Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/07/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Gear selection for mountaineering
From: "Jacques Bilinski" <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 17:55:50 -0700

>> I'm shooting a feature article next month as a part of a mountaineering
>> party climbing Mount Adams here in Washington.  Since climbing isn't
>> my thing, I'm wondering if anyone on the list might be able to advise me
>> the gear selection.
>I'd bring a wide, sharp prime and a short (75-150 Nikon E, in my case)
>tele. If it were cold out, (which it is not) I'd bring extra batteries
>for a camera with an electronic shutter.
Such a combination would be ideal. Many of the most dramatic climbing shots
are WA from up close, sometimes with the sun in the photo. A small fill
flash is good for people shots around sunrise & sunset. When you are
climbing and your heart is pounding hard your ability to hold the camera
steady is very limited so use a much faster shutter speed than you normally
would. Spare lens caps are good.