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    As far as taking the fun out of photography, folks said the same thing about the transition to digital. Many felt the darkroom was critical to the artistic process.

    I disagree. Capturing images that stir emotion or document life's important moments is what's critical. The camera equipment and technology is just a means by which to do so. Knowing what to capture and how to present it is the art.
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    Although I agree with you there is a nostalgia to the old ways. I still enjoy snapping B&W shots on film with my vivitar. I look at it like running old school car audio gear. It's not as good as what is currently available, but there is just a feeling you get running the old stuff.

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    I do still love b&w too. More artistic

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    I almost dropped the coin on the full suite from Nik Software as it was $200 bucks after discount. Their silver effects pro is amazing for doing b&w. Next year.

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    I still have my nikon fm2n body. totally manual camera. only thing it has is a light meter.

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    My vivitar is the same. Completely manual besides the light meter.

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    Recently just picked up the Gorilla pod slr-zoom (waiting for me at home). I sure hope it's much more sturdier than original one for the P&S cameras.

    With a simple mod (conduit hangers and skate/rollerblad wheels) you have yourself cineskates.

    Ia lso got this cheap ball head for portait shots with the pod. I'll report to see how it holds up: Amazon.com: Pedco UltraMount Ball and Socket Head: Sports & Outdoors
    Last edited by James Bang; 06-18-2012 at 02:54 PM.

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    Gorillapod slr zoom with that $12 ball/socket head had no problem holding up my D70 w/ a strap and 50mm prime lense (forgot to try a heavier lens). It felt like it could hold much more. Thumbs up if you feel you could find use w/ these tri-pods.

    I couldn't justify a $30+ ball head if a $12 has no problem holding a DSLR as I don't need the bubble level.

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    I've seen these stock cinesquid pictures and always wondered how they would work. I was unable to find any good reviews on them, but they look it would be easy to DIY, unless you want to fork out $120 just for the suction cups.
    These will be my next diy. (or possibly a onelight setup.)


    Amazon.com: Mount with Suction Cup Base: Computers & Accessories

    + Gorilla pod

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    $30 worth of suction cups versus cinetics $120 suction cups.

    Reviews on those ram suction cups says they are VERY strong. Meant to hold GPS units on windshields which goes thru hot/cold weather. 3 of them should hold a camera easily.
    Last edited by James Bang; 06-19-2012 at 03:33 PM.

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