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Link Posted 06/10/2013 - 21:04
Hmm first time I've seen the in-camera fisheye filter used successfully!
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walkeja

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 09:36
I thought it was either a K10 or K20 judging by the layout of the rear of the camera, but I could be wrong. Probably am, never mind.

Congratulations to him.
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stevejcoe

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 10:16
LittleSkink wrote:
saw that too, nice one Bill

the prize (1000) seemed a bit stingey given they made over 1.3m from the calendar last year - or is it just me ?

If Ricoh marketing had been on the ball, they would have had a coordinated marketing campaign in place pushing the fact that the winning image was shot on a Pentax, especially since there is a prior relationship with the programme from earlier this year (binocular recycling initiative at Bird Fair in August)

As for the prize, well it should still be possible to invite Bill to the Open day at SRS and present him with one of the first K? cameras and possibly DA 12-28 lens.

Regards - Steve

droopsnoot

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 13:28
I noticed this last night, and nice to see he seemed to be doing his best to make sure the 'Pentax' brand name on the camera was in shot.
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stigg

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 14:05
Was really pleased for him as it was a great shot and with a KR! on the other hand i can no longer blame my KR for the rubbish shots i keep taking!!!!!!!!!
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Brian E

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 16:19
Who says the BBC isn't biased?! The preamble showing CP's kit in close up with the logo in full and then the close up of Bill Robinsons camera with only a limited view of the logo!

Anyway, congratulations to him for 'seeing' the picture and then taking it beautifully.

Hope to be at SRS on 'the Day'!

Brian.

Stuey

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 20:48
Congrats to Bill Robinson

Sadly I missed it as I was driving us back from a weekend in Aberdaron

Nice to see a Pentax in the limelight
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 21:11
Brian E wrote:
Who says the BBC isn't biased?! The preamble showing CP's kit in close up with the logo in full and then the close up of Bill Robinsons camera with only a limited view of the logo!

Anyway, congratulations to him for 'seeing' the picture and then taking it beautifully.

Hope to be at SRS on 'the Day'!

Brian.

Only very naive people, but that's a dwebate for another forum

I had al look at the other shortlisted ....


http://www.countryfile.com/countryside/countryfile-photographic-competition-winn...

...and thought Feeding Frenzy and Pier Sunset were much much better

Pleased a Pentax snapper has won though. Can't hurt
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cabstar

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 21:19
stevejcoe wrote:
LittleSkink wrote:
saw that too, nice one Bill

the prize (1000) seemed a bit stingey given they made over 1.3m from the calendar last year - or is it just me ?

If Ricoh marketing had been on the ball, they would have had a coordinated marketing campaign in place pushing the fact that the winning image was shot on a Pentax, especially since there is a prior relationship with the programme from earlier this year (binocular recycling initiative at Bird Fair in August)

As for the prize, well it should still be possible to invite Bill to the Open day at SRS and present him with one of the first K? cameras and possibly DA 12-28 lens.

Regards - Steve

I guess pentax found out the same time as we did. The bbc press team will only be interested in promoting their programmes not other commercial organisations.
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stevejcoe

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 21:41
cabstar wrote:
stevejcoe wrote:
Quote:
saw that too, nice one Bill

the prize (1000) seemed a bit stingey given they made over 1.3m from the calendar last year - or is it just me ?

If Ricoh marketing had been on the ball, they would have had a coordinated marketing campaign in place pushing the fact that the winning image was shot on a Pentax, especially since there is a prior relationship with the programme from earlier this year (binocular recycling initiative at Bird Fair in August)

As for the prize, well it should still be possible to invite Bill to the Open day at SRS and present him with one of the first K? cameras and possibly DA 12-28 lens.

Regards - Steve

I guess pentax found out the same time as we did. The bbc press team will only be interested in promoting their programmes not other commercial organisations.

Well if that's the case, they would be looking for another job , if they worked for me. A marketing department with its finger on the pulse should be aware of all national competitions and be ready to make the most of any opportunity that presents itself.

A proactive approach would have been to approach the BBC and offer to donate the first prize, if the image was captured with Pentax equipment. If not, then a suitable donation to Children in Need could have been made.

Regards - Steve

johnriley

Link Posted 07/10/2013 - 23:53
Quote:
A proactive approach would have been to approach the BBC and offer to donate the first prize, if the image was captured with Pentax equipment

They couldn't know that the first place was shot on a Pentax until it happened. Promotions are made in advance and accordingly costed.
Best regards, John

puma

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 00:34
All I can say is well done to Bill and best of luck to him keep clicking Bill and hopefully win next year
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 03:46
puma wrote:
All I can say is well done to Bill and best of luck to him keep clicking Bill and hopefully win next year

In the interests of good photography isn't it better to vote on what you think is the best image rather than vote simply because of what brand camera was used to take the shot?
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johnriley

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 08:00
Quote:

In the interests of good photography isn't it better to vote on what you think is the best image rather than vote simply because of what brand camera was used to take the shot?

Absolutely.
Best regards, John

tyronet2000

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 10:06
johnriley wrote:
Quote:

In the interests of good photography isn't it better to vote on what you think is the best image rather than vote simply because of what brand camera was used to take the shot?

Absolutely.

+1

Thats why I paid 1 to vote in a recent competition for an image taken with a Nikon and another on a mobile phone. Didn't see any Pentax entries anyway
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