Dan OCanna (ocanna@ALPHA.CAER.UKY.EDU)
Wed, 26 Apr 1995 09:55:56 EDT
The suggestion of a panorama camera for Philmont (and other scenic places,
too) is excellent. Besides the disposable type Ansco makes a _very_ cheap
panorama. It's often available in drugstores for $10-12. It has a fairly
small aperture so 400 ISO film is required for all but the brightest situ-
ations. In anything less than direct sunlight try some 1000 ISO. It does
make an acceptable image despite it's rather humble optics. It is so light
I carry it even when I've got much more expensive gear along, too.
For a little better, more flexible choice I've seen a Ricoh advertised as
water resistant and switchable between panorama and normal mode in mid roll.
It has a fixed focal length 28mm lense and is full auto everything. Available
in the latest Damark catalogue for $70. I've no experience with that company
and I'm sure others carry this and similar products for similar prices. This
is not an endorsement of Damark but rather a bench mark for comparison.
Dan O'Canna [email@example.com] Lexington, KY
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City