, thanks for the info on the F-Stop bags. I already have something similar, in the form of a LowePro MiniTrekker AllWeather. Water resistant, padded, with both a sternum strap and hip strap - it's great for birding hikes. But when skiing, my hydration pack lives on my back, and the camera will need to go in and out of the bag a lot. If I was simply skiing to a destination and planned to take lots of photos from there, it'd be perfect. But my goal is to be able to take a few shots from the top of the run, some from the bottom, a few more here and there spontaneously when I see something interesting, etc. Having to take off the bag and set it down to get to the contents isn't going to work.Bob Peters
- that's an idea I hadn't thought of, thanks. I would have thought that the cold would effect the batteries more than that. (I've had cell phones and radios shut down on me when stored in outside pockets.) However, I think I'm prone to falling too much for that to work. By the way, can you recommend any spots at Jackson Hole for particularly nice views to shoot from? Both of the landscape, and of other skiers. My girlfriend has taken video of me with the p&s prior to it braking, and I agree, photos/video is an excellent teaching tool because it provides rich feedback.
To the others that suggested a fanny pack or shoulder pack - yeah, something like that sounds like it would be extremely workable. Easy to get to the equipment while standing at a run, out of the way while skiing or riding the lift, padded for safety... I have a Nikkor 18-200mm OS lens that'll probably fit in one of those perfectly. Hmm, I'll have to do some research on what's out there, particularly the LowePro Slingshots.
I think my point and shoot died, by the way, when I took it from an A/C environment out into a very muggy Dallas summer day. Everything got all foggy after a few minutes - it didn't fail right then, but soon after that the sensor started cutting out at times. Now, it doesn't work at all
. So good advice about not taking the camera out of the bad until it warms up to ambient when I go inside. That should be obvious, but that wouldn't have occurred to me.hannahstevo
, yeah, I'm pretty much in the same situation. I love using by DSLR, but am fearful of damaging it. The point&shoot was decent, and having video capability is a big plus, but it just doesn't have the capability of the SLR...