Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
01-05-2013, 09:24 AM   #286
Veteran Member
crewl1's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 9,797
Great work Visual Darkness. I like the way the white Q looks on the back of that lens.
The DA*300 is such a joy to use on the Q.
What position on the Kiwi adapter did you find works best?

01-05-2013, 11:03 AM - 1 Like   #287
Veteran Member
VisualDarkness's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,441
QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
Great work Visual Darkness. I like the way the white Q looks on the back of that lens.
The DA*300 is such a joy to use on the Q.
What position on the Kiwi adapter did you find works best?
Eh, the open and the "light touch to stop down a little".
I still can't get how to stop down with any kind of control.
01-05-2013, 11:16 AM   #288
Pentaxian




Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chicago suburb, IL, USA
Posts: 1,535
Hi Hans,

Very nice !!!

Who would have thought that we'd be talking about handholding at 700-1000mm EQ FLs . . . with lenses that are at least nearing "senior citizen" status? . . . and getting results like this!

The majority of the CA/PF in the first Glossy Ibis shot can be eliminated in PP by roughly selecting everything but the bird, then desaturating the magenta channel with the hue biased towards red. I tried this in PSPP X4, and it took about a minute. IMO, it's worth doing PP like this because the colors are distracting and unnatural.

Are you using an LCD loupe? This helps handholding the long glass easier because you can stabilize the camera by holding against your eye, and tuck your elbows in. It also helps in focusing because the view of the LCD is so much clearer.

Nice work -- especially for a first attempt in the field.

Scott
01-05-2013, 11:22 AM   #289
Veteran Member
VisualDarkness's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,441
A short movie of the woodpecker at the great distance. It was only through the viewfinder I could make sure that it was a bird and not some tiny black thing moving in the wind! Sorry for messing up the in camera white balance, I really need a software correct this.



01-05-2013, 11:31 AM   #290
Veteran Member
crewl1's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 9,797
QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
Eh, the open and the "light touch to stop down a little".
I still can't get how to stop down with any kind of control.
That sounds tough. Even the Fotodiox has a range of click stops from 1-10 I think.
If this type shooting with the DA*300 becomes a hobby you will want to consider that adapter or better yet the Pentax
01-05-2013, 11:36 AM   #291
Veteran Member
crewl1's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 9,797
QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
A short movie of the woodpecker at the great distance. It was only through the viewfinder I could make sure that it was a bird and not some tiny black thing moving in the wind! Sorry for messing up the in camera white balance, I really need a software correct this.

Great Spotted Woodpecker - YouTube
Good job. The tripod seems pretty solid.
01-05-2013, 11:48 AM   #292
Veteran Member
VisualDarkness's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,441
QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
That sounds tough. Even the Fotodiox has a range of click stops from 1-10 I think.
If this type shooting with the DA*300 becomes a hobby you will want to consider that adapter or better yet the Pentax
Yeah, the Pentax one is one the list but I think my KIWI will be the one for a while. The KIWI one (obviously) got hard stops at fully opened and closed and one click right in the middle (dunno the aperture with a lens). The throw is so small too so any precision work is only done by watching the shutter speed changing on the Q when barely turning the ring.
QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
Good job. The tripod seems pretty solid.
I cursed the lightness and combination of thin carbon fiber (slight flexing) legs and not as smooth ball head as my tripod!
It is great value and portability though and my brother uses it for wide-angle so he doesn't need 1500mm precision, I do now...
01-05-2013, 12:30 PM   #293
Pentaxian
hnikesch's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Michigan, USA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,254
QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
Pentax Q + DA*300 is an awesome combo!
I actually wasn't even sure it was a bird there as it was just a dot. The camera combo saw the woodpecker though!
Attachment 153964

Attachment 153965
Nice job with the 300, With that setup you need to really keep your eyes open for little things in the distance, I would have missed that woodpecker

Hans

01-05-2013, 12:33 PM   #294
Pentaxian




Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chicago suburb, IL, USA
Posts: 1,535
Hi Visual Darkness,

Nice work!

You guys are convincing me that I have to learn to use video on the Q. . .

The travel Sirui did a good job. I've been using an equivalent tripod as my main support for a while, and it's working out pretty well -- but I have to be careful to remember to use pretty strict technique. I've got Fotopro MGC 584N CF legs with a Vanguard ABH 120K ball head + Wimberley Sidekick, and it's been working well with both the Q and my DSLR gear (but usually with legs not fully extended with the latter). 4 lbs 6 oz including the head and Sidekick -- I'm getting spoiled. ..

Scott
01-05-2013, 12:37 PM   #295
Veteran Member
VisualDarkness's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,441
QuoteOriginally posted by hnikesch Quote
Nice job with the 300, With that setup you need to really keep your eyes open for little things in the distance, I would have missed that woodpecker

Hans
I just thought I saw something moving far away and couldn't see anything but I knew that I heard a woodpecker earlier. Sadly the woodpecker seemed to see me better than I saw it so It looked at me (watching on the Q screen) and flew away just after the video and the one in focus shot. Only if I had falcon eyes!

Two closer distance birds, but way quicker!
Name:  _IGP0366.jpg
Views: 1977
Size:  691.7 KB

Name:  _IGP0380.jpg
Views: 1160
Size:  612.0 KB
01-05-2013, 12:47 PM   #296
Pentaxian
hnikesch's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Michigan, USA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,254
QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
I noticed lots of magenta fringe on the 135, can it be removed in post?
QuoteOriginally posted by snostorm Quote
The majority of the CA/PF in the first Glossy Ibis shot can be eliminated in PP

Scott
Thanks guys, you are correct I missed the PF because this was the first Glossy Ibis I had ever seen and was impressed with his colors, I had to remove both red and green fringing. Looking back at the image that 135 isn't that bad, and it sure is easier to shoot.

Hans
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX Q  Photo 
01-05-2013, 12:56 PM   #297
Pentaxian
hnikesch's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Michigan, USA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,254
Same 3 birds back in the pond today, this time with the Tamron 70-300 still hand held but I had some sun to help. Shooting @ f8 with shutter speeds between 1/125 to 1/500 sec. ISO 125 mostly zoomed between 200 and 300mm

Hans
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX Q  Photo 
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX Q  Photo 
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX Q  Photo 
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX Q  Photo 
01-05-2013, 01:05 PM   #298
Pentaxian




Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chicago suburb, IL, USA
Posts: 1,535
QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote

Only if I had falcon eyes!

Two closer distance birds, but way quicker!
I'd be very satisfied if I could just turn back the clock on my vision 40 years

Nice!

It really looks cold there. . .lakes are just starting to ice over completely here. I do spend a lot of time with my fingers crossed. ..

Scott
01-05-2013, 01:10 PM   #299
Veteran Member
VisualDarkness's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,441
QuoteOriginally posted by snostorm Quote
I'd be very satisfied if I could just turn back the clock on my vision 40 years

Nice!

It really looks cold there. . .lakes are just starting to ice over completely here. I do spend a lot of time with my fingers crossed. ..

Scott
It's not really as cold as it looks, just around freezing point. Actually we got rain and snow struggling with each other the last few days but at least it makes for some nice pics when it finally freezes (all the "ice crystals").
01-05-2013, 01:28 PM   #300
Pentaxian




Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chicago suburb, IL, USA
Posts: 1,535
QuoteOriginally posted by hnikesch Quote
Same 3 birds back in the pond today, this time with the Tamron 70-300 still hand held but I had some sun to help. Shooting @ f8 with shutter speeds between 1/125 to 1/500 sec. ISO 125 mostly zoomed between 200 and 300mm
Hi Hans,

Again, nicely done!

#1 and #4 show really good detail, and I think the faster shutter speeds and subjects standing relatively still had everything to do with this. I haven't shot enough to make up my own handholding 'rules of thumb' for shutter speeds with long teles adapted, but I'm beginning to suspect that I'll try to shoot mostly at faster than 1/400 if I can get away with it. It all has to do with the tradeoff between detail lost to noise and detail gained by the higher shutter speed. The Ibis was clearly moving, and the slower shutter speeds were a handicap.

I know you're enjoying the warm temps down there -- take advantage of them and the photo ops while you can. I'm jealous!

Scott
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
adaptor, camera, focus, frame, hummingbird, images, iso, loupe, marco, mirrorless, nikon, pentax, pentax q, pentax q10, pentax q7, q-s1, q10, q7, setup, shot, shots, sigma 500mm, sort, thanks
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Post your "Park Bench" "or "Picnic Table" images tessfully Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 1426 4 Days Ago 09:52 AM
Don't say Pentax "Q" in French ... "Q" = "cul" = "A--" Jean Poitiers Pentax Q 52 11-10-2013 06:25 AM
"Focus Adjustment Washer" replacement...(with images) Catalana Pentax K-5 18 11-04-2012 03:40 PM
"Real Life" K5 AF.C images yet? jpzk Pentax K-5 69 02-02-2011 03:48 AM
How do I turn this so-called "film" into images? Todd Adamson Pentax Medium Format 12 01-07-2011 03:33 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:33 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top