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04-04-2011, 04:25 AM   #91
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I'm sure you'll find Pentax a refreshing change in that regard Peter.
All the best in your intended switch.

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By the great pictures you'r taking, we only had a few days of Sun here.

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Hi, I'm a newbie on this forum. I've got a Canon outfit, but am seriously thinking of switching to Pentax. While the Canon telephoto primes are great, I find the total weight of the gear I'm lugging around (13 pounds/6kgs for a body and three lenses+TC+filters) is just too much for me now. It's OK for a short while, but after a couple of hours you really know it's there. Airline carry-on weight limits are a problem too - one European airline limits it to 6 kilos. Peter
O wow and what are you wanna change in for a K-5?

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I got a 77 limited F1.8 its great for fights (i shoot boxing a few times a year) and combine that with a 50 F1.4 for the "wider stuff" works great, granted im shooting ring-side between the ropes. I also use a 70-200 for shots from "the stands" of the fight and ocasionally a 16-50 or my 24 F2 if I want really wide stuff ring-side
Thanks for the tips. Any pictures to look at? I'll take some lenses with me, but no idea where to stand or not at the time.

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I'm sure you'll find Pentax a refreshing change in that regard Peter.
All the best in your intended switch.
Refreshing it will be!
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Went to a local swimclub, my cousine is swimming there, so some familyshots, but also for the clubs website and for practice since I'm also going to a national swimcup this weekend.

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I find the K5 more than capable to shoot sports. I've been shooting cars, bikes, quads, boats...and have gotten excelent results. Here a couple of samples.


1/250, f5.6, ISO 200, FL: 110mm. Pentax K5 + Sigma 70-200 2.8HSM


1/400, f8.0, ISO 320, FL 70mm. Pentax K5 + Sigma 70-200 2.8 HSM

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Nice shots. The Swimming is a bit difficult since the light is dramatic and the stand where we have to stay is not good for my DA*50-135mm. Often used f2.8 1/640th second and iso6400, so that is not so generous is light.


This is a portrait of the director of the tournament, it is triple olympic gold medal winner Pieter van den Hoogenband, where the Swimcentre is also named after.
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a few more shots from a pool

I have also found that indoor pools can be quite challenging for action shots. I can get shots with the K-5 that I could not have dreamed of getting with my K200D. As an amateur I am usually quite a distance from the action and that makes it even more difficult. Here a few shots from a recent NCAA championship meet.



I am very much enjoying the capabilities that are provided by the K-5.
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I took some shots at the Sydney Triathlon today, and I played with different settings.

It seems to be there are some advantages in shooting at a higher f stop and lower shutter speed, which may negate some of the perceived advantages of "fast glass."

For example, this photo is taken at 135mm f8 1/125 (no SR - so the shutter speed was marginal):


It seems to be better at conveying motion (because of the motion blur of the wheels and the background) than this one taken at f5.6 1/750:


What do people think?

Another comparison - runners at f8 1/125 (note motion blur around arms and legs):


Compared to a sharp, but fairly static image at 1/750:


On the other hand, I quite like this one, even though it's rather static:
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This is going to be a nice thread with al these pictures.

Christine, it is giving totaly different pictures with fast shutterspeed or slow. Panning is one option (that I'm not so good at) or being lucky and have some motion-blur in your picture but still a respectable total image.

A1 World Combat Cup was a great experience. Sometime there is more to see then just sports


This is from the main fight where the left player wins the game and is the new worldchapion King of the Ring World from the WIPU - World Independent Promotors Union. This game was also on one of the Eurosport channels and in Turkey they have a lot of viewers for these games.



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Sports with a nephews involvement.


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With a K10D, hopefully I can do better with the K5

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If you have to shoot indoor sports the K5 plus fast glas is the way to go. Here you can find some pictures I shot at the same meet as Ron hendriks, using ISO 4000-10000.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/140056-sports-swimcup-eindhoven-2011-a.html
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Still working on my site and how to do an index with more pages, but just put up one of the fights.

A1 World Combat Cup
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Still working on my site and how to do an index with more pages, but just put up one of the fights.

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Some pretty amazing photos there Ron!
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Good to keep this thread alive and ad just some new shots:

Field hockey with 60-250mm at 250mm.


Golf at Dutch championship for amateurs:


Love this thread, only it just went a little down the pages.
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Question for all you experienced... For Outside, high speed sports - What setting are you using?

AF-C (I assume)
auto (11 points) or single?
shake reduction?
focus or release priority?

Im using the 60-250 lens at f/4

taking some diving pictures but tracking my diver and Im getting a lot of OOF (something else) than my diver. Cant seem to track.

just wondering what settings would give me the best chance? Might even be moving the f/4 to f/10? Be nice, Im just starting in this!

thanks

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