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Re: [AT-L] Catching up
> Sorry if this is a repeat, but I have been having strange
> problems with my mail today. If you responded to it would
> you please resend your response. Also is anyone else getting
> these messages about an email account being closed ?
> Wow, you go out of town for a couple of weeks and come back
> and have tons of AT-L mail. We are still tring to get caught
> up. We just read the APS camera thread and have a question
> regarding camera storage on the trail. If you saw our pack
> lists you noticed an Olympus Infinity listed, well that camera
> didn't survive Alisons' tests. Not that it is a bad camera, Alison
> is just big time into photography, and the images from the camera
> just didn't suit her. She is used to images from very good Nikon
> equipment, but her N90s and fast Nikkors are just too heavy for the trail.
> Next she tried a Canon ELPH APS camera, she ruled that
> one out after several weeks of shooting because of the smaller
> negative size (she likes to enlarge to 16 by 20 and you lose alot
> of resolution at that size with the smaller APS negative, at 4 by 6
> the APS was great). Plus she likes shooting slides and wants to shoot
> them on our thru-hike and right now that eliminates the APS. Which
> gets us to the camera that we are going to take, about two or three
> months ago Alison bought a Nikon N70 with one of the new light weight
> Nikkor Lens, 28mm to 80mm , we have been using and abusing the camera since
> and it has performed flawlessly, (with great pictures ) so over my
> protests that is the one we are taking. (I wanted to carry the ELPH
> because it is the lightest ).
> Now the storage problem, we are planning on carrying the camera inside a
> Zing pouch, (made of neoprene, for padding ) and that inside an OR waterproof
> stuff sack (small one) inside Alisons' terraplane. Has anyone tried this ?
> Or maybe the question should simply be, if you are willing to put up with the
> weight of an SLR how do you carry it? How about all the thru-hikers that carried
> an SLR, how did it work out ? Would you do it again ?
> Sandy and Alison
> "The Smiths"
> ME to GA '97
You might also want to think about the new Minolta Vectis, it is APS so
you still have the smaller negatives, but it is a SLR so you get the
benifits of interchangable lenses (Canon is suppose to be coming out
with an APS system that uses EOS lenses so that might be worth waiting
for) and it is weather resistent and somewhat more compact than a 35mm
SLR. By the way, I had some of the shots from my ELPH enlarged to 8x10
and was amazed at how good the resolution was, but I haven't tried 16x20
so that could be a totaly different story. As far as slides go, Kodak is
coming out with an APS slide film this winter, my only qualm is that
there is no black and white film, oh well, guess I will have to keep my
Polaroid and medium format camera around for a while.
E. George Oeser (aka Needles)