RE: [OM] Backpacking cameras

Subject: RE: [OM] Backpacking cameras
From: Dylan <dsut4392@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2000 10:30:59 +1100
I haven't read the current issue yet (we don't get them quite so quickly
in Australia!), but the good showing for Olympus is not surprising - the
gear editor for R&I is Clyde Soles, our fellow listmember! Clyde was
also the person who introduced me to the list when a camera discussion
came up on rec.climbing - thanks mate!


Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2000 16:12:29 -0600
From: "M. Stephens" <mike1964@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [OM] Backpacking cameras

Just received the latest issue of Rock & Ice this month, 
and they have an article on cameras for mountaineering
(a little more aggressive than backpacking, but at least
on topic).  They have some very good suggestions (avoid
wonderbricks, go with a manual camera for reliability
and to save money to spend on glass, etc).  Top choice
for a 35mm SLR.....you guessed it, Olympus, for compactness,
durability, and "excellent optics".  The OM-1n is pictured,
with the venerable 40mm f2 Zuiko!  Other 35mm manual
focus cameras recommended:  the new Bessa-R, the OM-2000,
the OM-4Ti, the N*kon FM-2n, and the Contax Rx.  In
the P & S category, again 3 of the 7 cameras were Olympus
(Stylus Epic, LT Zoom 105, and IS-3).  Nice showing!


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