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Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-07-2017, 06:46 AM  
Nature The Rosette Nebula and the star cluster NGC2244
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Wow, great shot and thanks for all that technical info.
Just shows which improvements were made with lenses and cameras in the last 25 years. 25 years ago you could have fooled me by saying it was shot with the Hubble space telescope.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-28-2016, 08:46 AM  
Sports Ski jumping
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 18
Views: 1,065
That last shot in front of the stands is my favorit since there is a feel of speed in it.
Thnx for posting them.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-27-2016, 06:26 AM  
Sports Ski jumping
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 18
Views: 1,065
Great action shot. Anymore?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-23-2016, 09:13 AM  
Night Moonlit Aurora Borealis
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 19
Views: 1,506
Wow great shots.
I doubt if I would leave the warmth of the house to go out in -34C for some pictures.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-01-2015, 04:27 AM  
HD D FA* 70-200mm f/2.8
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 254
Views: 32,751
I can't believe Pentax/Ricoh will not demand from the testers that those preproduction untis have to be returned to Pentax/Ricoh
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-09-2015, 04:32 AM  
new to PF
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 16
Views: 1,018
You may be new to the forum, but I can't believe you're new to photography judging from these nice pictures.
Forum: Pentax K-5 10-01-2015, 08:29 AM  
K5 upgrade from K20D
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 10
Views: 1,309
Congrats on your new K5.
One other major benefit you have with the K5 is tha fact that it is the first Pentax K series where you could actually use the AF-C. This in combination with the 7 fps might help you to get some bird shots which would be hardly impossible to get with the K20.
Forum: General Photography 09-14-2015, 05:02 AM  
"Freedom of Panorama"--What we don't know could cost us!
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 11
Views: 1,588
In july the EU parliament voted in favour of Julia Reda's evaluation report.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-01-2015, 07:40 AM  
Sports Flying stumps
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Great shot and excellent timing.
Knowledge of the game and the players is mandatory to get these kind of shots and a little bit of luck is a great help. Like you I also like to shoot sports but I don't want to get home with 1000+ shots of a match or sporting event. A short fast burts is needed but you don't have to shoot a burst with every throw of every bowler.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-15-2015, 03:31 AM  
FF out in 4 months
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 1,200
Views: 126,873
The DA* 16-50 F2.8 is 595 gram and the famous FA* 28-70 F2.8 is 800 gram. I don't expect the new 24-70 will be lighter or comparable in weight to that 16-50.
Forum: Photographic Technique 08-11-2015, 08:29 AM  
Sports photography - single images
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 455
Views: 65,224
This is Daphne Schippers a few years ago when she was an heptathlon athlete. Since 2014 she opted to do sprint only and won both 100 & 200 meters at the European championship. This year she has choosen to do the sprint only after she ahd a couple of injuries when doing some parts of the hepathlon. She wil compete at the world championship in august 2015 and I'm afraid I'm not gonna see here anymore at the smal atlethics meeting which is held every year in Eindhoven where I took this picture.

A few equestrian pictures since I haven't seen any of them is this topic sofar.

This is Julia Roberts from Austria

This is Piergiorgio Bucci from Italy
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-03-2015, 03:09 AM  
HD PENTAX-D FA ★ 70-200mm F2.8 at 5th February?
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 1,414
Views: 172,303
Kenspo, are you beta testing the FF with an D FA* 70-200 ?? :) :cool:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-03-2015, 02:43 AM  
Nature Feeding Time... The Sequence
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Nice to see the complete series Kerrordown. I just realised you're shooting with an "old" K20D and not a K5 or K3 which make it even more impressive.
Only with the introduction of the K5 usage of AF-C became more or less usefull for action shots. On the K7 I tried the AF-C a couple of times but was not very successfull. Did you use the K20D in continues shooting mode or are these single shots?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-02-2015, 06:00 AM  
Nature Chanonry Point Revisited Yet Again
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 24
Views: 1,117
In my eyes the dolphin got the best capture :D
Am I allowed to say here that I'm a bit jealous ?;)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-28-2015, 05:40 AM  
Nature Here are a few Black Bears
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 11
Views: 645
A fine series to watch Heinrich. Overhere I can only watch bears in the zoo, so its a pleasure to see pictures of them in their natural habitat.
As far as i know from watching NG you should not get to close to a mama bear with cubs. Did you shot those from the safe environment of your car?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-28-2015, 05:33 AM  
Abstract After years of trying..........
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 26
Views: 1,389
Wow, great pictures Heinrich. I thought badgers normally would not come out during the day but only at night.
Anyway, luck was on your side this time and patience finally paid out.
Forum: Pentax K-3 05-28-2015, 09:28 AM  
K3 II AF vs K3 AF
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 40
Views: 8,478
The Pentax 55-300 is fine for outdoor sports but is way to slow for indoor sports like gymnastics. The poorly lit indoor arena's require a fast lens like the Sigma 70-200 F2.8 so you can use a fast shutter speed. The high ISO preformance of the K5 will also be a big help. If you want to track a gymnast coming at you with the K5 AF-C you may be disappointed with the results. Compared to Canikon AF the Pentax AF lacks predictive AF possibilities. In the K3II this seems to have been upgraded, but sofar I've not seen real test results from the knowledgable sport shooters overhere.
When it comes to shooting sports knowledge of the sport is about 75% to get a good shot. If you know the sport you can anticipate where and when the action will take place and that's why you can even use those old manual lenses as suggested here..
Good luck and hopefully you will succeed in getting some nice gymnastics shots in the near future.
Forum: Pentax K-3 05-28-2015, 08:08 AM  
K3 II AF vs K3 AF
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 40
Views: 8,478
If your K5II works fine with respect to shooting soccer it should also be capable to shoot gymnastics since that sport is easier to track. I don't know which lens you use for soccer and which one for gymnastics but if you've got a lens with a fast AF facility it should be no problem.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-28-2015, 03:12 AM  
Sports Equestrian - Grand Prix Eindhoven 2015
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Thanks guys. Getting a sports picture into the PEG is quite a difficult task.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-27-2015, 07:46 AM  
Sports Equestrian - Grand Prix Eindhoven 2015
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Last weekend the Grand Prix Eindhoven was held so I put the K5 and some lenses in my back and went to the location which was just 5 minutes away. It is an international event with riders from various countries. So for the fans of horses here are some pictures.

1 - Marc Houtzager from The Netherlands

2 - Doron Kuipers from The Netherlands, who won the event after a 7 rider jumpof

3 - Lars Nieberg from germany

4 - Piergiorgio Bucci from Italy

5 - Piergiorgio Bucci from Italy

6 - Angelica Augustsson from Sweden

7 - Wouter Devos from Belgium

8 - Julia Kayser from Austria

9 - Albert Zoer from The Netherlands
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-10-2015, 06:59 AM  
Brought a knife to a gunfight
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 31
Views: 3,657
Great series John and just shows that people with skills and reasonable/good tools will outperform the non skilled with their "perfect" tools.
I do agree with wibbly that given your position you could have tried to take some panning shots with lower shutter speeds. With the skills you show in this series I'll bet you would have come up with some stunning shots.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-12-2015, 05:52 AM  
You should wait! (new flagship)
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 446
Views: 54,785
Well on june 21st the sun reaches it most northern point and then starts on it's journey to the south. So strictly it is Midsummer's Day.The people that put together those rocks at Stonehenge already knew it :)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 12-29-2014, 07:19 AM  
You Know Sometimes My Own Stupidity Just Totally Amazes Me...
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 29
Views: 2,516
Fireworks the easy way. Use a tripod, M mode, F8, 0.5-1 second and ISO 200. Don't use AF, but MF . Use anything between 40-100mm lens and set distance to 10m or so. The F8 will make sure everything looks pretty sharp.
Here an example, exif available
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-22-2014, 06:06 AM  
Misc Operation Market Garden - 70th anniversary
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Thanks and I'm glad you like them and that they bring back memories of (grand-)fathers who took part in these actions in WW II.

grtz, Andre
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-22-2014, 06:01 AM  
Nature Grizzly Bear
Posted By andre-mz5
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Great shots. You were lucky mama bear did not consider you as a happy meal for her cubs.:D

grtz, Andre
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