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01-02-2015, 01:00 PM - 3 Likes   #1
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Pentax Q Osprey w/Fish 2300mm!

Hey guys, decided to walk across the street from where I live in Florida into Hampton Pine Park and took my Pentax Q & Sigma 170-500 Minolta lens (for my Sony A7) and caught this osprey with a fish about 80 feet up in a tree........with 2300mm reach, it was no problem getting shots.
Still figuring out the best way to shoot this Q but wish I had the newer Q7 and definitely missed not having my A7 on hand when I spotted this osprey- but was glad I had the "Q" with me!
Can't wait to test the Q7!

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Here is the entire series- many more~
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qzhbz6o9l5kclz0/AAC0gcIF4Rz1vdqT6Mt9Qt2ya?dl=0

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If you click the dropbox link- be sure to check out the video at the bottom of the page showing just how far away the osprey was from my camera and position~
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These are ridiculously great shots! Well done!

Poor fish got its face eaten first.
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Awesome! I like the first and third in the sequence best.

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Wow. Very cool!
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Awesome shots. It looks like your 170-500 is a better performer than my 50-500 on the Q. What aperture did you use?

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Also the Q crop factor is 5.5x so if you are shooting at 500 the effective focal length is 2750.
4.6 is the Q7 crop factor.
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Impressive!!
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Thank you guys.......I had a 50-500 and think the 50-500 is better......I have a rotating aperture controller on the Minolta adapter so I don't know the aperture- I didn't have it wide open as it's too soft- I had it a tick closed from wide open:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/tglx1e56uxpgbvc/OspreyCam.mov?dl=0

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mmmm, time to get a Q for myself?
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Video's showing focal length captures:

Here's about 200mm: https://www.dropbox.com/s/f4q5rupxfww6zsk/ospreyvideo1.mov?dl=0
(Underexposed to preserve highlights during photo captures- not needed for video when clouds rolled in!)

Here's max at 500mm which is soft: https://www.dropbox.com/s/oxu9tmamm6s46rq/Lensat2300mm.mov?dl=0
(Slightly overexposed~)

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QuoteOriginally posted by sergysergy Quote
mmmm, time to get a Q for myself?
Sergy- I'm going to sell this Q as soon as my Q7's arrive (2 on order-will arrive any day).....you can have dibs on this one but I suggest you look at the Q7 or S1 as there's a bump in image quality.
Have fun Q-mates!
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Impressive! The Osprey's giving you the eye, too. I wonder which can see the other better, your Q or the osprey?
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Some great shots in there. Wonder what my 600mm Novoflex with matched Novoflex 2x teleconverter will do on a Q - let's see, multiplying by 5.5x gives 6600mm, so may need Mount Everest as a tripod ;-) I'm really impressed with the image quality, and been thinking of a Q7 or Q (for my wife, who doesn't use her K-7 much), but then I can "borrow" it.
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Extremely good Pictures.... wow
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QuoteOriginally posted by SteveNunez Quote
Hey guys, decided to walk across the street from where I live in Florida into Hampton Pine Park and took my Pentax Q & Sigma 170-500 Minolta lens (for my Sony A7) and caught this osprey with a fish about 80 feet up in a tree........with 2300mm reach, it was no problem getting shots.
Still figuring out the best way to shoot this Q but wish I had the newer Q7 and definitely missed not having my A7 on hand when I spotted this osprey- but was glad I had the "Q" with me!
Can't wait to test the Q7!
Great pictures!

So you just happened to take your tripod on this walk?

I was practicing this afternoon with a newly arrived adapter and a 70-210mm lens.
My question is how did you ever get your camera properly aimed at a target so far away and magnified so much?
In my case, I was using the lens at 135mm (effectively 635mm reach with my Q7), and I still had trouble homing on a target that I could clearly see with my eyes.
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