jthomas wrote:Great article and fantastic photos, but I am totally confused on how you attach the camera bag. At one point, you mention clipping only the left side of the bag to the harness. If that were the case, the bag would swing all over the place when you walked, so I am sure I misunderstood. At another point, you mention clippiing the camera strap to the bag strap, which must mean the bag strap is in use, but where? The only place the bag strap could go would be across the body (under the pack?), but this doesn't make any sense either, so I must be misunderstanding the whole setup. A photo or clarification would be great.
I normally carry a D40 in a Lowepro bag somewhat similar but smaller than yours ( forget the model #). I use the belt loop of the bag and attach it to the waistbelt of the pack via the load lifter strap. That way it doesn't go anywhere and is still reachable. I do like the idea of clipping the camera strap to something to prevent a drop, which is why I want to understand your system better. Thanks!!
jthomas wrote:OK, it is clearer now. Your camera bag is quite a bit larger than mine, so I can see the need. Your bag is about twice the size of the one I use to hold my D40, so it wouldn't work to put it on the pack waist belt like I do. I still like the idea of clipping the camera neck strap to something, so I still need to work on that.
Changing the subject, the biggest problem I have had since switching to digital is blown highlights. I never had a problem with film, but digital is one screwup after another. I got so frustrated that I went back to center weighted metering, which seems to have fewer problems. Your system of checking the histogram after each shot will obviously work, but I honestly can't see how I would do that on a climb.
Whatever you are doing obviously works, because your photos are fantastic!
Nelson wrote:Not to mention that Live View greatly reduces the camera's battery life, an issue of some importance both in the backcountry and at cold temps.
Thanks for that article nattfodd, nicely done and great photos.
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