Toughest Gear: Nikon D70 Camera

Can't-miss camera for all conditions.

Two prolific staff shooters swear by the D70 (and its sibling, the D200). Rocky Mountain editor Steve Howe says: “They get careless, high-mileage use, and I never send them in for cleaning. But they’ve shot through years of high humidity, baking desert, saltwater spray, driving rain, -20°F temps on McKinley’s summit, and long exposures in howling blizzards.” $300 and up; nikonusa.com