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Old Feb 18, 2012, 5:18 PM   #1
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Over to Bob's world this morning, and one of my favorite trails in River Legacy Park in a light rain before the heavier stuff rolled in, I love shooting in this type light, but you need faster lenses unless you tote a tripod around, which I did not want to do this morning.

Lots of new growth starting to pop out..





New leaves on top of the old..



The trail straddles the river..



Dead, but not yet down..





New life coming up around the dead..




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Old Feb 19, 2012, 9:10 AM   #2
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....my kind of winter outing, I wish I had been along rather than on the couch feeling CRAPPY. I had intended going to Arlington Camera with a stop at Randol Mill park (wanted to see the creek there) but did not get out of the house.
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Although I may never get away from the 'zooms' I know I would very much like a 45.

These files are the kinds of subjects I like so much, they just cause one to feel better about being outdoors for a bit and seeing things in nature's way with no commercials (signage, roads, cars, power lines, people).

I'm going back to the couch, it will be another CRAPPY day with the head-cold & sore throat I'm fussing with.
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I just happened to be at Arlington Camera myself before going to the park (surprise, surprise).

Get to feeling better. Nothing worse than feeling bad on days like Saturday.
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Curious as to how many pre-orders Arlington has for the new Oly. Did you feel them out?
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Didn't have a chance to ask them. It was really busy in there on Saturday, so I just spent my time in the bag section looking for a good candidate for when I do, finally, have the E-M5 and the 75/1.8 to go with what I already have.

Of course, I found one
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Seems like Fuji introduced their X-Pro 1 at the wrong time. Last I heard the body alone was 1699.00. I'd have to think pretty hard taking that over the new Olympus. But I did read that it was the next best thing to a Leica M9 without paying the moola for the M9.
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....and the one you found is?


I'm looking at a Tenba messenger but I like the Think Tank Retro5 so well I may just get a 10 which I started to get when I bought all the stuff in September. It will carry the E-3 and my lens set as well as the P3 stuffed in a bag pocket. The Retro 5 then will fit m43 going forward......... whenever that happens, likely after the house makeover that I keep hearing lately.

I am still feeling crappy today but took Bonnie shopping most of the day, now I don't feel like going out with the camera. Tomorrow is out because Bonnie has a Dr. appointment late morning so that should pretty well cancel out tomorrow and from then on we are in a 'likely' rain situation.

Only 5 1/2 weeks until the Arts Festival weekend so I need to get back in shape to be out all day lugging the gear which means I need to start hitting the parks real soon.

....... I'm taking a nap now.
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Bob, make sure it's large enough to get that new Oly in there.
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....and the one you found is?

Think Tank Speed Freak V2.0.

Great bag. Right now, I have it filled with the E-P3+VF2 with the 12mm f2 mounted, the 45/1.8 and 7.5mm Rokinon to one side of the E-P3 and the Micro 75-300 with hood reversed on the other side, with tons of room left over. The E-M5, with or without the grip attached, would easily fit where the E-P3 is.

what had me concerned about using the smaller Think Tank bag on the trip was, the main compartment could not be zippered shut, which might make it a mark for ambitious pick-pockets.
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@James, ....my biggest concern right now is how to lug the E-3 & P3 with the larger lenses. My old E-3 bag won't do and the Retro 5 won't either. For the foreseeable future I will not have much in the way of m43 lenses and the M5 may wait for a while, possibly 2nd-generation.

WHY....well, Walmart has done away with the 'greeter' position at the stores, now I don't know what to look for in the way of part-time work. I shoulda done the Walmart thing I reckon, maybe would'a got some layoff $$ had I been there, DANG & Bonnie wants new floors.....
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@Greg, one of the things I don't like about the TT retro bags is that there is no underflap optional closure.

TTSFv2 sounds interesting, I will look at that for sure when I get to the store.
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