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    Pumping Wood

    Spent yesterday morning 'til lunch walking about with the camera and some fellow APUGger's. Fashionably wearing a backpack with 11x14, 2 lenses, 3 filmholders; carrying a Ries A100.

    Man are my legs sore today!!
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    LOL...I relate to you on this score...
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    Will, Carbon fiber would be my best advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertP
    Will, Carbon fiber would be my best advice.
    It's not the wood, but the glass!
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    Carbon fiber's nice, but the wood isn't just the tripod. It's the camera and the film holders, too.

    4x5's starting to look pretty good about now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wfwhitaker
    Carbon fiber's nice, but the wood isn't just the tripod. It's the camera and the film holders, too.

    4x5's starting to look pretty good about now...
    The pain will subside along with the increased appreciation for the prints made with the big negs.

    But there is something to be said for 4X5.
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    Will wrote: 4x5's starting to look pretty good about now...

    This is from the man who was looking forward to doing 5x7 contacts last time we met?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfwhitaker
    Carbon fiber's nice, but the wood isn't just the tripod. It's the camera and the film holders, too.

    4x5's starting to look pretty good about now...

    Hmmm Want to trade my 4x5 for your 11x14? I have done some pretty long hikes with my 8x10 so I feel your pain. Made me wish I could have hired some Sherpas , but those are so hard to find in Western MA.
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    I fugure that in another hree years, if I feed Him right, my son will be able to carry my 12x20 for me. He's too young right now and I don't want to do any damage to the lad so he carries my 5x7 for me these days. He did an admirable job last saturday at the General Sherman tree in Sequoia---something like a 500' gain in 1/2 mile and he took it at a run (with a half dozen film holders aboard for good measure!)

    I'm proud of the wee lad!

    He's also a darn fine retriever during duck season, and setter during pheasant season.

    (I never could train a dog to "quarter")

    Cheers!

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    Either hire a Sherpa or a massge therapist afterwards

    A 4x5 has the same appeal as using an M Leica body right about now I suppose.

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