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05-27-2012, 05:19 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Some more eagles with the Q and DA*300

Pentax DA*300 and Pentax red dot scope. Had to shoot early in morning to avoid heat ( really hot in the midwest) and shimmering atmosphere. It was so windy could see the shimmers going horizontally instead of vertically.

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Nice images at an impressive 1650mm. What is under the camera for support?
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Very nice
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Heinrich, in this case it was the Manfrotto 3050 legs and large Arca Swiss monoball head. This combo weighs about 15lbs. Weight isn't an issue here since I shoot about 10 feet from the car. When weight is a concern the big Gitzo Studex gets the nod. It is approx 10lbs with Arca head. The auto trigger adjusted legs and center column bracing are tough to beat on the Manfrotto though.

For my bigger lenses use a wooden East German tripod that weighs about 20lbs. It has a large panhead. Friends call it the tree!


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Very nice shots, with very acceptable quality in spite of suboptimal circumstances. I expect this was wide open?


PS: still sitting out the last weeks of spring 2012 hoping Pentax's own Q-K-Adapter we become available as announced.

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