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02-07-2011, 02:15 AM   #1
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My first set of K-5 photos: At the zoo

My first real shoot on my brand new K-5

Okay - I cheated - this is manual focus:


"Front focus"


Test 7fps shooting - shot 10 frames - 9/10 was in focus:


"Are you looking at me?"


"Lady, can you spare a dollar?"


"Is that food I see down there?"


"I am so tired"


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Onko otettu ilman jalustaa.
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Wow - I certainly am glad to see someone get such great shots from a camera that others here have burned at the stake! Gives me hope!
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Just a question... which lens did you use? They seem quite sharp =D

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Just a question... which lens did you use? They seem quite sharp =D
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Good job tracking the bird in flight. My first outing with the K-5 was also at the zoo, but I primarily used the 55-300mm. It was fun, especially since I seldom used that particular lens.
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Good job tracking the bird in flight. My first outing with the K-5 was also at the zoo, but I primarily used the 55-300mm. It was fun, especially since I seldom used that particular lens.
Thanks! Tracking birds at 7fps are quite effortless on the K-5 - the camera is a joy to use.

My friend, who is a big Canon fan (he owns three Canon bodies - 1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1DS Mark III) was quite impressed with it.

He lent me a Sandisk Extreme Class 10 SDHC card - and the write speeds are much faster compared to my Class 6 card. After the shoot, I liked it so much I rushed into a shop to buy one for myself.

The 10 frame buffer in ISO100 definitely works with the K-5. And if I pause a little before the buffer gets full, I can take quite a few shots for several seconds in 7fps mode on the Sandisk Extreme.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Christine Tham Quote
Thanks! Tracking birds at 7fps are quite effortless on the K-5 - the camera is a joy to use.

My friend, who is a big Canon fan (he owns three Canon bodies - 1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1DS Mark III) was quite impressed with it.

He lent me a Sandisk Extreme Class 10 SDHC card - and the write speeds are much faster compared to my Class 6 card. After the shoot, I liked it so much I rushed into a shop to buy one for myself.

The 10 frame buffer in ISO100 definitely works with the K-5. And if I pause a little before the buffer gets full, I can take quite a few shots for several seconds in 7fps mode on the Sandisk Extreme.
thats good infomation...how much faster would you estimate ?

Great Tiger Picture by the way

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thats good infomation...how much faster would you estimate ?

Great Tiger Picture by the way
I dunno - it feels a lot faster - I know the Extreme is rated at 30 Mb/s.

The difference was pretty night and day - on my old card 7fps mode wasn't very usable, but with the Extreme it felt good.

The tiger shot was actually an accident - I wandered to the tiger display area and got so excited when I saw the tiger I accidentally pressed the shutter button without properly framing. It was only afterwards in Lightroom that I decided I preferred it to my "correctly framed" ones. So everything about that shot was completely accidental.
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Well done Christine. These are fine results, and good to hear the K-5's impressing you.
The BIF shots are indeed spot on and the tiger capture well gotten (whether or not by accident).
Thanks for sharing.
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