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  • in reply to: Patagonia Stormfront Pack #74707
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    Zach, I understand how people like the Rapid strap, but there are now quite a few threads on the camera boards where people have had the camera body separate from carrying the weight of the body and lens from the tripod screw.

    in reply to: New toy… #74656
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    If it were not for the $25,000 worth of glass that you would “Like” to add to that new toy, the hobby would less expensive than fly fishing.

    in reply to: The Antarctic #74655
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    I had no idea the pole was at 9000ft! That makes it all seem so much more intense.

    Back in the 90’s I was talking ( Ham radio) with a scientist who was at the S Pole doing some research with radar that would see through ice. From his comments, as I remember them, most, if not all, of the S poles elevation is ice.

    in reply to: Weekend in GSMNP #74654
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    Congrats on a great day’s fishing.
    Back when I used to do similar fishing, the kit for the day would be a 3 wt, some 5X or 6X tippet and half dozen #18 elk hair tan caddis. I would swear that on some days we caught every fish in some pools, at least once.

    A great change from chasing big Ole bubba brown trout.

    in reply to: Lens Align. #74583
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    In the Nikon system, this addresses issues where both body and lens are within manufacturing tolerances but the combined error doesn’t cancel out. While Nikon does not disclose the amount of adjustment, it is estimated at a couple/few microns per adjustment value. My telephotos all have a + or – 5 or so adjustment, however, the addition of a TC can take the adjustment value to the extremes. I think the process is worth the effort on telephotos and one should retest just before a big trip.

    One issue with the process is that “internet intelligence” has evolved on this issue to the point where if a body needs more than a few points on all of a persons lenses, the body is deemed defective and Nikon warranty repair should be requested. Why perfect focus at a + or – 15 is somehow less in focus than perfect focus at + or- 2 is something of a mystery.

    in reply to: Live Bait Ban on Hooch Upheld #54937
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    Zach, when I first started fishing the Hootch in the early 60’s, you could read the label of every beer can you passed laying in up to about 6 feet of water, on a float. And two days after a big rain, the river would be clear again. Big wild browns on the upper stretch and some monsters down below 41.

    in reply to: Live Bait Ban on Hooch Upheld #54935
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    Good news on the one rod and the bait ban.

    But were you not a little hard on the locals.

    in reply to: kids clothing with SPF: #54606
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    Take a look at Ritz Sun guard, sold in many drug stores along side of the dyes or you can get it from Amazon.

    Make all of the kids clothes upf 30.

    http://www.sundayafternoons.com/accessories/Sun-Guard-Laundry-Treatment.html?gclid=CNbJuLbAvrYCFQ3nnAodax0Abw

    in reply to: Fracking Developments #54173
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    This is really pretty funny. Fracking liquid contains acrylamide and benzene among other chemicals. Both have been identified as carcinogens for 30-40 years now. While fracking can be done safely and the resulting gas and oil would go a long way to making us energy independent and create thousands of new jobs, that is simply not how it’s done in many cases. The infamous Halliburton Loophole pretty much insures they can do it any way they please.

    I’d be interested to see if the governor of Alaska would drink the effluent from a cyanide leach gold mine to promote the Pebble Mine.

    benzene is a naturally occuring hydrochemical and is found in crude oil.

    in reply to: Not A Catch & Release Kind of Guy #73512
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    Pretty cool to see.  How close were you?  I would get nervous unless I was on a boat.  Awesome photo opp!

    I was about 80 feet away.  A 500mm lens makes it look close but even at that distance the take was impressive.

    Roy

    in reply to: Early Morning #73490
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    That’s a cool shot Roy.

    Ronnie thanks for the comment.

    in reply to: D600 Thoughts #73473
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    1st, I always take the card out, never ever had any issues.  The D600 uses SD cards which are easy to clean the contacts on.  Just clean them annually when you clean your lens and body electrical contacts.

    2nd, some DX lenses, primarily wide angle, will provide a full FX image. I suspect that the image size varies by the zoom setting. Look at the metadata and see if as focal length went up the image size went down.

    in reply to: D600 Thoughts #73471
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    Did you get the D600 like Zach did?

    in reply to: Yellowstone books #53747
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    National Geographic Park Profiles, Yellowstone Country is a good read with about 100 photos and some history added.  There is also a book that is about death in Yellowstone, do not remember the exact title, that will take you through how many went to Yellowstone not to return.

    I am not an expert about Yellowstone by any means, but if you walk 1/2 mile from most any road you will be in an uncrowded area.

    Enjoy the planning and the trip.

    in reply to: Sink Tip #53712
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    The Rio is a good choice but are the flies weighted?  How deep is the water in the strike zone along the bank.  If the flies are weighted and the water is no more than 3 feet deep at near end of the strike zone, I generally just go with a floating line. My expierence is that the better fish will hit within the 1st 3 or 4 strips. Why beat yourself up when you do not need to.  

    in reply to: D600 Thoughts #73468
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    Zach,
    I have both the 16-35 and the 70-200 II, if you would like to get together one day and try the lenses, just let me know.

    Roy

    in reply to: D600 Thoughts #73466
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    Zach, if you get the 70-200 be sure to get a version II as this lens was optimized for FX bodies.

    in reply to: Photo Essay: Fall Brookies #53477
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    The mega-zooming in post is nice but you should see the D800 image files.  The same photo of the brookie and you could have ID the strain via DNA.   ;D  ;D

    in reply to: Modern CF card for Nikon D70 #73342
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    http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13140

    Per the Nikon USA site and the latest update to the D70 manual, the slowest 2GB Sandisk or Lexar CF card should be about as much card as the D70 body will handle.

    They only list CF cards that are 40X or slower but I would try a 15 MB/S 2 GB card.  It will be very cheap and should work.

    The manual was last updated 1/5/2011.

    in reply to: Best waterproof jacket for the money #53316
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    The Simms coat is for the guy/gal that has spent the day on the water, had to bale the boat 4 or 5 times, and wants to be dry when the day is over.

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