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Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 6 Days Ago  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By NZ_Ross
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Really nice image Rich. Just a small correction 'Gollum catches a fisssssshhhhhh fisssssssssshhhhhh while...' :)
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 06-06-2019, 12:36 AM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By NZ_Ross
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I reckon
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 06-04-2019, 07:09 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By NZ_Ross
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Very nice :)
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 06-04-2019, 02:54 AM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By NZ_Ross
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While you are resting mate, here is a short clip to whet your appetite for some more photography















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Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 06-03-2019, 09:49 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By NZ_Ross
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That is more like it - I have photos like that from central Kolkata too :). Good times.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 05-30-2019, 04:42 AM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By NZ_Ross
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Good suggestion GUB. I will play, except you will have to excuse my travelling photos from now on being from the G9, which is what I am carrying with me. This sunrise was Monday morning on my way to Kaikoura, stopped at the passing lane just south of Orari
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-24-2019, 03:39 AM  
Leitax newbie
Posted By NZ_Ross
Replies: 3
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I have Leitax'ed a Leica R 90/2.8 which was a relatively simple lens to convert and presented none of the issues you are asking about.

The resident expert on this stuff is Fenwoodian, who has converted a heap of lenses, and also offers a service in the USA for lens conversion.

Can I suggest you reach out to him.

Cheers

Ross
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 05-22-2019, 01:08 AM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By NZ_Ross
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DPReview have just posted a review on the new TG-6 that updates the TG-5
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 05-20-2019, 11:21 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By NZ_Ross
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Landscapes are good :)
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 05-19-2019, 10:47 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By NZ_Ross
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Osmo Action ? Unleash Your Other Side ? DJI

Interesting looking little unit, depending on what you were planning to do with it.

---------- Post added 20-05-19 at 05:51 PM ----------



Thanks Rich, I am thinking both a Lav mike and also shotgun. Also Lav for myself when doing a monologue. However, in a conference situation where I am just catching people for a few comments, I think a shotgun would work better. A dual Lav set up would also be good on occasion, but I am still investigating that. The new little Rode Go mike looks pretty good as a Lav mike solution

---------- Post added 20-05-19 at 06:08 PM ----------



The is no way I could ever compete with Tony, I wouldn't even try :)

The Vlogging is going to be around managing infrastructure, not camera's, and given people from all over the world look in on the infrastructure posts, I will try to be presentable
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 05-19-2019, 06:23 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By NZ_Ross
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More the scruffy, should have shaved before Vlogging look :), and there is no chance I will ever be in a Speights advert :)
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 05-19-2019, 05:14 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By NZ_Ross
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My understanding is that the Olympus waterproof cameras are very good, there is a Pentax model too, but from what I read the Olympus is better. The new DJI Osmo Action could also be worth looking at, as it is also waterproof.

---------- Post added 20-05-19 at 12:17 PM ----------



Thanks Rich, I made my first test vlog in the weekend - I definitely need to practice much more before they will be ready for publishing. My two initial observations at 4K were 1. take my glasses off when making vlogs as there are too many reflections off them and 2. shave - I looked very rough in 4k :)

---------- Post added 20-05-19 at 12:19 PM ----------



I will post a link once I have a vlog up in the next few weeks, so that you can see what can be produced from the Panasonic :)

---------- Post added 20-05-19 at 12:21 PM ----------



Thanks Pete
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 05-18-2019, 11:09 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By NZ_Ross
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Thanks guys. Panasonic clearly has photographers in their design team, as like Pentax everything falls nicely to hand and works well. I am still setting the camera up, and that will take a bit of experimentation and trials, but so far so good with usability, UI, and outputs achieved
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 05-18-2019, 09:36 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By NZ_Ross
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For the past few months I have been exploring my options for my work for a camera that is suitable for travel and Vlogging.

I have looked at all the possible Pentax options given I have a wide set of Pentax lenses, and I have found my K-3 very suitable for stills travel photography. In the past 5 years I have owned the K-3 I have taken it all over the world with me, and it has never missed a beat.

Vlogging is something I intend to do a lot of over the next few years, both here in NZ and also when I am travelling - often to international conferences.

Unfortunately stabilised continuous autofocus video, preferably 4K for future proofing is not a specification that Pentax currently meets, and so I have had to look to other manufacturers offerings. I have ended up with Micro 4/3 and the Panasonic G9 coupled with the Panasonic Leica 12-60 (24-120 35mm equivalent lens). I also brought a 45-150 (90-300 equivalent) for longer telephoto when I need it.

In the end there were other good options for Vlogging only, but I think the G9 provides a very good compromise for both stills and video, and when travelling I only want to carry one camera, a few lenses, and a video microphone - all in one small day bag. The decision came down to the right tool for the job at hand.

Given I have a good record of my shooting habits and focal lengths used over the past 5 years, I am expecting that the Leica 12-60mm lens will be sufficient for 95% of the travel photography and Vlogging. I may end up also wide buying a prime for back up purposes for Vlogging, but we will see.

I have had time constraints in this decision process, as I am attending a conference in Vanuatu in August, and then another conference in the Philippines in November, and I am intending to Vlog at both these conferences.

It would have been nice to know what the next Pentax APS-C flag ship will offer in video, stabilisation etc, and when it will be available, but that is not how the camera industry works. In the end delaying this decision to wait on the off chance that Pentax might offer a good video spec, and good continuous stabilised AF didn't make much sense.

I am intending to keep my Pentax gear, and to keep using it. I have a Pentax to M4/3 adaptor, so I can also use my Pentax lenses on the G9.

My longer term plans are still to purchase a K-1 for my landscape photography, probably around this time next year, as I already have all the Pentax lenses that I need for that - mainly the manual focus Voigtlander's and Zeiss lenses - landscapes not being particularly fast moving so manual focus works fine :).

So, I will still be here, and enjoying being part of this community, just now with 2 different digital cameras, lens mounts, and lens systems.

Ross
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 05-09-2019, 03:42 AM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By NZ_Ross
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Thanks for sharing the photos GUB, and welcome back. An amazing country by all accounts :)
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 04-28-2019, 11:54 PM  
Big Price Drops on Nikon Z6 & Z7 already?
Posted By NZ_Ross
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A look at the recent CIPA and big camera company financial reporting gives a fair sized hint - volumes way down, so the name of the game is to try and lock customers into the companies new system
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 04-10-2019, 11:06 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By NZ_Ross
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Look after yourself, and enjoy the climb and the photography :)
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 04-10-2019, 09:57 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By NZ_Ross
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It will be interesting to see if the lens sells, and for what price :)
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 04-09-2019, 07:46 PM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By NZ_Ross
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I have travelled frequently enough into that situation with a sealed body and lens (K-3, 20-40 Ltd). Where I get condensation it tends to be on the viewfinder first, which is easily fixed with a quick wipe with a cloth, and very occasionally on the front elements of the lens. A little bit of time, generally 15mins or less seems to take care of it.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 04-07-2019, 03:23 AM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By NZ_Ross
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You did it, 10,000 posts and 1,000 likes - fantastic :)

And yes, this is a very good community.
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 04-07-2019, 02:02 AM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By NZ_Ross
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Views: 1,011,413
Those are pretty good numbers :)
Forum: Travel, Events, and Groups 04-07-2019, 01:36 AM  
Kiwi Pentaxians
Posted By NZ_Ross
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Views: 1,011,413
very nice
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-06-2019, 05:16 PM  
The Pentax K1 III might be close
Posted By NZ_Ross
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One of my favourite quotes is from Albert Einstein "make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler"
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-06-2019, 03:46 PM  
The Pentax K1 III might be close
Posted By NZ_Ross
Replies: 332
Views: 30,241
Until it didn't work fast enough, and required you to enter your password to authenticate, thereby causing you to miss multiple 'decisive moments'

Ross
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-06-2019, 02:35 PM  
The Pentax K1 III might be close
Posted By NZ_Ross
Replies: 332
Views: 30,241
Definitely, sounds dodgy AND a potential security threat :)
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