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Old 04-15-2016, 03:04 PM   #21
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I just never quite made the digital transition. I've threatened to pack along an 8x10 view camera, looking for that one perfect shot each day.
I hear ya. I've had problems making the transition myself; my favorite camera is still a 4x5 Linhof Technika.

I second Jon's recommendation for Island in the Sky at Canyonlands. This is a photo of the Green River Overlook, not far from the Willow Flat campground in Canyonlands. It was taken with the Linhof, as a matter of fact.
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Old 04-15-2016, 03:08 PM   #22
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Most fun I had in recent years was when I bought a half dozen rolls of Tri-X and dug out the Leica M4 to shoot a wedding. Taking real pictures, not assembling pixels.
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Old 04-15-2016, 03:16 PM   #23
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You guys with your handsome fancy sheet cameras!! When they made me the high school yearbook photographer they gave me a 4x5 Crown Graphic to shlep around at the football games. Well it really was instant credibility.
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Old 04-15-2016, 04:08 PM   #24
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Boy, did I ever lead my own thread off on a tangent! I had a Crown Graphic at one time, which was really fun. Also a 5X7 aerial camera. Those days are past now, I'm sorry to say. It would be fun to tote some kind of large format camera on the trip, though.

I really love all the suggestions so far. This is probably one of those trips that will demand a repeat at some point.
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Old 04-15-2016, 04:10 PM   #25
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Our absolute favorite camping experience ever was in the Devil's Garden Campground at Arches park. Unfortunately, when we tried to book a site there for September we learned the campground is closed all of 2016 for construction. Love your itinerary, though. I would second seeing Kodachrome Basin, though it is close enough to Bryce Canyon to do a day trip to.

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Bob, don't you mean 2017 closure due to road construction?
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Old 04-15-2016, 04:27 PM   #26
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Camera lens

Okay, since this has gone off topic on cameras, I thought I would ask since some of you still use the old style (non-digital) cameras. I have 2 35mm Minoltas laying around that we don't use and haven't for years. They also have some separate lenses. Is there any market for those? Do people use those lenses on their digital cameras? I looked on craigslist and ebay and it seems those old Minoltas only sell for about 20 bucks. I'm clueless about all that and was wondering what to do with them. Thanks.
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Old 04-15-2016, 04:37 PM   #27
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Sorry, don't know from Minoltas. My prime lens is a 30 year old manual focus, sharp as ever, works fine aperture priority on my D700.
(Keeping this thread focused on trailers...)...I take it everywhere ET19 goes.
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Old 04-15-2016, 04:45 PM   #28
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I have 2 35mm Minoltas laying around that we don't use and haven't for years. They also have some separate lenses. Is there any market for those?
Yes, there is a market for both bodies and lenses, but it depends heavily on the specific model and the condition. If there is still a shop where you live that repairs old cameras, they are probably a good source of information and may even be interested in buying them.

I took a circa 1981 Nikon FE in to the one place in Ottawa which might be able to repair a missing rewind handle, and the guy there was thrilled to see it - he so rarely gets to work with film cameras now. I was quoted values on that body and other equipment a few years ago, and most of it is worth less now than it was then, since so few people are still interested in using 135 film.

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Do people use those lenses on their digital cameras?
One reason that we went with Nikon for our first DSLR was that I had some Nikon (Nikkor and compatible) lenses. Those lenses do mount on the digital bodies, but in practice they are not very useful, because they are not electronic. A modern DSLR lens normally has a focus motor and a computer built into it, and communicates with the camera's computer; the ability of the lens to control aperature may depend on that connection. The functionality of a modern camera with old lenses is usually quite limited, even if the lens physically fits on the body's mount.

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I'm clueless about all that and was wondering what to do with them.
Some art students (I'm thinking of university level) are required to do some work on film, may not have a film camera, and are unlikely to want one enough to spend very much. I "loaned" (permanently) my FE to a niece in this position. Perhaps a school would be interested?
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rbryan4 beautiful rig and scenery thanks for sharing. Can you share your ecoboost towing MPG? Then I will back out and not de-rail the thread.
Not to derail the thread either, but I see Robert didn't get back at least not here, I'm sure he won't mind this quote to me in a PM. We are considering the same F150 with 2.7, here's what he said:

"The 2.7L Ecoboost is newer than the 3.5, but I'm not concerned about the durability. It's made very similarly to the turbo diesel engines from Europe that go several hundred thousand miles with few issues. We love towing with it. Relatively effortless. Passes with ease and plenty of power to spare. Driving it without towing is even more impressive. We average 25.7 mpg on the highway. Towing mileage however would be much closer to the 3.5L. Our towing mileage varies between 13 and 17 mpg depending on the conditions. I love the truck."

To keep on track then I wonder if anyone can advise whether the places Parker mentions in post 1 are Ok to camp at in late March. Are they open? What's the nightly temperatures like? We plan on being in AZ again next winter then will be in northern CA for a wedding April 1 and would like to hear about some places to stop enroute.

Obviously Parker you won't be attending Niagara rally this year since you'll still be in the SW. Was nice to meet you in 2013 when I came for the day, then bought trailer in 2014

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Hey, Adrian, great to hear from you! We're just now getting back on the road after a year and a half of buying a new (very old) home, selling our old one, downsizing, renovating....the usual. We're so looking forward to getting away for a few days, hoping to get two or three short trips in before the big adventure to Death Valley.
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