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11-18-2014, 10:24 PM   #1
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Hello, and first time posting


I am doing my PhD research in field ecology and herpetology at Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park. In 2012 I aquired a Pentax k-30 because I wanted a DSLR that could be used in the dust and weather out here. I've only recently been using the camera for daily shooting, as before I used it for my research and I was scared to take it out any other time (couldn't afford a replacement if I broke it).

Anyway, I'm starting to really love the K-30 I've only used point and shoots (Sony) before this. I'm still using the kit 18-55 lens, but I hope to upgrade to one of the WR zooms soon.

The pictures I've been shooting can be viewed at my Blog, Drew E. Dittmer | Safety Third


11-19-2014, 06:26 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard, I'll have to check out your project. A camera's a great tool for science.

I've been doing citizen science a while now, and sending that information to various projects. Mostly bumblebees, but some others too when I run across subjects. Weather resistance and the GPS module are vital to my bee research. As is a 100mm macro lens, of course.
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G'day mate and welcome to the forums
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Welcome, now you got brave enough to use it... please post some images of Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park.

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