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  1. Merv-O
    01-02-19
    Merv-O
    Yeah I was focusing on the river (body of water) not the flowers, but I'll try and keep up in the future...thank you.
  2. Mallee Boy
    08-30-18
    Mallee Boy
    this is my 10th visit and my wifes 8th. A number of those have been fleeting visits as we ahd a daughter working in Whistler Canada, she now works at Copper Mtn in Colorado and back here (ski patrol / avalanche technician).
    And most of those have been in the southwest, so am familiar with canyons, Las Vegas etc, but have never done the Valley of Fire or Snow canyon....but will now.

    Keep in touch and we will see what we can work out when you come over, we lived near Brisbane for 16 years so have friends up there (now retired back home to South Australia). Understand your dilemma when it comes to visiting, we are flexible.

    Thanks for the help.
    Cheers
    Grant
  3. Mallee Boy
    08-30-18
    Mallee Boy
    Thankyou Walter, your assistance is very much appreciated. Lets keep in touch re: Oct 2019, our son lives in Sydney and we don't get over there anywhere near enough, so any excuse is welcome. (& I'm about as scientific as a flea...but I pour a good red or a beer. :-) )
  4. grog85361
    08-03-18
    grog85361
    Thank you for the advice. The K-1 is like having two cameras in one body!
  5. noelcmn
    02-28-18
    noelcmn
    Walter, I am getting excited, and hope we can definitely meet. Keep me posted and I'll plan to keep that time pretty free. Kruger sounds good, I am itching for a couple of days there. And I did update my gear on my profile.

    And you are an inspiration on the Forum. Me included.

    Stay well.

    Noel
  6. noelcmn
    02-26-18
    noelcmn
    Hi WPRESTO

    My apologies for this late reply. The gear
    Tamron 70-300mm (usually the lens I use for the Macro shots)
    Sigma 70-300mm
    Sigma 28-80mm Macro lens,
    A Newer Screw on Wide Angle/Macro glass
    and lately the Raynox 150.
    The Karl Zeiss 28mm F/2.8 I occasionally use for macro stuff.. The glass from the Newer set works quite well. This is an example of that set up.
    [IMG]Morning Glory center by Noel Bowers, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Which image of the Ladybug? This one? If so, this was shot with the Tamron 70-300mm on Macro setting.
    [IMG]Ladybug by Noel Bowers, on Flickr[/IMG]
  7. NecroticSoldier
    01-29-18
    NecroticSoldier
    Hey there WPRESTO! probably 2 years late here I really appreciated that you sent the eyepieces! They fit amazingly well! Never really got to get back to you! Thanks a lot! I hope you've been well !
  8. Tonytee
    05-12-17
    Tonytee
    Thanks very much for the tip. Unfortunately, it did not work for me. I have more trouble navigating around this forum and it becomes very frustrating. I am of the mind to suspect that Google Chrome may not be 100% compatible with this forum. I hope you are feeling well and also that you enjoy your trip.

    Rgds,

    Tony
  9. IggzDaLoc
    02-23-17
    IggzDaLoc
    Thanks for the kind words Walter! Real stoked to be a part of this rad photo enthusiast community!

    PS: Super jealous you got to experience the 60's in the Bay... Must have been a groovy time.
  10. K(s)evin
    08-25-15
    K(s)evin
    Just had to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the tagline in your posts (the one about the frightening number of people...) I am completely with you there! When did my country lose its' mind?

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  • About WPRESTO
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Real Name
    Walter
    Pentax Cameras
    K-1
    Pentax Cameras
    K-3, K-5, Pentax Film SLRs
    Photographic Equipment
    Pentax 10-17mm Fisheye
    Pentax 16-85mm
    Pentax 60-250mm
    Pentax SMCA 20mm
    Pentax 35mm f2.8 macro
    Pentax 40mm f2.8
    Pentax SMCA 50mm f2.8 macro
    Pentax 50mm f1.7 FA
    Pentax 135mm f2.8 FA
    Pentax 300mm f4 DA
    Pentax 200mm f4 SMCA ED macro
    Pentax SMCA 200mm f4
    Pentax 100mm f4 bellows
    Pentax 100mm f2,8 DA macro
    Pentax 85mm f2.2 soft (MF)
    Pentax 2XL converter (rarely used)
    Kenko 2X converter
    Kenko 25mm AF Unitube
    Kenko extension tubes (non-AF)
    Voigtlander 40mm f2 Ultron
    Tokina 90mm macro
    Voigtlander 180mm APO Lanthar
    Sigma 15mm fish-eye (MF)
    Samyang 12mm fish-eye
    Venus/Laowa 12mm UWA
    Zeiss 20mm f3.5 Luminar
    Bower 8mm
    Sigma 8-16mm
    Nikon 600mm f5.6 (mounted using no-lens Nikon-Pentax adapter - more recently mounted via "speed adapter" to MFT - works well)
    APO Componon enlarging lens
    2 Nikon microscope objectives
    20mm Zeiss Luminar
    Pentax 28~105mm (FF)
    Tamron 70~200mm f2.8
    Tamron 70~200mm f2.8

    Canon 7D with
    Canon 24~135mm
    Tamron 150~600mm

    Switching recently to MFT:

    Olympus OMD EM 10 mk II
    Panasonic GX8
    Panasonic G9 (great camera!)
    Oly 12~100mm f4
    Oly 75mm f1.8
    Oly 60mm f2.8 Macro
    Oly 300mm f4
    Pana 7-16mm f4
    Pana 25mm f1.7
    Pana/Leica 50~200mm
    Pana/Leica 200mm f2.8
    Pana/Leica 100~400mm
    Pana 100~300mm
    Nikon 20mm f4 mounted on an MFT TSS adapter
    Pentax 17mm f4 F-E mounted on an MFT TSS adapter
    Sigma 150mm f2.8 Macro, Canon mount via adapter to MFT
    Matigon speed master 25mm f0.95
    Samyang 12mm f2
    Laowa 7.5mm

    Kenko MFT extension t
    About Me
    Pentax user since the Asahi Pentax S equipped with a preset f 2.2 Takumar (purchased before either Nikon or Canon was offering an SLR). Originally did candid people pictures in high school, all in B&W; long period of family photography using color print film; much technical (specimen) photography for publications all in B&W; later turned primarily to nature/travel using chrome. Have owned over a dozen Pentax film bodies, also one each film era Canon & Nikon - in each case to get a lens not avail
    Occupation
    retired Professor - evolution, vertebrate anatomy, ecology, geology, general bio, ethology

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