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While backpacking do you usually carry a camera?

Do you not usually carry a camera?
1
1%
Is your backpacking camera in a cellphone?
8
10%
Is your backpacking camera a compact digital camera?
40
48%
Is your backpacking camera a DSLR or mirrorless?
34
40%
Is your backpacking camera a film camera?
1
1%
 
Total votes : 84

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...carry a camera?

Postby SSSdave » Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:52 pm

And the second question if you carry some type of camera, is do you also carry a tripod?

My answer is yes a tripod too.



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Re: ...carry a camera?

Postby alpinemike » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:11 pm

To be more specific I've carried multiple cameras for years. I full DSLR and a Medium Format Film Pentax. I've decided that for multi-month trips the Pentax won't be coming along anymore. I am using a tripod as well.. (can't avoid it when using film with an ISO of 16). It's a Dolica GX600B200. Love it
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Re: ...carry a camera?

Postby Jimr » Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:11 pm

Tripod, yes.
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Re: ...carry a camera?

Postby maverick » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:35 pm

Yes, Gitzo.
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Re: ...carry a camera?

Postby cloudlesssky » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:00 pm

I always carry my Canon A1300 on hikes. Cheap 5x zoom that uses 2xAA batteries and takes great pictures. Runs forever if you use Li batteries. I sometimes carry a Joby knock-off mini tripod too.
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Re: ...carry a camera?

Postby LMBSGV » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:58 pm

As the one vote who carries a film camera, I'd like to elucidate. Until last week, from the 1970s through this year, I used a Leica (M2 or M7) film camera. For the past two years I have been dealing with increasing difficulty getting Fuji Provia 100 film except by mail order from B&H in New York City due to the local camera store I've patronized for over 30 years rarely stocking it. Then that store stopped processing slide film. I found another local store that did processing, but it's a 45 minute drive each direction. And I looked at how much I was spending each year on film and processing. So I decided to go digital with occasionally shooting film when that seems best or I just feel like it.

I love the look of Leica lenses and using a Leica rangefinder. It's one of those intuitive, personal preferences (if interested, look up "why I love Leica cameras and lenses"). Plus,I can carry my camera and three lenses and they weigh less than a DSLR camera body. Leica's previous digital cameras either had "issues" (if interested, check the photography websites about this) or, in the case of M240, were too expensive, heavy, and had a long confusing menu. Last month Leica introduced the M262, which weighs less, costs $2000 less than the M240, and has an extremely simple intuitive menu that covers all one needs to take a photo. So I shot my savings and got one last week (life is short and ...). Basically it's like using my M7 except I'm now learning about white balance subtleties and Lightroom (free with the camera). So from now on I'll be shooting digital on all my backpacking trips.

And, yes, I carry a Gitzo tripod. It lays across the top of the pack and I find some of the stares I get from other hikers because of it pretty funny.
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Re: ...carry a camera?

Postby urnotreal » Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:03 am

Funny. I haven't been here in awhile, but I was just having this conversation tonight. I used to argue with myself before every trip about whether or not I wanted to haul in a heavy, bulky tripod. Every time I left it behind, I'd curse myself when I got home and started looking through photos. Now, I don't care what the itinerary is. The tripod comes along (helps that I acquired a lighter tripod). I carry an Oben. It's light, solid, and affordable. Best part is, when I strap it to the side of the pack, it sticks up just enough to let me throw the strap of my camera bag over it.
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Re: ...carry a camera?

Postby SSSdave » Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:21 am

LMBSGV wrote:... For the past two years I have been dealing with increasing difficulty getting Fuji Provia 100 film except by mail order from B&H in New York City due to the local camera store I've patronized for over 30 years rarely stocking it. Then that store stopped processing slide film. I found another local store that did processing, but it's a 45 minute drive each direction. And I looked at how much I was spending each year on film and processing...



A lot of large format folks still use Provia and this is where I and significant others have been sending film for processing for years. Good mail order system with excellent customer service.

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My 4x5 has not been seeing much use since I bought the A6000 then developed strong skills with multi column row stitch blending and focus stack blending. But my Wisner with Provia still has purpose with well illuminated single shot situations.
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Re: ...carry a camera?

Postby scrotata » Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:45 pm

Tripod yes
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Re: ...carry a camera?

Postby LMBSGV » Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:34 pm

Thanks SSSdave for the mail order reference. If my one existing local place also goes under, I'll definitely contact them.
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Re: ...carry a camera?

Postby alpinemike » Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:03 pm

Another excellent place to send Film is Light Waves. Located in Oakland/San Francisco. They will do just about anything including cross processing slide film which I really like. I've shipped there as well from Tahoe and I had no issues.
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Re: ...carry a camera?

Postby JWreno » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:01 pm

I carried a Canon 6D with a 16-35mm f/4 IS zoom on a couple of 4 day trips and an 18 day JMT trip in 2014. The camera/lens was great, the weight not so much. I tired off hassles of the added weight and the need to be careful about my DSLR being on my shoulder strap when I took my pack off. On a one week trip or less when food weight is lower I would consider carrying the DSLR again.

I recently bought the Sony RX10 m2 and my wife carries the Sony RX100 m3. The RX100 is more weight efficient and the RX10 has a bit more glass (24 to 200mm f/2.8 equivalent) and much better (4K) video support. Both Sony cameras have very good OLED electronic view finders so I don't have to look at an LCD panel under full sun. We can charge the camera batteries with our solar charger. I use the same charger to keep our SteriPens and my iPhone topped off.

I ended up canceling our backpacking trip last summer do to some projects at work. Hopefully we have a great trip in 2016.
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