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CHRIS
03-10-2009, 07:53 AM
It looks like a beautiful morning on the summit. Wind chill @ 20 degrees "ABOVE" zero. Oh how I wish I was there.

corey.mcentyre
03-10-2009, 12:55 PM
I didn't hike today, but I did get out of bed at 2:30am. Brad has the real deal, but I got a few good shots with a point and shoot (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2018103&id=1379500386&l=91ea5).

Next time I wake up that early, I'd better gain more altitude. ;-)

I'll let Brad cover all the details in his own thread as it was his plan.

CHRIS
03-10-2009, 02:21 PM
Fantastic pictures. I really like the jacket Brad is wearing. One other question is what the heck lens did he have on his camera?

Brad
03-10-2009, 04:30 PM
Fantastic pictures. I really like the jacket Brad is wearing. One other question is what the heck lens did he have on his camera?
I will report and post my pictures in a bit. I have to head to the other end of the lake and pick my wife up. Just remember the 4 lens and attachments and camera and other hiking stuff has gone with me on the last 2 STPs. The camera pack weighs 12 pounds with just the camera stuff.

Later.

Brad
03-10-2009, 08:21 PM
One other question is what the heck lens did he have on his camera?
The lens is a Sigma 500mm zoom with a tripod mount on it (too heavy to hang off a camera with the camera on the tripod) and a 2x extender.

So, the 500mm is times 2 = 1,000mm. Plus, there is a 1.8x multiplier to convert to 35mm standard language. therefore, effectively i was using a 1,800mm lens. This is the set up i use when I shoot all day at an air show. Just no tripod. I hand hold all day as the jets go by at 500MPH. It is not a great lens, but it does get you right in there.

On my Fotki site the EXIF data is available on the right of all the pictures for reference.

Steve M
03-11-2009, 09:58 AM
Wow, what a setup. Maybe when I grow up I can have something like that as well. :cool: