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01-11-2013, 07:56 AM   #1
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Unreal!

I shot this with the kit 55-300mm with a $10 2x teleconverter in HEAVY overcast before the sun (behind the clouds) cleared the treeline. In other words -- really crappy light! The grabber here is not the $10 2X on a kit lens. The grabber is the ISO the camera chose and the results. Now, to be fair, I did give this a VERY quick run through Zoner Pro (an excellent Lightroom alternative) and a little Topaz. Mainly, to get the exposure right -- it was a little light -- and sharpen it up just a tad. This is uncropped. EXIF data provided.



---- General -------------------------------------------------------------------
Filename with extens.: _IGP0484-2.jpg
Path: D:\Import Photos\Done\
Type: JPEG bitmap image
File size: 13 MB
Created: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 8:51:22 AM
Modified: Friday, January 11, 2013 9:00:19 AM
Medium name:
Medium number:

---- Details -------------------------------------------------------------------
Dimensions: 4928x3264x24
DPI: 300.00
Image size: 46 MB
Color representation: YCbCR
Compression: JFIF Compression
Colorspace: Uncalibrated
Compression quality:
Photo enhancement: Color profile
Color profile: Adobe RGB
Audio note: No

---- Basic EXIF ----------------------------------------------------------------
ISO: 12800
Exposure time: 1/50 s
Aperture: 8.0
Focal length: 300.00 mm
Focal length (EQ35mm): 450 mm
Lens:
Exposure bias: 0
Flash: No

---- Detailed EXIF -------------------------------------------------------------
Camera Make: PENTAX
Model: PENTAX K-30
Software: K-30 Ver 1.00
Firmware:
Device’s serial number:
Owner:
Exposure program: Aperture priority
Exposure mode: Auto exposure
Metering mode: Spot
Scene capture type: Standard
Picture Style:
Focus mode:
White balance: Manual
Light source:
Flash - detailed: Flash did not fire, Compulsory flash suppression
Flash energy [BCPS]:
Flash bias:
Orientation: Normal
Sharpness: Hard
Contrast: Normal
Saturation: Normal
Gain control:
Max. aperture:
Subject distance:
Subject distance range: Distant view
Digital zoom ratio:


---- Text information ----------------------------------------------------------
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01-11-2013, 09:57 AM   #2
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Impressive detail, especially considering the 2X tele and 12800 ISO. Would love to find a $10 teleconvertor that seems to work that well!
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Impressive detail, especially considering the 2X tele and 12800 ISO. Would love to find a $10 teleconvertor that seems to work that well!
Thanks very much. The TCs are all over eBay. Just have to snag one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gjtoth Quote
Thanks very much. The TCs are all over eBay. Just have to snag one.
Thanks, I will look fo one!

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Old Tammy 80-210 K + Viviatr 2x macro converter

This is done with an Old Tammy 80-210 K + Viviatr 2x macro converter, jpg, handheld, untouched, without UV or any filter, default setting on AV. One of the first shots with this K-30.
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01-18-2013, 11:15 AM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by gjtoth Quote
Thanks very much. The TCs are all over eBay. Just have to snag one.
What brand is your teleconverter?

Thanks.
01-18-2013, 01:36 PM   #7
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What brand is your teleconverter?

Thanks.
Says "Focal MC"
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QuoteOriginally posted by gjtoth Quote
Says "Focal MC"
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It's not a true lens, it's the brand of a cheap teleconverter.
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Focal was the store brand for K-mart back in the day, if I have my history right.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gjtoth Quote
I shot this with the kit 55-300mm with a $10 2x teleconverter in HEAVY overcast before the sun (behind the clouds) cleared the treeline. In other words -- really crappy light! The grabber here is not the $10 2X on a kit lens. The grabber is the ISO the camera chose and the results. Now, to be fair, I did give this a VERY quick run through Zoner Pro (an excellent Lightroom alternative) and a little Topaz. Mainly, to get the exposure right -- it was a little light -- and sharpen it up just a tad. This is uncropped. EXIF data provided.
Awesome for 12800
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Wow that's amazing!
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That's a seriously impressive squirrel pic. Nice job!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sagitta Quote
Focal was the store brand for K-mart back in the day, if I have my history right.
It matches my history, my first telephoto lens was a Focal 200mm f/4 bought at the local Kmart.
Also - beware of MC label on auction sites, as Minolta made MC (and MD) lenses before multi-coating came along and borrowed the acronym!

edit - oh yeah - Amazing image, what a nice surprise to get such a shot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
Awesome for 12800
QuoteOriginally posted by pdavis Quote
Wow that's amazing!
QuoteOriginally posted by troika Quote
That's a seriously impressive squirrel pic. Nice job!
QuoteOriginally posted by jimr-pdx Quote
....- oh yeah - Amazing image, what a nice surprise to get such a shot.
Getting an image like this from a new camera coming from a platform that is totally incapable of it, is quite an possibility-opener. Thanks very much.
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