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05-16-2022, 01:32 AM - 4 Likes   #511
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The ability to resolve at this level of crop is still rather mind boggling. (K1ii, Handheld, ISO250, 200mm, f4.5, 1/2000; exposure compensated raw.)

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05-16-2022, 01:36 AM - 2 Likes   #512
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Yet another example of the ability to resolve at this level of crop. (K1ii, Handheld, ISO250, 200mm, f5.6, 1/100; exposure compensated raw.)
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05-16-2022, 01:45 AM - 1 Like   #513
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I perused this thread earlier this year to inform my decision on acquiring a copy of this lens. I hope the images below further cements the deal for someone else in similar shoes down the line!
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05-17-2022, 07:34 AM - 1 Like   #514
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Pentax K-3 Mark III - HD PENTAX D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW
Exposure: 1/500 sec at f / 2,8, ISO 100
Focal length: 100 mm
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It's unbelievable. It is too sharp as soon as it is at the largest aperture f2.8 and focal length 200mm. And the background is smooth. It is a lens that can be very good for the portrait genre. I will use it often in the near future.
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Having recently had an earlier photo posted here featured on Ricoh/Pentax's "My Your Best Photo+", I shall continue my theme of birds with somewhat awkward expressions.
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Not just sweat...but breaking cold sweat...

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More of that...
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06-19-2022, 11:29 AM - 3 Likes   #519
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Right, now on to more serious stuff - do be careful when dealing with bees and whereby the 200mm reach is useful.
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06-19-2022, 11:34 AM   #520
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There is a physical limit though with the 1.2m minimum focusing distance but when you can get a tad closer and the light is on your side...
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The Pentax 70-200mm, f2.8 is a phenomenal lens, whether it's used in wildlife, sports events, or portrait shooting. You won't find a more trustworthy lens for clarity, weather-ready and durability. Paired with the K-3 Mark III, the results are consistently high quality and satisfying.
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reliable tripod for this beast?

Hi,

So, after all these years, I just bought a used Pentax DFA 70-200 and joined this club.

For the moment I am getting to know it hand held. Of course, I am in dire need of a new tripod. I had a Rollei Beta Mark II bought via an Amazon Warehouse deal, but the tripod head was not stable enough for my Irix Dragonfly 2.8 150mm and so I had to return it without getting a new one.

Any recommendations? Something proven to work in the wild? I'm in Europe and hoping to spend no more than 200 - 250. Carbon would be preferable, but not an absolute must.

I'd be grateful for any tips. Thanks!
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Here's a decent handheld shot of a heron at 200mm, F 5.6, 1/750 sec. It's a crop of a jpg crop from my K1 II with only auto adjustments in Camera Raw.
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QuoteOriginally posted by loyalt Quote
The Pentax 70-200mm, f2.8 is a phenomenal lens, whether it's used in wildlife, sports events, or portrait shooting. You won't find a more trustworthy lens for clarity, weather-ready and durability. Paired with the K-3 Mark III, the results are consistently high quality and satisfying.
Hi.

I know this post is over a year old, but I just joined this club. I am curious to know whether the shot was taken handheld? And if you don't mind me asking, what kind of post-processing did you do?
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