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Forum: Tripods and Heads Jun 3, 2006, 8:49 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By sjms
oh well. but as you can see some truth remains...

oh well. but as you can see some truth remains the truth and not made up crap as i go along. enjoy the clunker
Forum: Tripods and Heads Jun 3, 2006, 8:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 23,564
Posted By sjms
just read on and theres your tripod that AA used...

just read on and theres your tripod that AA used and there made the same way today rock stiff out of wood the same way they did back then and still stiffer and beter made then most today
...
Forum: Tripods and Heads Jun 3, 2006, 6:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 23,564
Posted By sjms
i think you're loosing your composure. generally...

i think you're loosing your composure. generally i do not make up crap as i go along. i'm sorry you feel that way so i think this conversation has come to an end.
Forum: Tripods and Heads Jun 3, 2006, 6:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 23,564
Posted By sjms
DougJGreen wrote: well now the insults are not...

DougJGreen wrote:
well now the insults are not necessary. try going to yosemite and got to the Ansel Adams pavillion there. they have had his gear on display. i've been there more then once

now...
Forum: Tripods and Heads Jun 3, 2006, 6:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 23,564
Posted By sjms
AlpineMan wrote: no it has nothing to do...

AlpineMan wrote:


no it has nothing to do with the name. its the manufacturing and materials used no where near the same as the other mentioned companies. you bought a commodity product.
Forum: Tripods and Heads Jun 3, 2006, 6:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 23,564
Posted By sjms
as to the herc head try to find a mitchell small...

as to the herc head try to find a mitchell small gear head and then you will know "butterfly smooth"
Forum: Tripods and Heads Jun 3, 2006, 6:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 23,564
Posted By sjms
true but then he also chose gear he trusted to...

true but then he also chose gear he trusted to work out in the field. stuff he was comfortable with and knew wouldn't fail him. the wooden tripod he used back then was better made and more reliable...
Forum: Tripods and Heads Jun 3, 2006, 6:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 23,564
Posted By sjms
because after owning one of these (amvona)they...

because after owning one of these (amvona)they generally look back and ask what was that other one someone talked about? the one that would last that was lighter and sturdier. now that i don't want...
Forum: Tripods and Heads Jun 3, 2006, 6:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 23,564
Posted By sjms
Ansels gear packed up. mine's a little more...

Ansels gear packed up.

mine's a little more compact
Forum: Tripods and Heads Jun 3, 2006, 5:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 23,564
Posted By sjms
no you don't need a $500 tripod. your basic issue...

no you don't need a $500 tripod. your basic issue like most in this amvona deal keep on tying price to the subject. i could give a hoot if you paid $3 for it. only one of mine is and thats my travel...
Forum: Tripods and Heads Jun 3, 2006, 5:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 23,564
Posted By sjms
it sounds like it too. no it s the ability...

it sounds like it too.

no it s the ability to use the tool to its maximum capability. i guess for you today this is what works for you. enough said.

30 years of professional shooting? more...
Forum: Tripods and Heads Jun 3, 2006, 4:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 23,564
Posted By sjms
there is where you're wrong. you just haven't...

there is where you're wrong. you just haven't learned how to use it as one when you make a statement like that. its just a secondary item in your kit. for many its as important as the camera and...
Forum: Tripods and Heads Jun 2, 2006, 11:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 23,564
Posted By sjms
just keep on repeating that mantra to youself...

just keep on repeating that mantra to youself everyday. they are similar in looks in an awkward sort of way. but beyond that they are by no means equal in quality of manufacture or in the long run...
Forum: Tripods and Heads Jun 2, 2006, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,708
Posted By sjms
heres another little scoop for you all gitzo and...

heres another little scoop for you all gitzo and manfrotto are sister companies owned by a british holding company called Vitec and operates them seperately
Forum: Tripods and Heads Jun 2, 2006, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,737
Posted By sjms
tmoreau wrote: if you bought a tripod...

tmoreau wrote:



if you bought a tripod with a spirit level and expected 1 deg accuracy i must tell you you are on a fools errand. you need the precision at the closest point to your area of...
Forum: Tripods and Heads Jun 2, 2006, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,737
Posted By sjms
now for a 3021 there is also available a leveling...

now for a 3021 there is also available a leveling head called the 555B as seen below. both devices allow the head base to be level with up to a 10 deg tilt on the legs
Forum: Tripods and Heads Jun 2, 2006, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,737
Posted By sjms
first of all that level is in a relative form...

first of all that level is in a relative form accurate. it is a gross level not a precision one.to use that to try to level your head is a laborious and time consuming act . in addition its also real...
Forum: New Technology Jun 1, 2006, 7:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,918
Posted By sjms
quite good on gigawire. being a NAS i can put it...

quite good on gigawire. being a NAS i can put it just about anywhere in the house. plus there are USB2 ports on the back to even add to the already big mess i have.
Forum: New Technology May 30, 2006, 8:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,918
Posted By sjms
i went this way with (4) 250's and mirrored at...

i went this way with (4) 250's and mirrored at the moment.

http://www.buffalotech.com/product-images/ts-xxtg-r5-main.jpg

attached to my LAN i and all my computers access it
Forum: New Technology May 30, 2006, 8:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,532
Posted By sjms
i don't know how many of you have bought new...

i don't know how many of you have bought new Dells or even Macintel laptops as of late but thers a new I/O port in town. its called ExpressCard. it iscurrently in the process of replacing the current...
Forum: Canon EOS dSLR May 30, 2006, 7:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,779
Posted By sjms
it is a statistical value set by the manufacturer...

it is a statistical value set by the manufacturer that the shutter shouldoperate at minimum in full actuations.

that is not to be confused with a guarantee that one depending on your use that you...
Forum: Canon EOS dSLR May 30, 2006, 7:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By sjms
firewire is no longer the HS answer to your...

firewire is no longer the HS answer to your needs. sandisk puts out a simple USB2 reader that replaced my 2 previous FW readers and out did them both for $20. its the imagemate CF reader. sold 1 FW...
Forum: Misc Accessories Nov 11, 2005, 5:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 31,824
Posted By sjms
neither one has the edge in that particular...

neither one has the edge in that particular filter. they both a e optically clear and both are well coated. they are in this case a sacrificial protection so get the least pricey multi coated of the...
Forum: General Discussion Oct 22, 2005, 11:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,177
Posted By sjms
yeah, i guess you wouldn't. fantasies i...

yeah, i guess you wouldn't. fantasies i understand.
Forum: General Discussion Oct 22, 2005, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,177
Posted By sjms
that's a real classy avatar you have there. think...

that's a real classy avatar you have there. think it belongs here though? just a thought.
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