The K3 @ Bramham International Horse Trials


Fletcher8

Link Posted 09/06/2014 - 21:15
This is the second time using the K3 at equine events and the camera is doing really well, I have had a play with the various focus settings in the menus and will be posting my findings later on this week. The tracking has really been improved, I use the user settings for different lenses for different types of focusing, so far this is working very well. Here are some from the last couple of days.







Fletcher8.
Last Edited by Fletcher8 on 09/06/2014 - 21:17

SlightlySoiled

Link Posted 10/06/2014 - 18:58
I like them. And number 3, wow.

techno-terminator

Link Posted 10/06/2014 - 20:14
I'd love to see a shot taken 2 secs after #3

That was really a lucky shot - you could not possibly have anticipated that one
let the education continue

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Fletcher8

Link Posted 10/06/2014 - 21:06
techno-terminator wrote:
I'd love to see a shot taken 2 secs after #3

That was really a lucky shot - you could not possibly have anticipated that one

techno-terminator. I have the whole sequence, i will post them later on this week OK.
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techno-terminator

Link Posted 10/06/2014 - 22:30
That should really be a great sequence thanks . Somewhere I have some pics my husband took of a similar sort of 'jump' - the rider was mortified when she saw them as she was standing on her head so-to-speak mid air

Somehow I always got better shots than he did - I got the knack of 'following' using his Fuji Bridge Camera better than he did
let the education continue

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davidstorm

Link Posted 10/06/2014 - 23:35
The third one in this set is the stand-out, can't wait to see the rest of the sequence! I bet it was painful for the horse and / or the rider!

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Fletcher8

Link Posted 11/06/2014 - 10:16
Ok folks, here is the sequence.










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Last Edited by Fletcher8 on 11/06/2014 - 10:18

Fletcher8

Link Posted 11/06/2014 - 10:25
And yes the horse & rider were fine. They got up and walked away!



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Blythman

Link Posted 11/06/2014 - 10:32
Excellent action sequence. First set is good too. Particularly the last two - just a shame you cut her foot off
Alan


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Last Edited by Blythman on 11/06/2014 - 10:33

Fletcher8

Link Posted 11/06/2014 - 10:41
Thanks Alan. Everything is fairly fast paced so you just have to be ready. Yes I was really annoyed that I cut her foot off, as i really like that image, but you only get one take at the horses coming out of that door way. I think the interesting thing is how well the K3 is doing focus tracking wise. As different lenses are better suited to different jobs and looks, I have assigned the three user modes to three different lenses and focus settings and its working really well. I will post the setting later on this week, when i get a chance to type everything up. Just in case people are interested.
Fletcher8.
Last Edited by Fletcher8 on 11/06/2014 - 10:43

techno-terminator

Link Posted 11/06/2014 - 12:10
That's a fantastic set of 'unauthorised dismount' photos - well done !

I say that as someone who has stood at many obstacles for both ridden and driven trials , and I know it's not easy to get a set like that. I'm not being patronising , I never had a camera that could have done that - first a Kodak P&S then I was graciously permitted to use my husband's Fuji Bridge.
let the education continue

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Smeggypants

Link Posted 11/06/2014 - 12:33
I hope the horse was OK. Did it have a choice in this?

Doesn't sit well with me.
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lennythelion

Link Posted 11/06/2014 - 12:40
Fletcher,

great photos from the sequence. I'd be really interested in your findings on the K3 tracking, which lens were you using at the time?

glad to see horse and rider were both up afterwards.
Last Edited by lennythelion on 11/06/2014 - 12:41

Blythman

Link Posted 11/06/2014 - 12:54
Smeggypants wrote:
I hope the horse was OK. Did it have a choice in this?

Doesn't sit well with me.

Does that mean it shouldn't be photographed - in your opinion?
Alan


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techno-terminator

Link Posted 11/06/2014 - 13:05
Smeggy - the horses really do enjoy this - honest they do . If they didn't they would never start

I hope the pics have been offered to the rider
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs
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