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10-29-2018, 03:55 PM - 3 Likes   #1636
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From around the yard with my D FA 150-450. A peek through a blue spruce and a neighbors maple tree.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Erictator Quote
Well done, also I do like the layered effect very much, but it did do the halo as mentioned, and emphasized the dust spot that needs cleaning, heh... I get those too. Can't help it if you change lenses in the field. I have had to learn to clean my sensor. Tip: If you blow it off regularly, dust is less likely to stick and need a wet cleaning, and don't change in windy, dusty environments if you can avoid it.
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Thanks Eric. I'm usually very good about removing Dust Bunnies. The K1 has been far better than my Nikons were about keeping dust off using the self cleaning option during on/off events. I can usually get a spot like this one off with a blower rocket.
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HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AW /8.0 450.0 mm 1/1250 iso400
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QuoteOriginally posted by Erictator Quote
HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AW /8.0 450.0 mm 1/1250 iso400
That's very nice indeed ... much cropping needed?

Here in the UK our summer weather has finished, it's dark by 5pm and wet during the day so my 150-450mm has all but been put away for the next 6 months.

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That's very nice indeed ... much cropping needed?

Here in the UK our summer weather has finished, it's dark by 5pm and wet during the day so my 150-450mm has all but been put away for the next 6 months.
Thanks! The K-1 is amazing in its resolution isn't it? And the 150-450 is silly sharp... I just try to do it justice.

Here is the original, un-cropped, and you really can't see the detail at this level, which is why I cropped it, to show off the detail you don't see at this size:

I dunno if I'd call it heavily cropped, but it is certainly cropped a fair bit. I've posted higher ISO shots that were cropped at nearly pixel level, much tighter than this, and they looked almost as clean.
For me, the biggie was the AF nailing the eye, despite the blurred foreground twig in close proximity. I did swing the lens from above and down to the eye, not from the bottom up, to avoid the twig when I focused.
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Some "lightweight stuff" from yesterday ...









Autumn is a wonderful time with magnificent colors. But this year it's so warm these days - there's always something blooming. As you can see in this series, I chose settings to get very light colors. It more feels like springtime. I was surprised what vived colors the DA150-450@K-1 delivered that I could work with in the raw development.

The last image is a 100% crop of the former one. I don't sharpen strongly and for this image I chose to even degrade sharpness appearance significantly using negative clarity and balanced exosure value, brightness and curves in Capture One Pro to get the "feeling" I imagined.

These images are captured at 450mm, ISO800, f/5.6 with varying exposure time - K-1 on monopod. There was a little bit wind so the subjects were constantly moving. It was a bit hard to get focus right but I think good enough - and what a bokeh!
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Crescent Moon

Attempted a handheld shot of the crescent moon a few days ago. 1/60th @ f/8 & 100 ISO.

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QuoteOriginally posted by acoufap Quote

Some "lightweight stuff" from yesterday ...









Autumn is a wonderful time with magnificent colors. But this year it's so warm these days - there's always something blooming. As you can see in this series, I chose settings to get very light colors. It more feels like springtime. I was surprised what vived colors the DA150-450@K-1 delivered that I could work with in the raw development.

The last image is a 100% crop of the former one. I don't sharpen strongly and for this image I chose to even degrade sharpness appearance significantly using negative clarity and balanced exosure value, brightness and curves in Capture One Pro to get the "feeling" I imagined.

These images are captured at 450mm, ISO800, f/5.6 with varying exposure time - K-1 on monopod. There was a little bit wind so the subjects were constantly moving. It was a bit hard to get focus right but I think good enough - and what a bokeh!
Nicely done.
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Two For The Birds

Just a couple quick shots of near 100% crops of small birds (Female Phainopepla & Male Anna's Hummingbird) to show resolution & detail of this lens. Was not expecting this lens to be this good. So happy I made this purchase.

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Hive of Activity

A branch fell from a tree in our front yard yesterday. Subsequently, bees were swarming everywhere. Today we have this. They constructed it in a day.

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Great shot of a swarm, Paul. There actually is no constructing of anything by the honeybees. The queen decides the current hive no longer suits her needs and sets out to find new digs. Along the way, she sets down to rest or inspect a likely looking spot and the workers that follow along surround her to protect her, forming a landed swarm as in your photo. The bees stuff themselves with honey for use in the new colony before leaving the erstwhile hive and are thus docile as can be. Thus, the pictures you see occasionally of a swarm on somebody's body where the queen decided to land and the person not being stung.
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Unexpected Lighting

One from this morning. Handheld, 150mm, f/8 @ 1/800th, and ISO 100. Was driving home from morning shoot location and spotted this view. The K1's fantastic dynamic range made this shot possible.
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That is a lovely photo, AZGMDALE. Makes the point that the 150-450 can be a knockout landscape lens.
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That is a lovely photo, AZGMDALE. Makes the point that the 150-450 can be a knockout landscape lens.
Thanks, Mike. I know, I can't seam to be able to keep this lens off my K1. Going to purchase a Pentax APSC body after I sell my Nikon D750 & 200-400 f/4 VR. Which is the best still available? KP or K3?
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I never had the KP although people with them really love them. I have a K-3ii listed in the Marketplace which I am only selling to help pay for my FF lenses. I found the K-3ii a kind of mini k-1. I like GPS more than built in flash so I prefer it to the K-3 or the KP. The little AF201 works fine on the rare occasions I need a flash in the field.
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