Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

by davidstorm

Experimenting with the K-3 and old manual focus glass.

This is our Tibetan Terrier Daisy, asleep on her bed in our hallway this evening, shot with a 40 year old lens that cost me 20, 8 second exposure on a tripod.

K-3, Tamron Adapt-a-matic 300mm F5.6
Uploaded24/11/2013 - 21:25
CategoryPets / Captive animals
Shutter Speed8 sec
Aperturef/8
LensN/A
ISO200
Focal Length300mm

Hayzeedays
Posted 24/11/2013 - 21:43 Link
You have a K3!!? How does it feel?
Love the contrasting textures.
davidstorm
Posted 24/11/2013 - 21:54 Link
Hayzeedays wrote:
You have a K3!!? How does it feel?
Love the contrasting textures.

It is great Carl, I am finding so many benefits I didn't even consider before I bought it:

- It is great with old MF lenses - the focus confirmation in the viewfinder is much more accurate than any previous Pentax body I've owned, even in near darkness

- The White Balance and metering are excellent - it avoids blown out highlights much better than a K-5

- Focus Peaking on the rear LCD is excellent

- It is very fast

- I can record RAW and JPEG onto separate SD Cards - WOW!

- Detail levels are quite staggering, even comparing it to a K-5iis

All in all, it is a superb camera.

Regards
David
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bwlchmawr
Posted 24/11/2013 - 22:00 Link
Now I'm REALLY jealous, David. Good with old glass...mmm.

I love this furry shot.
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Hayzeedays
Posted 24/11/2013 - 22:11 Link
Awww, very jealous...sounds as good as they say it is!! Nice to see Pentax and Ricoh are starting to develop some competitive cameras!!.
Johnlw
Posted 24/11/2013 - 23:07 Link
A cracking shot and there are some super old lenses out there. I got rid of mine along with my Pentax K1000 when the digital age started.
I only wish I had hung on. Congratulations on your supper new K3.
Regards John.
davidstorm
Posted 24/11/2013 - 23:25 Link
Johnlw wrote:
A cracking shot and there are some super old lenses out there. I got rid of mine along with my Pentax K1000 when the digital age started.
I only wish I had hung on. Congratulations on your supper new K3.

Thank you very much John. Why not buy some more old lenses? There are plenty of good ones out there!

Regards
David
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Mac
Posted 25/11/2013 - 10:19 Link
Johnlw wrote:
A cracking shot and there are some super old lenses out there. I got rid of mine along with my Pentax K1000 when the digital age started.
I only wish I had hung on. Congratulations on your supper new K3.

Yup - buy some favorites back with converter rings. Then you could try for shots as good as this one.
Mac from Montreal

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autumnlight
Posted 25/11/2013 - 12:59 Link
Super shot David, not a bit of blown highlights, good luck with that K-3 i'M
Edited by autumnlight: 25/11/2013 - 12:59
alfpics
Posted 30/11/2013 - 16:59 Link
Not a great animal lover - but this looks great!
Andy
Andy

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