Jim Dougherty

Lives in United States wash, DC, United States
Works as a attorney
Has a website at jimdougherty.org
Joined on Aug 21, 2005


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On article Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed (95 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: I have always thought that travel size CF tripods have no advantages over aluminium ones, and the recent reviews seem to agree with my observations.

BTW, I don't think it's sensible to have separate reviews for CF and AL tripods, because if a person is in the market for a tripod, they'd certainly compare both.

About 8 years ago I got the Feisol legs for about $350; within 2 years one of the metal hinges cracked, fatally. Now I'm using Gitzo and its been bulletproof.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 15:43 UTC
On article User Review: Gura Gear Kiboko 30L Backpack (113 comments in total)

Like Galen Rowell, many of us like to create images in the backcountry. Next month I, along with my d800E/tripod/70-200/16-35/etc., my 52-yo wife, and several friends, will climb a number of 14,000-foot peaks in the "Chicago Basin" in the southern Rockies. We are okay with carrying 45-60 lbs several miles up mountainous slopes. We don't get cramps. Our backs don't ache. And some of the photos ain't bad.

Just sayin' -- one man's absurdity is another's bliss. Who's to judge?

p.s. For the Facebook pix I'll bring the S100, too -- the S95 died without warning in Durban last December due to "lens error."

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2012 at 07:01 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article User Review: Gura Gear Kiboko 30L Backpack (113 comments in total)

I've been using the Mountainsmith Borealis AT for over a month now. I love it.
It holds my d800E and four lenses (including a 70-200) -- in the bottom half. Elsewhere it has a laptop/Camelbak compartment, plenty of space for camera accessories and outdoor gear - jacket, lunch, water, first aid kit, etc. etc.

My Gitzo lashes on in several places.

Its made of stout (recycled) material with heavy-duty, water-shedding zippers.
And it has a removal rainjacket.

Perhaps best of all, it has a sturdy waistbelt that transfers much of the weight to your hips.

It has no side/sling entry. But my d800E landscapes all require a tripod anyway. I carry a shirtpocket Canon S100 for wildlife and other snaps.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2012 at 22:23 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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