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#1 Dave Whiteley

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 06:42 AM

See:- http://www.bythom.co...ionallenses.htm Dave Whiteley
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 10:43 AM

Dave, Thanks for the reference. Great article. I really don't need any encouragement to feed my NAS though.
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Posted 20 January 2010 - 03:27 AM

I read it b4..good reading.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 10:16 PM

Rationalizing lenses? Yeah, I can rationalize the acquisition of a 600 f/4 quite easily, thank you. :D Of course, I can rationalize every other lens in the Nikon catalog too. :D :blink: :lol:

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 10:11 AM

Dave,

Thanks for the reference. Great article. I really don't need any encouragement to feed my NAS though.

It too late to edit, so I'll reply to my own post.

After thinking about Thom's article for a while, NAS has won. :D

I'm planning a vacation to Glacier National Park in the mountains of NW Montana this summer. I decided that my great 2.8 "pro" lenses are much too heavy to carry during my planned day hikes. To solve the problem, I now have a pending order at B&H for a 16-85 VR and a 70-300 VR to use with my D300. In addition to decreasing the weight of the lenses I'll be carrying, the VR feature of these lenses should eliminate the need to carry a tripod or monopod. B)

I'm also working on similar weight reductions for my body. :lol:
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Posted 22 January 2010 - 10:22 AM

Gary, I'd rethink the monopod. You wouldn't want to miss that once in a lifetime sunset that you are GUARANTEED to see if you don't take it.
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Posted 22 January 2010 - 02:00 PM

Gary,

I'd rethink the monopod. You wouldn't want to miss that once in a lifetime sunset that you are GUARANTEED to see if you don't take it.

I'm not planning on any overnight back country camping, just day hikes. For sunrise/sunset I expect to be within a short distance of my car with tripod and full complement of lenses easily available.

Still a monopod on the trail might be useful enough to justify the extra weight. I've got 5 months yet to think that through. In any case it will be in my car so I can make a last minute decision.
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