I really need to get out and about with my camera more often. Unfortunately summers in the Kanto region of Japan are hot and most of all, extremely humid! Last year saw summer last further into Fall than usual. Hopefully we do not see a repeat this year!
Today I just received a Bogen/Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod with 486 RC2 ballhead. This should motivate me a bit more to get out especially in the evening. This tripod combo is bomber and makes my old Slik tripod feel like a piece of aluminum foil!