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12-05-2014, 08:51 AM   #1
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Hello from Wisconsin

I have been reading this forums for awhile now and decided to finally make an account. My current setup is a K5 with a M50 1.7 lens. I have been doing photography for about 3-4 years now and I like to do product photos and take sport pictures of paintball. I am currently looking into buying a K/M/A prime to shoot paintball, because all I have now is a slow and cheap 70-210 zoom. I plan on getting a lens in the 100-150mm range, and I am currently leaning towards the K 135 2.5.

12-05-2014, 09:07 AM   #2
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Welcome...to the forum... I personally can't imagine shooting action with a manual focus lens, well, I shoot small birds with an A-400 so I understand the process, what I can't understand is planning to do that. If you have the F-70-210, that's not a bad lens. I'd take that over any manual focus lens, for what I do. But it's a trade off. I have the A-400 because I can't afford any other 400mm lens, not because it's good for what I do. Such is life.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
I personally can't imagine shooting action with a manual focus lens,
I shoot skateboarding by prefocusing. Even when using auto focus lenses. What is the point of auto focus if you have composed and know where you want the subject to be when you take the photo? This obviously doesn't work for all action photography

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Welcome, from Cincinnati, OH. And all of the Pentax Forum! My main setup is the K30 an 50mm1.7, it is such a great lens if you find a good copy! For product shots I would recommend a normal prime (35 or so) because you will get a good enough dof without too much perspective distortion you'd get from a wide angle

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Welcome from Chicago.

It does sound like a bit of a challenge, but paintball participants often stand in the same areas in arenas. Maybe not as insane as it sounds.

Though a WR lens might be useful if you have to wash paint off your gear....
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A few Wisconsin folks here, for the record, I'm not an Ohio State fan, I didn't grow up in Columbus Ohio, and I'm not hoping Wisconsin gets its butt kicked this weekend. At least until I get out of this room.
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I have nothing against Wisconsin, and Camp Randall is a fun place to see a game, but GO BUCKS!
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Welcome, not sure that any lens gets on to well with paintballs.

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Welcome, not sure that any lens gets on to well with paintballs.
It might make up for not having those coloured gel filters.
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It might make up for not having those coloured gel filters
Aye but gels are easier to clean up after when your done, even when melted onto the hot lights ones.

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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
It might make up for not having those coloured gel filters
Aye but gels are easier to clean up after when your done, even when melted onto the hot lights ones... oh no one else, just me then.
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I currently use just a vivatar zoom lens that I got from my grandparents. MF shouldent be too much of a problem because there is time to focus while the players stay at their bunker.
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