Re: Pros (+ OT)

2001-07-19 Thread Steve Cottrell
The only camera I own that is a pro for sure is a Leica M6, but I keep its pretension at bay by putting Russian lenses on it :-) Juan! You've got it the wrong way around. It's the Leitz lenses that you should be putting on a Russian body. I wish I could afford an M6. I have a CL coming with a

Re:Manual focus

2001-01-15 Thread Steve Cottrell
Wieland writes: I am one of the remaining manual-focus-only users. What I would find a useful information (e.g. on Boz' page) is the max turning angle of the focussing ring. The new AF lenses have only a very short angle from infinity to minimum focussing distance (usually 90 deg or smaller).

Re: Slide scanner reviews

2001-01-25 Thread Steve Cottrell
But in my books, two year's use before the thing starts becoming useless without hundreds of pound's worth of repairs (and no obvious interest in taking it any further) is complete crapola. Don't buy a Polaroid, get the Coolscan! That may be good advice, but the lifespan of scanners seems

MX problems? (was: Checking an LX for possible problems)

2001-01-28 Thread Steve Cottrell
Chris B writes: From what I've heard about LX's, this isn't a bad idea. For some reason, LX's and MX's seem to have more problems than most Pentax bodies, though I'm sure there are the usual exceptions that prove the rule. :) I have two MX's, both black. One was bought new in 1980 (one of a

MX lovers - french website

2001-01-31 Thread Steve Cottrell
For MX lovers, found this interesting website which has some good brochure pics, and good data. In French, but easily navigable. Note the page listing the MX screens. http://perso.club-internet.fr/jvila/pentax.html Cheers, Cotty

Large copyright marks suck!

2001-02-04 Thread Steve Cottrell
- - "Detail of Sign, Snowdon, Wales, 2000", by Cotty. Good eye for detail. Copyright mark a bit too overwhelming for me though :-) (I noticed that most pictures now include some sort of copyright) Yes, ahem. I was trying to make a visual statement here, er, reading all this stuff about Image

Re: OT: Going semi-digital; advice needed

2001-02-04 Thread Steve Cottrell
John is going digital! What I need help with is the computer. Right now, my home computer is a 386. I want to replace it, but cost is a major concern. For goodness sake man, get a Mac! Keeping in mind cost and the fact that I can upgrade later, what should I be thinking about in terms of RAM

Re: Why does my MX eat batteries?

2001-02-06 Thread Steve Cottrell
Peter asks: I have an MX that drains batteries even when it's not in use. After about two weeks in the camera, the batteries are down to half a volt from their original 1.5. The meter works fine, otherwise. I have checked it, and the problem is not that the LEDs stay on. They turn off

Re: Why does my MX eat batteries?

2001-02-06 Thread Steve Cottrell
This may or may not be of help. I once had an MX that had this fault: the shutter release, as you know, is 2-stage meaning that on first depression the meter is activated (and therefore the LEDs), and on final depression, the shutter is released. With the manual wind-on lever in a stand-off

Re: UK Photo Stores, etc.

2001-02-08 Thread Steve Cottrell
We're going on a trip to London in March and have about 10 days to visit. One; I was wondering if anyone has a good store to recommend for new/used Pentax gear (I saw one on the list a few days ago and have put it down on my list) and Two; Are there any good photo shows going on now in

Used price for an A 85mm f1.4 lens?

2001-02-10 Thread Steve Cottrell
Hi listers, I notice the Pentax A 85mm f1.4 lens on eBay - could anyone please share what they think this lens should cost? What a realistic price [in US dollars] for it would be? What they think it will probably go for in the end? What they think would be silly money? We all know how silly

Urgent query - Motor Drive MX and NiCad Pack LX...

2001-02-20 Thread Steve Cottrell
Hi, If anyone out there in Pentaxland has any experience using a Motor Drive MX with a NiCad Pack LX - read on please. The two units line up well, and according to Boz's site are compatible. But when I tried a newly aquired but used NiCad Pack LX on a newly aquired but used Motor Drive MX,

Motor Drive MX and NiCad Pack LX...update

2001-02-22 Thread Steve Cottrell
Hi PXers, First of all, can I thank those listers that responded very kindly with helpful suggestions regarding buzzing sounds emanating from a Motor Drive MX attached to a NiCad Pack LX. Your input was superb and I've now found the problem. For anyone interested, I opened up the NiCad Pack,

Motor Drive MX and NiCad Pack LX...update 3...

2001-02-24 Thread Steve Cottrell
The part number is PQXA36ASVC and are UKP 7.50 each. Direct order line is 01280 823 523 (UK telephone) if this helps anyone. The updated part number is PQXA36SVC and are UKP 11.34 each. Fortunately the suppliers are giving me credit for the wrong parts after I mail them back. The new ones

Re: OT: Vuescan does Mac USB

2001-02-27 Thread Steve Cottrell
Don't know if there are any other Mac users on the list with Minolta's Scan Dual II USB scanner, but Ed Hamrick's Vuescan finally does Mac USB! Hmmm. Nope. Can't think of any... =) Cotty ___ Cotty's MacAds - free UK Macintosh

Pentax UK disservice, and NiCad Pack LX - buying new cells...

2001-03-01 Thread Steve Cottrell
The trauma, er story so far... Having spent the better part of a couple of hours with a phone glued to my earhole, I am now under the impression that Sanyo Cadnica 1.2 volt 225 maH cells are impossible to come by here in the UK. The best phone call was to Pentax UK's repair division. There, a

Motor Drive MX and NiCad Pack LX...final update

2001-03-11 Thread Steve Cottrell
Further to my saga about re-celling a NiCad Pack LX so that I could use it with my newly aquired Motor Drive MX: the pack is now completed, and functioning great. Anyone in the UK wishing to undertake the exercise should read Rob Studdert's excellent reference at:

OT - If you know your Tokina hoods, please read!

2001-03-11 Thread Steve Cottrell
Hi listers, On the subject of lens hoods, does anyone know if Tokina ever made a plastic (or metal, for that matter) 'grippy-type' push-on lens hood in 67mm diameter size? The part designation would (should) be something like: SH-671 or similar. For instance, I have the Tokina ATX 80-200 f2.8

ebay pentax heads up - MX + 50 1.2

2001-03-14 Thread Steve Cottrell
Just a quick one - an MX and winder, plus 50mm f1.2 'as new' lurking under a generic 'pentax camera' subject line. http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=1222073605 Cheers, Cotty ___ Cotty's MacAds - free UK

Re: ebay pentax heads up - MX + 50 1.2

2001-03-15 Thread Steve Cottrell
Just a quick one - an MX and winder, plus 50mm f1.2 'as new' lurking under a generic 'pentax camera' subject line. The seller calls it the f1:2 (i.e. the f2.0), not the f1.2. The lens shown in the photograph certainly only looks like the f2. But an MX in reasonably good shape, plus a

UK camera shop - nominate the best!

2001-03-19 Thread Steve Cottrell
Hi Listers, especially UK ones... Does anyone know of a really decent camera shop in the UK, preferably in the south of England, preferably anywhere between London and Bristol, that has: 1/ A really good selection of gear, large shop with plenty of room, major makes, 35mm and medium format,

Re: OT: Boz's e-mail address

2001-05-02 Thread Steve Cottrell
My dearly-loved Unix accound is going away... No more elm... I must join the world of Microsoft... I too will start sending e-mails with senseless attachments... Boz, for Finagle's sake, it doesn't need to be like that! There *is* an alternative... Cotty

Re: Pocketable Camera

2001-05-23 Thread Steve Cottrell
Hi Shel, I use an Olympus XA-2. It's very small, has a sliding cover for the 35mm f3.5 Zuiko, built-in lens which means it really does fit in a pocket, has a fully de-mountable flash, 3-setting focus, ISO dial-in from 25-800, self-timer, very quiet electronic shutter. Where I go, it goes.

Re: GFM 2008

2008-01-04 Thread Steve Cottrell
-- Seeing Eye Productions Ltd Location camera and editing services Email [EMAIL PROTECTED] Web http://www.seeingeye.tv Telephone 01993 846230 Mobile07836 694831 Seeing Eye Productions Ltd 1 Greystones Court, Lower End, Alvescot, Bampton Oxfordshire OX18 2QA United Kingdom Registered

Re: GFM 2008

2008-01-04 Thread Steve Cottrell
that the contents and any attachments are copyright Seeing Eye Productions Ltd (UK) unless stated otherwise and are not for publication in any form unless by prior agreement. On 4 Jan 2008, at 23:04, frank theriault [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Jan 4, 2008 5:54 PM, Steve Cottrell [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: Digital Lenses

2003-03-06 Thread Steve Cottrell
JPEGs are not fragile at all. they are misused by the novice. every time you save a JPEF file from an image editing program, it recompresses the image. since JPEG is a lossy compress algorithm, that means each save throws away more of the image. i set my digital camera to capture at the least

March Pug (very long thread)

2003-03-06 Thread Steve Cottrell
It is snowing again (what a surprise). Since we seem to be preoccupied with what Pentax is or isn't going to do I thought I would revive Cotty's (I think) practice of commenting on the whole PUG. As usual an overall excellent group of pictures. Butch, I take my hat off to you - well done. It

Re: Rolling down the track

2013-07-10 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 10/7/13, Don Guthrie, discombobulated, unleashed: Recently had an opportunity to photograph a genuine steam engine on the tracks. I took many pictures and will post some galleries when I get them up on flicker. Meantime for those who have no moral objections to Google plus please look at

Re: PESO 2013 - 062 - GDG

2013-07-13 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 13/7/13, Godfrey DiGiorgi, discombobulated, unleashed: Woke at 3 am with a bit of a headache. Dehydrated, didn't drink enough water. So while my body assimilated more water and rebalanced itself, I wandered through some photos taken back in May. This one recalled the memory of a fine weekend

Re: PESO - Backyard Sunset

2013-07-13 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 14/7/13, Brian Walters, discombobulated, unleashed: G'day all A couple of weeks ago some late winter fog combined with the setting sun to produce a golden light that only lasted a matter of minutes. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1370864/PESO/slides/_IGP4708- K5-1peso.html Comments,

PESO - Market Street, Oxford. July 2013

2013-07-13 Thread Steve Cottrell
I am really trying to get to grips with reportage. Previously I would have shot from the hip, but I'm forcing myself to stop, look through the lens and compose. You would have thought that, for someone who regularly films strangers with a huge TV camera, pointing a small still camera would be

Re: OT GESO - contrast

2013-07-14 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 14/7/13, Derby Chang, discombobulated, unleashed: Not sure I like high contrast, but figured I should try it for a while. http://members.iinet.net.au/~derbyc/13/07/contrast/index.html Works for me! -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video Producion

Re: Any new flagship camera rumors?

2013-07-16 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 16/7/13, Darren Addy, discombobulated, unleashed: Pentax FF Announcement 2013 Pentax FF Shipping 2013 Pentax FF Announcement 2014 Pentax FF Shipping 2014 Pentax FF Never Pentax FF learned firsthand from a trusted source. Pentax FF learned secondhand from a trusted source Pentax FF learned from

Re: PESO: Favorite from Wednesday portrait session

2013-07-19 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 18/7/13, Walt, discombobulated, unleashed: http://www.flickriver.com/photos/walt_gilbert/9319667018/ K-5, F50/1.7, 1/90 sec., ISO 100, f/5.6 Comments, critiques and suggestions eagerly accepted. Superb, Walt. -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video

Re: PESO 2013 - Houston Airport - GDG

2013-07-19 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 19/7/13, Godfrey DiGiorgi, discombobulated, unleashed: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gdgphoto/9323529288/lightbox Like it -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video Producion --www.seeingeye.tv _ -- PDML

Re: PESOs: Micro PDLM meeting in Greenwich

2013-07-30 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 24/7/13, Chris Mitchell, discombobulated, unleashed: And here he is at the Old Brewery where we had supper: http://www.zen50061.zen.co.uk/PDML/DSCF2589.jpg Still got more hair than me -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video Producion --

Re: reviews on the wirecutter.com

2013-07-30 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 24/7/13, David J Brooks, discombobulated, unleashed: I use the single centre and recompose It's the only way to fly :) -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video Producion --www.seeingeye.tv _ -- PDML

Re: OT - So you thought repairing a DSLR was difficult

2013-08-01 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 31/7/13, Gerrit Visser, discombobulated, unleashed: When I disassemble things I take lots of photos during the process. That way when 3 months later I try to put it back together there is a reasonable chance I can figure it out. My memory is getting so bad I have to photograph where the

Re: OT - wonderful family album

2013-08-01 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 31/7/13, Igor Roshchin, discombobulated, unleashed: Alain Laboile, a French photographer and sculptor discovered for himself photography in 2007 and since that uses it as a way of describing about his family (2 sons, 4 daughters, and a waife) Children are now 18, 16, 14, 12, 5 and 4.

Re: So you thought repairing a DSLR was difficult.

2013-08-02 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 1/8/13, Bipin Gupta, discombobulated, unleashed: Hello Steve, it is time you started taking Korean Ginseng to improve your memory. Here in India, folks are advised to eat (8) almonds every day and take a two thousand year old herbal remedy called Shankhpushpi (Canscora Decussata). Hmmm I'll

Re: Few PESOs and new gear report

2013-08-04 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 3/8/13, Boris Liberman, discombobulated, unleashed: Etude: http://pentax-ways.blogspot.co.il/2013/08/2013-34-etude.html I like that a lot. Boris, what camera are you using with this Heliar? -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video Producion

Re: Few PESOs and new gear report

2013-08-04 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 4/8/13, Steve Cottrell, discombobulated, unleashed: Boris, what camera are you using with this Heliar? Aha Ricoh, got it. -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video Producion --www.seeingeye.tv _ -- PDML

Re: PESO sunset planespotting

2013-08-04 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 2/8/13, Larry Colen, discombobulated, unleashed: I finally got around to looking at the plane photos I took the night I photographed the burrowing owl. They're a bit rougher than I'd like. I was trying to not blow out the colored lights, so everythng not self illuminated was exposed a bit

Re: A little bit of rhythm and a lot of soul

2013-08-04 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 4/8/13, Bob W, discombobulated, unleashed: A shot from this weekend: http://www.web-options.com/Locomotion.jpg It's not rocket science is it? -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video Producion --www.seeingeye.tv

Re: A little bit of rhythm and a lot of soul

2013-08-05 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 5/8/13, Boris Liberman, discombobulated, unleashed: So, Bob, it is clear now, you've a time machine in your garage and actually the W in your name comes from Who, or Doctor Who, to whom :-) you happen to be next of kin :-). Cycling on Gallifrey is very popular ;-) -- Cheers, Cotty

Re: PESO sunset planespotting

2013-08-05 Thread Steve Cottrell
Actually, I really love this one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ellarsee/9418917251/in/set-72157634899968298/ Very evocative of warm summer evenings, going away somewhere on a red- eye overnight service, the smell of aviation fuel in the nostrils, amazing sights as you lift into the sly with a

Re: PESO sunset planespotting

2013-08-05 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 5/8/13, Larry Colen, discombobulated, unleashed: Where one person will look at two photos and like the uncluttered photo of the airplane against the sky, and wonder why I even bothered showing the photo with the cluttered distracting background, another person will wonder why I bothered with

Re: PESO - Anna, pronounced Ahna

2013-08-05 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 5/8/13, Doug Brewer, discombobulated, unleashed: https://plus.google.com/115347824062413314605/posts/46sU316B2da Superb! -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video Producion --www.seeingeye.tv _ -- PDML

Re: Carrying a camera on a long walk

2013-08-06 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 6/8/13, Larry Colen, discombobulated, unleashed: Just hire Cotty to be your sherpa and carry it for you. The video business is a bit slow and he's got nothing better to do than tag along carrying your camera gear. For a slight extra charge, he'll even carry your beer for you, and for not much

Re: I went to a street fair Saturday afternoon

2013-08-06 Thread Steve Cottrell
He sang a song about it. I just wanna be your toreador. As well as I'm mooin' on, It's cow or heifer, A little less cownversation, milkcow blues boogie, Moona Lisa... The hits just keep on comin' Bob, you put the vaca in vacation. Perhaps I was milking it a little. I'm udderly sorry about

Re: Carrying a camera on a long walk

2013-08-11 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 7/8/13, Eric Weir, discombobulated, unleashed: At this point I'm being sorely temped by the Fujifilm X10. Would feel a little guilty about sticking with Pentax, though. Deffo go for the X20 if you can - unless price is crucial. Not just saying this as some sort of defence, but the current

Re: Pentax name is now gone...

2013-08-13 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 13/8/13, Ralf R. Radermacher, discombobulated, unleashed: In my experience, the old Pentaxians are the last people on this planet who would want a camera in fancyful colours. For me, you can make it any fanciful colour you like - as long as it's black. -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__

Re: OT: More Stupidity, but WHY?

2013-08-14 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 14/8/13, Godfrey DiGiorgi, discombobulated, unleashed: It really helps when dealing with machines to let go of all the emotional baggage. I dare you to say that about certain motorcycles ;-) -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video Producion

Re: Two of everything?

2013-08-14 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 14/8/13, John Coyle, discombobulated, unleashed: Anyone else getting two copies of every email - just from the PDML? Not here. -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video Producion --www.seeingeye.tv _ -- PDML

Re: Two of everything?

2013-08-14 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 14/8/13, John Coyle, discombobulated, unleashed: Anyone else getting two copies of every email - just from the PDML? Not here. -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video Producion --www.seeingeye.tv _ -- PDML

Photo trip to the Isle of Wight

2013-08-14 Thread Steve Cottrell
Sadly there is zero Pentax content in this post! However, I am off on a stills photo trip tomorrow and thought I would mention it here. This weekend sees the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Old Gaffers Association http://oga50.org/) where a large collection of classic gaff-rigged vessels of

Re: PESO - Cutty Sark

2013-08-14 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 14/8/13, Rick Womer, discombobulated, unleashed: Or, in its stark naked form, http://gallery.photo.net/photo/17495652-lg.jpg Is that Bob up on the first yard getting a top-shot? -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video Producion --

Re: Two of everything?

2013-08-14 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 14/8/13, John, discombobulated, unleashed: Damn! Beat me to it. You gotta get up pretty early in the morning Sessoms. Actually bloody early as we're 8 hours ahead ;-) -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video Producion --www.seeingeye.tv

Re: PESO - Cutty Sark

2013-08-14 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 14/8/13, Bob W, discombobulated, unleashed: I was trying to raise the yard-arm so the sun would be below it and we could all have a drink. I'll drink to that! -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video Producion --www.seeingeye.tv

Re: PESO - Cutty Sark

2013-08-14 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 14/8/13, John, discombobulated, unleashed: I'm sure that's some kind of salacious pun or other low gutter humor (humour) there, but I haven't figured it out yet. Why John, anyone would think that there are ulterior motives in my every sentence. A top-shot is exactly that. A nice view from a

Re: PESO: Bright Future

2013-08-14 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 14/8/13, John Sessoms, discombobulated, unleashed: I made a visit to RDU Airport last Saturday. Went out to exercise my K10D and ended up at the observation deck there. Not really much to see, but there was a little bit of a thunderstorm passed through I thought this one was worth playing

GESO - small - Old Gaffers

2013-08-15 Thread Steve Cottrell
http://cottycam.posthaven.com/old-gaffers A few of my picks from today. Shot a couple of hundred, selected a couple of dozen for the press officer, and a few here for you -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video Producion --www.seeingeye.tv

Re: Photo trip to the Isle of Wight

2013-08-15 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 15/8/13, John Francis, discombobulated, unleashed: For those unfamiliar with the British press, this old guide might help: o The Economist is read by the people who run the country o The Times is read by the people who pretend to run the country o The Guardian is read by the people

Re: GESO - small - Old Gaffers

2013-08-15 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 15/8/13, Bob W, discombobulated, unleashed: Very nice. Looks like a good way to pass the time. Sadly better would be actually sailing but as they're doing that for the next three days and I'm off working - - ack! -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web

Re: GESO - small - Old Gaffers

2013-08-16 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 15/8/13, Ann Sanfedele, discombobulated, unleashed: Your gaffers are more picturesque :-) Thanks Anne. The term gaffers in this context refers to a type of sailing rig commonly used up until the 20th century. The 'gaff' is a wooden spar (pole) that holds the top side of a four-sided sail.

Re: GESO - small - Old Gaffers

2013-08-16 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 15/8/13, Jack Davis, discombobulated, unleashed: Beautifully exposed and rendered, Cotty. Just think if you had actually owned that camera. My mind is boggling. I used to have a 1DmII a few years ago but just wasn't using it as I concentrated on video. As I near retirement and the video will

Re: GESO - small - Old Gaffers

2013-08-16 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 15/8/13, Larry Colen, discombobulated, unleashed: I've long thought that if I were to have such a pretty hole in the water to dump money into, I'd name it Thistle Dew LOL. Yup :-) Mine will be called after my late grandmother. Maude Pye -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast,

Re: GESO - small - Old Gaffers

2013-08-16 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 15/8/13, Bruce Walker, discombobulated, unleashed: Specially like #4, Cotty. Have you picked your future investment out yet? Har! I'd buy this one today if I could: http://www.woodenships.co.uk/sailing-yachts/gaff-cutter-yacht -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, ||

Re: GESO - small - Old Gaffers

2013-08-16 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 16/8/13, Alan C, discombobulated, unleashed: Wonderfully preserved old ladies - a photographer's mecca. A far cry from my Enterprise! Why were the crew of the Enterprise always sick? Because they had to put up with the captain's logs. -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast,

Re: Inspired by the old Asahi Optical logo (Darren Addy)

2013-08-16 Thread Steve Cottrell
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vb8orv46xvz0cx3/pdml%20logo%20sketch.png That's very good! -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video Producion --www.seeingeye.tv _ -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net

Re: My paean to the Dream Cruise

2013-08-16 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 15/8/13, Paul Stenquist, discombobulated, unleashed: It went missing for a while. Back now on graph four. Paul, being really thick here (as we Brits say) - what do you mean by 'graph four' ? I looked for a link to the video and couldn't see one anywhere. -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__

Re: GESO - small - Old Gaffers

2013-08-16 Thread Steve Cottrell
Pics now with story, plus video (not mine!!) soon: http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/story/2013-08-16/old-gaffers-50th- anniversary/ -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video Producion --www.seeingeye.tv _ -- PDML

Re: My paean to the Dream Cruise

2013-08-16 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 16/8/13, Paul Stenquist, discombobulated, unleashed: Just look for a sentence in paragraph four that's a live link -- it's blue -- then click on it. It'll take you to the Youtube video. Ok thanks - didn't realise these were called 'graphs'. In the UK (AFAIK) they are just called links :) --

Re: GESO - small - Old Gaffers

2013-08-16 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 16/8/13, Alan C, discombobulated, unleashed: Another advantage of the gaff rig is that the mainsail, boom gaff can all be tied together pulled up almost parallel to the mast making the deck area very uncluttered - good for fishing parties. LOL! Love it -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__

Re: My paean to the Dream Cruise

2013-08-16 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 16/8/13, Paul Stenquist, discombobulated, unleashed: The link is in graph four, as in paragraph four:-). AHA Britspeak is 'Par' As in taking copy: blah blah blah blah point par blah blah blah... -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video

Re: My paean to the Dream Cruise

2013-08-16 Thread Steve Cottrell
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/18/automobiles/on-woodward-forever-young.html Paul, nice article as ever - GREAT job with the video - very well done. Gonna buy you a tripod with a pan and tilt head and a couple of radio mics ;-) Loved it -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast,

Re: My paean to the Dream Cruise

2013-08-16 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 16/8/13, Paul Stenquist, discombobulated, unleashed: Yeah, I was thinking about radio mikes. How much do they cost? shotgun mike is good for the car drive bus and interior work, but clip ons would be much better for the narration at the opening. I have a couple of types but a good cost

Re: GESO - small - Old Gaffers

2013-08-16 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 16/8/13, John, discombobulated, unleashed: Particularly an elderly rustic ... as in, I'll have to ask the gaffer. We tend to use it to mean the boss. Es the gaffer around mate? I can visualize Cotty's son Stefan saying that to his friends. Correct spelling! But I just sprayed coffee on my

Re: GESO - small - Old Gaffers

2013-08-16 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 16/8/13, John, discombobulated, unleashed: Boats aren't an investment. They're a hole in the water you throw money into. Gives a whole new meaning to sunk costs. Capn Sessoms is totally correct. No sailor ever went to sea thinking of a financial return unless they flew the skull and

Re: GESO - small - Old Gaffers

2013-08-16 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 16/8/13, Steve Cottrell, discombobulated, unleashed: We tend to use it to mean the boss. Es the gaffer around mate? Should read Is the gaffer around mate? Lest anyone think that we lapse into occasional bouts of Spanish inflection. Eez de gafferrr round mate? We want to kl him! (raucous

Re: My paean to the Dream Cruise

2013-08-16 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 16/8/13, John, discombobulated, unleashed: Graphs is newspaper lingo for paragraphs. Got that boss, I mean gaffer. Here, we say 'paras' or maybe a 'para'. A graph would be something like this: http://www.cricages.com/?attachment_id=6538 -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast,

Re: GESO - small - Old Gaffers

2013-08-16 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 16/8/13, John, discombobulated, unleashed: I dunno know? How often do you replace sails. Gettem restitched fer free do yah? I steam off the baked bean can labels, glue em together and let loose with the resulting obnoxious gases. -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate,

Re: GESO - small - Old Gaffers

2013-08-16 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 16/8/13, Bob W, discombobulated, unleashed: Bebe tequila, macho. Bloke stops by a motel near the border with Mexico and wants a room for the night. Single or double? asks the manager. Single, says the man. 1 sheet or 2 on the bed? asks the manager. It's a warm night, 1 sheet, replies the

Re: GESO - small - Old Gaffers

2013-08-17 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 16/8/13, John, discombobulated, unleashed: I was thinking son père as the gaffer. Got ya boss. I mean gaffer, er -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video Producion --www.seeingeye.tv _ -- PDML Pentax-Discuss

Re: My paean to the Dream Cruise

2013-08-17 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 16/8/13, John, discombobulated, unleashed: And so it would be here as well - up in the business office with the bean counters. You see, it always comes back to beans ;-) -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video Producion --www.seeingeye.tv

OT - Colorized Mono Pics

2013-08-17 Thread Steve Cottrell
I thought these 20 classic mono pics turned into colour were very well done! http://twistedsifter.com/2013/08/historic-black-white-photos-colorized/ -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video Producion --www.seeingeye.tv

Re: Inspired by the old Asahi Optical logo (Darren Addy)

2013-08-17 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 17/8/13, Bob W, discombobulated, unleashed: Here's my version: http://www.web-options.com/Aoco.jpg I knew it was going to be something er special when I clicked on the link ;-) -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video Producion --

Re: OT: GPS Traffoc Services

2013-08-17 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 17/8/13, Daniel J. Matyola, discombobulated, unleashed: What do people use for traffic avoidance on the road? Anyone have any recommendations, positive or negative? I navigate with an iPhone 4s mounted in a powered cradle high up on the dash, with Google Maps app displayed, 99% of the time

Re: OT: GPS Traffoc Services

2013-08-17 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 17/8/13, Steve Cottrell, discombobulated, unleashed: I navigate with an iPhone 4s mounted in a powered cradle high up on the dash, with Google Maps app displayed, 99% of the time in straightforward North-is-up plan view. The traffic function is fairly reliable although it does occasionally

Re: Dream Cruise Pics

2013-08-20 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 20/8/13, Paul Stenquist, discombobulated, unleashed: No shot of my skinned knee, bloody elbow and broken lens hood: http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/20/the-2013-woodward-dream- cruise-a-perfect-day-for-cruising/ Superb report and pics as always. That 34 Tudor is really nice :-)

Re: Dream Cruise Pics

2013-08-20 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 20/8/13, Paul Stenquist, discombobulated, unleashed: Thanks Cotty. I had a '34 Ford Tudor when I was a teen. But it was fenderless and had a big Pontiac V-8 up front. Let me guess, it's name was Gibson ;-) -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video

Re: Dream Cruise Pics

2013-08-20 Thread Steve Cottrell
Thanks Cotty. I had a '34 Ford Tudor when I was a teen. But it was fenderless and had a big Pontiac V-8 up front. Let me guess, it's name was Gibson ;-) I had to think about that one for awhile:-). Don't fret. -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net

Re: Dream Cruise Pics

2013-08-20 Thread Steve Cottrell
Thanks Cotty. I had a '34 Ford Tudor when I was a teen. But it was fenderless and had a big Pontiac V-8 up front. Let me guess, it's name was Gibson ;-) I had to think about that one for awhile:-). Don't fret. The PDML is once again where we guitar puns. Not one I would have

Re: PESO: This is not a waiter

2013-08-21 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 21/8/13, Daniel J. Matyola, discombobulated, unleashed: http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=17504451 Comments are invited. That's very odd. Compulsive! -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video Producion --www.seeingeye.tv

Re: Giving up on Pentax (probably)

2013-08-22 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 22/8/13, Paul Stenquist, discombobulated, unleashed: Why exactly do you need full frame? Just curious. I'm not, nor ever could be, John, but for me - so I can mount my A*85/1.4 onto it and have it behave like an A*85/1.4 ;-) Which brings about an interesting proposition. My A*85/1.4 is

Re: PESO - Subtlety

2013-08-22 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 22/8/13, Doug Brewer, discombobulated, unleashed: https://plus.google.com/115347824062413314605/posts/3SvUDez6XNA Another photo of Anna. I lied on Facebook, it's shit. Bastard. AAARGH. -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video Producion --

Re: PESO - Subtlety

2013-08-23 Thread Steve Cottrell
https://plus.google.com/115347824062413314605/posts/3SvUDez6XNA That's one of the best black and white photographs I've seen in a long time. Love everything about it. -- Cheers, Cotty ___/\__Broadcast, Corporate, || (O) |Web Video Producion --www.seeingeye.tv

Re: Giving up on Pentax (probably)

2013-08-24 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 23/8/13, Chris Mitchell, discombobulated, unleashed: You'll need an aperture simulator of course (stands back having lit blue touch paper) To be honest I'm not that bothered about restoring it's open-aperture metering functionality. The A*85/1.4 is best used wide open for full minimal DoF

Re: Another Blurb book...

2013-08-24 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 24/8/13, Mark Roberts, discombobulated, unleashed: I've finished my Photoshop course textbook. Just in the nick of time, really. Uploaded last night. Did my copyright registration this morning. Made the book available for purchase this afternoon. (Oh yeah, took a year and a half to write

Re: Another Blurb book...

2013-08-27 Thread Steve Cottrell
On 26/8/13, Mark Roberts, discombobulated, unleashed: http://www.blurb.com/b/4545115-a-semester-of-photoshop That looks great - good luck with it! Is there any option to view a page or two inside? Flash preview is now available at the above link. Blurb Preview shows chapter synopsis and

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