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    I almost forgot, I did get a Marmot UL rain shell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irate Mormon View Post
    I shoot analog, the original RAW :-) Added quite a few camera bodies to my collection this December. And lenses to match.

    Oh, you're one of THEM!

    I used to shoot film way back in the day. Used my dad's pentax k1000. When I moved out on my own, I couldn't afford the price of film and developing anymore so I stopped. Digital allowed me to get back into it.

    I have a nice set of lenses. I researched really hard before buying so I wouldn't spend money replacing. I shoot Canon and have the following:

    Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
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    Tamron 200-500mm (not 2.8)

    I have been really happy with these lenses. At my old job, I used the Canon 24-70mm f2.8 and I much prefer the tones on the Tamron. They are much warmer which is great for wildlife and scenics. I have 3 bodies: 40D, 50D and rebel xt (set up as infrared).

    Not much else I need. I don't care for people or studio shots so don't see the need for prime lenses. Might pick up a fisheye at some point.
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    I got a Canon T90 and an Eos A2e, in the Canon line. The T90 is my go-to camera for small format. I'm working on building a library of prime lenses for it, but I'm really more into my 4x5 outfit. That's where the $$ go.
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    Oh, and FWIW, K1000's are highly collectable. They cost way more on the used market than more "advanced" cameras. My first camera was a Minolta, so that's the bulk of my collection. The later plastic Minolta's are very lightweight and capable cameras, good for packing. Also cheap to replace.
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    I have a friend who shoots large and medium format. Comments about his towel are always appreciated...
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    A towel? I always carry one (beach towel), plus makes for a good blackout curtain :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by toedtoes View Post
    I have a friend who shoots large and medium format. Comments about his towel are always appreciated...

    Before I comment, I'd like to know more about the absorbency and drying time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irate Mormon View Post
    A towel? I always carry one (beach towel), plus makes for a good blackout curtain :-)
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    I'm pretty sure they stole that from Douglas Adams...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irate Mormon View Post
    I'm pretty sure they stole that from Douglas Adams...
    I read somewhere that they were either sick of or amazed at the absolute commercialism of the show and decided to make the dumbest most unmarketable character they could think of. And Towlie was born.

    But maybe Hitchhikers Guide was the inspiration.
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