Antarctica 2013


beachboy2

Link Posted 25/02/2013 - 11:08
Back from trip to Ross Sea. After taking 3 cameras and lots of lenses, I mainly used K5-IIs, and K5 with Sigma 70-200 F2.8 HSM 2 Macro and Sigma 17-50 F2.8. Occassionally 18-55 WR kit lens.Also used CP filter almost always. Longer lens than 200mm would have been good for shooting wildlife on the pack ice.





http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp357/beachboy2_photos/Antarctica%202013/K2SP...

K5, K20D, Bigma, Sigma EX 105, Sigma EX 10-20, Sigma EX 28-70 F2.8, Sigma Ex 1.4TC,
Pentax 135 F3.5, Pentax 30mm F2.8 , Pentax 50mm F1.7, Pentax 55mm F1.8,
Super Taks: 35mm F3.5, 50mm F1.4, 135mm F3.5, 200mm F4
Vivitar TX 200mm F3.5,Vivitar (Komine)135mm f2.8, Vivitar 2X TC, Vivitar T4 400mm F6.3
Tamron SP 35-80,80-210 F3.8, Helios 44M, Mir 1B 37mm F2.8, Jupiter 9 85mm F2, Chinon 28mm F2.8, 3M-5A 500mm F8 etc etc
Last Edited by beachboy2 on 25/02/2013 - 11:23

K10D

Link Posted 25/02/2013 - 11:18
Sounds like a great place to have cameras. I like the first shot but did a check on the levels as the white didn't seem correct. It's a tad shy at the top end and improves the image noticeably when pulled into line.

Best regards

beachboy2

Link Posted 25/02/2013 - 13:06
Another photo:





K5, K20D, Bigma, Sigma EX 105, Sigma EX 10-20, Sigma EX 28-70 F2.8, Sigma Ex 1.4TC,
Pentax 135 F3.5, Pentax 30mm F2.8 , Pentax 50mm F1.7, Pentax 55mm F1.8,
Super Taks: 35mm F3.5, 50mm F1.4, 135mm F3.5, 200mm F4
Vivitar TX 200mm F3.5,Vivitar (Komine)135mm f2.8, Vivitar 2X TC, Vivitar T4 400mm F6.3
Tamron SP 35-80,80-210 F3.8, Helios 44M, Mir 1B 37mm F2.8, Jupiter 9 85mm F2, Chinon 28mm F2.8, 3M-5A 500mm F8 etc etc
Last Edited by beachboy2 on 25/02/2013 - 13:08

beachboy2

Link Posted 25/02/2013 - 13:23
K10D wrote:
Sounds like a great place to have cameras. I like the first shot but did a check on the levels as the white didn't seem correct. It's a tad shy at the top end and improves the image noticeably when pulled into line.

Best regards

Hi K10D
That photo of the Crabeater Seals on an iceflow was 200mm/F4.5 and 1/1250secs. Presumably with CP filter.At 68Deg 13Min South. Problem was the very white snow. I wanted detail on the seals and a touch of detail on the snow. The Albatross are also difficult to get the levels spot on. Cape Petrels (not shown) are almost impossible with a mix of dark brown and snow white colours! The seal photo looks OK on my monitor.
Cheers
bb2

K5, K20D, Bigma, Sigma EX 105, Sigma EX 10-20, Sigma EX 28-70 F2.8, Sigma Ex 1.4TC,
Pentax 135 F3.5, Pentax 30mm F2.8 , Pentax 50mm F1.7, Pentax 55mm F1.8,
Super Taks: 35mm F3.5, 50mm F1.4, 135mm F3.5, 200mm F4
Vivitar TX 200mm F3.5,Vivitar (Komine)135mm f2.8, Vivitar 2X TC, Vivitar T4 400mm F6.3
Tamron SP 35-80,80-210 F3.8, Helios 44M, Mir 1B 37mm F2.8, Jupiter 9 85mm F2, Chinon 28mm F2.8, 3M-5A 500mm F8 etc etc

Stuey

Link Posted 25/02/2013 - 21:42
Some nice shots there

That's a place I have on my bucket list so to speak
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

My Flickr site link

Smeggypants

Link Posted 26/02/2013 - 00:30
Any pics of the place itself?
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

beachboy2

Link Posted 26/02/2013 - 06:54
Smeggypants wrote:
Any pics of the place itself?



Scott's Hut on the flank of Mt Erebus, Ross Island, Antarctica.





K5, K20D, Bigma, Sigma EX 105, Sigma EX 10-20, Sigma EX 28-70 F2.8, Sigma Ex 1.4TC,
Pentax 135 F3.5, Pentax 30mm F2.8 , Pentax 50mm F1.7, Pentax 55mm F1.8,
Super Taks: 35mm F3.5, 50mm F1.4, 135mm F3.5, 200mm F4
Vivitar TX 200mm F3.5,Vivitar (Komine)135mm f2.8, Vivitar 2X TC, Vivitar T4 400mm F6.3
Tamron SP 35-80,80-210 F3.8, Helios 44M, Mir 1B 37mm F2.8, Jupiter 9 85mm F2, Chinon 28mm F2.8, 3M-5A 500mm F8 etc etc

beachboy2

Link Posted 06/03/2013 - 07:28



Just testing direct image insert: Midnight Sun on the Ross Sea. K5 plus Sigma 17-50 F2.8 HSM
It works!

K5, K20D, Bigma, Sigma EX 105, Sigma EX 10-20, Sigma EX 28-70 F2.8, Sigma Ex 1.4TC,
Pentax 135 F3.5, Pentax 30mm F2.8 , Pentax 50mm F1.7, Pentax 55mm F1.8,
Super Taks: 35mm F3.5, 50mm F1.4, 135mm F3.5, 200mm F4
Vivitar TX 200mm F3.5,Vivitar (Komine)135mm f2.8, Vivitar 2X TC, Vivitar T4 400mm F6.3
Tamron SP 35-80,80-210 F3.8, Helios 44M, Mir 1B 37mm F2.8, Jupiter 9 85mm F2, Chinon 28mm F2.8, 3M-5A 500mm F8 etc etc
Last Edited by beachboy2 on 06/03/2013 - 07:30

AuraTodd

Link Posted 06/03/2013 - 15:30
Looks blinking cold, but nice.
Always be kind to people

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macabee

Link Posted 07/03/2013 - 11:17
beachboy2 wrote:
Back from trip to Ross Sea. After taking 3 cameras and lots of lenses, I mainly used K5-IIs, and K5 with Sigma 70-200 F2.8 HSM 2 Macro and Sigma 17-50 F2.8. Occassionally 18-55 WR kit lens.Also used CP filter almost always. Longer lens than 200mm would have been good for shooting wildlife on the pack ice.





http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp357/beachboy2_photos/Antarctica%202013/K2SP...

Excellent images. Any problems with cold temperatures?

beachboy2

Link Posted 07/03/2013 - 13:31
"Excellent images. Any problems with cold temperatures? "

Surprisingly little. I had 5 x K5 batteries. Always kept a spare in a warm placed pocket, and would rotate batteries when they showed low power. However, the "low battery" would recover on warming and be rotated back into one of the cameras.Ditto for GPS battery. Fogging of lenses was not a problem either. Modern coatings? Did have a CP filter on almost 100% of time.
cheers
bb2

K5, K20D, Bigma, Sigma EX 105, Sigma EX 10-20, Sigma EX 28-70 F2.8, Sigma Ex 1.4TC,
Pentax 135 F3.5, Pentax 30mm F2.8 , Pentax 50mm F1.7, Pentax 55mm F1.8,
Super Taks: 35mm F3.5, 50mm F1.4, 135mm F3.5, 200mm F4
Vivitar TX 200mm F3.5,Vivitar (Komine)135mm f2.8, Vivitar 2X TC, Vivitar T4 400mm F6.3
Tamron SP 35-80,80-210 F3.8, Helios 44M, Mir 1B 37mm F2.8, Jupiter 9 85mm F2, Chinon 28mm F2.8, 3M-5A 500mm F8 etc etc
Last Edited by beachboy2 on 07/03/2013 - 13:33

Smeggypants

Link Posted 08/03/2013 - 04:16
Thankss beach boy. What an amazing place!!










I bet there's a McDonald's there somewhere though
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

Snootchies

Link Posted 08/03/2013 - 14:06
Smeggypants wrote:
I bet there's a McDonald's there somewhere though

I guess McFlurry's would be easy to make.


Great images by the way, looks an amazing place to be.
Bob

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