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11-13-2013, 03:44 AM   #241
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DA*50-135 2.8
Nice shots. You must have been very close to the action to be able to use the 50-135!

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Some more shots from the World Rugby Classic this year, all from the DA* 50-135:









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Exploring the cropping ability of the K-3. A flock of pintails in flight and a 100% crop. TAV, DA*300, f/8, 1/500s, ISO140, +0.5EV. - Jack
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11-13-2013, 01:31 PM   #244
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K3 in camera Auto HDR

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These images are amazing. Thanks for sharing.
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Even if the camera is weather resistant I'm not. Ugly weather. And I haven't received the battery grip yet.
11-13-2013, 03:27 PM   #247
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Today using the DA*60-250 on the K-3, (finally breaking away from the A-400) using as much as a 50% crop… the crops hold up quite nicely…

Today's visitor….



Downey Woodpecker..


Chickadee, maybe a 1/3 crop.


Blues Jays


Single Jay..
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Today using the DA*60-250 on the K-3, (finally breaking away from the A-400) using as much as a 50% crop… the crops hold up quite nicely…

Today's visitor….



Downey Woodpecker..


Chickadee, maybe a 1/3 crop.


Blues Jays


Single Jay..
normhead, good stuff

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QuoteOriginally posted by civano Quote
These images are amazing. Thanks for sharing.
thank you
11-13-2013, 07:19 PM   #250
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normhead, good stuff
Thanks for commenting.
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I am loving the low ISO rendering of the K-3 sensor. - Jack


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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Today using the DA*60-250 on the K-3, (finally breaking away from the A-400) using as much as a 50% crop… the crops hold up quite nicely…

Today's visitor….
Downey Woodpecker..
Chickadee, maybe a 1/3 crop.
Blues Jays
Single Jay.
Those look very good, even cropped at 50%.
I like the fine "grain" in no. 2, 3 and 5.
Or is it "grain" ?
Anyway, I like them all.

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11-13-2013, 10:45 PM   #253
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This series was taken this morning, on a moving ferry boat. This was my first hour of using both the K-3 and the Sigma 100-300mm f4 lens. About 70% crops, 1/2000, f4.5, ISO 400, AV, center-weighed metering, AF.C expanded area Small,first-frame release priority, focus-priority on action, medium hold status. SR on.

Like most, I'm aiming for a trial-and-error approach to the right mix of AF settings. My prior 4 years of using the Canon 7D AF system is both a blessing and a curse as I have an idea of what I want but both companies go about the task of configuration mostly differently. Ack! My initial take is that the interface and language used by both Pentax and Canon for settings is far more difficult than it needs to be.

Because I'm so new to the camera and the lens I'm going to withhold any judgement about whether the 7D + 100-400mm L would have rendered this scene any better or worse. I'm supposed to shoot a soccer match on Saturday and will feel better qualified shooting action in a more controlled environment than on a large vibrating ferry boat.

I do find the larger size of the 7D more comfortable with a relatively heavy long lens (I have large hands), but the K-3 grip arrived tonight, so we'll see if that helps.

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Nailing focus in the brush

These two were taken on my way to the ferry dock at a "wild" natural area. There are no feeders or areas where one can predict where the birds will be, and when I was there only a few sparrows and juncos were flitting around.
The first one is an uncropped shot of a junco in the brush (another one is above at a different focal plane). 1/180, f8, ISO 800, 300mm, AV, AF.C.


I like a couple things about this photo:

1. The Sigma 100-300mm f4 produces really nice bokeh, especially compared with the dizzying blur of the Canon 100-400mm L that I use with my 7D.
2. More importantly, the K-3 cut through the layers of brush to successfully target the junco on my first attempt. That's quite good. Even my Canon kit would fix on non-bird objects in this kind of situation, as would my K-20D when I used it with a Bigma.




Here is one of a sparrow. Not quite as much potential interference, but still plenty enough in my experience. And I just like sparrows. 1/250, f8, ISO 800, 300mm, AV, AF.C, about 60% crop.



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Cropability


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100% crop

Taken through my kitchen window. Lens on the camera was a DA* 50-135, not exactly a birding lens. In the bush below the snow were about a dozen House Sparrows having conniptions. These are jpegs with only a small black-point adjustment, the full image shot wasn't sharpened after downsizing. If the final images are only ever going to be seen on a screen these files can stand up to some savage cropping.
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