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7 summits and other mountain stuff => Gear & stuff => Topic started by: acetk on Jan 10 2004, 06:27

Title: camera for the 7 summits
Post by: acetk on Jan 10 2004, 06:27
im looking for a camera that i could use on all the 7 summits.  what do you recommend aps, digital, 15mm? and any specific brands or cameras that are excellent?
Title: Re:camera for the 7 summits
Post by: Ron on Jan 10 2004, 06:45
I would not recommed aps..to small a negative to develope and exhange.

I use digital myself (4mil Mega pix) b/c its so small and compact....but i think Harry's pics are a bit more alive using a classic mirror reflex camara (dont know if i translated it correctly from dutch) ;D
Title: Re:camera for the 7 summits
Post by: trunl on Jan 13 2004, 07:30
i would recommend the digital, pics are easy and fast to develop.
Title: Re:camera for the 7 summits
Post by: 7summits on Feb 2 2004, 18:01
Ron is referring to the SLR camera's I always take. Although TRunl is right in that digital camera's are easier and quicker for internet usage, the quality still isn't nowhere near a good slide, especially if you want to use it for print publications or enlargements. Also they are battery dependent, not only do batteries last not as long in cold temperatures, most models need a charger, so mostly you cannot recharge.
I took a Canon 500n consumer camera to 5 of the 7 summits, worked fine in all conditions. Now I am taking the more advanced Eos3 with 2 lenses covering 15-300mm fr al types of shots. These are very heavy though and can be annoying, so it really depends if you just want a nice summit shot or make a book...

And all experienced photographers mostly take one light single use camera as they are completely mechanical, so when all electric things fail (even slr's) you can still use these...

Happy shooting,
Harry
Title: Re:camera for the 7 summits
Post by: trunl on Feb 9 2004, 04:48
is that the kind most pro photographers use?
Title: Re:camera for the 7 summits
Post by: 7summits on Feb 9 2004, 14:26

is that the kind most pro photographers use?

You mean SLR's? Absolutely. But then you can even choose if you use regular (slide) film or large film. Very expensive and huge camera's (although mamiya and hasselblad make them quite small nowadays), but extremely sharp as the negatives are about 5 times as large...
Just look around some photgraphic website and learn about it. It's fun  8)