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Apr 7, 2007, 5:11 PM

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I don't really think Jeffs book is dated.

I mean yes it's mostly film talk, but film translates to digital far better then digital to film.

I agree the self rescue stuff is probably a better place to look but it would be nice to have a book that cuts through all the crap and is just about climbing photography/rigging.

Like detailed instructions on how to make a bi-pod (as you noted not the complicated like a fixed line but thats what good books are for). I think Jeffs book explained it well but without any diagram, but I don't have the book handy, I just moved and it's still boxed so I'm not sure.

When things get detailed I like diagrams. Much easier to visualize a complicated (or seemingly complicated, yet simple) setup.

I guess picture Freedom of the Hills without the illustrations. Some of the stuff is simple but complex only in words. Jeffs book lacks the illustrations necessary to clearly see the setups.

On the flip side, my favorite photo book is galen rowells "Vision" which is the opposite. It explains photography without being a how to book. You basically take from it what you want, but it's not an instructional book even if it contains more useful info then most instructional books.

(This post was edited by pico23 on Apr 7, 2007, 5:13 PM)

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