Bird with new lens


Link Posted 23/01/2013 - 20:21
Taken recently using old fully manual Tokina lens. MF on moving girds is a challenge but if I get sucked into birds I'll probably get new lens for this.

All tips and C&C welcomed.

1/160s f8 external flash


Pentax K-3 II, DA 50/1.8, Sigma 18-35/1.8, DA* 300/4, 1.4x HD DA Converter


Link Posted 23/01/2013 - 20:48
Looks pretty decent to me

I bought one of these Tokina 400mm lenses - shame it was full of fungus when it arrived - that said it performed ok even with fungus, before being returned to the seller for a refund.

I have the Tokina 300mm mf lens and that works pretty well.

Its a shame the bird was not looking slightly more to it's right as the light would have fallen more favourably on it's left eye.


K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

My Flickr site link
Last Edited by Stuey on 23/01/2013 - 20:53


Link Posted 24/01/2013 - 04:55
I agree MF on moving Girds is tough

With MF it is best to pre-focus on a spot (at f8 to f11 if the light permits) and move your feet a small amount as required to pull the bird into focus, take multiple shots. Not cropping too close can also improve perceived sharpness. Pentax. Pentax DA*300/4, Cosina 55/1.2, Lens Baby Composer Pro & Edge 80, AFA x1.7, Metz 50 af1.
Nikon. D800. D600. Sigma 500/4.5, Nikon 300/2.8 VRII, Sigma 120-300/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 21/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 35/2.0, Sigma 50/1.4, Nikkor 85/1.8, Nikon TC20EIII, Nikon TC14EII, Kenko x1.4, Sigma 2.0
Last Edited by Frogfish on 24/01/2013 - 04:57
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