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12-13-2008, 09:53 PM   #31
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"Pentax K10d: It's out of this world"

12-13-2008, 10:17 PM   #32
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Once again you have provided an amazing shot from a unique vantage point. Thank you for taking the time to bring this to all of us. I'll be resting much easier when I take my K20, in the winter, up to the mountains of NH. Maine and New York.
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this is wonderful! really wonderful!

im showing it to everybody in the house, and everybody's reaction is just... WOW!...
12-13-2008, 10:57 PM   #34
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Spectacular. Just spectacular.

12-14-2008, 01:10 PM   #35
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Absolutely spectacular PentaxPoke..!!

12-15-2008, 09:11 AM   #36
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not much to say but wow!
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And again, great work done with an epic "tool" Caongrats!!!
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Thanks again for all the kind comments. If you would like to read more about the story of this mission, (including video of the balloon burst!) click this link:

ASTRO-12 Post Flight

It was not easy getting this data back because of where the payloads landed, but it was worth it!

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12-23-2008, 01:36 AM   #40
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QuoteOriginally posted by PentaxPoke Quote
As promised, I am back to post some more photos from our recent flight of ASTRO-12. This time we flew the mission with the Pentax 10-17 fisheye (at 10mm of course) on the k10d. First a picture, and then the story...

Oklahoma from 98,514 ft. Picture is "defished"

Wow that is one amazing picture !

Thanks for keeping us up to date
12-23-2008, 01:40 AM   #41
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Certainly a case of:

to go where no man has gone before

just brilliant.......
12-23-2008, 09:09 AM   #43
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Fantastic shots and story! I enjoyed the website and video. I especially like that you mention the "high resolution Pentax camera system" as part of the overall craft.

Pentax should at the minimum give you another camera/lens combo to support your research, especially with all the great publicity you've given them.

BTW, I've posted this at the Texas Photo Forum. It should give the Canon and Nikon guys there something to think about.

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The photo is SPECTACULAR! I took the liberty of making up this simple ad.

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Superb photo !
Excellent ad !

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