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11-28-2012, 10:34 PM   #1051
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Rich M, that first shot is killer, especially at only ISO 200.

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11-28-2012, 10:40 PM   #1052
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Nice work Rich M! Looks like some big surf!
11-28-2012, 10:46 PM   #1053
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Oh my gosh the pictures look great. I'm starting to want a Pentax, and I just bought an OM-D! lol.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Miguel Quote
Rich M, that first shot is killer, especially at only ISO 200.

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Thanks Miguel.....I wanted to get out early. I was lucky and caught some nice sun at my back, so the ISO could stay low.

QuoteOriginally posted by mattb123 Quote
Nice work Rich M! Looks like some big surf!
Thanks Matt....actually it was nice, mild....not wild.....some 7-8' faces while I was there. Very clean. Everybody is waiting for some big boys to come to town.
The nice thing about smaller surf is that the break is closer (and more reachable with the 300mm).

QuoteOriginally posted by memo90061 Quote
Oh my gosh the pictures look great. I'm starting to want a Pentax, and I just bought an OM-D! lol.
The OM-D is nice......it's hard to find a good long native lens (>200mm) for that format, but talk about fast, accurate focusing at the shorter focal lengths.

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11-29-2012, 03:09 AM   #1055
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rich M Quote
Hey guys.....I don't contribute here much at all.....but really appreciate regularly reading through the posts in this thread.
I went out today with the new K-5 iiS and the DA300 and was quite happy with the results. The thing that struck me was that the focus acquisition time seemed snappier than with my K-5 and as a result seemed to get a LOT more in focus shots with the 300mm........OR maybe I was just having a good day.
Wow! Makes me wish I had bought the DA300 when it was on the Black Friday special price. :P Beautiful, sharp images and great colour. Well done!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rich M Quote
maybe I was just having a good day.
You had a good day with great gear.
11-29-2012, 02:02 PM   #1057
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Richard, you had a great day!
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QuoteOriginally posted by RobG Quote
Wow! Makes me wish I had bought the DA300 when it was on the Black Friday special price. :P Beautiful, sharp images and great colour. Well done!
QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
You had a good day with great gear.
QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Richard, you had a great day!

Thanks so much.......I've admired all of your work for a long time.

I always thought the Sigma APO 100-300mm to be the faster focusing lens (compared to the DA*300) on the K-5. However, at 300mm, the Sigma was a tad soft. It seems that the K-5 iiS with the DA300/SDM motor focuses faster than with the K-5. Possible?

Regardless......the DA*300 was rockin' yesterday.

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11-30-2012, 01:26 AM   #1059
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It seems that the K-5 iiS with the DA300/SDM motor focuses faster than with the K-5. Possible?
The K5ii AF is improved over the K5 and seems to hunt less, so the net effect could seem faster.
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The K5ii AF is improved over the K5 and seems to hunt less, so the net effect could seem faster.
According to Adam's tests with the IIs (using other lenses), it could actually be faster too!
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From this past Sunday......North Shore 4-6' faces. Nice, clean conditions....no trades so it was pretty glassy. Lots of barrels.

I brought the Sigma APO 100-300/4......I have always considered it the fastest focusing lens on the K-5, but soft @ 300mm. I ended up going back to the DA 300. Focus acquisition is spot on with the K-5 iiS









I thought this capture was interesting......he was in the barrel and it JUST started to close out.



Thanks for looking.......R
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From this past Sunday......North Shore 4-6' faces. Nice, clean conditions....no trades so it was pretty glassy. Lots of barrels.
Nice shots - looks like the waves were good, and the colour of the water is fabulous! Still kicking myself that I didn't order that DA*300. The prices I am seeing now are $300 or more higher.
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Beware for the danger.....

Yesterday at the volleybalgame in the CEV Challenge Cup between the Dutch Peel Push and from Finland LP Salo.

No it's fine dear, I'll catch the ball!

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With my K-5 Silver and don't worry, it is still working
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Ron you are supposed to be shooting, not playing. Stay on your side of the line!
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Ron you are supposed to be shooting, not playing. Stay on your side of the line!
I know, but I sometimes have the urge to help out on the field. Had a few moments to jump aside or catch a bal at different sports over the years.
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