Anonymous said: Is there a comprehensive list of names of the boatmen who navigated the D&H Canal? If so, where may I review it. I'm looking for William James Rose and his wife Emelie Hodgkiss who lived in Wurtsboro and was a D&H Canal boatman from about 1855 to 1870.
Hi - I have no information or tips on where to find that information other than Google. I simply had the pleasure of photographing the canal.
Anonymous said: where did the D&H Canal cross the Lackawaxen before it joined to Roebling's aquaduct over the delaware River?
I really have no idea. I would suggest going to the D&H Canal web site and pose the question to them. They have far more information and knowledge on this than I do.
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Anonymous said: Hi, Asked this question on 360 but not really got the answer I am looking for so please can you tell me if there will be much of a problem useing the 10-22mm on a Canon 350D alongside the 8mm fixed lenses I see for sale, apart from the fact may need to take a couple more shots I believe.
Just thinking that the 10-22mm can be used in other situations where the 8mm is just what it is 8mm.
Hope you understand the question.
There isn’t any problem using the 10-22mm other than requiring more images to cover the entire sphere. I have used both the Sigma 8mm and currently have the Tokina 10-17mm. You’re right in that the 10-22mm would give you more flexibility for other situations while still allowing you to take VR images.