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07-22-2010, 11:47 AM   #1
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K20D @ 300mm ISO800

This is a Tamron 70-300mm @ 300mm ... ISO 800 Pentax K20D



07-22-2010, 11:57 AM   #2
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WOW amazing

two thumbs up
07-22-2010, 03:43 PM   #3
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I assume this is the same lens I have; the relatively cheap 'plastic fantastic' di lens. Good photo just shows you don't have to throw lots of money at photography to get a good piccy.
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Very impressive. I have the same lens - your pic is an inspiration to get out and use it more!

At ISO800, did you use any noise reduction in the PP? I've found with mine (on the K20D) that I need to use a touch of Noise Ninja in Aperture - just enough to smooth it out, but not enough to make it plasticky.

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And aperture setting? As a guess: f/8?
Good result - can't take much away from that consumer lens for its performance...
07-23-2010, 07:09 AM   #6
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Filename: 20100701_181127.jpg
Camera: PENTAX
Model: PENTAX K20D
ISO: 800
Exposure: 1/200 sec
Aperture: 5.6
Focal Length: 300mm
Flash Used: No
Latitude: n/a
Longitude: n/a

Picture has very little noise ... primarily because its outdoors. Also, I resized original for sharing.

BTW ... handheld shot.

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07-23-2010, 09:38 AM   #7
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vulcanman--that is a nice shot, especially wide open. I used to shoot that lens with my K20d and was impressed with it too. I still think it is about as good a value as you can get for 300mm on DSLRs. I moved on to a similar lens, the Tamron Adaptall 60-300 3.8-5.4 manual focus lens, because I liked the IQ even more and enjoy MF. Best of shooting to you!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jewelltrail Quote
vulcanman--that is a nice shot, especially wide open...I still think it is about as good a value as you can get for 300mm on DSLRs.
I agree wholeheartedly! Great lookin' shot, vulcanman.

Don't forget about this lens' macro capabilities!



@300mm. Handheld.

07-23-2010, 09:59 PM   #9
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I agree wholeheartedly! Great lookin' shot, vulcanman.

Don't forget about this lens' macro capabilities!

@300mm. Handheld.
Real Nice. What was that a squirrel ?
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Real Nice. What was that a squirrel ?
I'm guessing cat
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No PP on these?
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No PP on these?
I used LR to open the raw file and cropped slightly to get a 16:9 aspect ratio and saved to a 1920x1080 file. I believe LR by default does a tad bit of sharpening.
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Very nice shot. I have had an equally good experience with my (also plastic and cheap) Sigma 70-300.
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