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Rick Dreher (halfturbo) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Northernish California
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All Forum Posts by Rick Dreher

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Re: Cascades Last Week September 19th thru 24th
Beautiful shots, Christopher, and wow, did you ever hit the weather. Now I'm homesick. Cheers, Rick

In Photo Gallery » Cascades Last Week September 19th thru 24th
September 29, 12:17pm

Re: Not enough depth of field control
Hi Greg, I presume you're speaking of the MZuiko 45/1.8. Here's an early reaction from a photo blogger I respect.

In Photography » Nikon mirrorless system announced
September 29, 12:15pm

Re: Swiss Alps - July 2011
Beautiful--and what a classroom! Thanks for posting these, Trevor. Cheers, Rick

In Photo Gallery » Swiss Alps - July 2011
September 27, 1:17pm

Re: Emigrant Wilderness: Toejam Lake
Hi David, Might be Castle Rock, definitely not Burst Rock, which is the first hill you climb leaving Gianelli Cabin trailhead. Cheers, Rick

In Post-Trip Reports » Emigrant Wilderness: Toejam Lake
September 26, 10:34pm

Re: Maps--or GPS. Or...
Fun story. Yes, shortcuts that aren't, pavement that was never there, bridges that vanished many winters ago--the dependability of maps is certainly suspect out in the boondocks. As to which...

In Philosophy & Technique » Maps--or GPS. Or...
September 26, 11:30am

Re: The lightest DSLR
Hi Jason, I agree on both counts. Sony's lenses are relatively huge, watering down the mirrorless size advantage (although they've done a fine job making the bodies miniscule). And the &...

In Photography » The lightest DSLR
September 26, 10:52am

Re: The lightest DSLR
Hi Miguel, In regards to ยต4/3 and 4/3, they spec the same sensor so there's no inherent IQ advantage between the two systems. Because 4/3 is more mature there are far more lens choices, but...

In Photography » The lightest DSLR
September 25, 10:51am

Re: The lightest DSLR
IIRC the original IS system, which appeared first in the 510, takes up a decent amount of room, explaining the extra thickness and heftier weight. I suppose in addition to the module itself there m...

In Photography » The lightest DSLR
September 23, 12:26pm

Re: The lightest DSLR
It's a nice little camera. I have a 510, which is identical save for a bigger battery and IBIS. In sum, it will take very sharp pictures with very good contrast and color saturation (Oly co...

In Photography » The lightest DSLR
September 22, 5:01pm

Re: Need help - Mamoth lakes
Hi Yuki, Mammoth is the gateway to a wonderful part of the Sierra. IIRC you can take a shuttle From Mammoth to Red's Meadow and hike in from there, or hike from Devil's Postpile. You can...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need help - Mamoth lakes
September 22, 12:37pm

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