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11-23-2006, 10:04 AM   #1
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An arctic resident checking in.

Hi All,

Wow so many names also seen on DPReview... this place looks like a load of fun... and much more userfriendly by the way

I am looking forward to hang around.

Take care all

Thomas

11-23-2006, 10:09 AM   #2
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Welcome!
You have some nice photos in your blog. The lights on the night sky are really someting!
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HI Ole,

Thank you... I am glad you like them

Well I live in a country that aside from the lack of trees and civilisation is a photographic wonderland... But then again most places is
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QuoteOriginally posted by Duplo Quote
Hi All,

Wow so many names also seen on DPReview... this place looks like a load of fun... and much more userfriendly by the way

I am looking forward to hang around.

Take care all

Thomas
welcome, duplo!
I thought I would never meet a person from greenland, but I guess I was wrong.
do you buy all of your equipment in denmark, or is it imported where you live?

anyway, hope to see more of your impressive northern lights pics. They can be seen occationally here in central ontario canada, but no where near as bright as yours


cheers

11-23-2006, 12:47 PM   #5
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welcome, duplo!
I thought I would never meet a person from greenland, but I guess I was wrong.
do you buy all of your equipment in denmark, or is it imported where you live?

anyway, hope to see more of your impressive northern lights pics. They can be seen occationally here in central ontario canada, but no where near as bright as yours


cheers
HIi there Slipchuck,

Well you actually have not, I have only been uphere for like a year.
What you have met is a Dane living up here

I will do my best to bring more of them... it is just so darn cold capturing it

Thanks for saying hi and the compliments.
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Welcome duplo what a great shots of the northern lights. Welcome aboard look forward to more input from you.
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Welcome duplo what a great shots of the northern lights. Welcome aboard look forward to more input from you.
Hi Pat,

Thank you

I am only learning about how to shoot it yet. It is more difficult than I first imagined.

I can promise you that there will be more of those from me, aurora season has just begun
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Hi Thomas,
I really enjoyed your blog. You have some great pictures there, I can also say you have a great photographers eye. Welcome aboard, and I hope to see more postings from you.

Good Shooting.
Cheers: David

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hey david

how do you like your pentax(s) in cold weather?
does the cold weather effect the camera at all?

I don't think it can be as cold here as were you are, but it can on occation get to -40.
average in the winter here is around -5 to -8

thanks

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Hi Thomas,
I really enjoyed your blog. You have some great pictures there, I can also say you have a great photographers eye. Welcome aboard, and I hope to see more postings from you.

Good Shooting.
Cheers: David

Thanks David,
I appreciate that compliment.
Especially since I am in a learning process.
I think there are decent pictures in my blog and those few that I really like a lot.

I promise to keep posting

Thanks again,
Thomas
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hey david

how do you like your pentax(s) in cold weather?
does the cold weather effect the camera at all?

I don't think it can be as cold here as were you are, but it can on occation get to -40.
average in the winter here is around -5 to -8

thanks

randy
Hi Randy,

Well so far we have I have shot in -18 degrees celcius as the lowest and that were a problem for my fingers more than the camera. hard to wear thick gloves when shooting.

Battery time goes down, but that is the AA's not the camera either.
No Problems at all, the K100D is actually a performer good enough to make me consider keeping it as a spare body.


It is going to be exciting to see how it performs when it reall gets cold.
We do however have the advantage of the extremely dry arctic air, do not know how it will work in a more humid environment.
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So you're calling -18 not "really cold"!!! Blimming heck!
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Hi Arpe,

Well it a little late in the evening, so no.... we do have days on the low side of -30 degrees every winter and below minus 20 is nothing out of the ordinary...

But in general we are steady around -5 to -15 in the winter.

-18 sure is cold, but not really cold.

I have a trip scheduled to the ice cap above the artic circle this winter and i would expect it to mean temperatures just below -40.
I am a bit uncertain how the camera and lenses are going to react to that.
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First of all Welcome.

The thought of taking any of "MY" equipment to extreme low temperatures scares the bejeepers out of me. Both metal and plastic will crack in extreme cold so imagine glass lenses.

I was watching a TV program last week about the equipment used at Ekati - see view from space (Tour Canada from space - Ekati Diamond Mine, Northwest Territories) I mean HUGE equipment that had to be warmed-up if they needed to weld anything.
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First of all Welcome.

The thought of taking any of "MY" equipment to extreme low temperatures scares the bejeepers out of me. Both metal and plastic will crack in extreme cold so imagine glass lenses.

I was watching a TV program last week about the equipment used at Ekati - see view from space (Tour Canada from space - Ekati Diamond Mine, Northwest Territories) I mean HUGE equipment that had to be warmed-up if they needed to weld anything.
Hi JC,

Well So far it works out great and well I guess it is the risk I am running when I want to do winter photography. So far it has held up without any problems... One just has to remember to put it in seal plastic bags when taking it back in.

fortunately we are blessed with very dry air, I could imagine it being more of a problem in humid areas.

I watched that rogram too... but I think there is a difference between long term exposure and those few hours where I am using it.

Thanks for the welcome and the warning
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