[rollei_list] Re: Rolleis and Mountains

Roger-

Here are some observations from a digital shooter relative to extreme
conditions. He seems to be an interesting and knowledgeable guy... a
climber, arctic explorer, and designer of camera systems for NASA...

http://blog.tommyimages.com/2008/07/digital-cameras-in-cold-weather.html


Eric Goldstein

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On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 1:52 PM, Eric Goldstein <egoldste@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The ones I know do! And plastic ones at that ;-)
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> Eric Goldstein
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> On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 1:35 PM, Roger Wiser <rwiser@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>>  Hi Eric, Do climbers today use digital?
>>
>> Roger
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> *From:* Eric Goldstein <egoldste@xxxxxxxxx>
>> *To:* rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> *Sent:* Tuesday, April 26, 2011 11:01 AM
>> *Subject:* [rollei_list] Re: Rolleis and Mountains
>>
>> Except Carlos that today's climbers of the highest peaks shoot plastic,
>> battery dependent, not 100% manual cameras.
>>
>> So it sounds like the old wives are telling tales again... ;-)
>>
>>
>> Eric Goldstein
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>> On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 11:51 AM, CarlosMFreaza <cmfreaza@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
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>>> It is lighter than the Rollei 35 (320g vs 225g) because it is plastic
>>> made, it is batteries dependent, it is not 100% manual, the XA is not
>>> so robust like the Rollei 35, it could be a climbing camera for hills
>>> and the Alps, but not for the Andes or the Himalayas.
>>> Alfred Gregory carried a Rolleiflex TLR (about 1000g) up to the South
>>> Col in the Everest at about 8000m (26000 feet)
>>>
>>> Carlos
>>>
>>>
>>> 2011/4/26 Eric Goldstein <egoldste@xxxxxxxxx>:
>>> > The Olympus XA is much lighter than the Rollei 35, and weight is the
>>> name of
>>> > the game for climbers...
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