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04-11-2015, 04:00 PM   #271
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Wow, looks crazy. Great shots.

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Thanks! Here's a few more.
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those Knight battle shots are pretty neat, camera seems to do well with all the high contrast shiny stuff -nice work how much post processing?
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Quite a lot of PP. I shot all with TAv, auto ISO 100-3200, 1/1600-2000s, f/3.5-4, -0.7 EV. RAW to Lightroom, there quite a bit of fine tuning. WB is set to a slightly higher than it should be to give the warm atmosphere, added quite a bit of contrast, exposure +0,2-1,5, and a lot of shadows back to view. Sharpening 100 with mask 80, and a bit of noise reduction and vignetting. And of course everything's cropped to a 16:9 ratio.

Here's a 100 % crop of the PP, with the exception of the non-processed side cropped, and applied the same lens adjustment to match the distortion.



Pixel peep the full size image here (about 8 MB).

Edit: the slight difference in apparent brightness between that full size and this full hd size posted earlier is the post resize sharpening at export from LR, which I naturally skipped exporting them full size, and not sharpening in PS when exporting...


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Not so fast or furious :P

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QuoteOriginally posted by jiimaa Quote
I think I've found a new favorite "sport", something called buhurt.


Yes, it's exactly what it looks like - medieval re-enactment + UFC. That's right, full contact with swords, shields, and a lot of punching in the face. No it's not insane, it's way beyond that, and it's apparently very popular. Having witnessed an event, I can totally understand why.

Shot with K-3 + 70-200 HSM II. Had another K-5 with 16-50 but the action was too violent to be on the rails - or the front row for that matter. Moved up to the top row after a knight flew through the fence, to protect the gear (and my health as a bonus).
That's nuts..... are crossbows allowed?
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
crossbows
I think it'd be the more humane way...
02-20-2016, 08:03 PM   #278
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WillWeaverRVA; what lens are you using with the K-3 ii?


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A few shots from an Ultimate Frisbee game at school. Taken with the K3 and a Sigma 70-200 f/2.8





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K-3 and new DA* 60-250mm go Boat racing. Pans are handheld at 1/60 sec.



















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I was shooting these guys again a week ago. It was my first time out on a paid gig to shoot action sports with 85mm manual focus lens in the kit - turned out surprisingly well. It paid off to pre-focus and make note of focus ring position to different marks down the field, then just anticipate the action entering a pre-set focus and shoot burst through it. I figured I'd not bet on the catch-in focus with f/1.4. Not sure I'm taking a MF lens with me again, but an AF 85mm f/1.4 goes to the shopping list for sure. Pretty nice DOF in the 85/1.4 shots I managed to focus properly - about 20-30 % of them. I had 3 bodies total, 85mm (which was MF), 70-200mm, and a 300mm. And learning from past experiences, this time I used the Sigma 70-200mm HSM II between f/3.2 and 3.5, which resulted in less smudgy mess than at f/2.8 - virtually none discarded due to it performing like the bottom of a half empty bottle of warm beer.

K-5 II with Samyang 85mm f/1.4:


K-S2 with DA*300mm f/4:


I ain't even mad the Sigma 70-200 HSM II focuses mid burst where the hell ever it wants to, for no particular reason whatsoever. It's still a good shot, and the one before and the next one are both sharp.. Okay I'm a little mad. But not much. K-3 with Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 HSM II:


K-3 with Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 HSM II:


K-S2 with DA*300mm f/4:


Show of good sportsmanship from the winning team, K-S2 with DA*300:


Total of nearly 350 pics to the client, who seemed happy.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kkoether Quote
K-3 and new DA* 60-250mm go Boat racing. Pans are handheld at 1/60 sec.
The shot I lust over is the orange boat coming straight at the camera with that BEAUTIFUL WAKE PLUME! Well shot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
The shot I lust over is the orange boat coming straight at the camera with that BEAUTIFUL WAKE PLUME! Well shot.
Thanks! That's my friend Colby Denman. He's always good for some action shots.
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I've been shooting and processing all weekend from a trail run race Saturday and a duathlon (mountain bike + trail run) Sunday on the local trails. Next weekend are the bike races. It's a busy season for me!
Here's a trail runner near the end of a 50k run with something like 4000' of climbing in it. He was looking pretty strong!

K-3 & DA* 16-50
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I'm more tired than that after 5 k on the flat.
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