Nipan_51

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

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  • Very nice! Combo offers full control on the picture. Kai kalorriziko, Nick
  • I don't know wheather it is mentioned in the manual, but I would say that a cleaning by a WD-40 slightly soaked piece of soft cloth on the contacts of both module and camera, is a good maintenance ...
  • With my Pentax K-S2 and Sigma 17-70 mm F/2.8-4.0 DC Macro C HSM. PP mainly resizing, some crop and tone mapping, mainly in backlit photos Going up Classic front view Classic partially - side view S ...
  • About the end of last year, I sold my Pentax K-30 in Greece, along with its non-WR kit lens, at €280 cash or 310$, via a Pentaxian guy. My initial bid was €100 higher, in parity to equivalent ...
  • Nice sequence, focusing is great! I have the same combo and I am very happy with it. Focusing is very fast and quiet. If it were not for the camera visual/audio alarm, it would be hard to be noticed. ...
  • Replied in Pentax K-70
    Cable release terminal is gone, apparently, as in the KS-2 and Image Sync does not substitute it, as it supports single shots, only.
  • This is a strange case of a lenticular cloud. Those close are called so, because, when they are seen near to the horizon, they look like lenses.
  • Plus an extra 25% of resolution, which, occasionally, may extend the reach of your lens, compared to that of K-30/K-50. I miss, though, the good coupling with Astrotracer that K-30 had, as well as ...
  • Very beautiful framing, lovely natural tones, too!
  • A very impressive lens indeed, but far away from our reach... (I have spotted a used Tamron 70-200/2.8 at only €350 and I may go for it) Best regards, Nikos
  • Created discussion thread Image Sync updated
    It can be found in Google Play. Phones where it is already installed, may update  the app automaticly. Newly added feature on version 1.1.0: Android6.0 support Support for PENTAX K-1, RICOH WG-M2 U ...
  • You are right about the morning star over the East. As for the one over the West, it is planet Jupiter. Its motion is not connected exclusively to the Earth's orbit, so it is not seasonal, as the ...
  • Wild orchids bloomed a bit earlier this year in the area south of Athens, Greece, due to an extraordinarily warm winter, enabling me to shoot some photos of them in February: Himantoglossum Robertianum
  • Commented on article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review

    I had a Pentax K-30, that collaborated with the GPS module very well. I had shot even 2 min good exposures at 300 mm. Of course, sometimes I had to perform the "Precise Calibration" function in...

  • Commented on article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review

    The sensor is moved by its stabilisation mechanism , under the guidance of the GPS system, taking into account the geografical coordinates of the camera position. In this way, the sensor is...

  • This is an excellent work you did! The picture looks very smooth to me. No random pixels, too, owed, possibly, to the cold environment that prevented the sensor from overheating. I also like that ...
  • I was a K-30 owner and had some experience on astrophotography with it. So here are some facts that had come to my knowledge: 1. Battery life is not long. When I shot for startrails, I could use ...
  • After installing the firmware v.1.11 in my K-S2 and performing some tests I can say some things: 1. Camera response to the GPS module, when turned on, is very fast now. 2. The "pinpoint" output of ...
  • Thanks Ron, I am happy to read that. I had noticed that KS-2 was not collaborating so well with OGPS-1 and I hope this issue will be fixed.
  • The 1.4X T/C, coupled either to my kit lens or the Tamron 70-200 mm may, in certain combinations, offer  a continuous focal range of 18-280 mm. I am afraid, though, it may be not so practical to use. ...
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