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Old 07-20-2014, 08:07 PM   #1601
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The adventures of buying gear in Thailand

Fake goods are common in Thailand. So are stores that don't honor return, exchange and warranty policies if the customer is a foreigner. The reputations of the long established national camera chains are well known, thanks to expat forums. So imagine my shock when I realized the lens I bought this morning was a fake.

I was so excited to find this less popular lens locally that I failed to notice it lacked one of the features which sets it apart from others in it's class: it's a zoom that doesn't extend, all the movement is internal. Thirty minutes after going out for a shoot I noticed it extended. Riding home involved continual reminders to slow down and be careful, this wasn't worth dying for.

By the time I got home I was determined to assert myself, but knew it was only money. Then I realized there was a second test for fakes. I knew it was 5 grams heavier than a lens I owned. Hefted the two and they weren't even close.

One thing Dad taught me was to 'Measure twice then cut once', so I went online to verify the lens didn't extend and ... oops ... it extends, but doesn't rotate while doing so, unlike the competition. But what about the weight ... oops ... second test shows they're almost too close to tell apart.

Thai retailers never forget. There are 2 camera stores in town so I'm glad I calmed down and double checked. Finally a big 'whoo hoo' because the image quality from the first shoot is as good as I'd hoped.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:59 PM   #1603
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Some test exposures taken with Nikon AW1

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I stopped carrying my light meter when I got my first DSLR - figured I didn't need it anymore. Forgotten how much easier it is to use, and us calibrated very closely to AW1. It's once again a permanent feature in my pocket.


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Spent most of the week getting in tune with the AW1, but spent one day out with the D800 - the results are awesome. I'm SO glad I dumped the D200 in the lake.


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Nice canoe shot.

I miss canoeing from when I was in Ontario (but not the mosquitos).
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Tried kayaking for the first time today around Munising Mi. Wish we had room on the truck camper for a tandem sea kayak. A lot less effort, and the rudder made steering easy, especially for photography.

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Tried kayaking for the first time today around Munising Mi. Wish we had room on the truck camper for a tandem sea kayak. A lot less effort, and the rudder made steering easy, especially for photography.

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What do you use when kayaking for photos? I got my Cannon S100 wet when we tipped our canoe a few weeks ago. Can get great shots on the water and can also get camera wet.
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:51 AM   #1609
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Just got a Nikon AW1. Some limitations, but nice photos. All-in-all,a good all around carry camera. Can't wait for the underwater telephoto lens to come out.


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Plan on getting an F mount adaptor. My fx 70-210 would be a 175-525 on the AW1 lol. Wouldn't be waterproof though


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Nice paddling pics Seraphim - here's one of DW exploring the sandstone formations on the south shore of Saturna Island.
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Great shots of the pup and of your water travels Seraphim! I can see how Sea Kayaker came up with a username. Great kayak shot!
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The last photo is an extreme crop, but it was kind of cute. Makes me think "Super Duck!" The second was the view from our truck camper window last night.

We haven't had much internet activity, so visits have been sparse. Leaving Manistique and UP today. Should have more connectivity.




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I was at the Manzanar Relocation Camp in California's Owens Valley the other day and took this photo with my new Canon 6D. I am also trying to play around with HDR. This is a photo of the camp cemetery and memorial on the western edge of the camp. In the background is Mt. Williamson (14,379') which is the 2nd highest peak in the Sierra Nevada's. Mt Whitney (14,505') is just south of here.

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Nice shot fidler...


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Cockpit of a vintage plane at the Oshkosh Air Show

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Munching on strange mushrooms just outside our camper. Hope he doesn't come bumming munchies later on ...


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