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My Latest Photographic Accessory

Posted by
Mike Cash (Kiryu, Japan) on 11 May 2011 in Transportation.

I had motorcycles from age 12 until 20, then had a 25 year blank. For twenty years I said, "Next year, I'm going to get a motorcycle again." year finally got here.

One day in February as I was preparing to go out my wife asked me where I was going.

"To look at motorcycles."

"What?! Are you going to buy a motorcycle?"


"That's so sudden!"

"I've been telling you for twenty years I'm going to buy one. What the hell is so sudden about that?"

It is a '97 Suzuki GSX400, and has a six-speed transmission. I recently had it up to 70kph in second gear and still had about 4000rpm to go until the redline.

I have no idea what the other four gears are for.

Yes, that is all photographic gear strapped onto the seat. Camera, lenses, flash, radio triggers, tripod, monopod, softbox umbrella, etc.

Pentax K-5
Auto-Takumar 55/2

PENTAX K-5 1/60 second ISO 400 82 mm (35mm equiv.)

1/60 second
ISO 400
82 mm (35mm equiv.)