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Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 23 Hours Ago  
A message from Cactus.
Posted By bobD
Replies: 40
Views: 1,873
Something always stopped me pressing the button....:(
















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Forum: Post Your Photos! 4 Days Ago  
Nature A sperm whale beached itself and died; this is what happened (1)
Posted By bobD
Replies: 16
Views: 616
Good to see 'Prince Harry' out there tying on the strops...:-)...lol
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-16-2021, 02:47 PM  
Black & White I like Budapest
Posted By bobD
Replies: 7
Views: 377
At first glance I thought pigeon too...but I believe it may be the finial on the spire hidden in the flare.
Compare with the same winged finial on the spire to the left.

Nevertheless it makes for an arresting image.
Well done Lajos !
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 11-26-2020, 12:03 AM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By bobD
Replies: 17,272
Views: 1,242,198
Wear pants..
Forum: General Talk 11-19-2020, 10:39 PM  
What your favorite coffee brand and coffee machine
Posted By bobD
Replies: 366
Views: 15,493
Stirrer ? or just a spoon....;):D

---------- Post added 20th Nov 2020 at 05:41 PM ----------



Lickable way...:)
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-11-2020, 12:06 AM  
Hopeless Minolta SRT 100
Posted By bobD
Replies: 52
Views: 2,242
Erks! Looks as though a horde of blowflies feasted upon it and left their 'mark'.

Were it just the outside I would send the offending parts off to the Powder Coaters for stripping and Groovy re-colour. (Hot Orange ! :) )

But that mirror !
Forum: General Talk 11-10-2020, 10:23 PM  
What your favorite coffee brand and coffee machine
Posted By bobD
Replies: 366
Views: 15,493
Looks a little like...hmmm..:lol:
Forum: General Talk 11-10-2020, 12:00 AM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By bobD
Replies: 3,688
Views: 298,712
A Yorkshire-man goes into a jewellers and says:

"Can you make me a gold statue to commemorate my dog - he's just died."

So the jeweller says:

"D'ya want it eight'n carrat?"

And the man says:

"Na, I want it chewin' a bone!"


and again along this path...


Man A: Try pronouncing the word 'a-i-r'.
Man B: Air.
Man A: Good. Now try pronouncing the word 'h-a-i-r'.
Man B: Hair.
Man A: Excellent. Now try the word 'l-a-i-r'.
Man B: Lair.
Man A: Splendid. Now put them together and what have you got?
Man B: Air, hair, lair.
Man A: Welcome to Sandhurst.
Forum: Visitors' Center 11-09-2020, 11:54 PM  
Pentax
Posted By bobD
Replies: 14
Views: 1,245
hear hear ! :lol:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-09-2020, 11:41 PM  
Machinery Traction Engines, Steam Rollers, Showmens etc.....
Posted By bobD
Replies: 12
Views: 333
K200D !!! Yes...! :-) You have squeezed the most fantastic shots from it. (those reds!) Very well done.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-09-2020, 11:39 PM  
Landscape Found this old car in the middle of nowhere !
Posted By bobD
Replies: 34
Views: 1,034
Excellent capture...like a turtle on it's back, waving....
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-09-2020, 11:37 PM  
Pets To the Death?!
Posted By bobD
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Ears up, Gums down, tails a-wag !! No Death here..:-)
Forum: Repairs and Warranty Service 11-09-2020, 11:29 PM  
Is it worth repairing broken ME Supers?
Posted By bobD
Replies: 33
Views: 1,129
My OCD aligns with yours :lol: !

#1 Wifelet had the fix...


and it works ! Once gone it frees up so much more time for the truly important 'broken stuff laying around' !! :-)
Forum: Visitors' Center 10-14-2020, 11:32 PM  
Pentax
Posted By bobD
Replies: 14
Views: 1,245
Stand it back up straight again.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 10-14-2020, 11:08 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By bobD
Replies: 17,272
Views: 1,242,198
Aquatic boy racer burnout equivalent...:)
Forum: Photographic Technique 10-10-2020, 02:07 AM  
Macro Some questions regarding dof with different lenses / formats
Posted By bobD
Replies: 12
Views: 769
@GUB..


One is brown and gnarly whilst the other is smooth and black ?

:lol:
Forum: General Talk 10-08-2020, 12:56 AM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By bobD
Replies: 21,755
Views: 1,568,919
Drool !:)
Forum: General Photography 09-19-2020, 03:00 PM  
The worst of Craigslist/Shopgoodwill/eBay etc.
Posted By bobD
Replies: 2,192
Views: 91,178
Presumably it is being sold by a woman, who is keen to advise prospective purchasers that it has been owned and used by a woman ?

Obviously it is standard mill as shown in the stock photo accompanying the listing... and its not being advertised as a "women's treadmill" :)
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 09-18-2020, 02:47 AM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By bobD
Replies: 17,272
Views: 1,242,198
Finewoodworking Magazine in the late '70s published an article by someone who was tapping live trees and attaching buckets of dye to colour the living wood...sort of reverse 'maple syrup collection'
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 09-15-2020, 10:04 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By bobD
Replies: 17,272
Views: 1,242,198
Crumbs Mark...your place needs a paint more than mine and mine hasn't had one since 1974 !
(not too worried as it is a very early Lockwood with Aluminium sheathing and while the paint is a little chalky it is still all adhered :) )
If you're having such fun building that pizza oven I'm sure that we could all prolong your enjoyment..:D I have a space marked out whenever you're feeling glum and need some fun....:lol::p:p:lol:

best,
bob.
Forum: General Talk 08-30-2020, 01:08 AM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By bobD
Replies: 21,755
Views: 1,568,919
Give that man a medal.:)
Not only was he working on the information available to him but was acting in your best interests by not leaving you a wet parcel !!

Our mailperson would have done the same but for the good relationship we have formed by being appreciative of their desire to do well.

We regularly leave home-preserves and thank-you tipples in our rural box. We leave our updated contact numbers and have arrived at a 'horn-toot code' to advise when a parcel is left.

We treat our mailperson as a decent human and valued community member. They reciprocate by going the extra distance to ensure our parcels are delivered in a timely manner and when raining they walk to our designated safe spot on the porch and leave our parcels.

As we have now both shared phone numbers we can co-ordinate deliveries where the item may be of high value or need special care.
This smooths and speeds their day and makes us both feel we have a working relationship rather than an antagonistic don't care anonymous clash.

Cheers,
Bob
Forum: General Talk 08-25-2020, 11:42 PM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By bobD
Replies: 21,755
Views: 1,568,919
An Olympus E-420/14-42mm ED for $7.00 (US equivalent) Clean, no dust/fungus and minimal signs of use.
Shutter count 8360. https://olegkikin.com/shutterlife/oly_e420.htm
https://www.apotelyt.com/photo-camera/olympus-ft-shutter-count

Shop could not test as there was no charger included so selling as-is. Challenge accepted !

Despite having a box-full of thrift shop chargers (more than 25 :D) none would accept the E-420 battery.

Although...I do have a weird charger that charges anything !! ;-)
https://www.electronicworld.co.nz/shop/power-charger-adaptors/camera-charger...1000380_3.html
https://www.harveynorman.co.nz/cameras/camera-accessories/hahnel-unipal-plus...l-charger.html

It needs some magic-foo set-up but will do most battery types and both 3.7v and 7.4 Li-ion. My go-to rescue when I buy cameras without chargers.:)

Found a spare 1GB XD card and a 2GB CF-Flash (E-420 uses either/both) and once charged it performs as expected.

Ordered the custom USB cable and it arrives tomorrow so I will update camera and lens Firmware.

Light and small... just right for smaller-handed family members :D
Found an adapter to convert Pentax lenses to use with it....(Yes...There is a Pentax connection to my post :-)
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 08-09-2020, 01:46 AM  
Accidental Double Exposure
Posted By bobD
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Smile when you say "look how many flowers!! " ?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-09-2020, 01:43 AM  
Macro Mmmmmm
Posted By bobD
Replies: 7
Views: 306
When honeybees go to costume parties ? :)
Forum: General Talk 07-30-2020, 10:26 PM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By bobD
Replies: 3,688
Views: 298,712
"Wuss-ta"
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