Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
09-24-2017, 11:03 AM - 2 Likes   #1
Pentaxian




Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 2,171
Pentax K-1 and birds of prey in flight

I don't speak spanish, but I can watch pretty pictures :

Pentax K1 AF enfoque de aves al vuelo - Pentaxeros.com

Kudos to the photographer. This is not about technology. Nice subjects. Nice light. Nice framing.

09-24-2017, 11:23 AM   #2
Senior Member




Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Central California
Posts: 157
The clarity and composition of these are superb!
09-24-2017, 11:36 AM   #3
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: May 2016
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,735
Very nice.

Google translation:

Google Translate

if it doesn't display right off, click on the link in the center which reads, "Translating..."
09-24-2017, 11:41 AM - 1 Like   #4
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Feb 2015
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 6,017
Also getting those kind of shots and even better given the situation being setup for wildlife photography. Now, also show all the photos that were not in focus... I'd say, when Pentax gets 25% keepers (with $2000), others get 75% keepers (with $6000 cameras).

09-24-2017, 02:15 PM   #5
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
pschlute's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Surrey, UK
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,884
Lovely set.
09-24-2017, 05:43 PM   #6
Senior Member




Join Date: Jul 2012
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 205
Impressive.
09-25-2017, 02:03 AM   #7
Moderator
Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
MarkJerling's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Wairarapa, New Zealand
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,392
QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
Also getting those kind of shots and even better given the situation being setup for wildlife photography. Now, also show all the photos that were not in focus... I'd say, when Pentax gets 25% keepers (with $2000), others get 75% keepers (with $6000 cameras).
According to the OP in that link, he's getting a substantially higher keeper rate than you suppose. Upwards of 50% he says.
09-25-2017, 02:09 AM - 3 Likes   #8
Forum Member




Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 67
There's so much bad press over the Pentax AF. Seriously, when correctly set up, even the KS-2 with the DFA 150-450mm can give you a good keeper rate. Most people who have problems just haven't set it up properly or they haven't yet mastered the art of centering a high speed BIF accurately and quickly enough. If you can do that and can pan smoothly and accurately then you're in business. But it takes lots and lots of practice. Also the focus hold settings are often left at default when they should be at low or off for BIF. And the choice of focus modes (auto 9 or 11 spot/ expanded area AF, or centre point) has to be evaluated for each site and situation. Now having said that there is a little too much emphasis on the relatively low frame rates of the KS-2 or K1 for BIF photography. Granted it's always nice to have a higher frame rate but the nature photographer who has mastered the element of timing and shoots in short, calculated bursts will be rewarded with pictures like the above. You have to have better timing and anticipation with the lower framerates. That teaches you an important skill which you are not going to have just by spraying and praying. I would say that Canikon systems are faster and more forgiving for wildlife photographers who haven't quite mastered the requisite skills. But they don't neccesarily make you a better photographer. BTW, the K1 is really in its element in the above pictures. Look at that marvelous dynamic range and the shadow detail. That's something I am sure the Canikon bunch will be envious about.


Last edited by Andy Fern; 09-25-2017 at 02:19 AM.
09-25-2017, 07:45 AM   #9
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,219
Truly terrific!
09-25-2017, 09:22 AM   #10
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 4,211
QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
Also getting those kind of shots and even better given the situation being setup for wildlife photography. Now, also show all the photos that were not in focus... I'd say, when Pentax gets 25% keepers (with $2000), others get 75% keepers (with $6000 cameras).
Use whatever meets your budget and keeper rate needs. If Pentax can't give you an acceptable keeper rate, there are many other brands out there, and many other forums where you can complain.
09-25-2017, 10:31 AM   #11
Junior Member




Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 31
I've actually noticed that the K-1 does a really decent job picking out birds against blue backgrounds. Better than others.
09-25-2017, 11:27 AM   #12
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Feb 2015
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 6,017
QuoteOriginally posted by DeadJohn Quote
Use whatever meets your budget and keeper rate needs. If Pentax can't give you an acceptable keeper rate, there are many other brands out there, and many other forums where you can complain.
I haven't complained. I owned a K1, DFA15-30, DFA24-70,DFA28-105,DFA70-200, DFA150450, shot 25K images, more than half sport indoors. I'm not complained, I just don't like miss-information, that's all. I'm not selling any other brand, and I'm not a fanboy, I use Pentax gear a lot.
09-27-2017, 05:32 AM   #13
Pentaxian




Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 2,171
Original Poster
Sometimes I wonder how much shorter and easier sentences have to be, to be understood.

QuoteOriginally posted by beholder3 Quote
Kudos to the photographer. This is not about technology. Nice subjects. Nice light. Nice framing.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
birds of prey, dslr, full frame, full-frame, k-1, k-1 and birds, k1, pentax, pentax k-1
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nature Birds of Prey KiloHotelphoto Post Your Photos! 2 06-26-2016 10:13 PM
Nature Birds of Prey Kevriano Post Your Photos! 4 05-26-2016 01:19 PM
Nature birds birds birds and a squirrel alltatts Post Your Photos! 8 03-18-2016 07:50 AM
Photographing birds / birds in flight - hellllllp! Big G Photographic Technique 31 12-19-2010 02:13 PM
Birds of Prey (@ Vancouver Aquarium) total.boredom Post Your Photos! 8 04-12-2009 12:09 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:59 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top