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11-26-2013, 01:28 AM   #1591
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I started out relatively happy using my DA L 55-300 @ the long end but lately, it's been really grainy even at 400...not sure what the deal is but it's making me want to go back to using my sony A57 for shooting surfers since that is nice all the way to 800 and hasn't given me any trouble.

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QuoteOriginally posted by chile7236 Quote
I started out relatively happy using my DA L 55-300 @ the long end but lately, it's been really grainy even at 400...not sure what the deal is but it's making me want to go back to using my sony A57 for shooting surfers since that is nice all the way to 800 and hasn't given me any trouble.
You can't blame grain on the lens alone. What body are you using? Can you show us samples with exif?
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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
You can't blame grain on the lens alone. What body are you using? Can you show us samples with exif?


here is a photo...body is the K5...in the past, this was a bit sharper. not perfect but sharper...even at ISO800 (same shutter/aperture)


EDIT: not sure how to make the EXIF show like I see others post....
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The above photo does not look grainy - rather it appears to lack contrast and has some motion blur.
Compare to these shots https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/115-pentax-k-5/115277-k-5-sports-photogra...ml#post2555798
Did you add a filter, has the lens been dropped, or did you change any other settings from your prior efforts? Maybe you stopped using a hood?

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QuoteOriginally posted by chile7236 Quote
not sure how to make the EXIF show
Me neither but could you tell us something about the settings you used for that shot (which, btw, has a lot of interest)?
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Me neither but could you tell us something about the settings you used for that shot (which, btw, has a lot of interest)?

F7.1-1/1600-ISO400
300mm
no exposure bias
I only shoot in Manual


I did have a UV filter on and cannot remember when I started using it to compare before/after. The thing that gets me is the same settings on my A57 are noticeably sharper...I know it's an apples and oranges comparison but I prefer to shoot with the K5 and it's kinda annoying that I have mucked up my settings/hardware and cannot "fix" it.
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Something is not right with that surfer pic. 1/1600 should be enough to freeze motion or shake. I'd say it's a bad filter on the lens, a bad lens, or an out of focus picture.
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QuoteOriginally posted by chile7236 Quote
F7.1-1/1600-ISO400
300mm
Hmm, nothing out of like there, imho. How much cropping?

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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
Hmm, nothing out of like there, imho. How much cropping?


none. no post work at all. just converted to JPEG for upload.
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Great Shooting!
Could you please tell me what lens and ISO etc you are using?
That court looks huge compared to the schools I shoot at

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Gymnastics meeting

There was a gymnastics meeting last weekend and since I have not yet switched to the K3 I can still put some shots in here. This topic could quickly run out of new material now that a number of sports shooters (e.g. Ron himself) have switched to the K3. Shotw were taken with DA* 50-135 and Sigma 70-200 HSM II.














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QuoteOriginally posted by andre-mz5 Quote
There was a gymnastics meeting last weekend and since I have not yet switched to the K3 I can still put some shots in here. This topic could quickly run out of new material now that a number of sports shooters (e.g. Ron himself) have switched to the K3. Shotw were taken with DA* 50-135 and Sigma 70-200 HSM II.




Fine shots, Andre! I'm curious to see what you and others do with the K 3.
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Some dance competition shots.
Sigma 70-200 HSM OS, ISO 3200 F4 1/400
(I have a K-3 now and I'm looking forward to using it at 2014 competitions.)



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Crewl1, nice photos. I think you were lucky to get the most important part of that 2nd shot unblurred at 1/400s, even with panning. Although the limbs in a leap like this tend to have little relative motion during flight, unlike say a long jump leap where the arms are still swinging forward during the jump.

The shot is clear and clean for ISO2500.

Have just been processing some junior athletics shots. Had problems with panning motion blur at 1/800s with hurdles, shot close from the side and using fast panning to switch between different kids. (Sigma 17-70/F2.8-4.5.)

Also had a DOF issue in these hurdles when using f/7.1 at FLs of 31-53mm. The near runner in a almost side-on group shot was OOF while the outer runner was in focus.


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