Tag Archives: Nikon D5100

Royston Kite Festival 2013

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I took this on with a heavy heart; my good friend Clive Hollins would have wanted this so I agreed and I think was the right thing to do: I flew a 40m 7 MhZ radio antenna all day at … Continue reading

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A tiptoe into Bft5

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After some pretty sad testing with a 2m Delta Conyne kite in about 20mph wind speed (it sort of folded up and lost all lateral stability at peak gust)  I fret over the Bft 4/5 KAP options and return to … Continue reading

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DSLR KAP Image quaity: what do I know!

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I posted a KAP shot which was the best I got from a trying flight at Pymoor. I had no idea this photo would create such a buzz. In the end ( after feeling a bit pissed at the digs … Continue reading

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DSLR KAP: farewell to the picavet

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A single sentence in Tom Benedicts piece on KAP rig stabilisation metrics jumped out at me and had me running to the workshop (well shed actually) “Picavet rigs like to yaw back and forth. Pendulum rigs like to pitch fore … Continue reading

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D5100 KAP Live view Autofocus

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I dare say this is one of the politest classic RTFM answers I’ve ever had but it doesn’t change the very poor tolerance of the live view auto-focus to movement!

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DSLR KAP solving the shutter release.

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After a flight of more than 3 hours duration over an ‘easy’ target (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bblakecambridge/6147138957/)  with different permutations of exposure control ( auto-focus, manual focus fixed to infinity, shutter priority, aperture priority, AF area mode, fixed ISO, PL filter on/off etc.) … Continue reading

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