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12-13-2014, 03:01 PM   #2836
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Cross posted from Post Your Photos...the 30mm lens Club, The Yardbirds , K-3 images and the A club.

K-3 A-400 ƒ5.6 (wide open) Aperture Priority, ASA went from 100 to 400 to 800 in the time I was in the blind, shutter speeds were slow, lot's of motion blur,

It's a crummy day with not much light, never the less I decided to go sit in the blind for a bit just before dark. These would be boring images unless you've got a short memory and don't remember the last time I was out. For those with Alzheimers.

I got one decent abstract....


The first is a Hairy, the second is a Downy, taken from the same distance and location of anyone wants to check out the size difference between the two species.




The White Breasted Nuthatch


The ever-present Chickadee


The Downy at the hanging suet.


And back to the Red Breasted Nuthatch... also in the first image posted.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Monobod Quote
f/6.3 ISO 200 1/250th sec. Pentax 28-105 f/4-5.6 power zoom (FF Film lens from Z1-p).
DNG processed in ACR to psd and then in NIK Vivesa 2. Reduced in PS CS6.
The colour saturation is a bit on the high side in this image. I have reduced this on the later version of the image on Flickr. I use this lens as my every day walkabout lens as it has such a useful zoom range. It is a bit restricted on the APS-C K-3 at the wide end. I used to use it on my Z1-p film body where it is a true 28mm.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Cross posted from Post Your Photos...the 30mm lens Club, The Yardbirds , K-3 images and the A club.

K-3 A-400 5.6 (wide open) Aperture Priority, ASA went from 100 to 400 to 800 in the time I was in the blind, shutter speeds were slow, lot's of motion blur,

It's a crummy day with not much light, never the less I decided to go sit in the blind for a bit just before dark. These would be boring images unless you've got a short memory and don't remember the last time I was out. For those with Alzheimers.

I got one decent abstract....


The first is a Hairy, the second is a Downy, taken from the same distance and location of anyone wants to check out the size difference between the two species.




The White Breasted Nuthatch


The ever-present Chickadee


The Downy at the hanging suet.


And back to the Red Breasted Nuthatch... also in the first image posted.


Gee, to me these are all outstanding! And with an old timey Pentax-A 135mm lens on a K-3? How eye-opening!
12-13-2014, 08:25 PM   #2839
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Your Yardbird photographs have a "heart full of soul". Very nice.

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A couple more with 16-50.



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Nice shooting Rondec!
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DA* 16-50 (@50 mm)


12-14-2014, 05:03 PM   #2843
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Looking west toward the southern end of the Sawatch Range in the Colorado high country. Taken above Cripple Creek.

Nice shot, but time for a sensor clean!!

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Nice shot, but time for a sensor clean!!
Oh yes, it sure is.
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Oh yes, it sure is.
rayallen & rfg... You know I just noticed the same thing. It is not the sensor, and for that I am truly grateful as the camera is brand new and has never been in an open position where dust, etc. could get on the sensor. I opened it and it is clear. That left my lenses. I checked them and discovered that the lens used for that picture was filthy. I made the unfortunate decision to trust that since the lens was capped that it was clean. But as you can see, the spots were significant. I guess I will pull the shot down and work harder next outing. Thanks for the feedback.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rfg Quote
Nice shot, but time for a sensor clean!!
You know I just noticed the same thing. It is not the sensor, and for that I am truly grateful as the camera is brand new and has never been in an open position where dust, etc. could get on the sensor. I opened it and it is clear. That left my lenses. I checked them and discovered that the lens used for that picture was filthy. I made the unfortunate decision to trust that since the lens was capped that it was clean. But as you can see, the spots were significant. I guess I will pull the shot down and work harder next outing. Thanks for the feedback.
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Ouch! Another sensor spot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Badger Logic Quote
rayallen & rfg... You know I just noticed the same thing. It is not the sensor, and for that I am truly grateful as the camera is brand new and has never been in an open position where dust, etc. could get on the sensor. I opened it and it is clear. That left my lenses. I checked them and discovered that the lens used for that picture was filthy. I made the unfortunate decision to trust that since the lens was capped that it was clean. But as you can see, the spots were significant. I guess I will pull the shot down and work harder next outing. Thanks for the feedback.

Robert
I guess it could be on the rear lens element; I notice the aperture was F13 which would normally have sensor dust looking sharper, not so round. Also nice cleanup job on your original post :-)
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Any thoughts?

Earlier this week I posted a picture that I took on a hike near Cripple Creek looking toward the Sawatch Range. The picture was shot with my brand new K3. I cleaned it up a bit in Lightroom 5. A couple of people noticed what they believed to be spots that were originating from my sensor. I did not think that it would have been possible as the camera has not been opened in any setting where stuff could have made it to the sensor. I even checked it. I did check my lens and found it to be dirty even though I am not sure how as I usually clean and cap between shoots. But there was no doubt it was dirty. I took the spots out of the picture in Lightroom and reposted. I explained about the dirty lens and thanked those people who kindly pointed out that the picture was flawed. One gentleman explained it might have been something on the rear element of the lens. I could not see anything there but I did go ahead and cleaned the lens. I got to thinking that any similar picture with the same settings and same balance of sky and mountains with the focus on infinity would have the same anomaly and I would need to clean those shots up as well. To my surprise, this picture represents what I found...or to be more precise, what I did not find on the pictures that I took moments apart. No spots. Nada. Zip. They were there on the first one and very noticeable. This shot has had no touchup. Can anyone explain what may have happened here? Could I have a sensor problem from the manufacturer? Thoughts please.

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On closer inspection, I do see two slight spots... could this been a dirty lens or something more?
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QuoteOriginally posted by IchabodCrane Quote
Ouch! Another sensor spot.
I know! Time for another wet cleaning!
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