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07-07-2016, 09:28 PM   #2326
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QuoteOriginally posted by noelpolar Quote
I think someone needs to do a comprehensive "How to setup and use my Pentax for Auto Focus, including tracking moving stuff" guide or video ...... whilst not wishing to compare brands, I can't help but think 85% of "reasonable" people experiencing some focus and focus tracking issues with their Pentax just need some help.
I reckon, given your excellent results, that hearing how you have setup your Pentax, would be a good start

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Milky Way: K1 astrotracer test

Finally found some dark sky in New Jersey and tested the astrotracer function of K1. So far, it looks good.





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QuoteOriginally posted by tduell Quote
I reckon, given your excellent results, that hearing how you have setup your Pentax, would be a good start

Cheers,
Terry
Problem with puting something forward on a subject like that is that it's like submitting a technical paper for peer review..... too scary unless one has done ones homework competently......

Anyway, my starting point for BIF is mostly the same that has been discussed here before.... centre 9 points (Expanded Area S), med hold...back AF button for focus....still working on when I might want a shorter hold period.... probally when somethings moving faster/wider aperture....etc etc..... I keep the 9 points on the dog.

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Thank you stubyles !

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QuoteOriginally posted by micromacro Quote
DA*300+1.4x TC, cropped to cut out vignette corners.
Cut it out Micromacro, don't you know that you cannot use a K-1 to take a picture of a man coming toward you on a bike?

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Low light K-1 DFA 24-70 3200ISO

New example of what the K-1 + DFA 24-70 @3200 ISO can deliver with different lights, moving subjects and no flash.
The colors are accurate, the highlights and shadows are great.
Fast processing in lightroom.
link to full album : https://flic.kr/s/aHskCVntMk
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K-1, D-FA 2.8/15-30 at f/3.2, ISO 200, 1/2000 sec . . .

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QuoteOriginally posted by noelpolar Quote
... clearly this Dog is a professional....
In the second picture, the dog appears to be what was once called a "lens louse" = someone who cannot resist posing for the camera.

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Some random photos...

Elliot (with the DFA 70-200)



West Baden Dome (also DFA 70-200)



View from my Hotel Room (with DFA 24-70)

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Beautiful work, everyone! I check this thread every day for inspiration and to just "wow" at the photos you are posting!!

Here are a couple I got of last night's sunset at Mountain Run Lake in Culpeper, Virginia.

First one taken with the Rokinon 14/2.8. Second one with the D FA 28-105, a few minutes later after it had started sprinkling.

Some lessons learned -- ALWAYS take your tripod! I didn't and my photos could have been so much better if I had. Also, and I can't believe I did this - I didn't turn my camera of when changing between the Samyang 135 and Rokinon 14. So, I wasn't prompted for focal length. The exif is wrong and more importantly the shake reduction was messed up because the K-1 thought I had a 135mm lens on instead of a 14. Lots of my photos turned out blurry because of this. I felt like an idiot when I realized this too late!
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Cross posted from the Pentax Lenses on FF Club.

K1+K28/3.5

This may well be the best 28mm for stopped down infinity focused shooting.




Composition adjustment used to shift the composition to show off a bit more of the scene below.
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Crop Mode • 100 ISO • Pentax DA* 55mm F1.4 SDM • Kenko Pz-AF UniPlus Tube 25 • Metz Flash 52 AF-1 Digital with softbox


FF Mode • 100 ISO • Pentax DA* 200mm F2.8 ED SDM


Crop Mode • 800 ISO • HD Pentax DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW
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Wow, this hawfinch : beautifull !
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Night shot taken just now with Sigma 10-20 @10mm FF mode

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Wow, this hawfinch : beautifull !
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