Pontoneer

Pontoneer

Lives in United Kingdom Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Works as a Audio-Visual Engineer
Joined on Aug 19, 2006

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  • Replied in Do you burst?
    I generally take my time and compose shots , but it does depend on what you are shooting . This morning I was at a conference , shooting the speakers as they gave their presentations . Set up at ...
  • Not counting the Apple QuickTake camera an employer had back in the 80's or 90's , the first digital camera I had was a novelty digital pen-cam I was given as a Christmas stocking-filler . Later , ...
  • There was such a thing about fifteen years ago , but only adapted for a handful of high end 35mm cameras . http://www.dpreview.com/articles/4727530215/siliconfilmagain http://cultureandcommunicatio ...
  • While I have tried out the video facilities in my still cameras , I wouldn't use them for video beyond taking 'video snapshots' with my K-01 on family outings and the like . For serious photography ...
  • Why bother with the runners-up when you can have the best : PENTAX ? -- With kind regards Derek.
  • I started out when I was about 12 in 1970 with a handed down Ilford Sportsman ; changed that for a Zeiss Contina , then got a Rolleiflex T . When I got my first paying job circa 1975 , my first ...
  • Replied in Derek
    Actually , before the big day comes , it might be worth going down to the beach with the camera and an assistant , stand as far from them as you will be on the day and get them to talk in a normal ...
  • Replied in Derek
    Rob , Sorry , I hadn't appreciated the beach wedding scenario - we don't get many of these here in warm , sunny Scotland ! As long as you don't end up shooting into the sun , the lighting should be ...
  • No , I wasn't referring to your orchestra remarks , more to the general idea which seemed to be coming across , and the popular misconception , that shotguns are going to enable recording of ...
  • Having read a little further through this thread , I've grated my teeth a bit too . Yes , re the K-01 anti shake - keep it turned off - sensor based anti shake doesn't work well for video , unlike ...
  • The K-01 is capable of shooting quite nice video ; while I didn't buy mine for that purpose ( I already have camcorders for shooting video ) , I have used it on a couple of occasions so shoot ...
  • Erm .... , are you asking for advice on ways to evade paying tax ? This is breaking the law . Even if a vendor does not deduct the tax for you , you are required to declare it in your tax return .
  • Like Windows OS based computers ?
  • Another option would be not to bother with an alphanumeric designation and simply call it the 'Ricoh-Pentax' , much in the same way that earlier cameras were called 'Asahi-Penatx' ; this would ...
  • Replied in FF names?
    More seriously , the LX was so named back in 1981 to commemorate its release in Asahi's 60th year . If the new camera held off until next year it might be called the VC ( Asahi's 95th year ) or if ...
  • Replied in FF names?
    B1G P -- With kind regards Derek.
  • My usual response to 'can I ask what you're doing ? ' would be 'Yes' . :)
  • It is sad that the world is becoming the way it is . Just the other day I was out shooting some winter road safety shots when I came across this park full of kids just having a whale of a time ; I ...
  • That is a chimney on one of the buildings in Stirling University Science park . The structure on the hilltop is the Wallace Monument and the photograph I am guessing was taken from Stirling Castle ...
  • Was that handheld or on a tripod ? Motion blur could be a problem at 100mm and only 1/90s . Even with SR on . Using a tripod makes a HUGE difference to sharpness .
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