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Title: Natures helicopter
Post by: Yak on May 02, 2010, 10:19:40 pm
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Title: Re: Natures helicopter
Post by: Yak on May 02, 2010, 10:21:22 pm
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Title: Re: Natures helicopter
Post by: Yak on May 02, 2010, 10:22:27 pm
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Title: Re: Natures helicopter
Post by: Magoo on May 04, 2010, 10:09:12 pm
Did it take off?  ;D


Title: Re: Natures helicopter
Post by: Yak on May 04, 2010, 11:29:18 pm
Nah.  I want to enter at least one of the photos in the local A&P show photography section - piss all people seem to come in here, [8 views after 3 days, about 5 or 6 mine while entering pics and stuff....] and Ive moved all my nature pics to a new folder, which cuts the link anyway


Title: Re: Natures helicopter
Post by: Magoo on May 05, 2010, 11:51:02 am
Good luck with your entry.     
I had only the general board bookmarked while I was out of the country so I didn't use up too much broadband on the cards I had to buy.... which cost an arm and a leg in some places... so thats my excuse for not viewing the pics lately.    You have a good eye and obviously a good camera.   My computer tech..( who is building me a new desktop pc at the moment) has just bought a 16 mp... way out of my league.


Title: Re: Natures helicopter
Post by: Yak on May 05, 2010, 10:48:37 pm
Hi Magoo.
I use an old 6meg Pentax DA SLR. [5 years old]
I dont bother using RAW as I then have to convert to JPEG for many applications.

I like the pentax - there are now many cameras on the market that exceed it in capacity, but hey!  I'm not a professional photographer.

I still have my original SLR, an Asahi Pentax Spotmatic S, 35mm, but the Mercury battery for it is impossible to get in NZ now.


Title: Re: Natures helicopter
Post by: Magoo on May 06, 2010, 08:21:05 am
Nice camera the Pentax.   I have a Pentax zoom 105R which took great pics.  I am lazy now and use a Sony Cybershot.  Suits me to be able to transfer images directly to the computer via the memory stick.   
Do you have the Microsoft power toy "image resizer" ?    Great little free program from MS that operates off the mouse and you can resize a whole folder full of photos with one click.  It is for XP but there is a clone for Vista. I have the links for both if you are interested,    Saves a lot of time and reduces the file size for quick loading for online use.
Did you know there is a battery shop in Sydenham ChCh that specialises in batteries and they also rebuild batteries.    You may have some luck sourcing your mercury battery through them.