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June 25th, 2010
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I have acquired a tripod. I foresee some more long exposures in my very near future.

In other news, my window is filthy.

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From:wcg
Date:June 25th, 2010 10:11 am (UTC)
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Nice lights!
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From:dianavilliers
Date:June 25th, 2010 11:25 am (UTC)
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Thanks! I'm most pleased with the sharpness of the buildings, actually.
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From:wcg
Date:June 25th, 2010 11:27 am (UTC)
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Yes, those came out very well. What was your exposure time?
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From:dianavilliers
Date:June 25th, 2010 11:32 am (UTC)
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30 seconds at f/16.
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From:yo_sarrian
Date:June 25th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
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I dig the textures! What kind of tripod did you get?
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From:dianavilliers
Date:June 25th, 2010 08:36 pm (UTC)
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It's a Slik U8000. It feels pretty firm on the ground and damps vibration well. The locks on the head are chunky and feel secure. The one complaint that I have is that the pan-handle is a little long and gets in the way a bit when I'm looking through the viewfinder. I might actually end up chopping an inch and a half off the end if it gets too annoying.
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From:yo_sarrian
Date:June 25th, 2010 08:51 pm (UTC)
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Yeah... I've got an el-cheapo tripod I bought off Amazon for about $50. It's got good height, but it's rickety and a similar style of head as yours. I'm starting to look at upgrading to a "real" tripod, but with the head and everything it's like I've got the choice of a new lens or a tripod and I just can't justify it yet.
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From:dianavilliers
Date:June 25th, 2010 09:24 pm (UTC)
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This is why I like bricks-and-mortar stores. I got to set it up myself and whack it test it's stability before parting with any cash. If I had any sense, I'd have asked them to put a camera on it and found out about the handle.
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From:yo_sarrian
Date:June 25th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
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Well as far as stability of mine goes... it's not bad for normal stuff. I almost never use a tripod, but for no-wind situations it works fine. Amazon has a pretty awesome return policy, so I don't have a problem with ordering through them. But yeah... I love going in to the local camera store and testing things before I buy them.
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