[at-l] Cameras on the trail?

Walt Daniels wdlists at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 11:58:38 CST 2011

I am s strong proponent of AA batteries. I only use Lithium ones and they
last over 500 shots Lighter too!

On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 1:29 AM, Mara Factor <mfactor at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm still using the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 that I bought in 2007.  It's
> not a tiny pocket camera but it's a lot lighter than other similar cameras.
>  It's got great optics, a long zoom, and has an adapter so I can use
> filters like a polarizing filter.  I mostly use auto focus, but it has
> manual options for anything an SLR camera does.  It's beginning to show its
> age and I will likely replace it with a later version of the same camera.
> One thing to consider, while AAs can be bought anywhere, they don't last
> nearly as long as proprietary batteries.  With AAs, you may end up carrying
> a lot more of them.
> I found that the proprietary batteries charge up fast enough that I had no
> problems recharging them in town.  Even restaurants will often allow you to
> use the outlets while you're eating there.  I tend to take a lot of
> pictures so carry quite a few extra batteries though most could get by with
> one extra.
> If you're still trying to figure out which cameras to consider, I
> recommend using the Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) web site.
>  Under "Camera", check out the Camera Feature Search.  You can indicate
> features you want and it will list all cameras that meet your
> specifications.  Plus, many cameras have been reviewed in detail there.
> Good luck,
> Mara
> Stitches, AT99
> Visit my Travels and Trails web site at:
> http://friends.backcountry.net/m_factor
> On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 7:53 PM, Mark Hudson <mvhudson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I thought I had my camera choices narrowed down (10x optical zoom
>> minimum, the ability to manually focus would be nice), but it seems like
>> all my choices are limited to cameras with rechargeable batteries. It would
>> have been really nice to find some that run off AAs (since you can pick
>> them up anyplace), but they're just about extinct.
>> So, I just started wondering what other people are carrying on the trail?
>> (Cameras, just cameras. No c**l phones, no I-pads...)
>> Thanks!
>> skeeter
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