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Old Nov 3, 2007, 11:21 PM   #1
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Since all of the national forests in SoCal are closed, I had the perfect excuse togo geta bowl of clam chowder for lunch. It was an interesting, and personally educational - it was the first time I've tried to use the K10 for walk-about action shots since I've had elbow problems. Next time I'll take the K100 as I didn't manage many good shots. The last time I was there I was using the K100 and got mostly keepers - no such luck today. How anyone takes surfer pictures with a 400mm lens is well beyond me!

There were two other photographers, both using Nkns (and monopods). What caught my eye was what they were using for carrying their huge lenses - so if you are thinking of camera bags, you might want to think about doing something like this:
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Old Nov 3, 2007, 11:22 PM   #2
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I just thought this was a funny street-scene type of picture. Taken with the A*300.

P.S. - all right, it's not exactly taken on a street.
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Old Nov 3, 2007, 11:36 PM   #3
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A couple of more. These weren't exactly difficult shots - the subject didn't look at all interested in moving. The rails have two messages on them - this one about how to fish and one that says "don't feed the birds." Too bad this fellow chose to emphasize casting.
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Old Nov 3, 2007, 11:37 PM   #4
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He let me get pretty close.
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Old Nov 3, 2007, 11:38 PM   #5
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I cropped out the trash can he was guarding.
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Nice shots Harriet! The one of the guy with the purse is great.

Great when a bird or animal will allow you to get close enough for shots like that.

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Great series Harriet,

[img]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Ronny/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-14.jpg[/img]nr4 being my favorite

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rhermans wrote:
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Great series Harriet,

[img]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Ronny/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-14.jpg[/img]nr4 being my favorite

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Ditto on #4!

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Really nice shots! The guy with the purse is a classic.
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mtngal wrote:
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There were two other photographers, both using Nkns (and monopods). What caught my eye was what they were using for carrying their huge lenses - so if you are thinking of camera bags, you might want to think about doing something like this:
Harriet

Lowepro (my bag of choice because they are available here) have a belt and shoulder strap system like this called the Street and Field system. The high end variation uses a mesh vest to distribute the weight and their slip-lock system to attach a number of items. I don't have the belt or vest yet but I do have a lens case for my Sigma, a water bottle and holder (both of which can attach to my Micro Trekker 200 back pack) and a Toploader Zoom bag which can hold my camera with 100-300mm lens. The Toploader bag can be used as a stand alone (mine includes a chest harness) or can be attached to the belt/vest system. It makes carrying heavy gear much easier.

Think Tank has an even more advanced system but at an equally more advanced price.

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