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The moral maze...


Link Posted 24/06/2008 - 20:56
Oh well, the telly's broke, never mind, lets go out an take some photos!


MX veteran

Link Posted 24/06/2008 - 21:59
Take them to Tesco Extra for the evening, and they can watch TV there in HD for nothing.
K100D Super, 18-55, 50-200, Sigma 10-20, Sigma 70mm macro and lots of old lenses


Link Posted 25/06/2008 - 00:36
Epithet Man wrote:
OK. I've just ordered the DA*50-135 from SRS - now eagerly awaiting a package from Chris.

Problem is, our TV is about to die, and I've promised the family a nice new widescreen LCD TV as a replacement. The sort of thing I had in mind comes in at around the 500 mark.

What a coincidence

If the TV goes in the next couple of months (quite likely) then I'm going to have to ask my children to watch CBeebies on my camera

What would you have done?


I have bought a TV card for my computer, can get a USB one now and comes cheap - under a 100 I think.

Better get working on some cash prize photo comp entries...
Bodies: K5IIs, K7, MZ5n, LX, MV
Lenses: DA*16-50, DA18-55WR, DA18-135, DAL35, M50 F2, A50 f1.4, FA50 f1.4, DA*50-135, DA55-300, Tamron 70-300, DFA 100 WR Macro, M135 f3.5, Sigma 120-400 APO DG HSM, Tokina 500 f8.0
Flash: Metz 58, Metz 48
Accessories: BG4, Pentax right angle finder, Pentax mirror adaptor lens, O-ME53 Viewfinder Loupe
Auto 110 System: Auto 110, Winder, 18mm, 24mm, 50mm, 70mm, 20-40mm, AF100P, 1.7x telecon


Link Posted 25/06/2008 - 07:14
When you get the Da* - you will forget all your worries about your family. You won't be home at all


Link Posted 25/06/2008 - 08:38
Sell the family, problem solved....

then you can buy the TV and watch what YOU want


Link Posted 25/06/2008 - 16:02
We don't have a T.V. But I might upgrade my monitor to something huge so we can share DVD watching on it. And at the same time it will be better for photo editing. How's that for a compromise?


Link Posted 25/06/2008 - 16:05
TV is vastly overrated IMO, to quote a once popular kids TV show from my youth:

Why Don't You wrote:
Turn off your TV set
and do something less boring instead

you don't have to be mad to post here

but it does help


Link Posted 25/06/2008 - 17:12
rparmar wrote:
We don't have a T.V. But I might upgrade my monitor to something huge so we can share DVD watching on it. And at the same time it will be better for photo editing. How's that for a compromise?

Know what you mean! We just got a 30" Apple cinema display with our new Mac, and that's getting more use than our telly these days, so much so, we're cancelling our Sky subscription and saving 65 (!) a month!


Father Ted

Link Posted 25/06/2008 - 21:47
Nothing on TV worth watching these days anyway
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.

Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 26/06/2008 - 00:01
Or get something like this and tell them it was 500.

K-3, a macro lens and a DA*300mm...


Link Posted 26/06/2008 - 20:49
I've had my eye on this lens for a while. Hopefully I'll be getting one next month to compliment my 16-50


Link Posted 26/06/2008 - 21:28
Father Ted wrote:
Nothing on TV worth watching these days anyway

For UK telly programmes I rely solely on what's available from BBC/iPlayer, 4 On Demand, and ITV's catchup service for my TV. I'm hoping the latter will have a download service available soon.

I do also have spanish digital free-to-view TV too. The english language programmes (CSI etc) are all dubbed, but then I use the language button to switch back to english.

Oh the joys of the digital age . . . and it's all free too, save for the cost of broadband.

This all begs the question:-

If you watch only TV programmes delivered via t'internet, and have no traditional television receiver, do you need to cough up for a TV licence?
Peter E Smith

My flickr Photostream


Link Posted 26/06/2008 - 21:39
Yes I believe you do Mannesty - someone argued this in the UK and lost as I recall.
Of course in civilised countries they ave scraped the licence.

Here we get the Beeb (all 4 channels on digital cable), and the Dutch don't dub foreign programmes, they subtitle them, which makes things easy. It does result in Wimbledon on several channels at once, which is a total pain, especially when it is followed by football! (No I'm not a sport lover)

Not sure I could have done what Epithet did - every time I had the money saved up for a new camera something came along and needed it more, and I gave up the money for the greater good. Luckily I love my Ds.
Maybe it's a female thing, not spending the money on ourselves - the bill payer happily forked out a small fortune on guitar stuff in the US, whilst saying we should be cutting down on spending and saving again after such an extravagant holiday

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