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by freiston
7 Sep 2019, 1:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day
Replies: 58
Views: 2791

Re: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day

If the OP were planning to do nature or sports photography where having a good optical zoom is critical, he likely wouldn't even be posing the question. For most other applications, a good sensor, sufficiently high camera pixel density , and decent camera software, it is unlikely to make that much ...
by freiston
31 Aug 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day
Replies: 58
Views: 2791

Re: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day

(and the pleasure was in making the journey rather than the end result of the photo)? Yes, sort of, sorry it's confusing. The pleasure is in the journey and the process as well as and as much as the result, or can be! Separating the photography from the photo. It isn't that the photo is irrelevant,...
by freiston
31 Aug 2019, 4:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day
Replies: 58
Views: 2791

Re: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day

In this talk about the quality of the image, lets not forget there's a something about taking photos that has nothing to do with it. I can't count the places I've been or the hills I've climbed because the view might be worth a shot, the pleasure has been in doing that rather than the end result an...
by freiston
30 Aug 2019, 9:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What dynamo hub and light set for 200 pounds ?
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Re: What dynamo hub and light set for 200 pounds ?

My dynamo system hasn't done the miles or the years that other contributors' systems have, but I'm extremely happy with it so far. I bought a front wheel from Taylor Wheels (via ebay) with a Shimano DH-3N72 hub and I bought a B+M Toplight View Brake Plus dynamo back light and B+M Lumotec IQ Cyo Prem...
by freiston
30 Aug 2019, 9:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day
Replies: 58
Views: 2791

Re: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day

I can't advise on what you should do but I can describe my experience and issues (which may or may not help). Years ago, I carried a light SLR (Ricoh KR-10) with 50mm lens happily (in those days I couldn't afford and didn't care for any other lens). My DSLR (Canon 50D) is much bigger and heavier tha...
by freiston
30 Aug 2019, 5:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mount that allows front lamp to tilt on the go (dipped versus full beam)
Replies: 21
Views: 1086

Re: Mount that allows front lamp to tilt on the go (dipped versus full beam)

You could use a torch with a tail-cap switch that allows a momentary press rather than a full click-press, or you could replace the tail cap of a suitable torch with a remote pressure switch cap. I sometimes use a Fenix PD35 Tactical (I hate the "Tactical" part of the name) mounted to my h...
by freiston
27 Aug 2019, 1:40am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Help Choosing A Helmet
Replies: 55
Views: 2888

Re: Help Choosing A Helmet

I didn't say it smashed up .... I said it smashed into the ground ... in other words it hit the ground very hard ... the helmet is actually still intact to the extent you could wonder if there's nothing wrong with it apart from where some of the plastic covering's been removed by the impact. I seri...
by freiston
27 Aug 2019, 12:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Last night I caught thieves breaking into bike sheds of a well known hostel
Replies: 24
Views: 2543

Re: So last night I caught thieves breaking into bike sheds of a well known hostel

gaz wrote:Well done, glad your bike is safe :D .

+ 1

I'm glad that no bikes were nicked and damage was minimal - no doubt down to you! I hope you didn't suffer too much from your lack of sleep.
by freiston
27 Aug 2019, 12:20am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Help Choosing A Helmet
Replies: 55
Views: 2888

Re: Help Choosing A Helmet

Er no, as well as vaguely relating the details of the collision, the OP also stated the belief that the helmet did a good job in protecting the head because it smashed up on impact. I didn't say it smashed up .... I said it smashed into the ground ... in other words it hit the ground very hard ... ...
by freiston
26 Aug 2019, 10:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sleeping matts
Replies: 16
Views: 1045

Re: Sleeping matts

One t in mats ... I am 73 inches tall i have a 48 inch piece of closed cell 10mm foam which i use to insulate myself from the ground in my tent or bivi. The foam allows my shoulders and hips to keep my heat within my sleeping bag and myself. Have never understood the need for full length inflated o...
by freiston
26 Aug 2019, 10:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 284
Views: 15584

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

I've never had a car, never had a (full) driving licence, never taken my driving test. Never had a problem that imho is worse than many friends and acquaintances have had with vehicles that do drive/have vehicles. Sometimes there are problems and I have to admit that I have relied on friends with ca...
by freiston
26 Aug 2019, 9:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sleeping matts
Replies: 16
Views: 1045

Re: Sleeping matts

All inflatable mats can fail. With self-inflating mats, the foam core delaminates from the shell and all the air goes into a big bubble. With air-bed style mats (Neoair, Downmat etc), the problem is baffle failure, as experienced by the OP. Neither of these are fixable, unlike punctures, which are ...
by freiston
26 Aug 2019, 9:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What3words
Replies: 183
Views: 6975

Re: What3words

Hmm, I've had a look at What3Words. From what I see I will suggest that its totally created for an anglophone user base. How memorable or useful are the 3 words to a non-English speaker? Maybe if we keep saying the 3 words slowly enough and loudly enough the foreigners will understand? https://www....
by freiston
26 Aug 2019, 9:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sleeping matts
Replies: 16
Views: 1045

Re: Sleeping matts

Sorry - I've no experience of the thermarest mat. After only having a closed cell mat of the Karrimat type for years, I recently bought a Multimat Adventure 38 self-inflating matress . It's not an expensive mat in relative terms (but shop around to get a good price)and it hasn't had a lot of use yet...
by freiston
26 Aug 2019, 2:23pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Help Choosing A Helmet
Replies: 55
Views: 2888

Re: Help Choosing A Helmet

Er no, it's someone relating an experience (no reason to think anything was invented) and asking for a bit of advice on a practical choice. Sometimes things can be just so simple. Did you get a new lid witterings? Would be interested in what you went for. Er no, as well as vaguely relating the deta...