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Truck Camping Photo Thread

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by OffsetPlayer2, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. Jan 23, 2020 at 9:36 AM
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    flipnidaho

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    Nice pics! I did that drive using my old Jeep TJ. What camera did you use for the star photos?
     
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  2. Jan 23, 2020 at 2:05 PM
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    Thanks

    I was using 2 cameras then. (Note, those pictures were completely moonless but 15-20 second exposures each).
    The nite pictures that I ended up posting are from the Sony RX100 M2. (Note that camera has evolved alot since the original M1 up to M7 now I think with massively varying prices). Been using it since 2014. That thing would blow away a cell phone camera from 2014, doubt that is so true today, but it is still my preferred travel camera in addition to cell phones because performance per size.

    That camera is a pretty good compromise for a small point and shoot camera with a pretty good sensor size and lens 'speed' (F/1.7 or f/1.8 when zoomed out if i recall).

    Those pictures were taken with a $10 bendy tripod and manual shutter release. Pictures were taken on manual control, set aperture to open, iso to pretty large (but not too large, to limit noise), manually open shutter for several seconds and see how it comes out.

    Those exposures were on the 15-seconds or so time-frame. It was difficult to get shots without aircraft stroves in them really, especially with the truck.

    A full frame dslr camera should do just as well, but I hate the bulk. (Other camera on hand was micro 4/3rd Panasonic dmc-gx1 with f/1.7 and was just as good for this job).

    Probably latest generation or 2 cell phones (which have f/1.7 or so lenses) could take a similar picture with the help of a tripod and a way to hold long exposures (can they do that?) Havent tried that so I cant guarantee. Certainly any full sized DSLR or equivalent camera with manual mode could as well with a decent f stop lens.

    (I used this equipment and settings because that is how I take long exposures of rocket launches and meteor showers.)
     
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  3. Jan 26, 2020 at 8:17 AM
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    Maiden Voyage with the new Vagabond Drifter. Sunrise in Northern Nevada. This rig changes the camping game forever.

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  4. Jan 26, 2020 at 8:34 AM
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    I went to a note 10+ and then got the moment case, 58mm telephoto, and 18mm wide angle, and I've been enjoying those so far. It's no dslr, but I don't feel the need to get a nice point and click either. I've only played with them a little so far, but I would recommend checking them out. Shopmoment.com best thing is they can be used on any phone just need to get the iPhone case if the gf wants to use them.
     
  5. Jan 26, 2020 at 6:15 PM
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    Cool
    Does the camera app let you control manually? Do you know if you can take long exposures?
     
  6. Jan 27, 2020 at 5:38 AM
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    You're able to go 1/4 to 1/50000 for shutter speed. I'm not sure if you need a specific supported camera to use the app, but you can buy the app and use it without using their lenses. It just lets you control everything manually and you can shoot in raw.i think the app was 3.99. I will say the note 10+ is kinda cool cause you could put your phone on a tripod and use the s pen as the camera trigger.
     
  7. Jan 27, 2020 at 7:32 AM
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    They’re stocked by multiple dealers in the US. Depends on the exact model and color you’re looking for.
     
  9. Feb 6, 2020 at 10:34 PM
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    We’re looking to get a camper that I would be towing with the Tacoma. Tell me more about your setup please!!
     
  10. Feb 7, 2020 at 9:09 AM
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    Could someone give me exact measurements of their smittybilt 3 person tent when it's closed in the stowing position?
     
  11. Feb 8, 2020 at 6:36 AM
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    Do you leave your FWC on the truck full time and, if so, do you daily drive it? I just picked up a 2020 DCLB OR and I'm considering a FWC for it, but it's my only vehicle and I definitely don't want to be taking it on and off the truck. I'm just not sure how livable it would be to haul a camper around everyday.
     
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    I’ve been full time traveling for 3+ years with no regrets. The vistas from my doorstep have been priceless!
    Although I’ve never taken the camper off, owners have told me it gets easier after a few times and if you have dry storage it’s a plus.
     
  16. Feb 12, 2020 at 7:20 AM
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    Last week on the Camino del Diablo trail.

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    Sure you get this question all the time, but what do you do for work?
     
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    Lol
    Quasi retired and looking for where I want to call home next, while knocking off some bucket list items :)
    Then place myself back in the workforce eventually
     
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    Damn... beautiful. I’m laid up post up knee surgery. I appreciate all the pics from you guys, all I can do is dream and plan at this point.

    @Steelhead Taco work is overrated, don’t be in a hurry. When I retire I will be doing exactly what you are doing.
     
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    This makes me miss AZ so much for some reason.
     
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