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Old 08-19-2015, 03:01 PM   #3095
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Dhart absolutely love your trailer.

Am also tickled by just how many threads you can manage to get your photos into.

Stop already,,,its not in our budget. ; o) ;o)
Hittenstiehl... as a retired commercial photographer, I'm obviously all about pictures! These days I guess I don't have enough else to photograph, so Airstream forum helps fill the day. For now, my enthusiasm level is high, but I'm sure my activity here will taper down to a dull roar, if even that, in a matter of a little time.
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Old 08-19-2015, 06:29 PM   #3096
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Hittenstiehl... as a retired commercial photographer, I'm obviously all about pictures! These days I guess I don't have enough else to photograph, so Airstream forum helps fill the day. For now, my enthusiasm level is high, but I'm sure my activity here will taper down to a dull roar, if even that, in a matter of a little time.
Do those recliners have enough room to swivel 360 degrees?

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Old 08-19-2015, 06:59 PM   #3097
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Old 08-19-2015, 07:06 PM   #3098
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Do those recliners have enough room to swivel 360 degrees?

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Ken... absolutely! Plenty of room to swivel 360*. And enough room to fully recline, as well! Plennnnty of room.... as you can see here:



We removed one of the two dinette benches because we didn't need it and wanted a dedicated, out-of-the-way floor space for our beloved 100# Golden Lab. With the dinette bench back in the coach, there's still enough room for me, at 6'1", to recline.

To sit facing toward the front, we pull the chairs out a bit to give more foot room and just swivel them on their bases. To fully recline while facing forward, we just pull them out a bit farther. The berber rug makes moving the recliners easy and protects the thin vinyl flooring material from damage. Lastly, the recliners do not move on the rug during travel, nor did they before we used the berber rug.

The sizing of these recliners is about perfect in the Airstream... not too big, not too small. And most important of all... very comfortable. I fall asleep in these (naps) on a regular basis.


To anyone who wants to order these recliners, you can choose from a wide variety of materials from fabrics, to pleather, to real leather. We went with real leather.

If you want the chairs to swivel, be sure to SPECIFY the "Swivel/Rocker/Recliner" option, as the Picot chair can be ordered in a variety of mechanical configurations. They are high-quality USA made! Not cheap China-made crap. We paid about $620 per unit. They can be ordered from any Best Furniture dealer. Best Home Furnishing Picot:

https://www.besthf.com/best/Furnitur.../Leather/PICOT
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:18 AM   #3099
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as a retired commercial photographer, I'm obviously all about pictures!

During our two month trip through the South West, we found that we do not have the right cameras for our needs. We currently use two Canon Power Shot SX120IS digital cameras. Although they have fixed zoom lens it seems we never have the right focal length. I.e. not wide enough for interior shots, not long enough for wild life shots.

We are currently in the market to upgrade our cameras and was wondering if you could post what equipment you are currently using (pictures would nice).
Also what would your equipment recommendations be for intermediate digital travel photography?
Thanks
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:12 PM   #3100
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I have several cameras, but the old standby is a Canon G12 (now G14). Also a Nikon D300 with numerous lenses, and a Phase One P40+ (with numerous lenses). I rarely shoot medium format anymore though.

Not to mention my iPhone.
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:49 PM   #3102
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Absolutely nothing for a change. I think it is the first day in months it has not cost me money just to get out of bed.
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Old 08-20-2015, 04:18 PM   #3103
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What did I get for my trailer today?
Absolutely nothing for a change. I think it is the first day in months it has not cost me money just to get out of bed.
I know the feeling!!!
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Old 08-20-2015, 04:30 PM   #3104
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:10 PM   #3105
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During our two month trip through the South West, we found that we do not have the right cameras for our needs. We currently use two Canon Power Shot SX120IS digital cameras. Although they have fixed zoom lens it seems we never have the right focal length. I.e. not wide enough for interior shots, not long enough for wild life shots.

We are currently in the market to upgrade our cameras and was wondering if you could post what equipment you are currently using (pictures would nice).
Also what would your equipment recommendations be for intermediate digital travel photography?
Thanks
The subject of cameras is a BIG one, of course. And there are so many different cameras that can meet the needs of the average casual photographer.

Without doing a study of the latest, greatest cameras, I can't even begin to say what would be best for you, but I can tell you what I have chosen to use now that I no longer earn a living with my cameras.

I shoot with the micro 4/3 system. These are interchangeable, mirrorless cameras that have a sensor size of 1 1/3" (hence, 4/3s). There are two major manufacturers making bodies and lenses which fit the m4/3 specification, which means you can mix and match bodies and lenses from these two manufatrurers: Olympus and Panasonic (Lumix branded).

Presently, I have three bodies Lumix GX7, Lumix GM5, and Olympus EP5. And around 15 lenses, or so. The great thing with m4/3 is that the gear is much smaller and lighter than typical DSLR gear, which I am thrilled to NOT be using any more.

Imagine this: carrying three bodies and a dozen lenses in a compact Halliburton aluminum brief case! (Matches the Airstream nicely, as well!)







THAT's what micro 4/3rds is all about. Compact, lightweight, very high quality.

No, m4/3 gear is not less expensive than DSLRs. It is simply smaller, lighter, and MUCH more enjoyable and convenient to carry and use. Image quality is awesome and I routinely print 48" to 52" canvas wall prints for the house:

48" above the fireplace; 52" above the sofa in the next room:


Obviously, if you do YOUR part well, as a photographer, the m4/3 system gear will provide wonderful, high quality results for you!

I also use Sigma DP1 and DP3 Merrill cameras for times when I want extreme detail, for some landscape work (not used for the two wall prints you see above.) And a Ricoh GR for "street photography".

And, my most used little gem of an image maker:

The Lumix LX100! This camera uses the m4/3 sensor, but has a built-in Leica lens giving an "equivalent" focal length range of 24mm to about 70mm. The lens is superb and f/1.7 (very fast!). This little camera is my "go-everywhere" camera and yields awesome results. It also captures video in.... "4K". While not offering lens interchangeability, for a one-in-all camera, this little gem really performs magnificently!

Reviews of the 'landmark' LX100 camera:
https://youtu.be/_Lhsrc9oG5U
https://youtu.be/sPCC8P6AlqI

I capture images in RAW format and process all images in Lightroom on a 27" iMac and/or 17" MacBook Pro, while on the road.


If you want to get a system camera and want small, lightweight, convenient, a joy to use, and with high image quality look no further than micro four thirds.

Current cameras that I would recommend are Lumix GX7, G7 and Olympus OM-D. There are several other m43 camera bodies both smaller and larger than these mentioned, depending on your particular needs. If asked to recommend one body and three lenses, I'd go with:

For reference, double the focal length to see the "full-frame" equivalent focal length. (m4/3 12mm = full frame 24mm)

Lumix GX7 or G7 body
Olympus 9-18mm lens (for the wonderful world of wide angle)
Panasonic-Lumix 12-32 Ultra Compact zoom lens (very small, excellent quality)
Panasonic-Lumix 35-100 f/4-5.6

Some video reviews:
Lumix GX7 body:
https://youtu.be/ru_zhAPC78E
https://youtu.be/uT7kHknnUwg

Lumix 12-32 lens:
https://youtu.be/NROsVegOAIo

Lumix 35-100 f/4-5.6 lens
https://youtu.be/1itRjvF4SdM


A more costly "Pro" lens alternative in the 12-35mm range:
Panasonic-Leica 12-35 f/2.8 lens (superb IQ, and a bit costly - for the bulk of shooting)

Another very versatile and excellent lens:
Panasonic 14-140 (a bit large, but versatile and offering a tremendous reach)

There is a world of information out there (internet) on the micro four thirds system that is just a few key strokes away.
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we are a very tolerant bunch of people here, but sometimes we need to remind each other to stay on topic
What did YOU get for your trailer today ?
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:48 PM   #3107
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we are a very tolerant bunch of people here, but sometimes we need to remind each other to stay on topic
What did YOU get for your trailer today ?
Sorry Peter, to raise your ire with this slight aside. Your tolerance of our aside is noted.

I was asked a question in this thread by a forum member and replied. That was MY mistake. Some Airstreamers may appreciate the info I presented. Others may just pass through the two posts, tolerantly, without becoming irked. But, oops, now we're at 4 posts, aren't we! Even more irksome.

The forum makes it impossible for me to withdraw my post, as 30 minutes have passed since I replied. Perhaps I should begin another thread, elsewhere, which you can more easily ignore, in answer to Rich & Yvonne's question. However, in this forum, a bell once rung, cannot be un-rung!

Peter... what useful information can you offer to this thread today?
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Old 08-20-2015, 09:35 PM   #3108
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We can take the camera discussion over here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...ml#post1672155

Thank you.

Moderators: if you wish to delete my contribution above, please do so. Thank you. And, my apologies for not immediately starting a new thread to reply to the question.
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