Same sentiments. A thousand resistors/ ICs/ BGA/ RAM/ ROM/ LEDs... just take 2 or 3 components to fail outside it's working temperature will mean no photos- not to mention mediocre battery life at sub zero.Hey all,
Just to clarify, I shot Everest (to the top) with Nikon film based SLRs and Contax cameras.
Though the digital systems are really well built nowadays, I still wouldn't trust them on those extreme situations.
I guess you can bring a digital system anywhere else nowadays.
Are you climbing or trekking? I took an F4 trekking to Kala Patar in the mid-90s (but it was a heavy beast). I wouldn't hesitate to bring a D200 or D80 today.Its F2 and F3, not sure about F4 or F5 or F6. Any one can add?
I'm always very impressed with the photography at such high altitude etc. its bad enough with the cold but couple that with exhaustion and lack of oxygen, it must be a massive effort on it's own (survival or picture, survival or picture...)Though the digital systems are really well built nowadays, I still wouldn't trust them on those extreme situations.