Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
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Here's Rare Bear with a swarm of racers behind.



msalvetti
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futurshox wrote:

You could look at Timbuk2 bags. They do a camera insert for their messenger bags, which come in all sorts of colors and you can customize them. They don't look like camera bags and you can get quite a lot of stuff into the big ones, and they have plenty of room for iPads/computers. They come in three sizes (there's a smaller one but no insert for that one).

Or , I use a Thinktank Retrospective 7 on a daily basis for my general stuff and micro 4/3 system. They make those bigger, too. It is not a messanger bag, but is a shoulder bag. They have nice pockets in the back for iPads etc. Again, they don't look like camera bags which is good in my book.



Thanks Jo! I hadn't thought of the Timbuk2 option. Those get pricey pretty quickly. I think I'm asking a lot for a shoulder bag for what I want to stuff in it. Lowepro is often accused of copying the Retrospective line. I was comparing the Lowepro 200 to the Retrospective 20.

I ended up going with the Lowepro 200 today. I was hoping the 180 would work for me, but too small. Even better, both Adorama and B+H have that bag on special for $150, but my store wanted $205 plus tax. I'm willing to pay extra for the convenience of being able to walk in and try it, but over $60 more was too much. So I asked what they could do, and they unexpectedly matched the Adorama price.

Mark



JWilsonphoto
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Hi Mark,

I can't help you with the backpack models, but I've used the LowePro X roller cases for years and they are great, tough as nails. They build great stuff.



JWilsonphoto
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gmthomp wrote:
Thanks JW - I love this thread...With such volume, aviation should have it's own...



Good point Glenn! We do tend to rock here at MA2A, but I guess this works better for Fred.



msalvetti
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
Hi Mark,

I can't help you with the backpack models, but I've used the LowePro X roller cases for years and they are great, tough as nails. They build great stuff.


Thanks Jim. I love LowePro. I just did a count, and I'm a bit embarrassed to admit I have 7 of their bags. Two backpacks, two camera bags, two messenger bags I use for work, and a binocular/field guide bag I take birding. Only time I ever had a problem with one, they took care of it right away.

Mark



JWilsonphoto
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Coming home at dusk............... Can you imagine trying to shoot this type of scene in the good 'ol days of film?



astrobrian
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Making the best of a wash out....



cbrandt
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Just downloading stuff .. I wouldn't mind some washed out photos ...

Mr. Thomas Blair emptied his hanger of airplanes for us today, though he didn't fly any of them like in the past.

Tiger Moth













futurshox
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astrobrian wrote:
Making the best of a wash out....


Nice sky/reflections.

Was there much of a show in the end? We certainly got some deluges down here.



Tim Adams
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Sunday morning before the races.



Wrei
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Lot of clouds but not much rain here 30 minutes south of Waco. I don't think we had 0.1 inch.



astrobrian
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futurshox wrote:
astrobrian wrote:
Making the best of a wash out....


Nice sky/reflections.

Was there much of a show in the end? We certainly got some deluges down here.


There was a show, but really hard to shoot it. One shower delayed it, and then as soon as our part was over we headed home as another one pretty much had people heading for the exits as we left.



JWilsonphoto
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You did good Brian!



JWilsonphoto
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.................



Tim Adams
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After pulling their qualifying engine, team Voodoo puts a little testing time on the race motor.



astrobrian
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Thanks Jim, love the head on shot.

And here is a view that never gets old.



astrobrian
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one last one for the evening



Tim Adams
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After Strega's canopy broke you can see the brain trust gathered around the table thinking how in the hell are we going to make this work?? Canopy glass provided by the Sanders shop in Ione, CA.



astrobrian
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Gorgeous color on that Tim



Tim Adams
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The word in Reno was that when Bob Button approached Steve Hinton Jr about flying Voodoo, he told him he would, but he had to be able to work on the airplane. I guess they tried to tell him that they already had a crew, but as you can see Steve insisted.



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