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  • blackfungi
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    lots of great wf pics on flickr.

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  • MtnMan
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    ^ Yes, and that's great!

    I wish Maverick would do a comparison video of the Western Flyer and the Tri-Star, to show what each offers.

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  • thisisme
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    The video was shot using a borrowed canon point and shoot because I only own a camera phone. It is a wonder i was even able to figure out the buttons necessary to shoot the video at all!

    The reason i took the video is because there is not one wf video on YouTube! I thought I'd fill that gap.

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  • MtnMan
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    ^ Yes, the stills of thisisme actually wearing the Western Flyer are very useful! Does anyone in this thread ever carry the WF by the poron-filled handle, or over the shoulder using the Absolute Shoulder Strap? Just curious...

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  • Sera
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    It's great to be able to see the WF on a person! And you look fine. :)

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  • roomy
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    The dreaded autofocus monster! Even very expensive cameras will do that because they often won't have autofocus in video. Some of the best video cameras are actually $300 point-and-shoots!

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  • backpack
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    Originally posted by thisisme View Post
    Ah! I know! I tri-pod would've been handy. And some better lighting. I think for the next video (of what? maybe re-do the Western Flyer one?), I'll put in a little more effort into the setup.
    This is a great video! Your lovely smile, beautiful hair and very nice and simple set up is a great reference for us, gals and girls.

    Thank You for making it. :)

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  • AHS0
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    Originally posted by thisisme View Post
    Ah! I know! I tri-pod would've been handy. And some better lighting. I think for the next video (of what? maybe re-do the Western Flyer one?), I'll put in a little more effort into the setup.
    You might also consider getting Zoom Q3 or Q3HD. Both shoot video very great.
    ZOOM

    Thanks for sharing the video. I have Tom Bihn ID and will get WF for use in travels as well.

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  • thisisme
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    Originally posted by MtnMan View Post
    @thisisme: A little tip for you on the video: try using a tripod or gorillapod to mount your camera/camcorder nearby. Frame your shot so that you can easily be in it and make sure the camera sees what you want to show it during shooting. (If you use a camcorder, you can flip the LCD display around to show you what's on-camera) Then you can stand behind the table or bed and do your unpacking with both hands. (Or you stand just out of range and reach into the shot, Maverick-style, depending on how you have everything situated.) I think you had trouble staying focused because of the lighting. It was too dim in that room. You either have to brighten it up, or find another venue, or check your camera's settings.

    All in all, a neat little video. Definitely an interesting look at the Tom Bihn Western Flyer!
    Ah! I know! I tri-pod would've been handy. And some better lighting. I think for the next video (of what? maybe re-do the Western Flyer one?), I'll put in a little more effort into the setup.

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  • Lani
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    Originally posted by ncb4 View Post
    It's absolutely amazing what you managed to pack in your WF! I've got the slightly larger Tri-Star, and I never would have thought I could get that many clothes in it. That may be because I use the middle compartment for my laptop, camera, and electronics. But you've inspired me to a packing challenge, thisisme. Though I don't have any trips planned soon, I'm going to see how many clothes and toiletries I can fit in my Tri-Star, sans electronics.
    Yup; the middle compartment on a Tri-Star is the best place for a laptop, but with a little creativity you should be able to pack a Western Flyer no problem. Personally, I love that the Western Flyer is like a "petite-sized" Tri-Star, as if it was a "Tri-Star designed for women" in that so many of the features are similar--just smaller!

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  • MtnMan
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    @thisisme: A little tip for you on the video: try using a tripod or gorillapod to mount your camera/camcorder nearby. Frame your shot so that you can easily be in it and make sure the camera sees what you want to show it during shooting. (If you use a camcorder, you can flip the LCD display around to show you what's on-camera) Then you can stand behind the table or bed and do your unpacking with both hands. (Or you stand just out of range and reach into the shot, Maverick-style, depending on how you have everything situated.) I think you had trouble staying focused because of the lighting. It was too dim in that room. You either have to brighten it up, or find another venue, or check your camera's settings.

    All in all, a neat little video. Definitely an interesting look at the Tom Bihn Western Flyer!

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  • ncb4
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    It's absolutely amazing what you managed to pack in your WF! I've got the slightly larger Tri-Star, and I never would have thought I could get that many clothes in it. That may be because I use the middle compartment for my laptop, camera, and electronics. But you've inspired me to a packing challenge, thisisme. Though I don't have any trips planned soon, I'm going to see how many clothes and toiletries I can fit in my Tri-Star, sans electronics.

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  • blackfungi
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    wow, filming the video and unpacking at the same time!

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  • backpack
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    Lovely pictures and video!

    I love the: "I didn't pack anything in there, oh yes, my headphones"

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  • MtnMan
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    Ah, to see someone actually wearing one of these! Thanks for the photos!

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