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11-18-2013, 03:14 PM   #301
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Finally was able to get out over the weekend with my K-3. Here's a late afternoon scene in an old growth forest in Mount Rainier National Park:


Taken with the Sigma 17-70mm lens (first gen model). I processed this as I normally do in Photoshop but I did not add any additional sharpening with the exception of what comes up as default in ACR (Amount 25 / Radius 1.0 / Detail 25 / Masking 0).

Here's a 100% crop from the upper right area:


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Nice pictures, Steve.

Given that the 100% crop shows an area of the image where we would expect a "natural haze" among the tree tops, this is really good!
The uncropped image is simply "right on" !

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Thanks, JP! I do want to note that this was taken during a snowstorm with some wind so the blurriness in the 100% crop is likely due to that wind. In case you don't see the EXIF, the shutter speed was 1.6s @F11, ISO100.
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Thanks, JP! I do want to note that this was taken during a snowstorm with some wind so the blurriness in the 100% crop is likely due to that wind. In case you don't see the EXIF, the shutter speed was 1.6s @F11, ISO100.
That's quite a long (slow) shutter speed ! You've done quite well considering the adverse conditions.
Obviously, as I mentioned earlier, the uncropped version looks like a keeper to me. (I don't do much pixel peeping, so in my books: a keeper!)

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My first processed shot from the K-3.

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11-18-2013, 09:03 PM   #306
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QuoteOriginally posted by scole Quote
Finally was able to get out over the weekend with my K-3. Here's a late afternoon scene in an old growth forest in Mount Rainier National Park:


Taken with the Sigma 17-70mm lens (first gen model). I processed this as I normally do in Photoshop but I did not add any additional sharpening with the exception of what comes up as default in ACR (Amount 25 / Radius 1.0 / Detail 25 / Masking 0).

Here's a 100% crop from the upper right area:
I really love that first one Steve
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Tried some pretty heavy (for me, anyways) processing on the K3 raws..








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40 Year Old M42 Mamiya/Sekor Macro Lens

I would think some folks are curious about how well near-ancient M42 lenses perform on the K-3.

Had a rare non-windy moment on Sunday to snap a few closeups with my much loved Mamiya/Sekor preset 60mm f.2.8 macro lens. This must be about 40 years old and has a rather unique low-contrast soft rendering with dreamy bokeh. The solid metal build quality people would bow down to in a new lens nowadays.



1/60 @ f4 ISO 400




1/30 @ f6.7 ISO 400

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My first processed shot from the K-3.

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Cool shot !
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QuoteOriginally posted by Miguel Quote
Had a rare non-windy moment on Sunday to snap a few closeups with my much loved Mamiya/Sekor preset 60mm f.2.8 macro lens. This must be about 40 years old and has a rather unique low-contrast soft rendering with dreamy bokeh. The solid metal build quality people would bow down to in a new lens nowadays.
Mmmmm! Bokeh!
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Just a quick shot of the local wildlifeon my newly aquired K3 (man is it so much faster focussing than K5) with the only longish lens I own Sigma 70-300 which aint that sharp.
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Orchids in Dappled Light

Just playing around with the K3 and FA 43 when I noticed this great light on these orchids!

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Here is a shot with the 77 limited on the K3 using a Yongnuo YN560 flash mounted and bouncing off ceiling. This was just a quick shot as I just got this lens and also wanted to see if I can use this flash on the K3.

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Some Concert shots to quailfy the K-3 as my main camera from now on
All shots with a Sigma 70-200mm EX DG HSM OS, except one with the Pentax 50-135mm.

Very low lighting on stage, one of my worst gig ever in terms of photography, but a great Dance & Music company.

Ballet Kakandé from Guinée Conakry /1



Ballet Kakandé from Guinée Conakry /2



Ballet Kakandé from Guinée Conakry /3



Ballet Kakandé from Guinée Conakry /4



Oh, There is a K-5 shot in this serie, to testify that this is an amazing camera that Ill keep as my backup for a long time I hope.

On a side note the Sigma is pretty good for concert photography, first time I've been using this nice lens. Very precise AF, ultra quiet and some sharpness at f3,2. Nice surprise to me.
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No, not a bird in flight but a bee in flight. I think, or a bee like insect at least.
G'day mate

You have taken some brilliant photos of a hover fly. They belong to the fly family and have 2 wings. (bees belong to the wasps and have 4 wings) I suspect the stripes are a pretend bee bluff making predators less likely to catch them.
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