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I bought replacement batteries for my D2Xs from Durapro Official Store at AliExpress a couple of years ago. They are currently $19.70 a piece, and they work very well.Hmmm… I wonder how long “obsolete” batteries will be around. The price if batteries on contemporary cameras is already ridiculous.
I am already very unhappy with buying new replacement batteries for $100-$200/ea.
Simple math: two batteries per camera x the # of cameras = A lot of money! And I have a lot of older digital cameras.
My M3…, I miss it. But the button batteries in my old manual focus cameras seem to last many years.
Ah! That is great to know!! I picked some inexpensive batteries for the Nikon E950 and 995 that seem to be ok for now.I bought replacement batteries for my D2Xs from Durapro Official Store at AliExpress a couple of years ago. They are currently $19.70 a piece, and they work very well.
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That leaf drives a fancy car… lovely colors, Dave!It is definitely Fall weather here with a low this week of 1°C here this morning and leaves are just reaching their peak color.
I will be shooting the F80 with Kodak cinematic film this week. Looking forward to that! For color, in digital format, I will shoot a few with the Leica and a lot with the D2x.
That reminds me, not too long ago how mirrorless Nikons were soooo small compared to DSLRs. LOL… I will stick with the cameras I have, thank you.
In fact, I will be shooting slide film with the F100 and my FE2 next week through the holidays.
So, enjoy the Fall Y’all!!!
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Ha! The crazy colors from our red maple tree leaves are no more… the tree died early last year and it was removed last December. I really miss it and I am constantly reminded how short life is in all forms.That leaf drives a fancy car… lovely colors, Dave!
Most modern cities are perversions of human life. People tell me that they have to live in the city to stay close to culture, opportunity and... people. In the time of the internet, they stay in boxes on top of each other to interact with computerised, electronic reproductions of other humans staying in other boxes on top of other people in another city, somewhere else.Continuing… from the previous post…
Metropolitan Atlanta is a sprawling cancer. Metastasizing at a prodigious rate like a black hole somewhere lightyears away. It suffocates everything as it sucks in more people every year, and spits out used and abused people and things that litter the once pristine environment. It is an area that in 2002, surpassed 92 million miles driven annually (roughly the distance from the Earth to the Sun). The current madness of EV transportation will not change a thing for Atlanta’s future. Massive sprawl will continue at an even greater rate.
We live south of Atlanta in the fringe areas of white flight and see the same thing occurring on a smaller scale. While we can still head to the beaches in the panhandle region of Florida with no metropolitan areas to fight, going to our first love, The Great Smoky Mountains, or any area north of where we live has become a nightmare.
Not long ago in the 1990s, we could enjoy a day trip in our MG cars, or on a motorcycle (BMW or HD) to the Smoky Mountains. It was our annual trip for celebrating our honeymoon decades earlier. no longer is that possible because of urban sprawl and the associated impacts from that creeping cancer.
The last several drives to the mountains have been brutal. Traffic gridlock, road construction, wrecks, road rage and it seems every conceivable human nastiness one can imagine is an everyday occurrence throughout the day, every day.
We left at sunrise, arrived at the cardiologist office at 1pm (an hour and a half longer trip than was normal five years ago), and drove to the lake for a picnic. The extremely cold wind across the lake, was unusual, and it was brutal with 20 mph sustained winds, that froze my fingers as we tried to endure a short picnic. We packed it all in and decided to head home. No photos, no food. But we had a warm car to enjoy riding in and take in the colorful mountains for an hour.
Then, we hit the urban sprawl wall. It took us four hours to get into and through Atlanta so we could enjoy the relatively open road south of the airport. Yes, two hours of gridlocked traffic, which is apparently what people in Atlanta live with each day. Insane.
We made it home at 8pm. Beaten up but not defeated. Angry but grateful to be out of the grips of Atlanta.
Why do I bother to complain in this forum about the realities of living in such a place as Atlanta? It is simply to warn anyone that if you expect to enjoy casual trips anywhere here, it will be a disappointment at best. It is not worth the effort.
I can’t think of a time when I did not even stop for a few photographs. It has never happened. Sure, the light was harsh, and the people were harsher. But, the experience of a simple tour through the mountains being a nightmare became obvious the last time we went to the Smoky Mountains with gridlock because hundreds of people stopped and blocked the only road to get out of their cars and get snapshots of a bear. It was a harbinger of what we now see everywhere we go. Apparently, there has been a social/mental health change in general because of the pandemic which seems to be slowly retreating (but not vanishing).
Things have changed, as Bob Dylan wrote and so creatively expressed years ago. It will be difficult to enjoy photo trips again.
I guess we are destined to stay close to home.
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