Re: [John Muir Trail] Re: camera gear
Being that this may be the only time I ever get to hike the JMT (Huge to do list) I plan on carrying an APS-C DSLR and two zoom lenses covering 10-120mm focal lengths.(This may change if Nikon's new D800 is affordable :) ) Also a small, carbon fiber tripod, a couple of filters, and probably 6 batteries. Yep, it's going to be heavy and the going may be slower but the image quality will definitely be worth it. Despite what many will also say, I think the better camera does help to make up for my lack of photographical skills. :D Here are some pics I took in Colorado this past July. Part 1-http://gregp.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Backpacking-the-Weminuche/17918961_C5vPvK#!i=1371534995&k=LgkXTJSI've done the compromise before with a good point and shoot and then a micro 4/3 system and to be honest, I just wasn't happy with the end results. M43 is pretty good but neither has the dynamic range of the newer aps-c sensors and if you shoot raw and post process your images, that can make a difference.If I weren't so heavily invested in Nikon though I'd be taking a REAL hard look at Canon's new G1x. That looks to be a hiker's dream camera.
--- On Fri, 1/27/12, Ray Rippel <ray.rippel@...> wrote:
From: Ray Rippel <ray.rippel@...>
Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] Re: camera gear
Date: Friday, January 27, 2012, 11:48 AMQuick note to those who are heavy into post-processing: a great compromise is to go with a point-and-shoot that will shoot RAW files, like a Canon G11, Nikon P7100, and a few others. Having ALL the data available at the end of the trip is worth it, in my opinion.Also, if you combine it with a gorilla tripod, you can take some decent low-light shots. With the state of the art noise reduction software avalable today the problems associated with the dinky sensors are ameliorated. Last, that little chip has TONS of depth of field.