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10-29-2013, 07:29 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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K-5IIs AF - awesome results!

I would have to say that my upgrade from the K-5 to the K-5IIs has been one of the best decisions I've made. Shot this elk yesterday in very thick brush - I was astounded that the K-5IIs actually locked focus. There was no more than a 2" gap between the branches and twigs. Who needs a K-3 when I get performace like this!

Shot with the DA* 60-250 with no cropping - I was that close to him!

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They must have built a special 'antler vs branches' recognition algorithm into the K-5IIs autofocus system. Or maybe animal face-detection?

However it works, the result is impressive.
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Very impressive shot - I cannot imagine how it picked him out of the sticks, but results are incredible.
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Congrats!
While I am in line for a new K3 (or three) if the price of the K5IIs comes down into the $4-500 range, I might pick one up.

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Wow, I am sold on this one... I have been dreaming about "selective" focussing with AF... thanks for sharing.
I will get the K-5IIs first then may be K-3...
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Impressive shot---it looks like there's some type of identifying tag in the elk's ear--looks like one of those security tags they put in clothing--never seen that one before!
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Wow! That is an awesome photo!
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'tis amazing...




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QuoteOriginally posted by ok2day Quote
Impressive shot---it looks like there's some type of identifying tag in the elk's ear--looks like one of those security tags they put in clothing--never seen that one before!
A lot of this herd has those tags. If you look closely, you will also see a collar on him - a few of them have radio collars so the game commission can track them.
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Those are impressive, I hope my K-3 is as good.
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Actually, the camera is focusing on the branches but the auto focus is off. The elk just happens to be standing in the spot where the focus thinks the branches are.
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I've use both the K-5 and the K-5 II. I loved photographing bobcats last winter whenever I could. The cold weather seems to activate them here in Florida. The K-5 II was necessary during low light conditions as they were usually found under trees and in bushes during early morning or evening hours. Someone else had a Mark IV and the bobcats didn't like the noisy shutter of that camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gaweidert Quote
Actually, the camera is focusing on the branches but the auto focus is off. The elk just happens to be standing in the spot where the focus thinks the branches are.
How come that never works for me? The man must be blessed.
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'tis amazing...




Cheers... M

Wow that's an incredible shot.... Are you really at ISO 5000 there?
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Wow that's an incredible shot.... Are you really at ISO 5000 there?
Thank you...

Yes, iso5000... handheld....

The K5IIs paired to the DA*300/4 can dance.

Cheers... M
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