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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: Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
Hi Bruce, Hving ridden on the same merry-go-round myself I try not to get trapped in the futile pursuit of a definitive answer to the question of whether my source water is contaminated--none ex...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Giardia: Let's Talk SCIENCE
September 13, 10:50am

Sony RX1--full frame fixed lens compact
So, this happened. Sony will sell a one-pound; 35/2.0, 6,000x4,000 pixel; ISO 25,600 [native]; $2,800 camera, starting this year. Most folks will say, "wha?" and for $2,800 who can blame ...

In Photography » Sony RX1--full frame fixed lens compact
September 11, 10:38pm

Re:RX100 beats 4/3 including GF3 and other larger sensor cameras
DXOmark is, well, controversial but offers some limited help sifting through a mountain of cameras. But using it to make a selection would be like picking a car based on comparing engine dyno graph...

In Photography » New compact with decent lens - Sony DSC RX100
September 08, 10:36am

Re: What about a GF3 or GF5 with the retractable 14-42X lens
A fine alternative. My only complaint is no ability to accept an EVF, but I've seen incredible GF3 deals (2-lens kit for $300). Cheers, Rick

In GEAR » New Cameras!
August 29, 7:41pm

Re: Love it
"Probably the best thing is that I can't buy more lenses. That was always a bit of an issue with my DSLR hobby. I never had quite the lens I really wanted. Bug, meet feature. ;-) Che...

In Photography » New compact with decent lens - Sony DSC RX100
August 29, 6:59pm

Re: Lassen National Park (Favorite hike?)
FWIW Ponderosa fire is a state response and the Chips fire is federal, so detailed info is in different places. They hope to have the Ponderosa fire contained today but are concerned the next heatw...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lassen National Park (Favorite hike?)
August 29, 11:57am

Re: I guess price is not a factor?
Out of curiosity, why do you think it costs more to build a high-volume camera like the D3200? My presumption is the high-volume entry-level dslrs are among the cheapest cameras to build, likewise,...

In Photography » New compact with decent lens - Sony DSC RX100
August 29, 10:35am

DPR RX100 review's up
Lots good and a few warts. In sum, an impressive, tiny camera with big-chip ambitions. Cheers, Rick

In Photography » New compact with decent lens - Sony DSC RX100
August 28, 10:25pm

Re: What camera took these videos?
FWIW I think it is stabilized--it looks much less jittery that the simple helmet-cam video I'm used to seeing. Which still doesn't answer the question, "how'd he do dat?" ...

In Photography » What camera took these videos?
August 28, 12:18pm

Re: Remember, there's more than pixels
Then the good news is there's no image quality difference between the best mirrorless and the best dslrs. The former gap has been closed, for good. We can now look forward to class-leading tech...

In GEAR » New Cameras!
August 28, 10:58am

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