The Higher Price Of A Garmin Leather Strap Is Definitely Justifiable Especially With A ‘Metal’ Body.
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Yes, this Garmin leather strap is on my MARQ Expedition.
Yes, it comes with its own leather strap. But, that is a rather special, EXPENSIVE strap.
Though Garmin says that the strap will AGE with grace, I rather not wear in 24×7 and get it wet more than it needs to.
Yes, the MARQ also comes with its own, special — bigger shouldered — silicone strap (in black).
But, I prefer a leather strap on the MARQ.
I tried two CHEAP leather straps from Amazon. Big mistake.
The brown one chafed against the titanium body and also scratched easily.
The black one has a metal fitting that rubs against the body.
So, I learned. The Garmin costs more, BUT you get a much, much, much better leather strap. Yes, I have already showered with it and it dries in minutes.
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Pretty close to noon this year.
Kind of neat.
Most of us will be able to watch for it.
IF you pay real close attention
you can feel the Earth making the turn!
MY LEAST FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR!
Days start getting shorter — and I hate that.
To I, it means Winter is on the way.
11:54 am Eastern in the USA — 15:54 (or 03:54 pm) GMT.
Last Three Year.
Search ‘Solstice’ or ‘Full Moon’ for posts from prior years.
Check Category ‘astronomy’.
I am happy with quality & resolution.
The ZOOM Min. & Max.
The ‘Tamron’ all-in-one zoom 28-300mm, f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD works just fine — good autofocus (AF) and all — with a ‘Canon EOS RP‘ full-frame, mirrorless with the standard ‘Canon’ EF-EOS R Mount Adapter (with the Control Ring).
No firmware updates. Straight out of the box.
I have firmware 1.1 on my Canon EOS RP and I use the Mount Adapter with the Control Ring.
Everything worked, first time. I was DELIGHTED.
After posting in multiple forums I could only get one person to confirm that this would work.
The Tamron website does NOT have this lens as one that will work on the EOS RP. Well it does.
This is THE LENS I wanted. I wanted as much reach as I can get in an all-in-one. I do not like fiddling around changing lenses.
Pretty happy with quality. Better than I expected — methinks.
So, spread the word.
Yesterday (Father’s Day) in Boston, at the New England Aquarium, I found that my ‘new’ Canon EOS RP kept on intermittently going DEAD! It was scary. Then it would come back on. I first thought it might be because it was so dark inside. I was really panicking. Had visions of having to send the camera back.
I changed batteries. Still …
Then, I noticed that the screw on the grip was loose. I tightened it. BINGO.
So, a heads up. OK?
I don’t want anyone else to go through what I experienced. Not fun. Not funny.
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The 2nd ride on the Atoll 11′ stand up paddle board (iSUP) that I got on Saturday. Couldn’t use it on Sunday (Father’s Day) because we were in Boston all day (plus it was not a nice day in terms of weather).
Again a bit too windy for my liking BUT I am getting the hang of it — quite literally. Only fell in once and I was on the board for 40 minutes paddling. Compared to my old Coleman Banshee the Atoll, 19 pounds when inflated, is feather-light. That is what I need to get used to. But, I will. Board feels great. Tracks well. I am pleased.