Okay guys and gals, trip reports and ski reviews shall ensue quite soon, as Lisa and I are heading back to Europe in a few days, and we’re getting the Ultimate Quiver review whipped into shape as well. But meanwhile, we really don’t have much of a season here in Colorado. Though people are getting out and doing alpine tours, just about anything is dicey and now with a corn and warmth cycle starting, a whole different set of strategies and dangers will ensue due to our lurking facet layers. Thus, I haven’t been enthused about writing trip reports for our local haunts, though we have been out on occasion in the West Elk mountains and so forth. Oh, and just to keep it real, yeah I’ll admit we’ve been uphilling on the piste to stay in shape for Europe. Terrible, I know, but you do what you gotta do. Meanwhile, back at WildSnow HQ….
I had a bunch of trouble figuring out how to carry the “brick,” as I’ve come to affectionately call the 14+ ounce Canon G12.
My pouch on shoulder strap just wasn’t working. Luckily I found this Lowepro Rezo 50 at Wallyworld. It’s snug but fits the camera, and hangs from my pack waistbelt off to the side where my thigh doesn’t hit it during strides. A bit of duct tape added security to the attachment. One idea for carrying a G-series cam, anyhow.
I cut a BUNCH of junk off the case. Most of you already know that was done, as this is Wildsnow.com and we hack on nearly everything, but worth mentioning as the case looks quite a bit different at the store. Also, again please note that this case just _barely_ fits the G12.
It needs to be solidly mounted to a backpack or something like that, otherwise you’ll struggle with getting it zipped over the camera. Too bad this particular Lowepro is not just a few millimeters larger, but it will stretch out just a hair while in use so perhaps it’ll be perfect.
Update: the Lowpro Apex 60 is larger and has become our camera case of choice for the Canon G12. The camera drops into the case nicely. Our one gripe is that it flops around a bit when it’s attached to the shoulder strap of our backpack. That probably can’t be helped much due to the size and heft of the G12. All in all, it works.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.