Dang! I guess a lot of folks really like Fall photos!
Thank you all so much for the great compliments. Very kind.
Too funny, Drew. Yeah there HAVE been a LOT of Germans come thru AK. Partly because of my working at REI, I myself have met many over the years. One was even on an identical '82 R100S like mine that he'd shipped over to tour around on!
Fite, as recommended by a camera repairman friend of mine, I'm using a Pentax Optio because it's waterproof and has no external moving lens parts. I did see a test a while back tho that did put a couple others ahead of it. Don't remember what they were tho.
Thanks again, Mark H.