see how it goes. it's getting to crunch time for me to head to chile and I'm really starting to narrow my belongings down.


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hey dude,

how's the climbing going for you out there? We met at Turkey Rocks, right?

Anyway, I recently dropped my cell phone in the drink at the 'Gunks and had to splurge on a new phone. So that lowered my budget a bit.

The cameras I want are kind of expensive at about $300-$400 now as a result of this recent development. Not sure what I'm going to do, but I'm leaning toward the S95. I tried to buy my old camera, but the price has skyrocketed from $400 when it first came out to $700 now. Holy jeebus!

Hey, yeah that was me. felt like forever ago at turkey rocks! If you are in the market for a dslr, maybe not for multipitching, but for everything else, I have a d40 with the kit 18-55 lens in near pristine condition I'd be willing to let go. Few filters, spare battery, charger etc. Bought it for myself and then was out with the 'rents helping dad shop for a computer and they saw me fondling the d90 at best buy. Showed up under the tree come december. Didnt expect that at all, but anyways, just sitting around. Hell it still has 6 months left of the 'you can throw it down a cliff and we'll replace it for free' extended warranty I got with it too. say 300$ all told?

i'll have to check it out a bit, but I'm probably going to pass. thanks though, but we'll see how it goes. it's getting to crunch time for me to head to chile and I'm really starting to narrow my belongings down.

Sounds like you're looking for a point and shoot, not an SLR. Unless you're diehard for some good pics you're not going to drag an SLR up multipitch. IF you want to spend time getting good climbing pics, and you're going to setup anchors to rap down into the action and all that jazz, then spend the money on an SLR. For any while-climbing shots, P&S. If you want both, you'll want two cameras.

That said: With the filters, spare battery and all that jazz, the D40 is a pretty good deal if the thing is as pristine as he says. The D40 has a bit of a cult following ever since Ken Rockwell blew his load over it. It'd be a great intro climbing SLR. Don't get dragged into all they hype over megapixels and fluff, it's plenty of camera for fantastic shots unless you're doing this professionally. Anybody who tells you otherwise most likely has spent excessive amounts on their setup and are trying to justify it.


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Ended up going with the Canon SX-110 IS. It's last year's model, but it was $100 cheaper than the 120 that came out just a couple of months ago. The only big difference between the two cameras is that the new one has HD video, and I don't shoot in video that often to care.

Paid $169 total. Not bad.


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I know you decided to not go with the Canon s90/s95. However if anyone else is considering it I got this aftermarket grip that looks and function great.

http://www.lensmateonline.com/..._accessoriesS90.html

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