Re Practicing with the K.3.3


Link Posted 31/08/2021 - 07:43
Something more challenging;

1stEverPentax wrote:
You've definitely nailed that combo should try your hand at something a bit more challenging now

Not a great image IQ: Little Falcon (Merlin ?) hunting dragonflies, very small and in hi-speed swoop.

IQ, This is the challenge; Getting a sharp high contrast, image in these conditions

* Stretching the equipment, hand holding 600mm, wide open; degrades the image
* I.e. non-optimal light, shutter speed and aperture ; softens the image further
* Tracking a small Bird passing in and out of the narrow field of view of a big telephoto in a blink.
* Subject is small to start with, even at a relatively short distance so, in this case a 60% crop is used - further degrading the image.

Itís all solvable with a bit of planning but as the year goes on fighting with diminishing day-light levels adds to the challenge as well as the birds presence, prey opportunities and hunting pursuits change.

Hey oh! Whatís new - this is how BIF photography is but for sure the K3.3 will help.
Last Edited by Daronl on 31/08/2021 - 07:57


Link Posted 31/08/2021 - 08:41
An impressive start with the K3III . And certainly better than my efforts with a K3 at a falconry display a week ago...

Looking forward to what you can get out of the camera after the "bit of planning".



Link Posted 31/08/2021 - 08:52
They are quick blighters

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM
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