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Apr 15, 2014 17:13 |  #1126

btw, been using the stone caddy for my tripod, and it's great. I put all sorts of junk there, like putting down the camera for a lens change or lens holder to store away. Great little accessory, like having a personal table.


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Apr 15, 2014 17:30 |  #1127

I never was a Leatherman Tool person, as I always felt most were too heavy, and if they were light enough, too small. But Leatherman just came out with the Skeletool in stainless and the CX in stainless, CF, and a 154CM steel blade. Opened, the pliers are just the lower limit of size to get a good grip. The blade is phonebook paper cutting sharp with no play side to side or vertically, with a frame lock. There is an interchangeable bit holder with 4 bits included and about twenty others you can buy for about $15. And finally, a bottle opener that doubles as a carabiner, no need for a pouch, though one is included. Comes with a folder style pocket clip.

That's it, nothing fancier. Very basic, weighs 4.9 oz. I think it's worth it to have a powerful pair of pliers with wire cutters, the blade and the 25 year guarantee. The screwdriver is a bonus, and despite negative reviews I've read that you can't hold it well enough to torque the bit, I disagree and found it fine.

Very slender, 12mm, 4" long. Standard $50, CX $66. The blade steel on the CX is worth the difference, 2.5 mm thick, very reasonable for EDC; also, you can deploy it without opening the tool. Note: The blade is straight and not-serrated, despite the picture, which is dated.


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Apr 15, 2014 18:22 |  #1128

Is that the Leatherman 830850?


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Apr 15, 2014 18:44 |  #1129
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Self made counts??


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Apr 15, 2014 18:52 |  #1130

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Homemade! pretty cool. Now that's what I like to see.


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Apr 15, 2014 20:49 as a reply to  @ Copper NYC's post |  #1131

Tried it. Burned my throat.




  
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Apr 15, 2014 21:00 |  #1132

v35skyline wrote in post #16836613 (external link)
Is that the Leatherman 830850?

there's only the one size.


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Apr 17, 2014 03:04 |  #1133

Just burned 1.5 hours reading this entire thread and added half a dozen things to my list. So thanks for that. Sort of.

Here's a few notes of my own:

Thunderbolt card reader solution (untested by myself, but people say it works). I need the speed, I'll be trying this out soon:
Thunderbolt adapter (external link)
SD reader (external link)
CF reader (external link)

Trying to think of things that haven't been mentioned...how about these. They aren't quite camera gear, but they are completely awesome:

ENO hammock (external link) (get the Atlas Straps to go with)

This just showed up today and I LOVE it. 1.2# backpacking chair, rated up to 250#, goes into a tiny bag, and sets up/breaks down in 30 seconds. Very stable and comfortable! Helinox Ground Chair (external link)

These AA holders (external link) are handy, have a ton of them.

Anything Honl (external link).

That's all I can think of...keep 'em coming!

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Apr 17, 2014 03:22 |  #1134
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v35skyline wrote in post #16813684 (external link)
Just ordered this:

http://smile.amazon.co​m …HHR&coliid=I1VB​D7KZKT33O9 (external link)

I think it'll be pretty useful when changing filters or even removing them (e.g. removing the big stopper to take a meter reading between shots as lighting conditions change).

I'm sold. I'm buying one too actually after seeing this exists.


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Apr 17, 2014 03:26 |  #1135
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tvphotog wrote in post #16824599 (external link)
I find Prime to be a good deal as I order a lot from Amazon. Sometimes the prices are better than B&H if B&H has a shipping fee.

Just got that stone caddy on Amazon. For $12, it's handy even if I use it occasionally. Good to have in the bag, takes up no room. And heavy material, well constructed, Velcro attachments are much better than the buckles and belts on other versions.

The problem is B&H keeps locking me in because I have 2% rewards gift certificates.


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Apr 17, 2014 03:57 |  #1136

catclaw wrote in post #16840170 (external link)
The problem is B&H keeps locking me in because I have 2% rewards gift certificates.

Amazon gives you Tax on top of their yo yo price changing.

Adorama (a.k.a MiniAmazon Devil) gives you unwanted attitude.

B&H gives you cookies. Good place to buy.

BuyDig gives you the cheapest price, free shipping, best quality and a 15$ off your next purchase. Best in my experience, for most of items I buy.


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Apr 17, 2014 06:05 |  #1137

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Adorama (a.k.a MiniAmazon Devil) gives you unwanted attitude.

I was extremely concerned to read that this has been your experience; can you please email me directly: Helen@adorama.com (external link) with additional details? Thank you



  
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Apr 17, 2014 07:09 |  #1138

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I'm sold. I'm buying one too actually after seeing this exists.

I've used it twice now. Worthy purchase, IMO.


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Apr 26, 2014 09:21 as a reply to  @ v35skyline's post |  #1139

I have not bought or used this, but it could possibly be a VERY GOOD thing for those that need extra power while out shooting. This is also designed for jump starting your car battery, but it seems to have more going for it than that. It's perfect for women that could have the cables already hooked up, all they'd have to do is like the woman in the video.

No picture because it is not my image, also, I am in now ay associated with this, I just happened to see it by accident.

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Article/Adhttp://www.pcmag.com …le2/0,2817,2457​133,00.asp (external link)

Another one that most 'may' know about, but in case not, I just bought a jump start that is rated very high, again though, even though I bought one, I've only tested it out, it has not been used in the field yet, not until next week anyway, when I will test it out on a trip.
I REALLY love the idea of this one, and out of all the ones that I have read about, this had the best reviews, actually, this was a perfect rating. There may be a better on, and if there is, please link to it.
The reason I got this is I was on a trip to Big Bend, Texas, in a camping spot with no electricity, and my truck battery had run down overnight while I was in my tent. I got up really early (before 6:00am) to go and shoot some birds at a good place, but you 'should' be there early. I couldn't be there because of my battery. Luckily, a Russian family was camping across the way, and I asked them if they could help me, the lady got their battery jump-start unit (similar to what I bought) and I used that. I had not really thought about this type of unit until I saw this, so after my truck started immediately, I was impressed, to say the least, hence my purchase of something along the same lines. In other words, it saved my bacon! :)

Mine has a USB port, two AC plugs, and one DC plug in it, and can power a LOT of my stuff when I am out from the world and need this to charge camera batteries, etc.

I'm only mentioning this one so you can think about what is best for you, there are other ones out there that I don't know about, I just was happy enough with this one.

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Apr 26, 2014 16:11 |  #1140

I've been meaning to post this for a while. A thread to which I subscribe, talking about abuse of tripods, made me think of it again.

Do you take your sticks to the beach, expose them to sand, grit, salt air, and heaven forbid, sink them into the surf? Then, come home and take apart each leg joint and wash out the sand and salt and re-oil with silicone oil?

Here's the solution: leg raincoats from our long time member and tripod mayven, ben_r_, whom I hope will not be upset by my use of his photos. They're like leg condoms. The picture below is worth a thousand words. Hold them up with rubber bands. At home, remove them and perhaps rinse the legs off from the sea air salt with water and you're good to go. I've got two sets, and bought them after spending an hour cleaning the sand and grit out of my sticks after a beach visit.

Ben sells them here (external link).

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