I feel like a wuss..

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  1. bhop

    bhop No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    .. but I think I got tennis elbow from my d200+grip+70-200 while shooting a 6-8 hr. automotive event. It sucks..
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    ouch!
    well at least your tripod will get some use now ;)
     
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    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Getting older sucks doesnt it? :lol:
     
  4. bhop

    bhop No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yes, getting older does suck..
     
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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That is a lot of weight, though... I had a D100 with a 80-200 2.8 at a circus once, and after a while even with it sitting in my lap I was like "damn, this thing is kinda heavy!!"
     
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    would a monopod help?
     
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    I was wading through the swamp yesterday with my D300 gripped and 300mm f/4 plus TC and could only last about two hours. Couldn't let it hang because it would've been in the drink. Trying to keep a couple a couple grands worth of gear dry while staying upright through unseen stumps, downed trees, sudden holes, etc is quite tiring. I've been searching for a nylon raft to tether behind me for most of the gear on the next venture. No joy yet..... any suggestions on narrowing the search is appreciated.
     
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    craig TPF Noob!

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    Trust me. Will not be long before the camera muscles kick in. Heavy lifting is part of the deal. Wait until you are doing nothing but moving lights for 12 hrs.

    Life gets better as you get older.

    )'(
     
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    What were you hunting?
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Heron in particular, but the swamp is a waterfowl haven, plus all the other stuff. That's why I fancy a raft to tow the gear so that I can change out lenses.
     

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