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Ok well update for all of you, I bought the fan!!, and I just attached it to my hover baby a little while ago.

Got some pictures, and no I havent tried it, people asleep, so this weekend will be the big day!


The power bar is for easy shutoff access. Both the fan and leaf blower will be on max settings, and are hard to reach, so power bar to the rescue. As well the the metal *string* type stuff you see is one connected to each side of the bottom of the frame of the fan, therefore *hopefully* making it able to turn with the addition of a semi-steering column I'll be adding :P

tell me what you think:)

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Looks great! Please post a video as soon as possible. This thing looks fun!!!

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I just paintpshoped a logo for myself. tell me if you like it. i did not spend much time on it.

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A little large for a logo....but it's kinda cool, altho the whole computer in the background might be too much? I dono just my opinion.

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From this morning (042107), K10D, Sigma 70-300mm:

A Downy Woodpecker:

A Blue Jay:



:camera

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egarrard wrote:
Sigma 70-300mm:

I had that lens. (great lens, for how cheap it was)

There are 2 versions, of the lens.
The cheap version (which is great - for a all round use lens, that is light)
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/lenses_all_details.asp?id=3303&navigator=3

And the dirt cheap one (from what I hear, is not good)
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/lenses_all_details.asp?id=3304&navigator=3

This one from them is quite nice (but just to damn heavy)(so I sold it for 650.00)
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/lenses_all_details.asp?id=3276&navigator=3
(also it had bad lens creep)

This one is just about the sharpest lens I have ever used :thumb :thumb (highly recommended - if you get a good sample)
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/lenses_all_details.asp?id=3253&navigator=5
(I have mine for sale - but too bad, it's Nikon mt.)

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I have one of the APOs, but in an earlier version. (I also seem to have picked up some cat hair this morning... :Wink)

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Very nice... Here is an old setup (by chance with my 300mm, and my great but cheap D50)
(BTW, the D200 is da doodoo)

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Funny, looking back at the pic...
You can see I am kinda a old timer (that prefers, manual focus)
(or rather, my eyes have not gotten too bad............;) )

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BCR wrote:
(BTW, the D200 is da doodoo)
The D200 is doodoo? I'd have to agree. No image stablization on it. :Wink :lmao

Which reminds me. That old 70-300 APO is automatically image-stabilized. :thumb

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Funny.:lmao :lmao
You clearly read that wrong......;)

I did not want to curse (even though I see it here all the time..)

I'm sure you know what I meant.:banghead
I'll put it different.
The D200 is the sh!te. :beer (built like a tank, SUPER-fast, very flexible)
(a tad heavy with the all magnesium body)

In other words, it is not a el-cheapo plastic camera :camera (it is very stable, for shooting, because of the weight)

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Kindom934 wrote:
lol...all the above stuff with camera stuff i dunno XD.

I guess thats another field i want to learn :P

We're just kidding around. If you shoot in RAW, you couldn't tell the difference in the prints from either camera. If I could afford Nikon stuff, I'd shoot Nikon. But, I made the choice to shoot Pentax when I bought my first camera (K1000) 30 years ago. The Nikon was $40 more back then, that's all. It was either buy the camera or buy the camera and pay for the gas to go get it. :lmao

Pentax doesn't have as wide a range of lenses as Nikon does, but that's because "pro" photographers really haven't been their market. However, the lenses they do produce have been second to none, plus their cameras are designed to use every every Pentax or Takumar lens that has been produced. I have a lens made in the 50's that still works on my K10D. You can't say that about many other manufacturers.

The only area Pentax does give ground to Nikon is in flash technology. Nikon's is more flexible, but unless you are a pro photographer, you won't be able to tell the difference. I won't, so I didn't worry about it. I can still do wireless, high speed sync, etc. so I am happy.

Once again though, the main difference was price. The D200 was $1300, the K10D was $800. Plus the 30-years-worth of lenses I already owned. It was a no-brainer for me. :thumb

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Kindom934 wrote:
Do you...(looks around)...keep the boxes that the lens came btw? :KICK ASS
No. Most of them came from eBay.

I do have the cases that the Olympus lenses came with. Most of the Pentax ones I keep in my camera bag. The others are just in a box in the closet with the other camera bodies.

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Apparently, a yard sale addict.

Large Panorama Image

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egarrard wrote:
Apparently, a yard sale addict.

Large Panorama Image

Very nice! Camera has a feature to take multiple pictures and stick them together? Mine has that but I can't ever get it straight :(

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Really neat pictures

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robodude666 wrote:
Very nice! Camera has a feature to take multiple pictures and stick them together? Mine has that but I can't ever get it straight :(

A tripod would help :o

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The camera does not stich (put together) the panorama image..

Like nilzxx said, a tripod helps....

That picture was software stiched with ACDsee systems software, then used the panorama fix. (it is a plug in)

Cool pic, like all panoramas..
I have done a few, if I can find the disc that I have them on..
(I did some of my condo)

It is rather easy to do.. But is best done with very steady hands, or better a tripod.
Tame multiple shots, and stich together..:beer

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BCR wrote:
The camera does not stich (put together) the panorama image..

Like nilzxx said, a tripod helps....

That picture was software stiched with ACDsee systems software, then used the panorama fix. (it is a plug in)

Cool pic, like all panoramas..
I have done a few, if I can find the disc that I have them on..
(I did some of my condo)

It is rather easy to do.. But is best done with very steady hands, or better a tripod.
Tame multiple shots, and stich together..:beer

My camera temp. "stitches" the images together but then they are as separate images on the card.. I am just saying I can't get the images to flow well. Like one might be a bit up or a bit lower.

Yea... a tripod would help, but they are a tad big to carry to certain places. Not to mention they are expensive.

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robodude666 wrote:
My camera temp. "stitches" the images together but then they are as separate images on the card.. I am just saying I can't get the images to flow well. Like one might be a bit up or a bit lower.

Yea... a tripod would help, but they are a tad big to carry to certain places. Not to mention they are expensive.

Tripods are really cheap. Just go to walmart and get a medium and small sized one. I like the mini sized pods mostly so that I can get down low or prop it up on a table, toss it in the car. But for outside medium sizes work best if you carry a lot of equipment. Truly a tripod is not needed unless you are working in dimly lit areas or far away shoots. You might be thinking of those really large tripods like at photo shoots, they cost a fortune and probably have some sort of guarantee to be harmonically balance with the earth..lol..cough.:)

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Tivon wrote:
Tripods are really cheap. Just go to walmart and get a medium and small sized one. I like the mini sized pods mostly so that I can get down low or prop it up on a table, toss it in the car. But for outside medium sizes work best if you carry a lot of equipment. Truly a tripod is not needed unless you are working in dimly lit areas or far away shoots. You might be thinking of those really large tripods like at photo shoots, they cost a fortune and probably have some sort of guarantee to be harmonically balance with the earth..lol..cough.:)

well, first of all.. there are no walmarts anywhere here. I am not talking about like the 5-20$ tripods. I am talking about normal like $100 quality tripods.. Not like $500 ones or anything.

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That picture was software stiched with ACDsee systems software, then used the panorama fix. (it is a plug in)

Cool pic, like all panoramas.

Glad you all liked the picture.

Thanks for describing how I did it. You must really know your stuff... :hail

Too bad you were wrong. :jawsdown

I shot at 10MP and cropped off the top and bottom of the picture. What's left is 20% or so of the area in the center as a panoramic crop. My film camera (MZ-5n) has two shutters that drop down and crop the image when the film is exposed, creating a panoramic image. With digital, I have to do it myself. :)

I messed around once upon a time with stitching with the Canon I have. It was just too much bother. I kept forgetting to set everything to manual and pictures would turn out too different from each other to stitch. Just plain old pilot error. :lmao

Maybe I'll try again with the new camera.

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egarrard wrote:
Too bad you were wrong. :jawsdown .

Yeah, I was going to mention... That is the way to cheat a panorama..;)

Also, EVEN better... When anyone is going to do the crop method - it is clearly better to use a wide angles lens.

But, you did use ACDsee software.:beer

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But, you did use ACDsee software.:beer
True, but anyone could find that out. It's in the exif info. :Wink

I'm about to dump the ACDSee, I think. It doesn't read the Pentax RAW files. It's a nice product otherwise. Lightroom looks pretty good (for an Abode product). :beer

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Hope you enjoy them!

Iris cluster:

Dogwood blooms:

The Yellow Rose of Texas:

:)

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egarrard,

I cant do that thing that you done on your last picture how do you do it if you dont mind.

The thing when you make the background blurry and your eyes focus on the main object how is done?

Thanks

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do u have to manual focus it that way

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here are some of my pics which are not as good as urs but im only realy starting at taking pics and i dont have an SLR camera so see what u think

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hmm Manual Focus,

Thanks Matty.

That first pic of yours looks very interesting. :Thumb

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first 1 to guess what it is