- It's light! It weighs in at just under 3 pounds with a loaded Polaroid back.
- It's quick! Relatively fast lenses (f/3.5) make it easy to shoot handheld in most situations.
- It's robust! Throw it in a bag or sling it over a shoulder - there isn't much to break.
|Killing time at Honolulu International Airport. It got thrown in and out of camera bags and overhead compartments with nary a complaint.|
|Seattle's Pike's Place Market. It got dragged through a crowded conference in a thin messenger bag, and made it through several soggy nights commuting between the hostel and convention center.|
|Ka Lae, Hawai'i. It survived a 5 mile (RT) hike to Green Sands Beach in the beating sun, constant winds, and blowing dirt and sand.|
So, lessons learned? Will it survive to the summit of Kilimanjaro? Well, hard to say. But will it survive and perform admirably in most daily (and many not-so-daily) conditions? Yes, almost definitely.