Is this a Pentaxian at Wings and Wheels?


miles500

Link Posted 26/08/2014 - 12:54
Somehow I got this picture of a keen photographer and on close inspection it looks like a Pentax K II or 3. There were a few of us there but as usual outnumbered substantially by the ubiquitous Canikons, mostly with long and expensive grey lenses!




I should have taken my monopod but I got a few with which I am reasonably happy with.
















For some reason virtually all my wingwalker pictures were sharp but the darker planes were more hit and miss - must have something to do with the contrast.

Miles
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AndrewA

Link Posted 26/08/2014 - 13:12
Nice shots and yeah reckon that is a Pentax!
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swarf

Link Posted 26/08/2014 - 14:41
I like the the Bulldog - it's a great view into the cockpit.

I was there all day on Saturday, but was up one end in the driver's enclosure by the motoring paddock, and didn't see a single Pentax - just expensive canikon lenses.

Phil
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xbow

Link Posted 26/08/2014 - 16:18
Yeah, looks like a K7, K5 or K3 but what lens is that?
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miles500

Link Posted 26/08/2014 - 16:27
xbow wrote:
Yeah, looks like a K7, K5 or K3 but what lens is that?

It really can only be one of the Sigmas - probably a 150-500mm or maybe 50-500mm I guess
Miles

droopsnoot

Link Posted 26/08/2014 - 19:15
They're nice close shots - what lens were you using? I did some of the air display at Oulton but nothing spectacular, and not as close up.
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miles500

Link Posted 26/08/2014 - 23:32
droopsnoot wrote:
They're nice close shots - what lens were you using? I did some of the air display at Oulton but nothing spectacular, and not as close up.

This was the first time I had used my DA*300 for planes. It was fine for single aircraft provided they were not immediately in front of me but where there was a group of aircraft I struggled to get them all into the frame. A zoom can be more flexible, although the IQ of the DA*300 is superior, I feel.
Miles

droopsnoot

Link Posted 27/08/2014 - 10:30
That might be it. Looking at your shots reminded me that I'd taken some of the stunt aircraft at Oulton this weekend, but nothing that close or that clear. That was with the Sigma 50-500, generally a good lens, but I was experimenting with exposure compensation after reading a critique on someone else's aircraft photos, so a lot were blown out anyway.

You may well be correct about the IQ on the fixed lens, I found that I was using the Sigma over the Tamron 70-300 more for the quality than the extra focal length, though sometimes there's not much in it.
Real name: Mike Edwards. My homage to seventies Vauxhalls: www.firenza.net

Camera - Pentax Kx, 18-55 kit lens, 18-200 Sigma, 50-500 Sigma, 500mm Tamron mirror
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