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07-17-2016, 08:52 AM - 11 Likes   #1
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Pentax K-1 does some horse racing

Today I could try my new DFA 150-450 at the setting I bought it for: Galopping horses.

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07-17-2016, 09:06 AM   #2
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Fantastic photos
great jobb
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Wow, great shots! I hope this lens goes back on sale at some point so I can afford it .....
07-17-2016, 09:11 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by beholder3 Quote
Today I could try my new DFA 150-450 at the setting I bought it for: Galopping horses.

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terrific!

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QuoteOriginally posted by beholder3 Quote
Pentax K-1 does some horse racing
Looking good, I would say it's doing the job you bought it for.
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I am impressed; thanks for sharing.... saving my pennies for the k-1.
07-17-2016, 10:07 AM   #7
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Excellent photos. AF tracking seems to work well with race horses.
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Beautiful images!!!! DP Review again proven wrong.

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Great series!

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07-17-2016, 11:09 AM   #10
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Thanks for the kind feedback.

I am happy to now know the first Pentax original lens which has an AF drive fast enough for consistently focussing objects approaching to very close distance at 70 km/h. I bet the DFA 70-200 is no worse (but currently a little too expensive for me). The DFA 24-70 surely does this as well, but it's too short to compare at this application.

These shots were done with AF.C priority at Auto (1st shot) / Auto (later) again.
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Excellent shots. I work in the racehorse industry, what track were these at?
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Excellent shots. I work in the racehorse industry, what track were these at?
Thanks.

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Great shots! I prefer the non-cropped wide image. It provides a better idea of the tightness of the race.
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QuoteOriginally posted by beholder3 Quote
Today I could try my new DFA 150-450 at the setting I bought it for: Galopping horses.

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Wow! Just Wow! Now I just have to ask - were these horses weaving in any way? I just have to know because apparently the K1 AF isn't supposed to work well.....
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So.......They say the K1's AF is not suitable to sports action photos Eah? Looks to me like they should have tried it before they spoke! All VERY NICELY DONE!!
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