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Aug 13, 2014 20:47 as a reply to  @ post 17094549 |  #1201

My DIY paracord wrist strap. Added a spare optech connector to make it nice and secure and convenient.


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Aug 14, 2014 00:34 |  #1202

And here's my DIY t-shirt. It was inspired by a POTN member's child wearing a similar theme t-shirt. I thought I marked the thread & page so I could give the proper credit to; I've been looking & looking and could not find it. So, if your child has a t-shirt stated something like "My dad shoots people", please come forward. And thanks for the inspiration.

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Aug 15, 2014 17:59 |  #1203

Just ordered an OverBoard Waterproof Pro-Sport Roll-Top SLR Camera Bag, Grey/Black, 15-Liter to attach to the rigging on the front deck of the kayak. According to the measurements it should be just big enough for the 7D + 100-400 or 28-300 with the hood attached. That will make more room for my legs.

Will try to get some pictures of it in action on the next outing.

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Aug 17, 2014 06:13 |  #1204

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this new lexar 3.0 card reader is very nice and fast too.

This is the new one I've got. It works tons better than the Belkin one I had.


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Aug 21, 2014 18:35 |  #1205

Found a fatal flaw with the lowepro S&F utility belt. Under heavy load, it will definitely unbuckle, even on it's own. It happened to me while shooting at the beach, luckily, it was a short drop into the sand.

Prior to my use, I had read about the issue, but paid no attention to it, since it mostly happened to guys with bigger guts, when they crouched and accidentally unbuckled. The belt is extremely easy to self unbuckle under heavy load. The plastic belt bows in a little until too much, then pop, it releases.

I read about airplane buckles, so I searched on amazon and found "flybuckle".

I didnt want to sew for the one side of the belt, so I got a pair of triglides. They're used primarily to prevent slippage.

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flybuckle $12.99 (external link)
2" Triglides $6.36 (external link)

On the male end, I had enough belt looping that I doubled up on the triglide by folding the belt in half, then running it through. It's not slipping.

On the female/buckle end, I just ran it through normally, since there is two tightening systems, one for the buckle itself, and the triglide.

To test, I brought out a heavy kit (16-35+body, 70-200F2.8+body, 14F2.8, 24-70F2.8, 150-600, filter holder with filters), loaded it up and jumped up and down with the belt close to my sofa..... it's not slipping. Really love the belt, hate the sucky OEM buckle. One less thing to worry about. I called to lowepro to complain about it, so they sent me a 3 button buckle, but dont plan to change the original design :rolleyes:

Support was friendly and nice, but offered poor solutions. One being the 3 prong buckle, which they shipped to me free, the other solution was the suspender option. I have that suspender system as is, but dont want to use it.

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Aug 21, 2014 19:10 |  #1206

Charlie wrote in post #17110260 (external link)
Found a fatal flaw with the lowepro S&F utility belt. Under heavy load, it will definitely unbuckle, even on it's own. It happened to me while shooting at the beach, luckily, it was a short drop into the sand.

Prior to my use, I had read about the issue, but paid no attention to it, since it mostly happened to guys with bigger guts, when they crouched and accidentally unbuckled. The belt is extremely easy to self unbuckle under heavy load. The plastic belt bows in a little until too much, then pop, it releases.

I read about airplane buckles, so I searched on amazon and found "flybuckle".

I didnt want to sew for the one side of the belt, so I got a pair of triglides. They're used primarily to prevent slippage.

parts list:
flybuckle $12.99 (external link)
2" Triglides $6.36 (external link)

On the male end, I had enough belt looping that I doubled up on the triglide by folding the belt in half, then running it through. It's not slipping.

On the female/buckle end, I just ran it through normally, since there is two tightening systems, one for the buckle itself, and the triglide.

To test, I brought out a heavy kit (16-35+body, 70-200F2.8+body, 14F2.8, 24-70F2.8, 150-600, filter holder with filters), loaded it up and jumped up and down with the belt close to my sofa..... it's not slipping. Really love the belt, hate the sucky OEM buckle. One less thing to worry about. I called to lowepro to complain about it, so they sent me a 3 button buckle, but dont plan to change the original design :rolleyes:

Support was friendly and nice, but offered poor solutions. One being the 3 prong buckle, which they shipped to me free, the other solution was the suspender option. I have that suspender system as is, but dont want to use it.
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I had the same problem with the 2" Lowepro side-pinch buckle, it opened too easily.

My simple solution was to order a 1 foot long 2" wide strap from www.strapworks.com (external link). The buckle on that strap is identical in function and width to the Lowepro, but is much tighter and requires more force to release. I took off the strap, swapped the Lowepro buckle to it, and put the Strapworks buckle on the Lowepro belt. Problem solved and for about $5.00.

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Aug 21, 2014 20:58 |  #1207

good thing is that if you want a buckle solution, you can just call lowepro, and they'll send you out one of those three button buckles. They surely wont come lose, but I'm just concerned, that if I crouch at the wrong angle with a heavy load, I might break the belt. I figure an airplane seat belt would be a good solution.

Another issue I see that you have tried to address is the occasional slippage. I see you have gaffers tape on the belt, and I guess that's to prevent the belt from loosening.... because it does loosen on it's own. Thats where the triglides come into play. IMO, does a better job than ladder stops or whatever they're called. Think tank uses triglides, so it cant be that bad.

Other than the inconvenience, I really love the belt. One of my most loved accessories.


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Aug 25, 2014 18:09 |  #1208

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One of my favorite is this Anker 2nd Gen Astro pro battery. It can provide power to two usb ports, and a switchable dc port with 9v or 12v power. I can power my 5d mk3 using the dc port with the battery adaptor, and my tablet and phone simultaneously.

I used the silver first gen Astro pro2 one for a long time. It was great to have on trips to Yosemite when I didn't have access to power outlets. I was able to recharge several batteries for my 5D3, recharge my phone, and run a netbook I brought to backup my images on for a short time. All on one charge. Best $100 I ever spent on a battery.


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Aug 28, 2014 19:48 as a reply to  @ tagnal's post |  #1209

My coolest accessory is my homemade charging set-up. I was tired of having to carry and plug in multiple chargers...especially on vacations. So I decided to combine them in one carry case. I just pop it open, plug the one cord in and have all my chargers ready to go. Two Nikon chargers, a charger for my camcorder, a 8 bay aa charger, and also a 4 port usb charger for cell phones etc. Everything is hardwired in the case so one connection to the wall outlet:

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Aug 29, 2014 00:10 |  #1210

^ That's interesting!

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Aug 29, 2014 01:39 |  #1211

dtviewer wrote in post #17123533 (external link)
My coolest accessory is my homemade charging set-up. I was tired of having to carry and plug in multiple chargers...especially on vacations. So I decided to combine them in one carry case. I just pop it open, plug the one cord in and have all my chargers ready to go. Two Nikon chargers, a charger for my camcorder, a 8 bay aa charger, and also a 4 port usb charger for cell phones etc. Everything is hardwired in the case so one connection to the wall outlet:

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Absolutely excellent. I end up carrying a small peli case stuffed with chargers and multi power strips, leads when travelling. This looks way better - if not enough different chargers for me. UK plugs are a lot bigger than US ones so I have to take a lot of stuff.


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Aug 29, 2014 10:06 |  #1212

Nice work dtviewer!


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Aug 29, 2014 10:15 |  #1213

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Aug 30, 2014 14:29 |  #1214

Simon_Gardner wrote in post #17123939 (external link)
Absolutely excellent. I end up carrying a small peli case stuffed with chargers and multi power strips, leads when travelling. This looks way better - if not enough different chargers for me. UK plugs are a lot bigger than US ones so I have to take a lot of stuff.

Thanks for the comments. Im happy with it. It fits nicely in my big gear bag which makes it very handy for trips.




  
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Sep 15, 2014 18:17 |  #1215

Bump...Any more cool stuff?




  
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