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    I have a Trax walking stick that has the camera screw under the knob handle.

    I got my brother the Leki National Geographic Edition walking stick, it can extend to almost 72 inches for taking pictures.

    You can also get a small cabon fiber tripod that's light enough to carry but allows you setup heavier equipment in the field, but those babies are pricey! I'd go with a walking stick that doubles as a monopod to start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Looking forward to it...

    Everyone else...THANKS! Lots of great help! I used B&H back in high school when I was big into photography. Of course, it was catalog shopping or going to their store in the city. I wish my lens's from my Minolta SLR would fit on a new D-SLR.
    I came across this article about Sony. If that old Minolta glass is autofocus, you may want to look at it

    http://photo.net/equipment/sony/

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    Great article. Thanks. Unfortunately they are all manual.
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    So Rich... did you decide on what route you plan on going? Inquisitive minds want to know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Great article. Thanks. Unfortunately they are all manual.
    Too bad, I ran into the same problem with my Canon lenses, the old FD lenses are not compatible with the newer systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spyboy View Post
    I have a Trax walking stick that has the camera screw under the knob handle.

    I got my brother the Leki National Geographic Edition walking stick, it can extend to almost 72 inches for taking pictures.

    You can also get a small cabon fiber tripod that's light enough to carry but allows you setup heavier equipment in the field, but those babies are pricey! I'd go with a walking stick that doubles as a monopod to start.

    Kirk
    Once again, I came across something that I tought might be good to share here as it pertains to hiking and photography

    http://www.trek-tech.com/products/trekpods.html

    One thing that intrigued me was their claim that it can stow in carry-on baggage. My hiking poles with the photo head on them are all too long for this. So when I travel, I find myself without.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrad Fischroy View Post
    Once again, I came across something that I tought might be good to share here as it pertains to hiking and photography

    http://www.trek-tech.com/products/trekpods.html

    One thing that intrigued me was their claim that it can stow in carry-on baggage. My hiking poles with the photo head on them are all too long for this. So when I travel, I find myself without.
    The only problem is that with today's rules they might consider it a weapon

    I know that tripods are expensive but something that costs $400 that is meant to double as a treking pole seems a bit over the top. Cool gadget though...
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    I agree with Mark - it is very pricey considering the alternatives. For $50 you can get an ultra light weight treking pole which doubles as a monopod from REI. This tripod says it can handle 13.5 pounds. Put a long heavy lens on it and it seems it would be straining to stay up. Weight pushing down? Fine. Weight working to pull it over? I am doubtful.

    Remember the picture of me in Wildcat parking lot? 6 pounds of lens hanging out a long ways. I am not sure I would trust this to hold up for heavy equipment. And how would it do for uneven ground or rocks?



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    Brad, You keep posting this image of you it is going to end up on the wall in the MWO museum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M View Post
    Brad, You keep posting this image of you it is going to end up on the wall in the MWO museum!
    As well it should
    Mark

    Keep close to Nature's heart...
    and break clear away, once in awhile,
    and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
    Wash your spirit clean. - John Muir


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