OT with the GR

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OT with the GR

Postby nickthetasmaniac » Wed 05 Feb, 2014 12:00 pm

A couple from my last OT trip - a bit of a stinker with 36deg recorded heading up Du Cane Gap. The guests were struggling, as were the guides :wink:

Also my first trip with my new Ricoh GR, an epic little fixed lens compact that manages to fit an APS sensor into a body that is 'genuinely' pocketable. Just about perfect for hiking :D

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And lastly, from down on Pelion Plains, anyone know the name of these? I'm sure it's something obvious :?
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Re: OT with the GR

Postby Pteropus » Wed 05 Feb, 2014 1:45 pm

Excellent photos as per usual Nick.

nickthetasmaniac wrote:And lastly, from down on Pelion Plains, anyone know the name of these? I'm sure it's something obvious :?

I'll have a crack: it looks a bit like Wahlenbergia stricta, but i'm not 100% sure, so I am happy to be corrected.
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Re: OT with the GR

Postby nickthetasmaniac » Wed 05 Feb, 2014 4:43 pm

Pteropus wrote:I'll have a crack: it looks a bit like Wahlenbergia stricta, but i'm not 100% sure, so I am happy to be corrected.


That's what I'd previously been calling them, but going by the Field Nats Guide it doesn't seem quite right...
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Re: OT with the GR

Postby MickyB » Wed 05 Feb, 2014 5:17 pm

Pteropus wrote:Excellent photos as per usual Nick.

nickthetasmaniac wrote:And lastly, from down on Pelion Plains, anyone know the name of these? I'm sure it's something obvious :?

I'll have a crack: it looks a bit like Wahlenbergia stricta, but i'm not 100% sure, so I am happy to be corrected.


I am fairly confident you are correct Pteropus. The flowers I have seen are generally a darker purple colour but that maybe the conditions they are growing in.

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Re: OT with the GR

Postby nickthetasmaniac » Thu 06 Feb, 2014 1:40 am

Ok, thank you both :)
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Re: OT with the GR

Postby wayno » Thu 06 Feb, 2014 9:56 am

an APS-C sensor which you normaly find in an SLR camera fitting into a camera this small... nice

http://www.bigheadtaco.com/2013/06/boke ... -gr-v.html
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Re: OT with the GR

Postby nickthetasmaniac » Thu 06 Feb, 2014 11:46 am

wayno wrote:an APS-C sensor which you normaly find in an SLR camera fitting into a camera this small... nice

http://www.bigheadtaco.com/2013/06/boke ... -gr-v.html


I've been following his Instagram feed, some pretty nice work...

The APS sensor is only half the story, the lens (28mm equivalent) is honestly the sharpest I've used for any format, and the lack of AA filter helps.
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Re: OT with the GR

Postby cams » Fri 07 Feb, 2014 10:33 am

Great photos. The 2nd B&W looks a little underexposed on my monitor though and the other's are a bit high on the contrast. Can't pick up my detail in the shadows.

The GR is an awesome camera. Love the star trails with the rugged mountain silhouette.
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