Wildlife at Crystal Palace


McGregNi

Link Posted 26/08/2018 - 22:13
Its not my usual thing, but when visiting Crystal Palace Park recently it was hard to resist seeking out some local creatures in their natural habitat. I'm glad to report that even the K7's elderly AF system was well up to the task!

All with the K7 and D FA28-105mm . (and what a great performer that lens was, again! Looking at the results I was hard pushed to believe these were shot with a zoom ....)






























Here's a link to Wikipedia with some background about these .... link
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver

08tiger

Link Posted 26/08/2018 - 22:30
Easy subjects to shoot ,so stationary, nice.
C&C welcome.
Don.

McGregNi

Link Posted 26/08/2018 - 23:19
Hey thanks Don, it was really quite a struggle . But they were behaving rather well for me, I was probably lucky!
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver

pschlute

Link Posted 27/08/2018 - 00:30
Nicely shot Nigel. I had no idea they were as old as they are.
Peter



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stub

Link Posted 27/08/2018 - 07:47
Great performance from photographer, camera and lens...
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

Stuart..

McGregNi

Link Posted 27/08/2018 - 11:29
stub wrote:
Great performance from photographer, camera and lens...

Thanks Stuart! Thanks also Peter .... It's a very interesting history and story behind these models.
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver

vejj

Link Posted 28/08/2018 - 16:46
I remember seeing these as a kid way back when...That lens, camera combination shines, though I've been told it's not all about the gear..The person behind it, plays the biggest role 🙂
Gradually learning the art of polishing turds

K-3, K-1
Pentax 18-35, 35-80, 50, 85, 300
Tokina 70-210

derek897

Link Posted 28/08/2018 - 19:50
Great info and great set.
The framing on 4 is perfect.
Good shooting
I know what i like, If not always why.

MrB

Link Posted 29/08/2018 - 11:55
Another good and interesting set, Nigel - your subjects look great considering their age (at least 65 million years).

As you have written, "...what a great performer that lens was, again! Looking at the results I was hard pushed to believe these were shot with a zoom...". When looking at Pentax images around the web, it seems that this lens is overlooked by the majority of APS-C users, who probably assume it is only for the K-1. I think it is a great lens for image quality, and so it is often the only zoom I take along with me on the K-70.

Cheers.
Philip

McGregNi

Link Posted 30/08/2018 - 08:02
Thanks Vejj, Derek and Phillip. You're right Phillip the D FA28-105 is an excellent match for aps-c. With the 18-55 also in the bag that's most things covered!
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver

Sry

Link Posted 05/09/2018 - 22:08
I like the composition of #s 2 and 3. They were doing a great job modelling for you!

McGregNi

Link Posted 07/09/2018 - 12:59
Yes, better than my little models at home! It was fun trying to grab interesting angles through the trees. Next time I think I'll try with the 70-300 zoom and see about some closer framings.
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver
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