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5 months, 3 weeks ago Comments Off on Annual Fall Sale
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I’m going through the equipment closet and selling off gear that I do not use.  As usual for my sales, First Come First Serve.  Email me at:    billfortneyphoto@gmail.com  You pay the shopping of your choice.

 

Here goes:

 

Fujifilm X-Pro 2 Body – 24 mega pixel Very low frame count, in Mint Condition a steal in this condition and getting hard to find. Includes a  Folding thumb rest sold for $75.  battery and charger an strap.L- Bracket

Asking $950.

 

 

Fujifilm X-T1  16 mega pixel, low frame rate, mint condition with thumb rest, and L-bracket battery ans charger and strap.

Asking $500.

 

 

Fujifilm 50-140 f 2.8 with Kirk Arca Swiss plate and hood.  Mint condition, rarely used.

Asking $950.

 

 

Fujifilm 90mm f 2 lens Mint condition – Super sharp with hood and caps.

Asking $700

 

 

Induro GT 204 Stealth Tripod and head, case and all accessories, never used, Sells new for $375.  Great travel tripod.

Asking $275.

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

 

 

5 months, 3 weeks ago 4
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Monday September 25th @ Grace On The Hill Community Church. Corbin, KY.   I will be doing a 1.5 hour class beginning at 7:00 pm that evening.  The class will be my latest eBook, How Did You See That!? – Learning to See Photographically.

 

Admission is free and each participant will receive free, the new eBook!

To register please call Gus Clouse at (606) 528-6840

 

Blessings,

 

 

the pilgrim

6 months, 1 week ago 4
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I recently saw a video on Youtube for a new Geared Tripod head and after some study decided to pull the trigger on one. The Sunwayfoto GH Pro II.  I ordered it directly from Sunwayfoto in China through eBay and paid around $202.  I have  been very impressed with the precision and build quality and I think for close-up work and landscape I’m really going to enjoy it!  In the top photo this is the head holding the camera in the horizontal level state. Below inthe tilted axis in horizontal.

 

 

Below is the tilting axis forward and backword.

 

 

Below is the eBay page showing the one I ordered.  it took about 10 days from the factory in China.

 

 

I found the head to work very well and it has a folding out handle for each knob if you need to make faster movements for larger distances.  Below are more illustrations from the manufacturer showing all the features.  I also have a Really Right Stuff BH55 LR head that I love and is better when working fast.  I think for more precise work this is going to be something I use a lot and really enjoy!

 

 

I think for around $200. it’s a steal!

 

Blessings,

 

 

the pilgrim

6 months, 1 week ago 8
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After Sunset from Clingman’s Dome.

 

This past weekend I joined Jack Graham, Carl Turner and Dr. Tony Rogers in the Great Smoky Mountains for a little photographic R&R.  Tony was my thoracic surgeon for my heart valve replacement, when I found out he was interested in photography we have struck up a great friendship.  I also soon discovered that he is a very committed Christian so, as you can imagine, that deepened our friendship even more.  I have been helping him get ready to get deeper into photography and this trip was our first outing to put all that to work!  I wanted Carl and Jack to come along as they are also not only great photography friends but dear brothers in the Lord!

 

I have been praying of weeks about this weekend, as you know the Smokies in Summer is not the best time to go to photograph, but I have been praying that our light and conditions would help us out!  Boy, did God ever come through.  i almost never gets every condition and the kind of light I hope for, but this weekend everything was near perfect.  We got a great sunset from Clingman’s Dome parking lot Friday night, fog in Cades Cove Saturday morning and perfect water levels up stream in Tremont. I was really proud of Tony, for his first outing, he knocked it out of the park!  I will share some of his images and I think you will agree, that he is learning this new skill set fast!  Since we met back in May he has been doing a lot of study and was well prepared to try out his new skills! 

 

Sunset from Clingman’s Dome parking area.

 

The Grist Mill in Cades Cove.

 

This young deer was shot a few weeks before on a trip out to Yellowstone.

 

Flat Rock in monochrome on Tremont Branch.

 

My shot of Tony in deep concentration composing a shot!

 

We all had a great weekend of fellowship and shooting, it was a great time!

 

Blessings,

 

 

the pilgrim