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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Thank You, Al!

I read a lot of blogs and learn a lot about other folks....  how they live, what they like and the such.  I'm not real good about commenting, which I should do more of....  and I guess my excuse is that usually our internet is so bad that it just takes too long.  

Anyway, Al, of the Bayfield Bunch, is an excellent photographer and sometimes he comments about the kind of cameras, lenses etc that he uses.  Quite a while back he told us about the camera strap he uses...  a Black Rapid camera harness.  I usually have both a camera and binoculars with me and am constantly using either one or the other...  sometimes nearly strangling myself when the straps get tangled.  I googled Black Rapid  and found I could get one that you could incorporate a binocular strap onto it.  Wow!  

It took me at least a year to decide if the expense would be worth it to me, but after checking out the various types, I decided to get the double harness and the add-on binocular strap.  Often I'll carry my Leica with the variable zoom as well as my Canon with whatever lens I think I'll need.  I know... my hobby has turned into a little more than a point and shoot thing.

Here I am all decked out with my new Black Rapid strap....  UPS delivered it yesterday.
Weight is distributed very well...  and no more hanging myself on the straps!

I don't always carry 2 cameras, but...  what the heck... I can hook a water bottle or GPS on the other side and keep my hands free.

So...  thank you, Al, for your blog.
We sure can learn a lot from our friends!

That's All For Today!






9 comments:

  1. Good job Sharon--and yes, Al is a big help to lots of us bloggers out there!

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  2. Wow, you seem to be a dedicated photographer. I have a larger camera, but usually try to keep my "point and shoot" with me. On a side note, I bought a 1998 Lazy Daze last October and am getting ready to do my first volunteer position at Tumalo State Park in Bend, Oregon for the month of July.

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  3. You look like a war photograph heading into battle!! It is always good to be prepared, and you look like you are.

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  4. Aren't you photographer/birder/tracker extraordinaire! Well done.

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  5. Great photo of you...camera and all. :)

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  6. You mean business. Puts my Samsung phone pics to shame. I agree with you about picking up ideas from others.

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  7. Thanks for the mention Sharon:)) Like you I don't comment on blogs much anymore like I once did either. I guess it's because I don't read as many as I once did. Do I feel guilty about that? Yes I do. That's a different Black Rapid strap than mine & actually I hadn't seen one like that before. Sure takes care of the 'carrying' problem. I know the 'point & shoots' are easy to carry & are getting better all the time but I still believe if one wants the quality, versatility, & many creative options one has to carry a DSLR. The camera weight is actually a plus when steadiness is the priority.

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  8. You are so right. I've learned so m much from my blogging cyber friends. The spouse and I spent a month as volunteers on the Oregon coast because I read about the opportunity in a blog. My life experiences are broadened by both knowledge and opportunities. It's an amazing time we live in and I, too, am grateful for the cyber community.

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