Lives in Greece Athens, Greece
Works as a Chemist/Retired
Joined on Jul 3, 2008
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Canon Poweshot A 720IS
Pentax K-S2

Nipan_51's recent activity

  • Created discussion thread In-camera lens data retention
    I am a constant Pentax body user.  Since 2009, I have owned a Pentax K-x, a  K-30 and now, a K-S2. Meanwhile, I have owned 6 Pentax lenses and 5 third party ones.  All this time, I have noticed ...
  • Shooting Orion's M42 at 300 mm with Pentax DA 55-300 mm (red ribbon) at 40 sec (not 30 ) after having  performed a precise calibration. Slightly unfocused though...
  • A great series, Miles! Thanks for sharing.
  • Astro-shooting with the Pentax gps accessory (either internal or external) lies in the middle of the way between using nothing and using the telescope mountings. Here is a photo that I have taken ...
  • This is a wild orchid, shot in the Attica countryside, Greece.. Its name is Himantoglossum Robertianum. It has started to  bloom  some weeks late due to the unusually cold winter. Lens was the ...
  • Created discussion thread Image Sync update for smartphones
    Including a newly added feature on version 1.1.3 for -Support for Pentax KP -Text error correction -Connection performance improvement
  • FYI, here is the link to Ricoh's page describing all about the connection of certain Pentax cameras to mobile devices, throught that application: ...
  • Have you tried Image Sync app?
  • I purchased K-S2 with kit lens 18-50mm and, similarly, I was not satisfied by image quality, so Idecided to run some comparative tests. Pictures were shot in raw, cropped 100% and corrected in ...
  • Planet Venus and Moon conjunction Warm wishes for Health and Happy Shootings in 2017! Nick
  • Obviously,  we were very close to each other. I made a flash visit to the Syntagma square by using the Metro. It was cold and rainy, so I moved   fast. The only thing was that all the gondolas had ...
  • Created discussion thread Athens, Syntagma Square
    And the dismantling of the outlawed Ferris Wheel, on a gloomy Christmas time day. Lens: Sigma 17-70 mm F/2.8 DC Macro USM C The dismantling of the outlawed Ferris wheel
  • At today's sunset, in the South of Athens, Greece: Lens: Sigma 17-70 mm F/2.8 DC Macro HSM C
  • I will speak about interesting celestial objects that may be seen in the sky at your latitude. First, the most spectacular part of the Milky Way, that includes its famous hub, is found in the sky ...
  • Created discussion thread Sigma 17-70 mm lens question
    Hello, I have acquired a Sigma 17-70 mm f/2.8-4 DC HSM C Macro lens for Pentax cameras. It is a good lens, performing, mostly, as several reviews do mention about it. Recently, I discovered ...
  • I have got this lens for my Pentax K-S2 camera. In general, I am happy with it. Today, however, I discovered a small problem: When it is in full zoom and the camera is set on its back, the zooming...

  • Merry Christmas to you Ari, too!
  • Very nice photos! Glad to see the sunlight. I was there 3 years ago and it was quite gloomy, with snow melting in the North. Samples here:
  • Finally, Horizon Correction (HC) was identified as the villain that caused the crooked startrails. To find this, I took 3 sets of photos, 30 shots each, in the same interval setting (30 sec. of ...
  • Horizon correction  is not disabled automatically, during interval shooting. Our terrace is made of a concrete layer about 15 cm thick and it has an extra waterproof  addition. This latter has a ...
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