Short Oval Racing With The K3 III & D-FA* 70-200


malvern_man

Link Posted 29/06/2021 - 17:01
I think I am now beginning to get to grips with my the new K3 III, plus since buying the Pentax D-FA* 70-200 lens I seem to be getting a lot less OOF shots compared to my DA* 50-135 lens. After a 5 hour race meeting I certainly know I've been using the 70-200.

Date taken - 27th June 2021.

All the shots below are straight off the camera, all hand held and all with SR turned off.


































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Last Edited by malvern_man on 29/06/2021 - 17:15

LennyBloke

Link Posted 29/06/2021 - 20:22
You certainly know how to nail those racing shots - super set
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Mannesty

Link Posted 30/06/2021 - 05:51
Excellent set, well done.

I used to do a lot of photography for a local short track oval racing club and I used my K-5 II together with a Sigma 70-200mm 1:2.8 which had its IS set to mode 2, (Panning)

Question: Would the K-3 III's SR Panning mode have been any use in this situation?

I just read that it is meant for slow moving objects, but at the same time, depending on your camera to subject distance, you could be panning quite slowly.
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Chrism8

Link Posted 30/06/2021 - 13:36
Well captured, the K3iii with the 70 - 200 is a great set up
Chris

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malvern_man

Link Posted 30/06/2021 - 16:34
Chrism8 wrote:
Well captured, the K3iii with the 70 - 200 is a great set up

Thank you, and yes it is a great set up.

Regards, Chris.
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malvern_man

Link Posted 30/06/2021 - 16:37
LennyBloke wrote:
You certainly know how to nail those racing shots - super set

Thank you for your comment. I do like to slow the shutter speed down as much as I can just to see what the results are.

Regards, Chris.
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malvern_man

Link Posted 30/06/2021 - 16:47
Mannesty wrote:
Excellent set, well done.

I used to do a lot of photography for a local short track oval racing club and I used my K-5 II together with a Sigma 70-200mm 1:2.8 which had its IS set to mode 2, (Panning)

Question: Would the K-3 III's SR Panning mode have been any use in this situation?

I just read that it is meant for slow moving objects, but at the same time, depending on your camera to subject distance, you could be panning quite slowly.

I did try the SR Panning mode but only with K3 III and my DA* 50-135 and I couldn't really tell what difference it made. I'll try it with the 70-200 at the next meeting. My camera to subject distance is very short as I stand right out on the edge of the track (except when the bangers are on and then I stand well out of the way) and I have to shoot between the gap in the large marker tyres that are on the turns. So, with shooting through a gap and the speed of the cars I am panning quite quickly.

I've managed to find a photo showing the marker tyres on the turns/edge of the track.

Regards, Chris.



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Last Edited by malvern_man on 30/06/2021 - 16:53

carmagw

Link Posted 01/07/2021 - 12:57
Nice set, if I had to pick a favourite it would be no 3, but all good.

Thanks for posting

George

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 05/07/2021 - 09:22
Great set and seems you've found the match made in heaven!

Think I saw some old Ford 4 spoke alloys that you would have seen on the Capri back in the day on some of these vehicles?!
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