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Hey guys. I've slept 9 hours in 5 days. Great job!
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Cam 1: Nikon D50 + Sigma 18/200
Cam 2: Canon 350D
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also, don't forget into looking into feisol carbon fiber tripods, they're cheap but built very well.
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Wow, I am sooo glad I had that filter. I was loading my backpack, and I got up to grab something when it decided to roll off the sofa. My pentax with the 45mm lens ended up taking the full force of the impact. Besides the crushed filter and a screwed up lenscap, everything is fine.

You were lucky. I had a UV "protective" filter on a Nikon 70-200 VRII crack and scratch the front element. No more "protective filters for me!! None of my big teles accomodate them anyway.
    
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Yeah, I dont use protective filters. That was just the filter I happened to be using last, and I forgot to take it off.



I'm out camping, and it is freaking cold. I forgot to check into this, but should I shoot the film at a lower ISO to compensate for cold? It's almost always very warm here, so this has never come up before.
 
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How cold are we talking?
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My understanding is that temperature is only relevant for storage and processing. Typically the film will crack because it's brittle before you need to worry about temperature. ~25F and you'll need something to warm the film.

For more info:
http://www.kodak.com/global/en/service/tib/tib5202.shtml
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Good tripods come separately, legs and head. So you shop for the legs you want, and a head that suits you. A ball head is simple, with no protruding handles; you simply unlock the ball and adjust position by grasping the camera itself. A pan/tilt head will have actual handles protuding, giving finer and more accurate control of movement. I prefer ball heads as they are more compact.
Twist or lever locks refer to the leg sections. Most tripods use lever locks, which are very quick and easy to use, but can often be accidentally unlocked if the lever is pulled by something, and they leave more gaps through which dirt and water can enter the legs. Twist locks are simply rubber or metal rings that twist to lock or unlock. They don't easily become unlocked and make a nice seal against dirt and water. The only drawback is that they are much slower to lock and unlock.
And just to add a few more options to Nemesis' list, I'll mention materials. Aluminum or carbon fiber are the two most common, but there's also basalt, wood, and magnesium alloy legs. Aluminum is cheapest, but not the lightest. Carbon fiber is lighter, but pricier.
And there are even more options, such as three or five section legs. Five section legs are more compact, but less sturdy and slower to open, whereas three-section legs are fast and sturdy, but less compact when folded.
If there's a pro camera shop in your area, go check some tripods in person to get an idea.
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could look into a decent sub 100 manfrotto and decent ball head or something
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also, don't forget into looking into feisol carbon fiber tripods, they're cheap but built very well.

Yeah a friend told me to look into manfrotto, ill check out the fiesol too, thanks for the suggestions guys thumb.gif
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You were lucky. I had a UV "protective" filter on a Nikon 70-200 VRII crack and scratch the front element. No more "protective filters for me!! None of my big teles accomodate them anyway.

Weak, my friend has his VRII drop around 7 feet twice on to carpet (from the same place....) and only the hood broke. But his 24-70 fell a foot and the rearmost metal bit bent and made zooming hard, but its okay now cause he dropped it again. We kids are very very clumsy.
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Hey guys. I've slept 9 hours in 5 days. Great job!

so the meth is good up there im guessing lol
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