digital king – open wide

I cancelled the order for the digital king 0.7 from srs as the suppliers in the UK are being a bit slow. Also, I had seen it on eBay for £18 including postage, so took a punt. It arrived today, just 6 days after ordering. Looks genuine enough, cannot wait to try it out.


Went down to Shoreham beach today. Not that impressive, but did try out
the infrared filter. The 18-55 pentax does not seem to have a hotspot,
although they still come out pretty grainy. Used the old slingshot bag,
it is actually pretty good for small amounts of kit. Especially as the
little slik tripod just slips into the main compartment without the
head! Perfect!



snow on chanctonbury

Still thick snow on the north downs, so took today off as annual leave
(or maybe the 9 day flexy). I decided that a trip up Chanctonbury would
be good. It was clear enough and looked like it was going to stay that
way today. Invited the vicar as I was a little nervous of getting stuck
alone. Set off later than I would normally, but that is probably a good
thing. The track to the car park was fine where it was sheltered, but
icy where it was exposed. Of course, we came across cars in the exposed
bits, but managed to keep it under control with no wheel spinning, no
slipping etc. Unlike the other cars (both Audis strangely and both
spinning wheels like mad). Turned out to be worth the trip. Quiet and
still in the lee and the woods, raw but not too bad on the top. Had
dressed with multiple layers so it was all pretty good really. Took
nothing out of the backpack again, there really is no point taking more
than the basics in adverse weather. At least I had the fisheye, 70-210,
panosaurus, tripod, filters, cleaning fluid, compact Panasonic, blower,
multi-pliers etc etc just in case! Did not even drink the coffee or eat
the hot cross bun.

[1] 2009, 2009 02 03 Chanctonbury Snow, 2 images, IMGP1457 - IMGP1458 - 4361x1519- SCUL-Smartblend.jpg