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11-09-2014, 02:20 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Sports Football Soccer with K-3+DA*300+1.4xTC

A few shots (cropped) of Football Soccer Game shot with K-3 + DA*300 + 1.ax HD TC

Lens slow to focus for first time, but after it locks in, the K-3 did OK tracking (i have not uploaded the sequences.)

Custom Settings for tracking at high FPS - very few misses.
16-3
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Pics here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/109041703@N02/sets/72157648795605688/

Shots taken from the of the field looking a the opposite half of the field and goal.

What do you think about the sharpness and focus i got on these pics with this combination of camera+lens+TC? Suggestions?

11-09-2014, 06:23 AM   #2
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very nice. Keep up the work. I Love this new TC.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rudy Quote
A few shots (cropped) of Football Soccer Game shot with K-3 + DA*300 + 1.ax HD TC

Lens slow to focus for first time, but after it locks in, the K-3 did OK tracking (i have not uploaded the sequences.)

Custom Settings for tracking at high FPS - very few misses.
16-3
17-3
18-3

Pics here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/109041703@N02/sets/72157648795605688/

Shots taken from the of the field looking a the opposite half of the field and goal.

What do you think about the sharpness and focus i got on these pics with this combination of camera+lens+TC? Suggestions?
Great, sharp, colorful action photos! Who said Pentax equipment can't be used for sports action? Love the photos.
11-09-2014, 07:49 AM   #4
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Good results. What you are doing is working fine.

Normally I wouldn't use a TC for sports, due to the impact on IQ and AF, but the DA*300 is such a nice lens, it seems to let you break all the rules.

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Nice set!
That must be a sweet camera-lens combo...
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I think that using 1/400th is a little on the long side for such a combination. We are talking about 643mm compared to Full Frame, so I would give it a notch in shuttertime to at least 1/500th (but probably 1/640th).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rudy Quote
What do you think about the sharpness and focus i got on these pics with this combination of camera+lens+TC? Suggestions?
I would aim to have a minimum shutter of 1/1000 with 1/1500 preferred for this age group. With a TC, that means a much higher ISO. I would think you could have gotten away with ISO 1600. My daylight default is ISO 800 for soccer. Your shots with a faster shutter do look good technically.

Content-wise, the third shot is the most interesting. The first one would have been noteworthy if the ball was somewhere in the frame.

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Thank you all for the replies. I will be increasing the ISO for the next game.

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Wow that set looks great. Personally I prefer zooms for sports but I can see why the IQ of a prime can help the photos shine.
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
Wow that set looks great. Personally I prefer zooms for sports but I can see why the IQ of a prime can help the photos shine.
The da*300 certainly did that in this set. What an amazing lens.
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Below is a sample of the DA*60-250 at 250mm + 1.4x Pentax TC.
I think the TC is also OK in the 60-250 zoom at 250; it is sharper by 200; but the DA*300 is better..

https://www.flickr.com/photos/109041703@N02/15576849547/in/set-72157648795605688
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rudy Quote
A few shots (cropped) of Football Soccer Game shot with K-3 + DA*300 + 1.ax HD TC

Lens slow to focus for first time, but after it locks in, the K-3 did OK tracking (i have not uploaded the sequences.)

Custom Settings for tracking at high FPS - very few misses.
16-3
17-3
18-3

Pics here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/109041703@N02/sets/72157648795605688/

Shots taken from the of the field looking a the opposite half of the field and goal.

What do you think about the sharpness and focus i got on these pics with this combination of camera+lens+TC? Suggestions?
Nice job Rudy, the da* 300 looks like a stellar lens and you seem to put it to good use.
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