Light L16 Computational Camera – Hands on First Look

The Light L16 is one of the first “computational” cameras to hit the market. If it works it’s a game changer for high resolution and lightweight photography. Especially for hikers, backpackers, outdoor adventures, travelers or anybody that needs a light, pocketable camera that can produce a 52 megapixel image! And it has the promise of [...]

By | 2017-11-01T23:00:20+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Camera - Photography|6 Comments

Best Backpacking Cameras 2017

The best backpacking camera is the camera you can quickly pull out and shoot. Many superb photos have been taken on iPhones. Being in a beautiful area and taking a photo in the right place at the right time matters far more than the camera. That being said, if you are in the right place at the [...]

By | 2017-04-19T17:16:44+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Beginners, Camera - Photography, Gear List|85 Comments

Olympus OM-D EM-5 II Camera Review for backpacking & hiking

Superb zoom lenses & weather resistance set the Olympus OM-D EM-5 II apart as a great backpacking & hiking camera. With the EM-5 II you'll continue taking great pictures in tough environmental conditions that would shut down other cameras. [Picture above is the environmentally sealed Olympus OM-D EM-5 II and 12-40 f/2.8 PRO lens working in the rain-shadow of hurricane Matthew.] Note: This Olympus OM-D [...]

By | 2016-12-12T22:03:02+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Camera - Photography|5 Comments

5 Most Important Features for a Backpacking Camera

Alert! as a backpacker you are not well served by mainstream camera reviews like DPReview. That is, the 5 Most Important Features for a Backpacking Camera are quite different than those for a general use camera in mainstream reviews. Here are the major differences. CAMERA WEIGHT - In mainstream reviews, the weight of the camera with a sharp zoom [...]

By | 2017-03-06T15:50:02+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Camera - Photography, Skills|24 Comments

Lightweight Backpacking Camera Selection 101

This article addresses the selection of a lightweight backpacking camera and photo gear. In particular, you will understand the tradeoffs of camera size and weight vs. image quality. (Photo: A sudden opening in the clouds illuminates a lone tree and a small outcrop overlooking Loch Marie in Wester Ross.)

By | 2016-12-02T16:21:28+00:00 December 29th, 2015|Beginners, Camera - Photography|23 Comments

Utah Canyoneering 2009 – Ultralight Backpacking and Canyoneering

Down to the Canyons of Utah - Another year of the spiritual spaces and beauty of the canyons and mesa. With a focus on photography.

By | 2015-11-21T15:56:35+00:00 September 9th, 2015|Camera - Photography, Gear List, Trip Reports|0 Comments