OMD + one lens for mountaineering

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Questions thread
OP Thin_Ice Regular Member • Posts: 263
Re: OMD + one lens for mountaineering

Bob Tullis wrote:

Rick Baumhauer wrote:

I'd go with the Olympus 12-50 - it's not sexy, but it's versatile and inexpensive. The only lens I've ever damaged on a shoot was an m43 Oly 9-18, so I'm not particularly fond of collapsible lenses after that.

The only lens I've damaged was a 50mm Canon f1.something - dropped it, saved it from a blow landing on my instep, but as it rolled away it rolled away in two parts.  The 9-18 has been dropped more than once over the past 3 years - still as good as it ever was.

What was your point again?  [g]

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...Bob, NYC
"Well, sometimes the magic works. . . Sometimes, it doesn't." - Little Big Man

Both of you have a good point.

First of all i have a history in wrecking several camera' s in my mountaineering bacpack.  I use a mammut guide 30 - 40 liter backpack, for 3 to 5 day trips....    The camera can fit in the backpack when the climbing gear comes out.  Camera bag = plastic bag.  Since a couple of years i mostly rely on the camera' s other people carry up there.

The only two survivors are my e420  and my fathers old full mechanic nikormat (= antique collectors item).  This last one survived an impact from several meters on rock.   A good old rubber hood and lens filter took the impact.  Since then i always screw on the lens hood and can't understand why they are not included with most mft lenses.

If there is one thing i really liked on the e 420, it is the smart kit lenses with their lens hoods.


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