Compact Cameras for the Backcountry: Panasonic LX100, Ricoh GR 3, Sigma DP1 Merrill and DP2 Merrill

Compact Camera Cases (Blue is Lowe Pro, Black and Grey are Mountainsmith)

I own a pretty extensive array of Micro 4/3 lenses and an Olympus OMD E-M1 Micro 4/3 camera body. This interchangeable lens system provides a lot of flexibility in my photography. However, even though the Micro 4/3 format allows for much smaller cameras and lenses than other interchangeable lens systems, I find that I seldom… Continue reading Compact Cameras for the Backcountry: Panasonic LX100, Ricoh GR 3, Sigma DP1 Merrill and DP2 Merrill

Ricoh GR Pocket Camera

I am a big proponent of using small, compact cameras when climbing.  Although I sometimes take larger, interchangeable lens cameras with me on climbs, there are many circumstances where the bulk and weight of a big camera doesn’t make sense.  If I’m climbing something difficult, I will often opt for a pocket camera.  Even if… Continue reading Ricoh GR Pocket Camera

Fuji X100 (Black Special Edition)

Fuji X100 Black Special Edition with Fuji Case, Lens Hood, Gariz Strap

The Fuji X100 is a camera that has received more hype and publicity than just about any camera I am aware of.  Its retro, rangefinder style and terrific image quality have made it a big hit among photo aficionados. Why carry the X100 if I already have an OMD? I own a couple of Olympus… Continue reading Fuji X100 (Black Special Edition)

Olympus OMD EM-5 Camera System

Fotodiox lens keeper and keychain clip

The Olympus OMD EM-5 Camera   (15.3 ounces) I’ve been using an Olympus PEN E-P2 camera for several years now.  It’s a micro 4/3 system camera that accepts interchangeable lenses.  The sensor is half the size of a full frame sensor, so the “crop factor” provides the field of view equivalent to that of a… Continue reading Olympus OMD EM-5 Camera System

Outdoor photography gear update Part 1: Pocket Cameras

(left to right) Panasonic TS2, Canon S100, Panasonic LX5

Outdoor photography gear update Part 1:  Pocket Cameras  This update addresses Pocket Cameras.  A follow on update will address Micro 4/3 system cameras and lenses, including the new Olympus OMD E-M5 I almost never go into the outdoors without a camera.  I love taking pictures of the places I visit and the things I do. … Continue reading Outdoor photography gear update Part 1: Pocket Cameras