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12-06-2013, 07:47 AM   #901
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Great pictures everyone!

QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
I tend to hike into some out of the way spot of our birding hangouts, set up the tripod and just watch and wait for a bird to appear.
Then I have to find it in the viewfinder, focus the lens, then press the shutter and wait for the 2 sec delay to finally get the shot.
Sometimes I get lucky and catch a nice one.
Sometimes I don't get anything worth keeping.
Just a quick question out of curiosity: Why do you use the 2 sec delay to avoid vibration? Why don't you use a remote control?

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QuoteOriginally posted by wisent Quote
Great pictures everyone!

Just a quick question out of curiosity: Why do you use the 2 sec delay to avoid vibration? Why don't you use a remote control?
Yes for vibration but you are right I should be using the remote.
Doh!
Need to remember for next time.
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I've been doing the same and on a few occasion the shot was no longer relevant ;-)
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Snowy day here in the Midwest USA.
Did a little bird shooting.
Original Q, Fotodiox adapter, Pentax M 135/3.5, through a glass door.



and a crop:



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Nice! Looks ccccold out there.
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QuoteOriginally posted by hnikesch Quote
Do you find the loss of crop factor from the orig Q offsets the larger sensor on the Q7, or saying it differently if you crop the Q7 shot to the same field of view of the orig. Q (using the same lens) what is the impact on IQ comparing the 2 cameras
Hans here is a comparison of the K-3, Q7 and Q using the Sigma 50-500@500 f8. The Q shot is actual but with a square crop, the others were cropped to match the Q image size.
Can you tell which is which? (I tried to do this comparison with the DA*300 but I was not happy with my focusing on the K-3 so will try again later today.)
A

B

D
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Comparing the images on this page in "display for web" size, they look closer than I'd expect. Heavy crop on the K-3 vs small sensor

One thing for sure, you do well to get the maximum out of what would be about 2800mm FL (equivalent)

I'd say A=Q7, B=K-3, D=Q (I guess the DA*300 would have been C ?)
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QuoteOriginally posted by steve1307 Quote
Comparing the images on this page in "display for web" size, they look closer than I'd expect. Heavy crop on the K-3 vs small sensor

One thing for sure, you do well to get the maximum out of what would be about 2800mm FL (equivalent)

I'd say A=Q7, B=K-3, D=Q (I guess the DA*300 would have been C ?)
One of your answers is correct
I will post the key in a bit in case others want to play.
2800 mm FL is fantastic! Here is the overall scene with the 01 on the Q.
The subject is the lower central white dot. The upper dot is a GBH but it was moving too much to server as a model.


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QuoteOriginally posted by steve1307 Quote
I'd say A=Q7, B=K-3, D=Q
I'd go with this guess as well
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QuoteOriginally posted by jezza323 Quote
I'd go with this guess as well
Really?
Ok I will be heading out for a bit and back in few hours to will post the key.

Also if I am lucky the DA*300 test I did today will have better images and I will post those
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The key to the above photos is
A - Q w Bigma@500
B - K-3 w Bigma@500
D - Q7 w Bigma@500
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Interesting, maybe if the A & D were next to each other I'd have picked it better, but then maybe not
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Well I guess I don't need to buy a Q7 now since I couldn't tell the difference to the original Q.
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Thanks Larry, they are all quite good, that K3 crop holds up great. The Q did very well, but I am still thinking the selling my spare Q in a 2 lens kit with the 02 & my spare 06 and getting an Q7. I have a Canon S100 with a 12mp 1/1.7 sensor and the IQ is slightly better than my Q so I believe the Q7 will provide some better images. Based on your test maybe the improvement is very slight when using adapted lenses, looking forward to the 300 tests.
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
The key to the above photos is
A - Q w Bigma@500
B - K-3 w Bigma@500
D - Q7 w Bigma@500
K-3 was easy to recognize... I guess there isn't much difference in the Qs after all... happy I got the original Q then.
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