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Wed, Jul. 15th, 2015, 09:35 pm
Toni

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Writer/editor Toni Weisskopf

Wed, Jul. 15th, 2015, 08:20 pm
Rear-curtain synch with radio controlled flash?

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Does anyone know of a way to get rear-curtain synch of studio flash with Canon 5D2? I can trigger the lights with on-camera flash which has that option, but optical slaving is very unreliable outdoors. I’d prefer to use radio, but I have not figured out a way to do that. Suggestions on either settings or equipment would be much appreciated!

(On Sony A7R is turned out to be a simple menu selection.)

 

Wed, Jul. 15th, 2015, 08:16 pm
When in Rome…

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…I couldn’t do as these Romans, as their laws aren’t very friendly to gun ownership and less friendly to carry. The US laws are no better as far as visitors are concerned. This is the main down side to foreign travel — visitors are treated as third-class humans by governments who treat their own citizens as second-class already.

The tourist areas of Rome had quite a few security theater actors who dressed to impress. Unlike large city cops in the US, they project a friendlier attitude.

Similarly dressed-up men stood guard around embassies and government buildings.

They were backed up by rifle holders with Beretta 70/90 automatic rifles. I didn’t observe additional ammunition, but it may have been stashed out of view.

A block or two away, additional vigilant cops lounged in reserve.

Army was also in evidence, putting on a show of presence.

By contrast, police in Germany were very rarely visible. Same in Switzerland. And in the US, I see more cops in a day than during all of my foreign travels combined. Certain tasks, like speed traps are operated mostly by people in the US but mostly by video camera in Europe. At locations like airports, German, Czech, Swiss, Italian and even Hungarian cops were generally more friendly than either cops or the bluebellies in America. US makes a terrible first impression on visitors these days, both in the intrusiveness of INS and in the extreme incompetency of the airport staff and TSA.

Wed, Jul. 15th, 2015, 12:03 am
Personal weapons can be quite personal.

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Back: my stock CZ SP01.  Front: friend’s custom SP01 with a trigger job and slightly less somber finish. I went to the store with CZ75SA in mind, ended up getting SP01 because it felt perfect in the hand. 75SA came home with me slightly later.

Tue, Jul. 14th, 2015, 01:33 pm
Tony

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Friend’s son.

Tue, Jul. 14th, 2015, 11:54 am
Fire is cool. Or hot. And awesome.

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Stills don’t do it justice.

Tue, Jul. 14th, 2015, 12:28 am
Girls having fun

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Her suppressed SMG is ear safe. The other guns on the line aren’t. (Lower receiver by Circle 10, sight by Primary Arms)

 

Erma MP40, the symbol of Nazi aggression, is entirely inoffensive in civilian hands.

Mon, Jul. 13th, 2015, 10:51 pm
Orange cat named Lucy

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orange_car_lucy_6758nametagRead the name from the collar. Aren’t high-resolution cameras great? Oh, and this is a 50% crop.

Mon, Jul. 13th, 2015, 05:19 pm
LAR47 carbine review: new on AllOutdoor

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7.62×39 in AR15 form — an unexpectedly useful combination.

Mon, Jul. 13th, 2015, 09:51 am
Gun store near me looking for another employee.

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This is from the place where I do most of my transfers and other shopping. Nice people.

Full-time retail sales associate needed for Gun Shop & Shows. The store is The Gun Crew in Old Hickory, TN, a suburb of Nashville). Compensation based on experience & knowledge. Previous retail gun shop experience is not required..

Seeking a driven, hard-working Sales associate who enjoys a fast-paced work environment.

JOB DETAILS:
*35-40 Hours/week
*REQUIRED: Safe gun handling knowledge. NON-NEGOTIABLE.
*Will work at a brick & mortar location during the week with an emphasis on Sales.
*MUST be able to travel out of town on weekends, in-state, for gun shows. (NO EXCEPTIONS.)
*Must be computer literate with the ability to post pictures, post descriptions & various other internet tasks, with high accuracy.
*Must be HONEST, hard-working, & good with people.
*REQUIRED: Safe gun handling knowledge. NON-NEGOTIABLE.
*Extra consideration given to those with a TN handgun carry permit.

Interested applicants please email Reese Ervin (reeseervin@gmail.com) with RESUME.

Sun, Jul. 12th, 2015, 02:20 pm
A good reason to support plural marriage

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If I understand this correctly, a line marriage in which simultaneous death of all partners is unlikely, would defeat the current version of death tax that robs people of most of their inheritance. It would be less about endorsing an extended definition of marriage and more about sticking it to the tax reapers. Although sticking it to them in a more terminal fashion might feel better, doing it by legal means is usually more effective in the long run.

Sat, Jul. 11th, 2015, 01:26 pm
Writer David Burkhead.

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Writer David Burkhead.

Thu, Jul. 9th, 2015, 11:45 pm
Brownells comes through!

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Recently, I appealed on behalf of my friend Scott. About a week ago, Brownells came through on his behalf.

Screwdrivers, drill and tap kit, accessories for that — all added up to being a substantial help with the preparations. Adding their help to the assistance from many of my readers, it looks like Scott’s dream will become reality soon.

Thank you!

Wed, Jul. 8th, 2015, 11:01 pm
Movie Review: Winter in Wartime

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A Dutch WW2 movie about a family part of which helps a downed British airman, others…not so much. Well-scripted and well-acted.

Plot – 9
Visuals – 7 (excellent action, good props other than people using decocked single action pistols to threaten others, rather annoying cyan cast over much of the scenes)
Music – 7
Acting – 9 (some of the bit players come across ambiguously)

Recommended.

Wed, Jul. 8th, 2015, 11:53 am
The deerslayer

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Natasha demonstrates her hunting bow.

Tue, Jul. 7th, 2015, 08:40 pm
Movie review: Secrets of War

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A Dutch WW2 movie about three kids, one a son of a collaborator, another of a resister, the third a Jewish refugee. Well-scripted and well-acted.

Plot – 9
Visuals – 9
Music – 9 (adds a lot to the mood)
Acting – 10 (the characters, even the bit players, come across as realistic)

Definitely recommended.

Tue, Jul. 7th, 2015, 05:47 pm
AF micro adjustment

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(Photo by Tatiana Volk)

Would anyone based in Nashville or nearby be willing to show me how to adjust focus on DSLR to verify that the lenses are accurate with my specific bodies? I don’t see any obvious issues that are attributable to mis-calibration, but would like to verify that by less subjective means.

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