I am planning an expedition up a 4000 meter volcano and I want to take some nice shots of the adventure.
At the moment I have two cameras. My Nikkormat FT, which is way too heavy and bulky, so I am not considering taking it; and my recently acquired Ricoh GR1. Now I love my Ricoh, and it's super light and compact and looks pretty sturdy to me. However, it's not a cheap camera and I would hate to ruin it.
My main concern is the cold and dampness. I would obviously take good care of it and have it inside my water proof jacket all the time. But then, another issue that worries me is condensation in the lense due to the sudden changes of temperature in the mountains and especially when I take it out of my pocket.
I would welcome any comments and suggestions of people who have experience with this type of scenario. I am also looking at buying an Olympus stylus epic because its cheaper and water resistant while at the same time it has decent optics.
Also, although not related, when photographing people in front of ice, snow, glaciers, etc I would expect you need to do some exposure compensation, right? I'd be interested in anyone having experience with the Ricoh GR1 as I've only taken one roll of film so far with it.