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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  • Created discussion thread Pentax K-70 price drop
    Recently, I noticed a  drop of Pentax K-70 body price, in 2 local Athens vendors, from €679 το  €599.  Is it happening because a  new model is on the way, or just for promotion reasons? Currently, ...
  • Summer lilies (Amaryllis Belladona) Lens, Sigma 17-70 mm F/2.8-4 HSM C Macro Thanks, Nick
  • If we do some reverse thinking and imagine Pentax camera AF to be in parity with its peers, we would be happier in that case, wouldn't we?
  • Thank you Peter, I shoot consequent portrait pictures with the lens set at its widest end, I do some processing incl. picture resizing and I stitch them by using either Microsoft's ICE or PS's ...
  • Created discussion thread Island landscapes-skyscapes
    Last month I visited my mother island of Andros in the Aegean Sea , Greece. I shot some photos, focusing on night sky views. Here are some of them: Ancient watchtower (Saint Peter's) Blue Hour by ...
  • Thanks KPM2, The coincidence of a very dark moon and the brightest Mars in many decades, seen very close to each other, was extremely rare, so I am glad to have shot it. However, it is a shame that ...
  • I could not reduce shutter speed and increase sensitivity, because, then, I would have to choose between keeping the noise or loosing detail. And, shutter speed should be low because, in a great ...
  • Created discussion thread Lunar eclipse on July 27, 2018
    Shot about 20 km south of Athens Greece, by using my Pentax K-S2, coupled with Tamron 10-24 mm F/3.5-4.5 , Sigma 17-70 mm F/2.8-4.0 and Tamron 70-200 mm F/2.8. O-GPS1 in Astrotracer mode. Totality ...
  • Commented on photo At the port in the Your City - Brick Road challenge


  • I have the K-S2. At first I had a  K-x, then a K-30. Moving from  K-x to K-30 was felt as a substantial upgrade, while moving from K-30 to K-S2 was felt as a sideways movement, mostly. Things were ...
  • Here are some wild orchids shot in April: 1. Anacamptis coriofora (fragrans) 2. Dactylorhiza sambucina 3. Cephalanthera longifolia 4. Anacamptis pyramidalis 5. Orchis quadripunctata 6. Orchis ...
  • Here are some wild orchids for March, shot at nearby areas, around Athens, Greece Ophrys Leucadica Ophrys Tenthredinifera Ophrys Iricolor Ophrys Sicula Ophrys Mycenensis Lens was Tamron 70-200 mm ...
  • Gorgeous composition and exposure!  Your camera is already a prestigious one and your lens is a rising star :) Merry Christmas, Nick
  • Yesterday's full moon and, almost perigee moon (or, Supermoon 2017) was rising behind a fog clouds covered hilltop, so, I thought as an interesting option to apply a long exposure , in Astrotracer ...
  • Created discussion thread Full Moon, December 2017
    100% crop Here the Astrotracer was used. Shutter speed set at 40" Lens, HD Pentax DA 55-300 mm, F/4-5.8ED WR Thanks, Nick
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