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    I'm over 70 and fortunately in good health and still able to lug around either a couple of MF's and lenses or LF field camera and lenses. The posts though made me think that before scrapping all the heavier equipment ... is it possible to rig a monopod with a wheel or a luggage cart with a monopod perhaps as a handle. I think a machine shop could handle a conversion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffreyg View Post
    I'm over 70 and fortunately in good health and still able to lug around either a couple of MF's and lenses or LF field camera and lenses. The posts though made me think that before scrapping all the heavier equipment ... is it possible to rig a monopod with a wheel or a luggage cart with a monopod perhaps as a handle. I think a machine shop could handle a conversion.

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    This Is Your Large Format Equipment
    { Insert Large Format Camera, And Accessories Here }


    This Is Your Large Format Equipment On A Jogging Stroller !
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    Yup... I'll be buying some sort of wheeled caddie soon. It's the only way I can move stuff from A-B... and "B" can't be too far.

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    Does this thing fold up when not in use?
    I use a folding two wheel dolly too lug my big stuff.

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    Baby jogger

    Here are some threads on the LF forum discussing various carrying equipment with opinions on the benefits and liabilities.

    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...ghlight=jogger

    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...ghlight=jogger

    I am now 72 and have used the baby jogger in my posts for five plus years carrying 4x5, 8x10 and 7x17 cameras already mounted on tripods with a bag of lenses and up to seven 7x17 film holders. For me it makes ULF possible. There are beautiful pictures more than 50 feet from the car and the right tools can help you deal with age, couch or medical related handicaps. An SUV or a van and a couple of Labrador Retriever walking trainers can help.

    John Powers
    "If you want to be famous, you must do something more badly than anybody in the entire world." Miroslav Tichı

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs003 View Post
    Does this thing fold up when not in use?
    I use a folding two wheel dolly too lug my big stuff.
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    Yes

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    JP... You give a man with Parkinson's hope. THAN YOU!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old-N-Feeble View Post
    JP... You give a man with Parkinson's hope. THAN YOU!!
    Maybe Labradors would help. I give hope, but they give company and encouragement. The three I have now are my 8th, 9th and 10th Lab Rescue. I understand there are about 1,000 more available on petfinder.com within a 50 mile radius of here (Cleveland-Akron, OH) or probably any other metro area.

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    JP... I have an old pug. We've been buddies for 13 years. He hurt his back when he was 2 years old and has had trouble walking ever since. Now he mostly just drags his rear legs. But... he's still happy... so I'm just thankful I still have him as my friend.

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    My suggestion for a good strategy:

    Downsize to 35mm rangefinders.

    Declare that grain is an essential ingredient of your personal style.

    Later, put a clamp with a 1/4" screw on a rollator, also called wheeled walker and use it as a camera bag trolley and tripod.
    The future belongs to the few of us still willing to get our hands smell like fixing bath.

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