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Google Chrome Users – Error

You may experience a error in the latest version of Chrome. When mousing over the menus you sometimes can’t access the sub-menus. This appears to be a chrome only fault as I have tested IE9, Firefox & Opera and the error doesn’t occur. The latest version of Chrome is 20.0.1132.57 m

I have asked tech support to investigate and will post any results here. Should you experience this intermittent fault please let me know and include the browser version of Chrome you were using.

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Menus for this site

Please note that for the short term this post is “Sticky” and all others posts are below.

Just a quick note for those looking for specific information.When you click on the “Main Index” menu tab you see a drop down list. Moving the mouse down the list will activate the sub menus as with the HS20 menu, which then pops up further sub menus which show posts of interest based on peoples search patterns.

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Offical Launch Day

Today is the offical launch day for the new look “kiwi”. Its my hope that this will be a more user friendly experience. We had tried some of the newer Google templates but they met with limited success.

We are now rehomed with WordPress, and this gives us the ability to expand the site, add more content and arrangeing it in a more logical way, with the end result being a more rewarding stay for our readers.

Jump on the Readers Poll and let us know what you think, as always we value your feedback.

Readers who may like to contribute an article can contact us here or use the email address in the “About” menu.

As always feel free to add comments and feedback.

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Pentax K30 Review.

For those who like to keep a handle on the new models of DSLR’s, here’s a very good review of the new Pentax K30.

If I had a wish list for cameras this one would be at the top. In part because I already own a range of good quality glass for these cameras and the fact that its weather sealed. Its specification is only a minor step down from the much esteemed Pentax K5.

While Canon and Nikon are also bringing to market some serious new or heavily updated models , the new Pentax K30 is nicely positioned against the Nikon d7000 and has a slightly more useful lens in the single lens kit version. In terms of megapixels there’s nothing in it between these two and in fact the Canon 60d is the third option in this level of camera. All are classed as entry/mid level cameras and all will give you excellent results. All have their weaknesses and strengths.

My choice is the K30 not just because I’m already a Pentax owner but because the weather seal, Vastly improved Contrast detect/AF, AA battery option and general ergonomic layout is just that little bit above the competition.

In terms of price there is little to separate the cameras so it comes down to what features you like best and what you may already have in the cupboard.

You can view the K30’s review here. Its one of the most in-depth and non biased reports I’ve seen in a while from a camera review site.

Current NZ pricing for the cameras mentioned here :

Pentax K30 from Photo & Video Warehouse

Canon 60D  from Photo & Video Warehouse

Nikon D7000 from Photo & Video Warehouse