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Re: [OM] Suggestions for hiking kit?

Subject: Re: [OM] Suggestions for hiking kit?
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2023 16:04:08 -0700
On 4/24/2023 1:47 PM, Mike Gordon via olympus wrote:
Assuming all goes well with Marnie, will be going to northern Italy for a Ryder 
-walker designed hike (self guided  Inn to Inn) as arranged by the CVO  (Chief 
Vacation Officer) in June.

Sounds a good trip!

I am hesitant to bring the new OM-1  at least on the hiking portion, though 
impressed with the improvement in high ISO performance compared to EM1 MkIII 
for astro.

Hard to leave the OM-1 behind. So capable and flexible, esp. with all the computational tricks. (Actually used Starry Sky AF last night!) As I will never go on such hikes, I can blithely say I'd just carry the one OM-1, with 12-200 lens. 😁

The GM-5 is tiny but a bit delicate.  It is a bit long in the tooth but does a 
decent job at low ISO and can't beat the size.

I've never thought of the GM5 as delicate. It isn't a low light camera, sans tripod/flash, but quite good to ISO 1600, I think, with contemporary NR tools. Unutterably cute though the 12-32 and 35-100 zooms are, I really don't like changing lenses in the field, so most of my use has been with the 14-140. I've been very happy with those shots. All of these but a few in the middle are with that combo, aided with anachromat C-U. <https://goo.gl/photos/JE6dSSvqHtBRRWXb6>

We should have another but not clear to me what that should be.  Rent an EM-5 
MkIII as weather sealed? I kept the GM-5 case in plastic in my day bag if the 
weather turned and it did OK.   Appreciate any suggestions.

Well, you probably won't like the idea, but I still think the Panny ZS200 is a great travel camera. Take a real look at these pix, and ask yourself if you need anything better. <https://photos.app.goo.gl/73ub1TuTBfcCFhyq5> The Sony 1" sensor is pretty darn nice. No worse at lower light than the GM5. The feeling of freedom in carrying something so small and light is great! Less huffing and puffing, less fussing, no lens changes . . .

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