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12-07-2012, 04:11 PM   #1066
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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.
What a great series of shots, in particular the first. Lovely balance of colours, great capture of the surfers face.

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I went out today with the new K-5 iiS and the DA300 and was quite happy with the results.
Excellent use of that DA*300, glad to hear the iiS adds some pep to it.
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Yesterday at the volleybalgame in the CEV Challenge Cup between the Dutch Peel Push and from Finland LP Salo.
How did the match end? I think LP Salo may be the Finnish champion, and has won it many times in a row.
And I'm just about to go and shoot a football match. Our U19 team meets a 2nd division team on a pitch that's hopefully not too much covered by snow.
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How did the match end? I think LP Salo may be the Finnish champion, and has won it many times in a row.
And I'm just about to go and shoot a football match. Our U19 team meets a 2nd division team on a pitch that's hopefully not too much covered by snow.
The match ended in 2-3, so LP Salo won. They where the better team, but the margins between the teams are very small. LP Salo is a little more creative in their game. I think this could still go both ways next week.

More images:
Photoset Peelpush - LP Salo

This is just half of my selection, but I forgot to set my new K-5 II to DNG and my lightroom 3 wouldn't open de PEF's, so there is another set coming.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
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
Wow Ron, nice block! I'm just happy that I haven't been hit by one of the pucks flying past me, despite being behind glass.
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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.
Ron......just don't jump into the pool

I have have gone through now every page in this thread......your shots are AWESOME! Thank you for sharing.

(I am pretty stoked.....I purchased the Sigma 70-200 OS HSM from a forum member. It arrived this evening. I mounted it on the K-5....it's as big as the DA*300. I hope I will be able to take great shots like yours.)

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What a great series of shots, in particular the first. Lovely balance of colours, great capture of the surfers face.
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Excellent use of that DA*300, glad to hear the iiS adds some pep to it.
Thanks rawr......and crewl1. The iiS adds a LOT......I am really enamored with it.

These shots are "off topic", so forgive me. I went down to the jump school to see how the combo focuses on incoming parachutists (not well.....my technique needs improvement....and the jumpers WHOOSH in REALLY fast ).

I did take a few shots of the jumpers prior to take-off.......





The detail is pretty impressive. All with the DA*300.

Thanks for looking.....(and now back to our regularly scheduled K-5 with Sports program).

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12-09-2012, 03:40 AM   #1073
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Ron......just don't jump into the pool

I have have gone through now every page in this thread......your shots are AWESOME! Thank you for sharing.

(I am pretty stoked.....I purchased the Sigma 70-200 OS HSM from a forum member. It arrived this evening. I mounted it on the K-5....it's as big as the DA*300. I hope I will be able to take great shots like yours.)

R
Check your front-/backfocus with the sigmalens. It is a wonderfull lens, however I do use it less the last months since my DA*300mm is more in use on the big fields.

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Check your front-/backfocus with the sigmalens. It is a wonderfull lens, however I do use it less the last months since my DA*300mm is more in use on the big fields.
Thanks for the tip Ron. I will do that.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Rich M Quote
Thanks rawr......and crewl1. The iiS adds a LOT......I am really enamored with it.

These shots are "off topic", so forgive me. I went down to the jump school to see how the combo focuses on incoming parachutists (not well.....my technique needs improvement....and the jumpers WHOOSH in REALLY fast ).

I did take a few shots of the jumpers prior to take-off.......





The detail is pretty impressive. All with the DA*300.

Thanks for looking.....(and now back to our regularly scheduled K-5 with Sports program).

R
Truly terrific photos, Rich, even if not technically sports shots.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rich M Quote
Thanks rawr......and crewl1. The iiS adds a LOT......I am really enamored with it.

These shots are "off topic", so forgive me. I went down to the jump school to see how the combo focuses on incoming parachutists (not well.....my technique needs improvement....and the jumpers WHOOSH in REALLY fast ).

I did take a few shots of the jumpers prior to take-off.......





The detail is pretty impressive. All with the DA*300.

Thanks for looking.....(and now back to our regularly scheduled K-5 with Sports program).

R
I don't think that they are off topic at all! We have all seen tons of pics of landing parachutists but wonderful behind-the-scenes portraits like this is rarer. Really nice tone.
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Cool shots Rich M!
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Some feedback on battery life in sports shooting. K-5, original Pentax battery, now 18 months old. Shot a 78-event 3-club outdoors junior swim meet with a DA* 60-250/F4, in AF.C & TAv mode (ISO80-3200), starting with 1/1000s, f/7.1. Should also have taken the Sigma 70-200/F2.8 II, as well, as the event ran from 3.30pm-5.30pm with varying cloud percentages. Mid-event, I'd dropped to 1/800s, f/5, ISO was varying between about 400-1250. At the end, 1/500s, f/5, ISO around 400-800. It would have been nice to have the extra stop of the Sigma lens, but because I shot close, medium & far (starts & finishes) from one end of the narrow 6-lane 25m club pool, I wanted the extra flexibility of the 60mm-250mm FL range, over 70mm-200mm.

Before deletions, about 2,030 raw images. Mostly 5-shot bursts, so this was possibly reducing the amount of AF SDM use. No flash. Not much reviewing: 5% on site, maybe 10% back at the motel. Battery indicator is still showing 3 bars (yes, I know it is very non-linear).

Dan.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jva59 Quote
Truly terrific photos, Rich, even if not technically sports shots.
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I don't think that they are off topic at all! We have all seen tons of pics of landing parachutists but wonderful behind-the-scenes portraits like this is rarer. Really nice tone.
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Cool shots Rich M!
Thanks so much guys......I appreciate the comments.

I am curious to hear Ron's impressions of the K5iiS from the perspective of a sports shooter. I never felt that my K5 cut it for sports.....but I also had a 7D at the time. Maybe I just never gave the K5 its due, but I do feel that the K5iiS has reinvigorated my lenses (and me).

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Shot a couple of basketball games last night. All using the K-5 with a Tamron 70-200 f/2.8. ISOs generally 2500 to 6400. Some with and some without flash.











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