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Subject: [OM] Re: I haven't given up on OM photography
From: Chuck Norcutt <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 06:59:10 -0400
I suspect that your blind must fold up in a similar manner to folding
reflectors.  I fold them now without even thinking about it but I do
remember the intense frustration and occasional accidental succeses
while I was trying to teach myself how to do it... especially the big
oval reflector.  The enclosed "instructions" were totally useless.

Chuck Norcutt

geebee wrote:
> If anyone has noted my absence I thought I would let you know that .I
> haven't given up on OM photography and will resume film photography
> soon. I have been chasing down, or more accurately, not chasing down
> bird shots.
> I bought a hide/blind a while back but have thus far not taken a
> usable shot from it. The instructions claim, somewhat optimistically,
> that it can be out of the back pack and occupied in a few seconds. It
> is certainly true that it opens very quickly courtesy of the four
> main steel rings that spring into shape as soon as it escapes the
> confines of the back pack (decapitation cannot be ruled out). What
> the makers don't mention is that it can take up to a fortnight to get
> it back into the 18 inch diameter back pack. Although I have
> obviously achieved this each time I have used it I still have no idea
> how it happened. The first couple of times I was so amazed how it
> suddenly gave in and folded neatly that I foolishly opened it again
> thinking I had mastered it. This resulted in another slapstick
> session to rival Mr Bean. Panasonic DMC FZ50 : Leica DC Vario Elmarit
>  http://www.geebeephoto.com/2008/08068.htm
> After this particular session and ten minutes into my battle to 
> reduce it to a size suitable for packing away, moles were surfacing
> to see what the rumpus was all about and laughing it up at my antics.
> This one was obviously a huge fan of my slapstick routine: 
> http://www.geebeephoto.com/2008/IRC.htm
> --Graham
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