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Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 09-30-2021, 09:33 AM  
Tripod Musings
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 26
Views: 977
One thing to look for with twist type leg locks such as the Leofoto is to ensure that the leg extensions don't twist inside the the other tubes. My early model Feisols do that, and it can make loosening the leg locks a bit of a bear.
I know Feisol has addressed the issue with their more recent models.
Also, I've found with the Feisol tripods that the head can unscrew from the tripod a bit easily. With mine, I took a page from the Manfrotto playbook and had a few holes drilled through the mounting plates that were then tapped for grub screws to hold things down better.
I have two Feisol tripods, both have given me very good service.
Forum: General Talk 09-23-2021, 12:05 PM  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By Wheatfield
Replies: 1,889
Views: 76,046
This is where you are going wrong. As REH explained above.
Fauci did not lie. He was about the only one who didn't.

Even if he did, your reaction is beyond unreasonable.
Forum: General Talk 09-23-2021, 02:17 PM  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By Rondec
Replies: 1,889
Views: 76,046
Sure. I just think he wasn't a liar or even trying to be deceptive. The science has changed and recommendations changed as a result. That's what is supposed to happen.
Forum: General Talk 09-21-2021, 03:26 AM  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 1,889
Views: 76,046
Leeches won't pay no more.
Forum: General Talk 08-25-2021, 02:55 PM  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By mtkeller
Replies: 1,889
Views: 76,046
First, I would be very, very cautious about this study. It has N=503 and has not yet been peer reviewed. This is basically the BBC regurgitating a press release that the universities put out to hype the study. Second, because of the urgency of getting these vaccines into people's arms, the experimental design could not permit variation in dosage spacing (or even dosage level). Just to have two groups (control and experimental) required 60,000 volunteers, and you needed a certain number of positive tests in the control group before you could calculate efficacy. With more but smaller groups, you really make the calculations incredibly complex. Three weeks was the best guess the researchers had, and so they put it forward and got good results. To get the sort of data this study uses would have required delaying getting vaccines out to the masses and led to significantly more deaths. (Moderna tested four weeks for reasons known basically only to the study designers. Moderna is also a higher dose of mRNA, coming in at 100 micrograms vs 30 micrograms for Pfizer. Moderna did test 50 micrograms in phase 2 but opted to go with 100 micrograms in phase 3 and for the final vaccine.)

Science has gotten this consistently right. In the face of a devastating pandemic, you find something that is safe and works very well. Then you run with it. You don't wait around until you find the optimal solution. Remember that at this time last year, we were just getting into phase 3 trials and were being told to expect something with an efficacy in the 6070% range. On their first try, scientists achieved an efficacy rate traditionally associated only with the measles vaccine.

I don't believe anyone is running clinical trials on this sort of thing. We're most likely to see evidence from mass data collection in the countries that have pursued mixed vaccine strategies. I go in on Friday for a follow-up blood draw for phase 3 of the Moderna trial. I plan to ask if they're doing the eight month booster thing for trial participants or what we're supposed to do on that. My eight month mark arrives in mid-October.

How long immunity lasts is going to vary depending on how severe of a case you had and which variant it was. The evidence overwhelmingly supports vaccination for those who have had positive tests before, as Moderna in particular has been shown to be highly effective even against the delta variant, whereas antibodies from infection by the earlier strain have been shown to be much less effective. There is some evidence that vaccination also improves some of the long COVID symptoms in those who have been suffering from it.
Forum: General Talk 08-23-2021, 04:01 PM  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By rpeters
Replies: 1,889
Views: 76,046
Just got my Pfizer booster.
Forum: General Talk 08-23-2021, 03:55 PM  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By tokyoscape
Replies: 1,889
Views: 76,046
I just had my first shot about 40 hrs ago.
I feel nothing the first 5-6 hours, then wake up the next day with muscle pain on the left shoulder which is the one receiving the shot. By midday, I was already feeling chills. By dinner, most of my body was in pain + headache.
Took some meds and went to sleep early, wake up today and a little headache is still there, left solder is still a little pain. Not really pain but only if I touch it, I still can feel a little pain, that is all.
I consider what I had yesterday was a common response to the first shot. I read that people with uncommonly heavy symptom since the first shot seem to be those had COVID before and when their body sees a similar thing coming back in, it reacts more. They will end up with higher immune system.

Looking forward to my second shot in 3 weeks.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-19-2021, 06:12 PM  
Landscape A Bear in the Clouds
Posted By brightseal
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Forum: General Talk 08-18-2021, 08:54 AM  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By Serkevan
Replies: 1,889
Views: 76,046
I'm all for making pharma companies liable for the vaccine damages.

But if we start with that, I also want unvaccinated people to be liable for their spreading the disease. You were not vaccinated, spreaded the disease to a family member in a breakthrough infection and they died? Manslaughter. Sounds like a fair deal.
Forum: General Talk 08-13-2021, 06:55 PM  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 1,889
Views: 76,046
Not for any of these?
Chickenpox (varicella) vaccine
Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine (DTaP)
Hepatitis A vaccine (HepA)
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine
Hepatitis B vaccine (HepB)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
Influenza vaccine
Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR)
Meningococcal vaccines (MenACWY, MenB)
Pneumococcal vaccines (PCV13, PPSV23)
Polio vaccine (IPV)
Rotavirus vaccine (RV)
Forum: General Talk 08-07-2021, 02:44 PM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 4,395
Views: 382,320
A man was getting a haircut prior to a trip to Rome. He mentioned the trip to the barber who responded, "Rome? Why would anyone want to go there? It's crowded and dirty. You're crazy to go to Rome. So, how are you getting there?"

"We're taking American Airlines," was the reply. "We got a great rate!"

"American Airlines?" exclaimed the barber. "That's a terrible airline. Their planes are old, their flight attendants are ugly, and they're always late. So, where are you staying in Rome?"

"We'll be at the downtown International Marriott."

"That dump! That's the worst hotel in the city. The rooms are small, the service is surly and they're overpriced. So, whatcha doing when you get there?"

"We're going to go to see the Vatican and we hope to see the Pope."

"That's rich," laughed the barber. "You and a million other people trying to see him. You'll be at the back of St Peter's Square and from that distance he'll look the size of an ant. Boy, good luck on this lousy trip of yours. You're going to need it."

A month later, the man again came in for his regular haircut. The barber asked him about his trip to Rome.

"It was wonderful," explained the man. "Not only were we on time in one of American Airlines brand new planes, but it was overbooked and they bumped us up to first class. The food and wine were wonderful, and I had a beautiful stewardess who waited on me hand and foot. And the hotel was great! They'd just finished a $25 million remodeling job and now it's the finest hotel in the city. They, too, were overbooked, so they apologized and gave us the presidential suite at no extra charge!"

"Well," muttered the barber, "I know you didn't get to see the Pope."

"Actually, we were quite lucky, for as we toured the Vatican, a Swiss Guard tapped me on the shoulder and explained that the pope likes to personally meet some of the visitors, and if I'd be so kind as to step into his private room and wait, the pope would personally greet me. Sure enough, five minutes later the pope walked through the door and shook my hand! I knelt down as he spoke a few words to me."

"Really?" asked the Barber. "What'd he say?"

He said, "Where'd you get the rubbish haircut?"
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-07-2021, 03:13 AM  
Nature Climbers at Bastei
Posted By Serkevan
Replies: 7
Views: 265

It was a nice, sunny day for hiking. Might have been better were it a touch moodier, but I can't make the weather bend to my whims yet :p.
Forum: General Talk 08-03-2021, 12:13 PM  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By PDish
Replies: 1,889
Views: 76,046
Got Pfizer last January and the family has followed suit. All good here.
Forum: General Talk 07-29-2021, 01:09 AM  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By Jonathan Mac
Replies: 1,889
Views: 76,046
I got my second dose of Pfizer two days ago and barely even got a sore shoulder, unlike with the first dose where I could barely lift my arm higher than my shoulder for a day afterwards. No other side effects.
Forum: General Talk 08-02-2021, 09:26 AM  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By reh321
Replies: 1,889
Views: 76,046
Again, we are wandering toward the 'political' territory that makes the Mods nervous.
I could argue that the wariness of others puts my health in question.
Forum: General Photography 08-01-2021, 08:38 AM  
What camera is Julie Newmar photographed with in this episode of Bewitched ?
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Replies: 43
Views: 1,636
There's a stylized "F" near the peak of the pentaprism. The F2 DE-1 does not have this.

The Nikon F body does have "Nikon" on the top front, above the lens mount.
It appears they stuck something on the body to obscure the brand name.

Finally, this episode dates to 1971, before the F2 was widely available.
It's a Nikon F, not an F2. I have owned and used several of each.

Forum: General Photography 08-01-2021, 06:04 AM  
What camera is Julie Newmar photographed with in this episode of Bewitched ?
Posted By ChrisPlatt
Replies: 43
Views: 1,636
I guess McMann & Tate couldn't afford to hire a photographer using 6x6,
which then would have been standard for shooting models in the studio.

Photojournalists used 35mm, not studio photographers shooting magazine ads.

BTW that photographer's shirt is extremely groovy...

Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-31-2021, 09:16 AM  
Nature Hummingbird Moth
Posted By reh321
Replies: 7
Views: 211
After a long hot spell, yesterday was delightfully 'cool', so my wife and I went to "Fernwood", a botanical garden just across the Michigan line.
At first, the DA 20-40mm Ltd lens I had with me was what I wanted, but after a while, I was seeing butterflies which made me want my DA 55-300mm PLM, so I went back to the car for it,
Of course, once I had the longer lens, the butterflies seemed to be at the end of their work schedule - but just before we left I saw this guy .... and ended up snapping as many times at him as I had in the rest of the visit.
My wife liked this view the most since his tongue is so prominent.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-31-2021, 11:32 AM  
Landscape Electric Blue
Posted By Roadboat24
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Miops Smart+ trigger

Electric Blue by Craig Adamson, on Flickr
Forum: General Talk 07-29-2021, 01:22 PM  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 1,889
Views: 76,046
We will not be having Anti-Vaxxer nonsense in this thread. Several of us have lost loved ones to Covid so your comments are offensive. Please take your ideas elsewhere.
Forum: Site Suggestions and Help 07-27-2021, 03:14 PM  
Question My message dont show up under new posts
Posted By Adam
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Searches that return results are cached by up to 30 minutes. If you want to get the latest data, add &nocache=1 to the end of the URL used for the search.

In your case, that would be:

Search Results -
Forum: General Talk 07-26-2021, 11:51 PM  
Got vaccinated today. Anyone??
Posted By Jonathan Mac
Replies: 1,889
Views: 76,046
Got my second dose coming up later today. Looking forward to being as protected as I can be and doing my bit to help out those that can't get that protection directly themselves.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-22-2021, 11:08 AM  
Landscape Nothing Famous
Posted By aslyfox
Replies: 17
Views: 457
what I like [ keeping in mind that I don't do landscape ]

the contrast between the fire damaged trees vs. green trees

both among the fire damaged trees and the full grown on the right

the foreground vs. the mountains in the background

the clouds and the shadows

I, frankly, can't pick out anything I don't like about the photo
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-20-2021, 08:32 PM  
Nature Hummingbird Moth on my Bee Balm
Posted By joelbolden
Replies: 5
Views: 242
My Bee Balm/Native Bergemot finally starting blooming, and that's when the Hummingbird Moths show up. They're quick little critters and can be a bit frustrating to photograph but the lens/camera worked beautifully to give me some clear shots.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-21-2021, 08:55 AM  
Nature One more
Posted By Kiddo70
Replies: 8
Views: 235
from a few days ago. This shot was almost into the sun so it took a while to draw out some detail.
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