OMD + one lens for mountaineering

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Questions thread
Thin_Ice
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Re: OMD + one lens for mountaineering
In reply to PC Wheeler, Mar 29, 2013

PC Wheeler wrote:

9-18, Steven. And, as a mountaineer I'd not risk my 12-35 (nor an OMD for that matter). There are plenty of other, less expensive bodies which should do for that purpose and be more expendable.

Some years ago I saw a fellow fall 20 ft in Nepal. He was OK but he crushed his metal Nikon SLR.

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Phil

Good point Phil,

No way i am going to take a 12-35.  Price/ risk is indeed in favor of the 9-18 or even a  cheap 14 mm or small kitzoom from ebay.  But with these lenses there is no point to take the camera, because i can take the same pictures with all the p&s that other people bring with them.

I also think that with the smaller lenses  the risk of damage is less, because they are easier to stow away.

Steven

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