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Daniel Collins (Diablo-V) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Orlando FL
About Me I did a lot of exploring in the jungles overseas searching out caves and battlegrounds of the pacific war, but was ignorant of proper gear at the time, suffered through it for several years. Now I want to do it right and see some of this country's wilderness, now that I am back in the USA. Employed in aviation. Hobbies include photography, scuba,spelunking, fishing, motorcycles.

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All Forum Posts by Daniel Collins

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GR update
I now have the GR set up for landscape work and will post photos "soon". I added the lens adapter and the 21mm Wide Angle lens which is good glass. To that I added a 62* to 72 mm step u...

In Photography » Finally - Ricoh GR
December 21, 6:12pm

Garmin Oregon
Bah! Don't listen to all this nonsense. You can get a Garmin Oregon for only $135. shipped, right here:

In GEAR » Garmin for the semi-luddite
November 20, 8:00pm

high ISO
Christopher- I have been perusing reviews even after buying it, mainly to see how some of the pro photographers are using camera settings. One recurring theme is the very low noise of the senso...

In Photography » Finally - Ricoh GR
November 18, 8:18pm

New GR
My new GR arrived about an hour ago. I studied and studied weight vs image quality vs cost options and without exaggerating probably about 100 or more hours calculating what to buy and reading rev...

In Photography » Finally - Ricoh GR
November 15, 10:56pm

ICL cameras
The Ricoh GXR is still available through Amazon although shipped from Japan. The Lumix GM1 is a great choice if you don't need a viewfinder. You will want to buy something better than "k...

In Photography » Minimalist Interchangable-Lens Camera Kit
November 12, 9:28am

Sirui T025X
Quote: "'ve been looking at a tripod upgrade and have seriously considered the Sirui T025X. It's just 11.8" folded and 1.5 lbs. The max height is 48.6" without the center co...

In Photography » State of the Market - Fully Functioning Lightweight Tripods
November 07, 12:42am

Ricoh GR
I removed the Fuji X-EM2 and lenses from my Amazon wish list and am thinking of pulling the trigger on a Ricoh GR instead. Much less money and weight. I would need to use the lens and filter adap...

In Photography » Minimalist Interchangable-Lens Camera Kit
November 07, 12:34am

I just got the Velbon V-Pod (Amazon Germany) and it is perhaps worlds lightest full featured tripod but it doesn't look like it will do for my needs - see Richard's post above. So I'm ...

In Photography » State of the Market - Fully Functioning Lightweight Tripods
October 27, 8:02am

Minimalist cameras
I received my all in one Lumix FZ200 and after getting that sick feeling in my gut I promptly returned it. Here's why: The fantastic F2.8 zoom is totally mismatched by using a 1/2:3 sensor - ba...

In Photography » Minimalist Interchangable-Lens Camera Kit
October 26, 7:33pm

Quote: "For the riding you mention you are likely looking for a hard tail mountain bike" +1 I bought a 2006 Specialized Stumpjumper (hardtail)Disc that I have converted to a camping bi...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Trail Bike Recommendation Please
October 23, 7:10am

All Reader Reviews by Daniel Collins

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Starlyte Starlyte Simmer stove
I just got my newly debuted Starlyte simmer stove from Zelph. He was monitoring a forum thread here at BPL where we were discussing a need for something that would simmer in a Caldera Cone Tri-Ti. He ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
October 11, 7:30am

Bear Valley Mealpack Bars
I discovered these in a california health food store in the late 70's. If I had to pick one survival food it would be BearVally Fruit and Nut Pemmican bars. Just be careful ordering from Amazon...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
October 11, 7:19am

No Doze Caffeine pills
I swallowed NoDoze by the box as a teenager driving a combine 13 hours a night harvesting green peas in the Pacific Northwest (Skagit Valley). I washed them down with coffee. There is nothing more sle...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
October 11, 7:13am

Salomon Tech Amhibian
To bring this back from the dead - this review is for the original Tech Amphib pair that I picked up at REI in Seattle, 2010. I bought them with the intention of stream crossing and camp shoes. But I ...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 11, 7:05am

zpacks Company
I just placed an order for various pouches from Z packs and followed the order with an email requesting color choices for some of the items. I got a reply right away on the colors, and I got it shippe...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 15, 8:56pm