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Chris Townsend (Christownsend) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Cairngorms National Park
About Me outdoor writer and photographer, author of many books & articles on backpacking, hill walking and ski touring. Very keen on long distance walks and wilderness. Hikes: PCT (1982), CDT (1985), length of the Canadian Rockies, Yukon end to end, Arizona Trail, length of Norway and Sweden, round of the Munros and Tops, Land's End to John O'Groats and many shorter (under 800 miles) hikes.
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Power Shield or Power Shield Pro
Eric, I've been testing softshells for a review in TGO magazine and I've found that Power Shield Pro isn't as breathable as Power Shield. I prefer the latter and have said so in the pie...

In GEAR » NeoShell from Polartec, the eVent slayer?!
December 16, 4:58pm

Yes, Parameta is designed as a base layer fabric not a water resistant one. It's different to the inner layer of Nikwax Analogy garments and similar to Power Stretch.

In GEAR » Some thoughts on winter layering
December 11, 6:31pm

I think you've got things the wrong way round with Paramo Parameta fabric Miguel. The smooth side is worn against the skin to keep you cool and the fuzzy side against the skin to keep you warm....

In GEAR » Some thoughts on winter layering
December 11, 6:26pm

Re: NEX 5
David, yes, the 450D sensor is clearly inferior to those of the later Canons. However, as I've said, the results were fine at low ISOs and it is a good camera.

In Photography » Hogan Goes Mirrorless
December 10, 10:05am

Re; Paramo type clothing
Oliver, there is no noticeable improved wicking with the Buffalo/Dri-Clime/Vapour-Rise garments. The Paramo type linings make the garments effectively waterproof. The other garments are not waterpr...

In GEAR » Some thoughts on winter layering
December 10, 9:22am

Re: NEX 5
Thanks Dirk. Glad to hear you like the pictures. David, I'm very concerned about noise too. I don't use the Canon 450D above ISO 400 for any serious work. I reckon I can ISO1600 will jus...

In Photography » Hogan Goes Mirrorless
December 10, 9:08am

Re: NEX 5
"I found the low light pictures of the Sony lacking." In what way, David? I find processed low light raw files fine. I haven't bothered with jpegs. I haven't used the T2i. I wa...

In Photography » Hogan Goes Mirrorless
December 09, 7:54pm

Sony & Ricoh
Bob, which size sensor are you talking about? APS-C sensors have improved greatly with regard to noise. The NEX 5 sensor is far better at high ISO than the Canon 450D sensor. You can see shots take...

In Photography » Hogan Goes Mirrorless
December 09, 5:48pm

3 months to hike - PNT
For the PNT there is plenty of information on the PNT Association messageboard. I hiked the PNT last summer. It took me 75 days. There is some difficult cross-count...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 3 months to hike
December 09, 4:52pm

Sony & Ricoh
Rick, I think Sony's NEX APS-C sensor area is far more than one-quarter of full frame 35mm. Sony's sensor measures 23.4 x 15.6mm, 35mm is 24 x 36mm. A micro 4/3 sensor is 18 mm x 13.5 mm. ...

In Photography » Hogan Goes Mirrorless
December 09, 4:46pm

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