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06-23-2018, 12:57 PM   #121
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...and that is the K3 and not the K3II?

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Perhaps from the source will help.
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Wow! Finally i can buy this lens. Seems to be terriffic in an incredibly compact packgage...
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K-3 and 55-300PLM a bit motion blurry?

Taken with my 55-300PLM and K-3. I'm not sure what I'm seeing here, motion blur or back focus.........what do y'all think??


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06-23-2018, 02:21 PM - 2 Likes   #125
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I would guess back focus based on the ripples. I get this with back button focus when i don't let it up and shake a little. Focus finds new target before the shuttle clicks. When i am not shakey it helps but any jitters and i need to let the button go.
Still a nice photo at a small size. Not a scene you see to often.
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+1 what @swanlefitte said.
Blur is uniform on the whole heron, if it was motion-induced it would have probably been mostly on a part of the animal.
Plus, the ripples are in focus and they are well behind the bird.
Nice pic though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LensBeginner Quote
+1 what @swanlefitte said.
Blur is uniform on the whole heron, if it was motion-induced it would have probably been mostly on a part of the animal.
Plus, the ripples are in focus and they are well behind the bird.
Nice pic though.
Thanks Guys,

For some strange reason I had a -1 dialed into my AF fine adjustment. It was supposed to be +-0. Actually when I took a few test shots the fine tune actually worked out to be a +1 but that's so close to the +-0 its almost not noticeable.

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QuoteOriginally posted by swanlefitte Quote
I would guess back focus based on the ripples. I get this with back button focus when i don't let it up and shake a little. Focus finds new target before the shuttle clicks. When i am not shakey it helps but any jitters and i need to let the button go.
Still a nice photo at a small size. Not a scene you see to often.
I was in AF-C so that may have been a contributor also in addition I ended up in an unstable stance so it could have been operator error too to a small extent.

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Comparison Shots

I took 3 shots with my HD DA 16-85mm and my 55-300 PLM for comparison purposes using my K-3ii. All were handheld in a mild, gusty wind. The first is with the HD DA 16-85mm, taken at a focal length of 63mm, with 4.5 at 1/60 sec and ISO 200 (all ISO values set by the camera). The second is the 55-300 PLM with a focal length of 63mm, also with 4.5 at 1/60 sec and ISO 100, and the third is the 55-300 PLM with a focal length of 300mm, 6.3 and 1/200 sec, with an ISO of 400. I don't see a huge difference between them, which is a good thing! They aren't tack sharp, but I didn't expect them to be, given that they were handheld and the flower was moving due to the wind. Overall, I'm pleased with the results.

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QuoteOriginally posted by subsea Quote
I took 3 shots with my HD DA 16-85mm and my 55-300 PLM for comparison purposes using my K-3ii. All were handheld in a mild, gusty wind. The first is with the HD DA 16-85mm, taken at a focal length of 63mm, with 4.5 at 1/60 sec and ISO 200 (all ISO values set by the camera). The second is the 55-300 PLM with a focal length of 63mm, also with 4.5 at 1/60 sec and ISO 100, and the third is the 55-300 PLM with a focal length of 300mm, 6.3 and 1/200 sec, with an ISO of 400. I don't see a huge difference between them, which is a good thing! They aren't tack sharp, but I didn't expect them to be, given that they were handheld and the flower was moving due to the wind. Overall, I'm pleased with the results.
Mark,

They all look pretty good to me for the conditions you've described. The OOF areas look much better with the 300mm shot as they should. Have you had to fine tune the PLM?

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Mark,

They all look pretty good to me for the conditions you've described. The OOF areas look much better with the 300mm shot as they should. Have you had to fine tune the PLM?

Larry
Actually, I haven't gotten around to fine tuning either lens, yet. Based on what I've seen so far, the fine tuning shouldn't be extreme.
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