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12-02-2013, 08:11 AM - 4 Likes   #1
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K3 Bigma Katana and 5.65 Miles

So this past weekend, I went to the mountains of North Georgia.
Lots of great Ice and Water pictures!

On Friday afternoon I set up my Bigma, Katana Gimbal and the K3 at the Chestatee Overlook 34.665002,-83.98277

I was looking for some shots of Birds in Flight against the backdrop of the mountains, and when none showed up, I just took some snaps of what I could see.

I took this shot.



When I got home, I started to play around with the detail and what was possible with the K3.
As I zoomed in closer, I wanted to verify where I took the picture, and I used the rock formations in the pictures and looked at the rock formations in Google Earth.
I know, I should have used my O-GPS-1, but I was looking for birds, not what I found next.
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw THIS.

A person, wearing jeans with a black shirtless top!!!!



This is the location I zoomed in on.



The distance is 5.65 MILES!!!!



It turns out that the person is standing on the top of Blood Mountain, on the Appalachian Trail. 34.737065,-83.93617

WOW!!!!

The K3, Bigma and Katana, on a clear day are spectacular.
500mm
ISO-100
f.9.0
1/250 sec
SR - OFF on K3, ON on Bigma




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Looks a little blurry to me, cannot make out the logo on his shirt. Were you using mirror lock up?
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Bigfoot!!!!!!!


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Wow, that's pretty impressive.

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Haha, Bigfoot got some nice clothes!
Thanks for sharing
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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
Looks a little blurry to me, cannot make out the logo on his shirt. Were you using mirror lock up?
2 sec delay. I think the heft of the Katana and tripod comes into play here.
The mass of the Katana makes holding everything rock steady!
I mean, I got that kind of detail from ISO 100 and 1/250.
That's amazing.

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Bigfoot!!!!!!!
North Georgia? Very possible!!!

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Wow, that's pretty impressive.
Crazy eh? I couldn't believe it either.
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Tfs Lauren. :P
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And he's winking at you !!

Seriously: quite impressive.

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Just out of curiosity, the crop of the man in black shirt - how blown up is that? I am assuming it a crop blown up because I'm seeing the individual pixels.
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A little more zoom and
Good stuff there Lauren, go Katana! (Still waiting to buy my own K-3.)
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Just out of curiosity, the crop of the man in black shirt - how blown up is that? I am assuming it a crop blown up because I'm seeing the individual pixels.
Definitely a crop.
How blown up?
I don't know, but it's at the limit of 24mp for sure.
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A little more zoom and
Good stuff there Lauren, go Katana! (Still waiting to buy my own K-3.)
The Katana, being ROCK steady, is definitely a contributing factor in the shot.
The Bigma at full 500mm is a big lens that needs stable control.

Lots of good things to say about the Katana, K3 and Bigma.

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Oh, and here is some more K3 awesomeness.

ISO100
DA*16-50, f/9.0, 1/13 sec.



Can you find where this is?

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Can you find where this is?
Near the top of the falls in the first pic. Impressive resolution.
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Near the top of the falls in the first pic. Impressive resolution.
Yep!
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