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Sep 14, 2015 12:35 |  #1276

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Maxpedition Rolly Polly. It start out as a 3 x 3 x 2" wrapped bundle, and opens to about 7 x 8", perfect for placing a lens in the midst of lens-swapping in the field, or just other accessories that you may want to throw in . Belt loop and MOLLE attachments, plus MOLLE clip. Very handy $25, double stitched 1000 denier nylon, bombproof, as is all their gear. Black, grey, forest, sand, olive green.
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Sep 15, 2015 18:45 |  #1277

Yep hava collection of wraps. Wonderful product.


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Oct 05, 2015 13:21 |  #1278

Just a shout-out for http://cuscadi.de/ (external link) for custom knife scales. They've taken my standard Benchmades to an entirely different level, and their work has lasted in the field for years now. If you have a favorite knife and want to give it some new luster, these are the guys.


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Oct 05, 2015 17:14 |  #1279

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This one is my favorite of all the accessories I've posted here, and probably the least expensive. The Op/Tech System Connector "Adapt-It". I have no idea why it's called that, it's really a lug loop, made from some sort of indestructible semi-hard plastic that can be bent in any direction without breaking. I had one folded over double for a year, and then took off the clip holding it, and bent it back and forth quickly. Not even a hairline crack!

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It's so simple, no hanging dog-ears when your strap is not attached. I'm able to get a leather handstrap belt through it and still have plenty of room for the carabiner clip. It even fits on the left lug when there's an L bracket in place. With the plastic Op/Tech carabiners shown in the photo below, there's no scratching of the camera by the lug or the clip. I had had these on my bodies several years ago, then played around with some other Op/Tech connectors, but when I recently sent one body for service, it was returned without the nylon Op/Tech loops. And at that point, I rediscovered the Adapt-Its.

Unbreakable and Op/Tech's tech people say it will last a lifetime. Well, maybe. $4.00 for four.
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Oct 19, 2015 15:52 |  #1280

Ever wonder what a scene would look like in a frame? Ansel Adams used to put the thumb and index fingers of both hands to make a rectangle or a square to frame a scene. There's a DYI version I think is better. The viewfinder in the photo is made from flexible 1/16" acrylic, but you can make it from a student's plastic report cover (for those who date to before Word and emailing a report). The outer dimensions are 4.5 x 3.75" and the inner rectangle is 2 3/4 x 1 13/16", which gives a perfect 3:2 ratio for a full frame camera. The distance from your nose will depict these mm views:

25" = 400mm (my arm's length)
6" = 100mm and 105mm
4" = 70mm
3" = 50mm
1" = 35mm
right at the tip of the nose = 24mm
pressing on the nose = 16mm

There is a $30 phone app available which will do something similar, but takes several minutes to start the phone, then the app, set the focal length, etc. and then you still see the whole screen image with a dotted line around the rectangle of your mm choice. It's hard to mentally exclude the image elements surrounding that rectangle.

This is a 1-2-3 solution that takes 10 seconds to see the frame at any focal length, one after the other. The 3/4 to 1" surrounding black material forms an excellent frame, giving a real-life impression of a photo at that focal distance. A number of photo sites recommend this viewfinder, but I found none ready-made.


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Oct 19, 2015 15:59 |  #1281

C'mon folks, somebody must make these somewhere, what are they called??


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Oct 23, 2015 14:45 |  #1282

Like quite a few here I hop between Sony, Canon, Lumix, Oly and used to have a huge plastic box with all the battery chargers. I'd laboriously dig through the noisy box digging for the right battery charger almost daily. A trip to Northern produced these 10 station power strips. Now I can have all my chargers plugged in and ready to go. I bought two of them because with battery grips I'm often charging 2 Canon batteries at a time or two Sonys-

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Oct 28, 2015 21:12 |  #1283

Here's one for the over-40 crowd. Remember when you always had one of these in your camera bag?


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Oct 29, 2015 01:53 |  #1284

tvphotog wrote in post #17733816 (external link)
Just a shout-out for http://cuscadi.de/ (external link) for custom knife scales. They've taken my standard Benchmades to an entirely different level, and their work has lasted in the field for years now. If you have a favorite knife and want to give it some new luster, these are the guys.
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Nice. 810 ?




  
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Oct 29, 2015 07:27 |  #1285

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No I do not remember.... and I am 65. What is it?


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Oct 29, 2015 11:31 |  #1286

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Nice. 810 ?

Yes, that's right. The custom scales are designed to improve the grip. Shorter choil and a little belly for the middle fingers.


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Oct 29, 2015 11:40 |  #1287

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No I do not remember.... and I am 65. What is it?

It's a film retriever. It's used to pull the film leader out of the cassette, this was done to change film mid-roll or to develop it.




  
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Oct 29, 2015 11:57 |  #1288

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No I do not remember.... and I am 65. What is it?

What CheleA said. It was more necessary with an auto-wind/rewind camera. Some of the higher-end cameras could be optioned to leave the leader out on rewind. When I upgraded my AV-1 to an EOS 100 (Elan) in 1992, that was one of the features that the EOS 10 had but the 100 lacked. The rewind on the 100 was slow enough that if there wasn't too much ambient noise, I could hear the leader coming off the take-up spool and open the back in time to stop it. But that wasn't the most reliable method. Fortunately, I don't recall ever opening it too early!

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Oct 29, 2015 22:40 as a reply to  @ mcoren's post |  #1289

Nope, it was necessary for anyone who used film. Even with a hand crank, sooner or later you were going to overwind/rewind that cassette and need to retrieve the leader. Or if you rolled your own, you'd need to look at the emulsion to make sure you were developing the film type you thought you were. Plus it was a lot easier to load the developer reels if you trimmed the leader in daylight. For that matter, I think I have one or two of them in camera bags that I still regularly use. I know I have a couple in a relatively friendly drawer.


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Oct 30, 2015 01:05 |  #1290

CheleA wrote in post #17764489 (external link)
It's a film retriever. It's used to pull the film leader out of the cassette, this was done to change film mid-roll or to develop it.


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What CheleA said. It was more necessary with an auto-wind/rewind camera. Some of the higher-end cameras could be optioned to leave the leader out on rewind. When I upgraded my AV-1 to an EOS 100 (Elan) in 1992, that was one of the features that the EOS 10 had but the 100 lacked. The rewind on the 100 was slow enough that if there wasn't too much ambient noise, I could hear the leader coming off the take-up spool and open the back in time to stop it. But that wasn't the most reliable method. Fortunately, I don't recall ever opening it too early!

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Nope, it was necessary for anyone who used film. Even with a hand crank, sooner or later you were going to overwind/rewind that cassette and need to retrieve the leader. Or if you rolled your own, you'd need to look at the emulsion to make sure you were developing the film type you thought you were. Plus it was a lot easier to load the developer reels if you trimmed the leader in daylight. For that matter, I think I have one or two of them in camera bags that I still regularly use. I know I have a couple in a relatively friendly drawer.


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