D Lynch

Lives in Canada Canada
Works as a ski instructor
Joined on Dec 10, 2002
About me:

Photogaphy is a passion. My interest goes back to film days. I like all photos...action, sports, seasonal and portraits.

I learn from and am inspired by the work of good photographers. Long distance mentors have included Galen Rowell and Larry Francis.

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On photo DSC05295 in D Lynch's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

On Final YYZ

Heavy rain

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2021 at 23:58 UTC as 2nd comment
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mkochano: Isn't small backpack better than a bag? It stays in place when you move, you can unload weight from the spine with waist strap and the load is symmetrical which probably is a healthier solution.

I use - discontinued, unfortunately - Lowepro Orion Trekker II and it seems Lowepro doesn't have such a small backpack anymore. What a shame.

How quickly can you get your camera out and take a photo or video?
If it's fast enough, that's good.
Some sling bags are much quicker; however, I maintain comfort by taking very little in them.

I bought the smallest streetwalker. Amazing backpack.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2021 at 17:55 UTC
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Jeff Peterman: There is no perfect bag. Most of us have a bunch and select the one we want based on what we want to carry, how we'll be shooting, and whether on not we need to keep the bag with us and shoot from it or put it down and take what we need.

For me, it is important than any bag have lots of available pockets, including many available without lifting the flap, and I prefer bags with a "bottle holder" on the side - great when you need a bottle, but also a great place to put a lens temporarily when changing lenses. For me, the lack of that bottle holder rules out the peak, no matter how good it is otherwise.

It is a shame that Think Tank abandoned the Urban Disguise series - I love my UD 60, especially with the back pack attachments for travel.

Thanks Jeff P.
Great advantages.
I still have my UD40. It’s beautiful. And Think Tanks customer service is great

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2021 at 01:20 UTC
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Jeff Peterman: There is no perfect bag. Most of us have a bunch and select the one we want based on what we want to carry, how we'll be shooting, and whether on not we need to keep the bag with us and shoot from it or put it down and take what we need.

For me, it is important than any bag have lots of available pockets, including many available without lifting the flap, and I prefer bags with a "bottle holder" on the side - great when you need a bottle, but also a great place to put a lens temporarily when changing lenses. For me, the lack of that bottle holder rules out the peak, no matter how good it is otherwise.

It is a shame that Think Tank abandoned the Urban Disguise series - I love my UD 60, especially with the back pack attachments for travel.

I have a UD40. My only concern is rain. The exposed zipper.
I have 2 Billingham bags because of this. So simple. My camera is instantly available
So my UD40 is more a storage bag….

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2021 at 20:27 UTC
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JSalk53: Hadley Pro?

Yup. Wonderful bag. Unless you have a battery grip on a dslr

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2021 at 20:23 UTC
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D Lynch: Carrying gear in a bag, or pack?

How long does it take to take out your gear, set it up and actually get results? Take an image? Start taking a video?

This will show whether the case or pack is for shooting or just storage.

@Bobthearch Thatsnot always true. Put the rain cover on my old Retro 10 and you can’t shoot at all.
Put the same gear in a Billingham and you can shoot instantly.
Same with Domke if you trust the waterproofing.

I expect to keep shooting until it rains and rains hard.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2021 at 18:31 UTC
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justshootyou: The small bag test makes no sense. The whole point of choosing a small bag is to minimize your carrying capacity. Who rates a camera bag on its ability to carry around a machete? It’s a fricking camera bag!!! You figure what you want to carry and go from there. If you need to add pockets then you chose a bag that was too small. I love the Peak Design bag. It’s brilliant. It’s well made and waterproof, but it’s so versatile. I carry my Nikon ZII with the 24-70 attached it goes in lens down as does my 70-20 in a separate slot. However, if I’m shooting with the 70-200 attached, a flip of the dividers allows me to put the smaller lens into a slot and the Z with the long tele, lays in in horizontally. That instantaneous flexibility allows me to focus on shooting, not logistics. I love how streamlined it is. Pockets are annoying and so is having to retreat the bag frequently. Bad choice Chris.

I have a Billingham Hadley Digital. It’s a wonderful walk around bag. It just holds the gear I want to use. Nikon D300S with grip and a walk around zoom lens.

I traded my Think Tank Retro10 because it was a heavy brick when I had to use the raincover and I couldn’t shoot.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2021 at 14:33 UTC
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HRC2016: Maybe soon they can do a review of neck surgeons sometime.

Putting too much weight on one shoulder is really bad for your back/neck, usually the C4-5 disc. It can lead to arm/hand nerve damage.
I have photographer friends who have either had surgery and/or given up shooting. Yes, they were all careful, too.

I would never recommend a sling or shoulder bag. I recommend a waist bag or backpack, both of which center the load on your body.

I don't know if this injury risk was mentioned in the video. But I know that losing the use of an arm will cut into one's ability to buy/use camera gear.

I prefer bags that I can shoot from quickly.

Domke. f2. F3/x

Billingham. Hadley Digital. Hadley Sport

Peak Design 6L sling

Many more….too many!

However bags and straps are very personal choices. What works for me won’t work for you.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2021 at 14:24 UTC
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HRC2016: Maybe soon they can do a review of neck surgeons sometime.

Putting too much weight on one shoulder is really bad for your back/neck, usually the C4-5 disc. It can lead to arm/hand nerve damage.
I have photographer friends who have either had surgery and/or given up shooting. Yes, they were all careful, too.

I would never recommend a sling or shoulder bag. I recommend a waist bag or backpack, both of which center the load on your body.

I don't know if this injury risk was mentioned in the video. But I know that losing the use of an arm will cut into one's ability to buy/use camera gear.

When I broke my left shoulder I bought a Think Tank sling just large enough to carry my gear.
Then I bought a zoom lens with sufficient range to meet my needs.

Kept shooting. Worked well for me.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2021 at 14:20 UTC

Carrying gear in a bag, or pack?

How long does it take to take out your gear, set it up and actually get results? Take an image? Start taking a video?

This will show whether the case or pack is for shooting or just storage.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2021 at 14:08 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
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Turkey Buzzard!
RX100-7

Posted on Jun 20, 2021 at 03:18 UTC as 2nd comment
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What a beautiful building. Thanks for posting it here.
Dave

Posted on Jun 20, 2021 at 03:16 UTC as 1st comment
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Mina J: Very Nice! Maybe reduce the saturation a little so the bird is more visible. The focal length is 72mm. I might have gone closer to 200mm on the bird. Don't know how that would have looked though :)

thanks Mina!
So helpful. You're right. I had saturation +1 in vivid mode. I turned it off.

Dave

Posted on Jun 13, 2021 at 00:01 UTC
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Queen Whilhelmina!

Amazing lady!

Posted on May 31, 2021 at 14:49 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview TV: Best shooting positions (88 comments in total)
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D Lynch: Lens Hood. 😁

Watched your reviews from TCS days.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2021 at 20:07 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Best shooting positions (88 comments in total)

Lens Hood. 😁

Link | Posted on May 12, 2021 at 16:43 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
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So well taken. Great photographer!

Posted on Apr 30, 2021 at 17:41 UTC as 1st comment
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Such a beautiful home!

Posted on Apr 20, 2021 at 19:59 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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Beautiful image! I love seeing ships in port so beautifully lit!

Posted on Apr 12, 2021 at 20:25 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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Looks beautiful!

Posted on Apr 5, 2021 at 22:33 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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