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12-16-2012, 08:07 PM   #196
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Good job stormtech. This is a great start. Understand wanting to keep the ISO low. If there is enough time to shoot the subject, you can take hundreds of shots to get a small percentage where the subject didn't move. I do that with some subjects. Birds are tougher. They don't sit still very long if at all. Love the feather detail. You must have good window glass - a lot of it distorts the image and kills sharpness.

A red dot scope will greatly help "finding" the subject. You will love it.

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Pentax Q. Pentax DA55-300 at 300. Shot from the backseat of a vehicle, handheld. Raw conversion in Silkypix and edited in PSE9. Snostorm gave me the kick in the pants to try the 55-300 more. Thanks Scott. Sure is a compact system.
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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
Shot from the backseat of a vehicle, handheld.
Not too shabby for a 1650mm shot handheld, good job. What was aperture?
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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
Pentax Q. Pentax DA55-300 at 300. Shot from the backseat of a vehicle, handheld.
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Very impressive indeed!

I tried a couple handheld shots with the 100mm attached and it looked like I was shooting from a speeding train!

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Thanks. It was most likely wide open. Knew I needed all the shutter speed possible, while keeping the ISO at 125. 1/500 was all I could manage. Was sitting, so only had to keep top half of body still. Even with SR on all the time it was hard to get image focused correctly. Still need to find a hoodlupe for handheld situations.
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This is what I was playing with today.

Sigma 50-500mm (Bigma) and the Pentax K-Q adapter.



This image is from my house, across our LAKE, to a house clear on the other side!!!!

I suppose this is a 2750mm!!!!!

It was very difficult to remain steady. I had it on my Gimbal with the Remote F.
I did some cleaning up in LR 4.3

1/400 sec. ISO200 around the "4" on the K to Q adapter.

Pretty impressive considering!

Here is the view using my Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 at 70mm (105mm in 35mm)


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QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
This is what I was playing with today.

Sigma 50-500mm (Bigma) and the Pentax K-Q adapter.



This image is from my house, across our LAKE, to a house clear on the other side!!!!

I suppose this is a 2750mm!!!!!

It was very difficult to remain steady. I had it on my Gimbal with the Remote F.
I did some cleaning up in LR 4.3

1/400 sec. ISO200 around the "4" on the Q to K adapter.

Pretty impressive considering!

Here is the view using my Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 at 70mm (105mm in 35mm)
Impressive indeed. Wouldn't show this to the neighbors. 4 steps is a lot to close the lens down. Might get even better reults with larger aperture. You had better luck than I. My bigma trial was with the RJ adapter- minus the painted interior. Looked like I was shooting on a foggy day.
Have fun with the Q setup. It is so addictive.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
This is what I was playing with today.

Sigma 50-500mm (Bigma) and the Pentax K-Q adapter.
Awesome!

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Lauren that is pretty impressive magnification. Did the 4 setting give best IQ at 500?
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Thanks! As for the IQ at setting 4, I don't know. My Bigma has that little startup for the OS, as the internals need power to center the lens on a normal DSLR. I think without power, the Bigma suffers a bit in that the lens is not "centered". Then again, I'm not 100% sure that is the case.

I am definitely going to experiment with the Q and reach.

The Q being part of my kit now is really extraordinary in that I have a tiny walk around camera that also does video, and I have a "reach monster" too. Very interesting how the Q is a kind of "bookend" camera in my kit.
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Wow you guys had a lot of activity this weekend, we had dark skies and rain.

Stan you got some nice sharp results, I understand playing with a Q to get through the cold dark days

mgbirder I also am hoping my red dot shows up at Christmas, it's on my list. Based on Scott's results I am using my 55-300 and setting SR for 300 but I zoom to 55 to find my subject then zoom to 300 for the shot.

barondla nice capture, that 55-300 is sure working great for you and hand held very nice. My hood loupe is LCD-V5 for a Nikon V1 got it from Amazon but they are out, I found one on Ebay I use mine for all telephoto works on my Q, It also helps steady things when hand holding 2 8x LCD Viewfinder Extender Magnifier V5 for Nikon 1 J1 V1 Camera | eBay

Lauren I think you have reached the limit, the image shake must be crazy with that reach, nice job

Next month I will spend some time in Florida chasing birds and the sun. I hope to have learned enough to shoot my Q by then.

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The only birds I have been shooting is the human kind. Grand Daughter's band concert hand held with my Q 1st shot SMC-A 50mm f1.7 @ f4 , 2nd SMC-M 135mm f3.5 @ f5.6. The overall shot is about 60mm equiv. The video hand held with the 135 was way too shaky, that will teach me for leaving the monopod home. I was kind of happy with the 750mm indoor hand held results.

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QuoteOriginally posted by hnikesch Quote
Focal Length 50.0mm (35mm equivalent: 279mm) Exposure Time 1/100s (0.0100)
Focal Length135.0mm (35mm equivalent: 753mm) Exposure Time 1/50s (0.020)
You have the steadiness of a surgeon, Hans! Good shots, even at 1250 ISO. Did you do much PP to clean them up?

Also, could you have gotten similar magnification from the Canon?
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You have the steadiness of a surgeon, Hans! Good shots, even at 1250 ISO. Did you do much PP to clean them up?
Thanks Larry, 750mm at 1/50 sec. was fun, no noise reduction just a little sharpening and darkening of the white shirts.

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Very nice Hans! I am impressed especially with the low light of the indoor shots. I am similarly impressed with how the images look at their respective ISO's. In my testing I have so far stayed at ISO 125, but after seeing your shots I am not afraid to venture into higher ISO territory.

Impressive little machine we all have! One of the intriguing natures of this camera is seeing all the different lenses and uses everyone has been sharing here.
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