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06-14-2019, 01:18 AM   #301
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Yep, c'mon norm, ou got to buy the KP

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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
Yep, c'mon norm, ou got to buy the KP
Did I mention how often I actually fill that 23 shot buffer on the K-3? Often in the blind I use that little buffer on the K-1 until it starts to drive me crazy, then i shift to the K-3, to get some stuff done.
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Hummm, i thought using your excellent manual focussing lenses wouldn't seem to make such bursts that necessary ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
Hummm, i thought using your excellent manual focussing lenses wouldn't seem to make such bursts that necessary ?
MF makes them impossible not un-necssary.

Although MF does have some advantages, in that you can adjust focus without taking your finger off the shutter button, faster than you can track in AF.c.

These shots were taken out of a 23 shot burst....




0.125s apart, 8 FPS. Your reflexes aren't fast enough to catch the movement as broken down by the camera and allows me to select on how interesting the pose is. 23 shot buffer at 8 FPS gets me 3 seconds, and then I have to wait for the buffer to clear before I continue shooting. Having the camera handle AF and exposure cuts my workload in half on these images and lets me focus on what the animal is doing. The second shot, I didn't even see happen, but it was there in the burst.

Without burst mode all of the images would look like this.


I much prefer the animal doing something.

Same with the birds.
Of the 6 or so shots in this burst, none of the others compare to this one.


One click for one image and this image would have been missed.
For wildlife in general, without burst mode, most of the images I actually post would have been missed, and I'd likely have ended up posting an image that I didn't even keep, because some compositional feature wasn't up to scratch.


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Yes. It is an outstanding lens. Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW Lens 21260 B&H Photo Video

Already $200 off. At under $1,000 it is an outstanding value. Only $100 more than the Sigma and with better build quality.
.....And optical quality and flare resistance. Itís just all round a much better lens.
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It’s about the right size considering it’s the stablemate of the D FA*50/1.4. Like it or not, these new lenses are designed to have excellent edge performance at wide open apertures. It’s a glass heavy ambition.
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When? Where?

Not much sign of anything going on behind the distance scale window yet ...
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Not much sign of anything going on behind the distance scale window yet ...
Looks like the same lens case as was shown last year or earlier this year.

Will the 85mm lens made of a stretch and lift of DFA*50 lens elements (that's how Sigma turn their 150-400mm lens into a 150-600mm, the last 200mm are usually not that sharp). After all , focal length is related to the distance between the diaphragm and the sensor.
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Looks like they are waiting for time on the production line.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Looks like they are waiting for time on the production line.
Sounds like Nikon marketing talk ("Sorry the demand for our $3850 camera model was so high that we had to postpone all deliveries by three months").

---------- Post added 10-07-19 at 16:13 ----------

Maybe Ricoh ran out of glass elements on the assembly line, so they had to drink a few more sake bottles, give the empty bottles back to Hoya to melt them into more glass elements for the D-FA*85.
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QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
Sounds like Nikon marketing talk ("Sorry the demand for our $3850 camera model was so high that we had to postpone all deliveries by three months").
Th adoption of the D850 based on causal observations around the park has been pretty remarkable.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Th adoption of the D850 based on causal observations around the park has been pretty remarkable.
Mostly D800/D800E/D810 users here.

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The D-FA 85 is going to be for FA77 owners who want more IQ out of their portraits lenses, or guys like me who want to stop scaring off models with they D-FA* 70-200 monster.
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