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01-13-2018, 07:14 PM - 6 Likes   #27256
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Titmice coming to the feeder the past Spring.

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My first crack at something very far away. Orion Nebula with the K-1 and DA*300. Tracked single 68 sec exposure.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SteveinSLC Quote
My first crack at something very far away. Orion Nebula with the K-1 and DA*300. Tracked single 68 sec exposure.
The DA*300 is very capable when it comes to Astrophotography. I did this 6min exposure last week (K-70 with GPS, ISO1600, 35x10sec, stacked with DeepSkyStacker, PP'ed using PixInsight):


If you haven't been there yet, you should visit the Astrophotography group
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/groups/135-astrophotography/

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I did not need a longer tele here. I did not need a closer view.

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Stare down with a pronghorn in west Texas. A rough guess on the distance is 75 yards....
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Buffalo, best photographed from a respectful distance and inside a vehicle.
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Some K-3 images from yesterday in Algoqnuin Park...

From Cameron Road
K-3 and DA*200 ƒ 2.8 with 1.4 TC

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K-3 and Tamron SP AF 300 2.8 ED [IF]. from the Visitors Centre/

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From Autumn 2016.

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Buffalo, best photographed from a respectful distance and inside a vehicle.
another animal best photographed in the same way
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A few K-1 images as well. I always start with the K-1, wait until the frustration builds then switch to the K-3. Slower frame rate and smaller buffer plus the K-3 and DA*200 with 1.4 TC are a fraction the weight of the 300 2.8 and 1.7.
When the weather is this cold trying to manually focus with your hand in a mitten is just really hard. The 1.7x really is more of a warm weather option.

K-1 and Tamron SP AF 300 2.8 ED [IF], with F 1.7x AF Adapter (510mm ƒ 4.5)








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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
A few K-1 images as well. I always start with the K-1, wait until the frustration builds then switch to the K-3. Slower frame rate and smaller buffer plus the K-3 and DA*200 with 1.4 TC are a fraction the weight of the 300 2.8 and 1.7.
When the weather is this cold trying to focus with you hand in a mitten is just really hard. The 1.7x really is more of a warm weather option.

K-1 and Tamron SP AF 300 2.8 ED [IF], with F 1.7x AF Adapter (510mm 4.5)
Wonderful shots. K1 is no slouch for wildlife. At least slow moving ones
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Wonderful shots. K1 is no slouch for wildlife. At least slow moving ones
If you get the images it's better. It's always a trade of, A shot at a better image with more chance of totally missing the shot, or a more sure file shot at an almost as good image.

The K-1 images are taken on a tripod, right in front of a spot I've put some seed down. The K3 images are hand held, taken of birds in nearly trees and bushes. I really like both types of image, and you that to give up either.

At a feeding station.... with the K-1


Stalking birds hanging out neatby with the K-3, hand held.


They are suited to different types of images. It's almost like studio portraiture as opposed to candid images.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
another animal best photographed in the same way
That's a great [picture
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
That's a great [picture
thanks

the SR in the K 5 II really helped

if you know what I mean

[ knees a knocking - https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/someone's%20knees%20are%20knocking ]

the elephant was really close and it was a mixed group or cows, adolescents and infants getting as close as 15 - 20 feet

when one looked at us and put its ears out wide, our guide said " time to go "

I am always a little nervous when I am close to animals and their young

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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
thanks

I am always a little nervous when I am close to animals and their young
The animal that scares me the most is a female moose with calf. They can do something like 40 mph and have no concept of "he's running away; he's no problem."

MZ-S, M 400/5.6 probably f/8 @ 1/125 (dark cloudy weather) on Manfrotto 055B with 0168 ball head. Film was probably FujiColor 400. They are across a deep ditch, about 50 feet away from me, and she's still giving me the eye!
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