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Rick Dreher (halfturbo) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Northernish California
About Me There once was a hiker from Nantucket....

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All Forum Posts by Rick Dreher

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Re: A New Point & Shoot...
The S-series has a good reputation for advanced compacts and yes, give a tremendous amount of user control, albeit a lot of it buried in the menu system. It does have the traditional "PASM&quo...

In Photography » A New Point & Shoot...
December 19, 2:51pm

If, by "100 years" you mean 20 years ago, then yes.

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
November 02, 10:20pm

Re: Sony RX1--full frame fixed lens compact
Time was there were no "serious" slr zoom alternatives to the vast collection of excellent primes in the day. Zoom design and the available optical materials, treatments and manufacturing...

In Photography » Sony RX1--full frame fixed lens compact
October 14, 9:52pm

Re: Sony RX1--full frame fixed lens compact
Some illustrative history: set the calendar back ten years. The Contax N Digital is released as the world's first full-frame digital slr. 6MP sensor, 3 FPS top shooting speed, so expensive and ...

In Photography » Sony RX1--full frame fixed lens compact
October 13, 10:55am

Re: Sony RX1--full frame fixed lens compact
DPR has a few prototype jpegs posted. A wide open sample is at this link. Click to embiggen to 100% after the image loads.

In Photography » Sony RX1--full frame fixed lens compact
October 08, 9:22pm

Re: Fuji x100 vs Oly E-M5
Pixel peepers can now compare the two at DxOMark, who finally released their E-M5 evaluation. Basically a push, with a slight edge to the Fuji in high-ISO performance.

In Photography » Fuji x100 vs Oly E-M5
September 24, 10:31am

Re: Resolution
Caleb, I add my voice to the others in extending my condolences on your brother's loss. I only hope you and your family can take comfort in the knowledge you now have. You'll never forge...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Missing Hiker Last Seen In Montana Backcountry
September 20, 4:27pm

Thanks for great write-up of your SHR trip @ Manfred.
Hi Tom, I can only add my kudos to both the adventure and the writeup. Since nobody else has asked, what's the story with the dessicated buck? I've never seen anything remotely as creepy in...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sierra High Route-Snow Tongue Pass to Frozen Lake Pass
September 19, 10:14pm

Re: Sony RX1--full frame fixed lens compact
Hi Jacob, I do, within the framework of "sells well for a nearly $3k camera." The (insert name of cheapest CanIkon dslr) will outsell it severalfold, but for a specialty prestige compa...

In Photography » Sony RX1--full frame fixed lens compact
September 15, 1:49pm

Re: Sony RX1--full frame fixed lens compact
In a sense the RX1 is a descendant of my favorite film compact, the Contax T3 ("full frame," fixed Zeiss 35mm lens, highly automated with manual overrides, unrestrained high quality compo...

In Photography » Sony RX1--full frame fixed lens compact
September 15, 10:11am

All Reader Reviews by Rick Dreher

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Mountain Gear
I've placed a few orders with Mountain Gear, going as far back as when they were based in Idaho, and they've responded flawlessly each time. I admire the breadth and high quality of their sele...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 15, 2:03pm
I have to put in a plug for these folks, with whom I've shopped on line and over the phone, and who also have a store in soggy Eugene, Oregon. They have a great backpacking and climbing selection f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 20, 6:47pm

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
As another Seattle kid who loved few things more than pilgrammages to the Capitol Hill store, I still associate the smell of cresote with hiking gear. It's hard to imagine backpacking without REI. ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 20, 6:22pm

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
I upgraded to the Micro Puff pullover after several seasons with the old Puffball pullover. Lighter, warmer, stuffs smaller--the Micro Puff is an all-around improvement to what was already a fine garm...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
November 12, 12:53pm

MSR Titan Kettle
Noting the shape isn't the most efficient for squeezing every btu from the stove, the MSR kettle remains a very good single-pot option. It packs nicely, works well with small to medium stoves, pours w...

In Cookware - Titanium
January 15, 12:17pm

MSR SimmerLite
I find the Whisperlite to be MSR's easiest liquid stove to use, and certainly the nicest to lug, bulk and weight-wise. Simmering performance is best with a light touch on the fuel pump--try using l...

In Stoves - White Gas
December 20, 11:46am

Golite Hex 3
I've used a Hex 2, the 3's somewhat smaller brother, with good success for a few seasons. The quarters are a little snug for six-footers, but it's a minor concern. My main complaint is that the ventil...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
November 28, 8:43pm