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04-02-2013, 06:27 AM   #691
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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
Q/Q10 do allow shots that are almost impossible to get any other way. Would play with the Q10 a while before getting rid of the 600 f4. They would be incredible together!

Moving from 600 f4 to medium format seems like a totally different type of photography. My Pentax 6X7 gets very little use since adding the Sigma DP1Merrill. Closest I have seen digital look like MF slide film. MF digital might get a little closer. Haven't been so lucky to try it.
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It isn't really about moving from 600/4 to medium format photography in my case. My 600/4 sees little use cause it is a beast to carry around and is out of the question for causual hikes (where you meet most of the wildlife!). I own a fairly complete 645NII setup (33-55, 75, 120 Macro, 150-300) that see no use due to switch to digital. So basically, if my super telephoto "needs" can be solved otherwise my 600/4 could help finance the 645D I cannot afford!
But as you say, the 600/4 and the Q10 could be awsome together....

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Finally had had the chance to get out and shoot with the Q, Pentax K-Q adapter and the tripod foot. Some thoughts and then some examples.

I use a tripod with a pistol grip. When used with the K-5, if the pistol grip is set very loose, the combined weight of the camera and lens allow the camera to swing around pretty freely, while at the same time keeping things relatively stabilized. Kind of a poor man's gimbal head (well, not really). Given that the Q is considerably lighter, plus the fact the camera is attached to the tripod by the lens, it requires putting a lot of pressure on the mount to move it around in the same way as the K-5. Not a good idea. Meaning that when I am using the Q and 55-300 and I'm trying to shoot animals (i.e., non-stationary subjects), it takes some getting used to move the set up around. All this to say, it takes some practice to get the hang of using my set up.

Here are a couple examples taken with the 55-300 at full zoom, cropped slightly:




Red-breasted merganser.




Female long-tailed duck.

Ignore date in Exif. The firmware update reset the time and date and it took me a while to notice I hadn't re-entered the info correctly.
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Nice work, notsteve. What is that first one, very punk looking guy
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The problem with the DA*300 on a tripod is you can't zoom out if the critters come too close.








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The problem with the DA*300 on a tripod is you can't zoom out if the critters come too close.
These are some really friggin' nice shots! Wish there was any easy way to get the tripod foot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LeRolls Quote
These are some really friggin' nice shots! Wish there was any easy way to get the tripod foot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LeRolls Quote
These are some really friggin' nice shots! Wish there was any easy way to get the tripod foot.
They are indeed! Count me impressed.
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
The problem with the DA*300 on a tripod is you can't zoom out if the critters come too close.





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Great shots Larry, you got some amazing feather detail

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That shot of the moon is astounding. I need to buy a Q!
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QuoteOriginally posted by hnikesch Quote
Great shots Larry, you got some amazing feather detail

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Agree! you've tamed the Q n DA 300 quite nicely
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
The problem with the DA*300 on a tripod is you can't zoom out if the critters come too close.





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Very nice shots Larry. I had got my Q+adapter+foot so as to never have to buy a DA* 300 but your results sure get the LBA going.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jva59 Quote
They are indeed! Count me impressed.
Thank you jva.
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QuoteOriginally posted by hnikesch Quote
Great shots Larry, you got some amazing feather detail

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Thank you Hans.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ivoire Quote
Agree! you've tamed the Q n DA 300 quite nicely
Thanks ivoire.
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QuoteOriginally posted by NotSteve Quote
Very nice shots Larry. I had got my Q+adapter+foot so as to never have to buy a DA* 300 but your results sure get the LBA going.
Thanks, the DA*300 is a very nice lens with the Q. Sorry about the LBA
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