First Time Out With The K3 III


malvern_man

Link Posted 03/05/2021 - 21:19
This was my first time out with the new K3 III at the first stock car/banger meeting of the 2021 season (run under covid guidelines)

All taken using the DA* 50-135

Apart from a slight crop to get rid of some excess background all these images are straight off the camera.

































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Last Edited by malvern_man on 03/05/2021 - 21:25

tigershoot

Link Posted 03/05/2021 - 21:39
Fabulous photos with a quality to them that's difficult to put my finger on. In some, they almost look like you are about to be run over. Thanks for posting
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malvern_man

Link Posted 03/05/2021 - 22:12
tigershoot wrote:
Fabulous photos with a quality to them that's difficult to put my finger on. In some, they almost look like you are about to be run over. Thanks for posting

I did have a couple of near misses
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carmagw

Link Posted 03/05/2021 - 22:28
Nice set, good panning. 4,6 and 7 my preferred shots as I like the angle better with the cars about to run you over lol.

Thanks for sharing.

George

davidwozhere

Link Posted 04/05/2021 - 00:04
I'm not into motor sports but you've caught my interest with these.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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1stEverPentax

Link Posted 04/05/2021 - 10:46
Excellent action shots with a lens not normally used for motorsport.

What makes them particularly good is that your panning prowess has allowed you to capture sharp car bodies
against an OOF background, whilst still capturing movement in the wheels, which makes all the difference as the cars don't look 'static'.

Particularly like the blue Anglia shots...soft spot for these as was my first car.

regards

Karlo

Nigelk

Link Posted 04/05/2021 - 13:23
Lovely well captured set of race day fun.
Importantly , how do you find using the new camera against your old body?

malvern_man

Link Posted 05/05/2021 - 23:25
Nigelk wrote:
Lovely well captured set of race day fun.
Importantly , how do you find using the new camera against your old body?

I didn't find much difference in the overall weight and handling to be honest, but that could be because I have only used my K3 II three times since the first lockdown as all racing was cancelled. I do like the buttons on the side that allow you to change the AF Mode and the SR Mode. The shutter release button is very sensitive when in drive mode though, I think it'll get some getting used to. The view finder is excellent too.
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richandfleur

Link Posted 06/05/2021 - 02:14
Extremely well delivered set.

Couple of tech questions, what was your shutter speed and did you turn off SR whilst panning or leave it on?

Great stuff!

JAK

Link Posted 06/05/2021 - 10:52
richandfleur wrote:
Extremely well delivered set.

Couple of tech questions, what was your shutter speed and did you turn off SR whilst panning or leave it on?

Great stuff!

It is possible to see shutter speed and aperture for each photo from it's exif data. You may require a browser extension to see that.
John K

malvern_man

Link Posted 06/05/2021 - 16:38
richandfleur wrote:
Extremely well delivered set.

Couple of tech questions, what was your shutter speed and did you turn off SR whilst panning or leave it on?

Great stuff!

#1 = 1/60
#2 = 1/60
#3 = 1/100
#4 = 1/100
#5 = 1/80
#6 = 1/50
#7 = 1/60
#8 = 1/80
#9 = 1/50
#10 = 1/125
#11 = 1/125

I tried the SR Panning mode during one of the banger races and I couldn't see what real difference it made so I just turned it off altogether, which is my default setting for motor sports anyway.
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richandfleur

Link Posted 07/05/2021 - 00:15
So good, well done. High level of skill on display there, regardless of the camera.

Mike-P

Link Posted 08/05/2021 - 11:02
Great shots but I have to say I looked back on your postings as I remembered the one you did when you got the K-3II and they are just as good.
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pschlute

Link Posted 08/05/2021 - 14:23
Nice panning technique. Love the old Anglia !
Peter



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