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I carried a Mamiya C330 in a handlebar bag like this. It didn't have a shoulder strap but it would come off so you could carry it. I used to wish for an Arca-style quick release built onto the stem so I could use the bike as a tripod.
The same folks that make the pencils I referenced earlier also have a very nice sharpener. It's a simple razor blade affair, bur it has two blades with different pitches. The first sharpens the pencil with a blunt point, and the second only sharpens the lead. Nice!
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2009 on Open Mike: Plugs at The Online Photographer
If its pencils you be liking, try some of these. Nice cedar aroma, buttery lead, and a beautiful, thick paint. They only sell on eBay. Pencil porn.
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2009 on Open Mike: Plugs at The Online Photographer
I was lucky enough to have really good vision as a youngster, something like 20/10 in one eye and 20/15 in the other. Now that I'm, ahem, over forty, I've got a bit of astigmatism and of course can't focus closer than about six feet. I hate to complain since some people have NEVER had good vision, but man, I really miss being able to read nearly everything without glasses! Sigh, middle age is a series of indignities. Glad to hear you're no worse off than normal. Good vision is a real blessing.
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2009 on Doctor My Eyes at The Online Photographer
The classic future that never arrived had flying cars. I'm still waiting for mine, but I's settle for a single-stage-to-orbit spacecraft. Oh, and robots were going to make breakfast for us.
Baseball really was the "national pastime" back in the day. This particular pennant race was a real nail-biter and came down to a one-game playoff. If we don't quite get it, well, I guess you had to be there.
"Isn't the sun 93 million miles away?" Yes, it is, and the shuttle is only a few hundred. Space is actually pretty close. You could drive there in an afternoon if only you could go straight up. My 1990 Volvo 240 has enough miles to make it to the Moon. It's just not space-rated.
Toggle Commented May 18, 2009 on Sic Transit at The Online Photographer
Similar and equally cool are videos of the Space Station taken from the ground. Search a can also see the ISS transiting the Moon.
Toggle Commented May 17, 2009 on Sic Transit at The Online Photographer