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Forum: Pentax K-3 3 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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Well, yes, you don't want lead poisoning down there, do you.
Forum: Pentax K-3 3 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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These days you have to wash your hands before and after washing your hands :hmm:
Forum: Pentax K-3 3 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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But... won't the fat go all jelly when you boil it?
Forum: Pentax K-3 4 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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Before you tuck into the bacon, though...
















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Forum: General Talk 4 Hours Ago  
Coronavirus
Posted By savoche
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Yes, you're probably right, unfortunately. The remoteness of some parts, like Kunene, might postpone things there, but the remoteness will not be a friend once it hits.



Yeah, we tend to stick to the "it's not going to happen here" for just a bit too long.

Wishing you the best of luck.
Forum: General Photography 1 Day Ago  
K-70 vs P&S (Sony RX100 Mk7, GRIII or K-70)
Posted By savoche
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My thoughts:
- if you want a backup for the K-1 -> K-70 (or KP)
- if you want a truly pocketable "jack-of-all-trades, master of none" -> RX100 (but try one to see if the controls make sense to you)
- if you want a (nearly) pocketable system camera -> K-70 (or KP) - or maybe one of the smaller µ4/3 bodies

Smaller sensors are generally worse in low light, of course. And smaller bodies usually don't have as nice controls. Some of them rely on touch screens and menu diving. I definitely prefer physical buttons (then again, even though my Panasonic GX80 does have physical buttons they are hard to find by touch, and some of them are rather awkwardly placed).

I would also advise to test the viewfinder on the RX100 (or other small camera with an EVF). These small electronic viewfinders are not all good, and they tend to be placed very close to the edge of the camera making them not much better than the screen in bright light.

I love my GR (II) and live quite well with the limitations, but it's more a companion to the K-1 than a backup. The controls are within easy reach of thumb and index finger and are easy to find without looking. The fixed screen is maybe the main drawback. I guess it's possible to use the phone as an external screen, but from what I have seen the app is not the best.
Forum: General Talk 2 Days Ago  
Coronavirus
Posted By savoche
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Yeah, sorry, I had some giants to slay :o
















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Forum: General Talk 2 Days Ago  
What music are you currently listening to?
Posted By savoche
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Nice to hear something raw and unpolished from time to time. Hard to put a label on them, but I guess prog folk-rock wouldn't be too far off.
















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Forum: General Photography 3 Days Ago  
Google Street View Camera?
Posted By savoche
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Here's a image of a street view car (with its "tower" folded down) that was parked not far from home for a while. The camera is a multi-lens contraption.

The image is taken with a Theta :D You can pan around in it on Flickr.
360 Google by -savoche-, on Flickr

I believe they edit out the car from the images, should be fairly easy to automate.

Just holding the camera above you doesn't make you disappear, just become smaller (using a selfie stick here).

Winter planet by -savoche-, on Flickr

Did the same thing here, but removed myself in Photoshop.

Snowball by -savoche-, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-3 5 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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This sure looks like a good one :hmm:

Made by a Canadian, no less :lol:

Coronavirus: the movie is somehow already here ? but are we ready for it? | Film | The Guardian
















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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 6 Days Ago  
Confession game: how many lenses do you have? Why do you keep them? Which was let go?
Posted By savoche
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Well, now... My dad has my DA18-135 on a "permanent loan" basis. Does that count? :o
Forum: General Talk 6 Days Ago  
Coronavirus
Posted By savoche
Replies: 1,442
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And Namibia is in better shape than a lot of other countries in Africa. Is there a glimmer of hope in having a younger population, at least?

The thought of what's about to hit you makes my heart sink.
Forum: General Talk 03-28-2020, 11:54 AM  
Personalized license plates..your favorites
Posted By savoche
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This guy chose to remove his plates for now.

Forum: General Talk 03-28-2020, 09:56 AM  
Coronavirus
Posted By savoche
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Been there, done that.



That's a claim I can't make :D I did quite well, though.



At Uni the first year was mostly plain sailing, but the more advanced courses gave me quite a rude awakening :lol:
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 03-28-2020, 09:35 AM  
Exiftools and Other MetaData Related
Posted By savoche
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There's also a plugin for Lightroom, Lenstagger. It, too, makes use of Exiftool - it has it embedded in the later versions.

Thanks for reminding me to update to the latest version :)
Forum: General Talk 03-28-2020, 09:20 AM  
Coronavirus
Posted By savoche
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Thanks, yes, you're quite right. She got the first symptoms three weeks ago, some 8-10 days after she got infected (in Austria).
Forum: General Talk 03-28-2020, 09:09 AM  
Ok, who enjoys a good " cuppa " and what makes a good " cuppa " [ of tea ] any way ?
Posted By savoche
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You are correct.



Tea - or coffee - with milk... Thanks, but I'll pass :fedup:
Forum: General Talk 03-28-2020, 09:06 AM  
Ok, who enjoys a good " cuppa " and what makes a good " cuppa " [ of tea ] any way ?
Posted By savoche
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I'm with you in most of this - except that I don't use milk nor any sweetener so I definitely want a shorter steep, say 4-5 minutes, depending on the size of the leaves. And I use an infuser for the tea so I can get it all out and avoid having it growing too bitter. Of course, green (unfermented) tea can handle 7 minutes or more without problems. Not my favourite, though.

I drink all sorts of flavoured black tea. There are some good tea shops here with a wide selection to choose from.
Forum: General Talk 03-28-2020, 09:05 AM  
Ok, who enjoys a good " cuppa " and what makes a good " cuppa " [ of tea ] any way ?
Posted By savoche
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I'd say it's mostly real. There are bags out there with "real" tea (i.e. whole leaves), but most of them I don't really consider to be tea at all. I know, very snobbish of me.
Forum: General Talk 03-28-2020, 08:39 AM  
Coronavirus
Posted By savoche
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Thanks for asking. She had a brief stay at the hospital with severe breathing problems but is a whole lot better now. They're still in isolation at home. With any luck they should be allowed to leave the house in a week or so.

This virus isn't very predictable in its behaviour. She's in her 20ies with no known "underlying conditions" yet got quite ill, while our son has shown no symptoms at all (I'm assuming he's infected even though he hasn't been tested).
Forum: General Talk 03-28-2020, 08:18 AM  
Coronavirus
Posted By savoche
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We'll get there, don't you worry. The worry is where the top of the curve is...

My (totally unscientific) look at the graphs makes me think you're about 10-12 days behind Spain on the curve. Just following the the same curve would put you at, say, 30,000 dead in a little less than two weeks.
Forum: General Talk 03-28-2020, 08:02 AM  
Coronavirus
Posted By savoche
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Exactly. We obviously have to do drastic changes in how we teach maths. If people can get through 12 years of basic education and even a university degree on top of that without understanding basic maths... Why even bother trying.

(And from what I see this is not contained to our friends in the US of A.)
Forum: General Talk 03-28-2020, 07:43 AM  
Coronavirus
Posted By savoche
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I wish more people could get this into their heads.

I'm still baffled by the number of people who're seemingly unable to grasp "exponential growth".

Edit:
This graph from worldometer should be clear enough, shouldn't it?

Forum: General Talk 03-26-2020, 12:49 PM  
What music are you currently listening to?
Posted By savoche
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ISÁK, for those who like "something different" :)
















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The first part is a traditional joik, the second is the group's own.
Forum: General Talk 03-26-2020, 12:46 PM  
What music are you currently listening to?
Posted By savoche
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Views: 471,282
Cool! Timely indeed! :D

Congratulations! I like the soundscape he's creating, some bits of it make me think of late Pink Floyd - not sure why, it just does.
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