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Close-up of Pentax on BBC 6 O'Colck News.

JAK
Posted 31/03/2017 - 18:30 Link
Anyone else spot the close up of a Pentax in the Flying Scotsman feature on the BBC 6 o'clock news just now (Fri 31st) ?
John K
Edited by JAK: 31/03/2017 - 18:30
swarf
Posted 31/03/2017 - 19:06 Link
Yes - looked like it was paired with the 18-135, but I could be wrong about that.

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JAK
Posted 31/03/2017 - 22:43 Link
Just on again. Think it is a K-70 with an 18-135.
John K
JAK
Posted 31/03/2017 - 23:29 Link
If you wish to see while still available on iPlayer its at 28:26
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08jlt0b/bbc-news-at-ten-31032017
John K
johnriley
Posted 01/04/2017 - 00:13 Link
Nice bit of product placement!
Best regards, John
pgweber
Posted 01/04/2017 - 00:28 Link
A famous name from the past superseded by more modern and faster offerings, yes it's Flying Scotsman.
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davidtrout
Posted 02/04/2017 - 08:28 Link
I wonder if Canon and Nikon users post 'did you see' messages such as this on their respective forums. I was up on the hillside above Ribblehead Viaduct on Friday when Flying Scotsman came through and there were hundreds if not thousands of photographers spread out right across the moors. I was with an Olympus using friend from my camera club and it never occurred to me to check what gear everyone else was using.
David
PS My gear for the day was a K3 + D FA*70-200 zoom and K5 + DA*16-50 zoom. I'll get round to posting something in The Gallery eventually
JAK
Posted 02/04/2017 - 09:27 Link
davidtrout wrote:
I wonder if Canon and Nikon users post 'did you see' messages such as this on their respective forums. I was up on the hillside above Ribblehead Viaduct on Friday when Flying Scotsman came through and there were hundreds if not thousands of photographers spread out right across the moors. I was with an Olympus using friend from my camera club and it never occurred to me to check what gear everyone else was using.
David
PS My gear for the day was a K3 + D FA*70-200 zoom and K5 + DA*16-50 zoom. I'll get round to posting something in The Gallery eventually

Did you see the news item in the bulletin? It was what videographers would call a big close up. Indeed, a very big close up! I can't recall ever seeing a digital Pentax featured this way on TV current affairs before. Old film Pentaxs in period dramas, maybe, but this was a current news item. A rare event indeed.
Had it been a Canikon it would hardly be worth the mention, two a penny they are!
John K
johnriley
Posted 02/04/2017 - 09:38 Link
I think it was the long, lingering shot that was interesting. It seemed out of proportion to the relevance of the shot in the item. Does this mean the media are unfairly biased towards Pentax?

That's my mischievous thought for the day, I'll go and lie down again now.....
Best regards, John
nocturnal
Posted 02/04/2017 - 09:50 Link
The Irish girl in BBC stargazing Australia had a K1000 on her while sitting on the virtual exo-planet beach. The existence of a future working K1000 was the only possibility I would think 😁
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JAK
Posted 02/04/2017 - 09:59 Link
Perhaps the camera man and/or film editor is a convert. On rewatching it I note they interviewed that lady Pentaxian shortly after the camera was shown.
This is a shrunk screen shot:
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John K
Algernon
Posted 02/04/2017 - 10:26 Link
The reason for big close up is, It's just the BBC being their usual sexist self. The sooner they are shut down the better. They sacked a male presenter off Springwatch for being white and male. link

Whoever approved the shot knows nothing about cameras or Pentax or else they would have shown her with a big butch Canon like a real men use

They even have an article about a female baby photographer on their website. Is that news? The photos are OK, but it seems to be a book promotion which isn't allowed.

I'm all for 50/50 and most of my favourite bookmarked photographers are female just can't stand the BBC attitude. For a corporation that has always been equal pay and opportunities since the 1930's they are a disgrace.

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Algi
Edited by Algernon: 02/04/2017 - 10:48
pgweber
Posted 02/04/2017 - 18:25 Link
Look at the dreadful way she is holding the camera. That portrayal doesn't do female photographers any favours
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HarisF1
Posted 02/04/2017 - 19:07 Link
pgweber wrote:
Look at the dreadful way she is holding the camera. That portrayal doesn't do female photographers any favours

Must have strong fingers, I certainly can't even hold my camera that way if I wanted to.
All the gear with no idea
nocturnal
Posted 03/04/2017 - 00:06 Link
HarisF1 wrote:
pgweber wrote:
Look at the dreadful way she is holding the camera. That portrayal doesn't do female photographers any favours

Must have strong fingers, I certainly can't even hold my camera that way if I wanted to.

It's OK she has 5 axis shake reduction.
"In a photographic context I don't like the use of the word 'shot' as where I live this word refers to an extreme act of violence and not the beautiful craft of photography"

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