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12-02-2012, 12:45 PM   #391
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QuoteOriginally posted by pdophoto Quote
Maybe I should use Eneloops exclusively. I will check when I have recuperated my right hand from the Dupuytren contraction surgery I had last wednesday.
I've been real happy with the Eneloops. They don't self discharge and last 700+ shots per charge. It's all I've ever used in my K200D after the original Lithiums that came with my camera died.

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I agree eneloops are awesome. With my battery grip i get 1400 shots easy.
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I love the draft horse pull photos. Around where I live most folks historically used mules and they use them at our local "Mule Pull" contests at Mule Days in Alabama and Tennessee. I love it. The biggest Mule Day is in Tennessee in April and I hope to return for the first time since I was a child. I have children of my own now and I think they would like it. The ones here locally are quite a bit smaller than that one.

pdophoto-I love that macro photo!!!. That must be an excellent lens. One of my sharpest lenses is one I probably couldn't sell for a McRib meal, it is a Pentax made Cosmicar brand two touch zoom, a 35-70 f4 A lens. Cosmicar lenses are some of the least expensive you can get that were manufactured by Pentax, but this one is tack sharp. It's a macro lens and the details I can pull out with my K200d is phenomenal. It is not that the lens doesn't get the credit it deserves, it's just I don't think many exist for folks to know about it.

I don't think eneloops are available without ordering online in my area, but did find out this: Duracell markets two kinds of rechargeables- The less expensive ones are featured bundled with the charger they sell, and have black tops surrounding the + tip. They are also sold in 4 packs. Don't buy these, the power is rated on the low end with these, and you can also tell because the are made in China as the label says. Duracell also has two kinds of rechargeables marketed as "Rechargeable" and "Precharged Rechargeable" These both have white tops surrounding the + tip and are made in Japan. They are as I understand eneloops marketed by Duracell and available here in my area at convenient locales like Walmart. The only difference between the two is one comes with a charge.
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QuoteOriginally posted by KGH Quote
I love the draft horse pull photos. Around where I live most folks historically used mules and they use them at our local "Mule Pull" contests at Mule Days in Alabama and Tennessee. I love it. The biggest Mule Day is in Tennessee in April and I hope to return for the first time since I was a child. I have children of my own now and I think they would like it. The ones here locally are quite a bit smaller than that one.
Thanks KGH! It was a lot of fun. These were shot at the Mercer Co. Fair in 2009 in Harrodsburg, KY. Those are some seriously pampered horses.

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A couple of HDR Panorama's from my K200D at Clingman's Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park earlier this year.



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Testing my DA* 16-50mm F2.8 in low light and high ISO. Love it so far.

ISO 1600 at 1/13 @ F4
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
If I wanted a camera as big as the K200D becomes with a grip attached, I wouldn't have gotten the K200D in the first place - I'd have gotten the K20D. So for me, redesigning the body to be even smaller - in part by eliminating the largely superfluous LCD - was a great choice on the K-30. While it wouldn't have hurt to have the *option* of a grip, I think Pentax realizes that only a very small number of people in this segment of the market want a camera that large, so designing a grip just for this particular body would not likely have made business sense. I suspect they took a loss on whatever it took to design and manufacture the K200D grip and were not anxious to repeat that.
Price of grip also matters. I bought mine from Amazon for $40 during a sale, pentax oem grip for the K200D. There will be more people buying the grip if it is price ~$100 (for K7, K5). When the non-oem version K5 grip sell for $50, there is no reason oem grip can't sell for $100 and still making profit. Same with the OEM battery, $40 for a battery? crazy price when you can get non-oem for like $8.
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Fun with the DA* 16-50mm again



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Went to the Boeing Museum of Flight. Went on the actual Space Shuttle simulator.



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Went to the Boeing Museum of Flight. Went on the actual Space Shuttle simulator.


John, That first shot looks like you were actually in orbit!!! I haven't been to the Museum of Flight since 1991 or 92. Have to put it on the to do list for my next trip to Seattle. Last time in 2010 I took in the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field. I was working at TECT Aerospace next to Paine Field.
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Thanks for noticing, that's exactly what I was going for. That really is a good museum. Always different.
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Another fun one


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Some of my shots from the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field in Everett, WA.









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Oh wow!!! Those are cool! I need to go there.
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Oh wow!!! Those are cool! I need to go there.
Home : The Flying Heritage Collection

Check their website. They have Free Flydays in the summer where the fly various planes in the collection. I was told this is Paul Allen's private collection. Pretty impressive.

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