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Old Sep 13, 2006, 10:03 AM   #1
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Been busy with other things lately and not had a chance to get out and use my camera.

Finally got out and gave the Tamron SP lens a go.

Some beach shots.

This is what happens when you stay at the top of the wave too long.



For those who reckon you can't use PENTAX for sports shots, I shot these at 500mm half supported on a monopod sitting on the beach, ISO400, 1/800sec, f/8

This guy was using a board without fins, runs at the waves and surfs on an inch or so of water.





This guy was surfing well.


I tried to pay attention, but got distracted, I wonder why!



I found the lens to be sharp and bright with good focus. I hope you enjoy. Some PP, mainly a little bit of contrast adjust, no cropping.

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Old Sep 13, 2006, 10:14 AM   #2
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how about aome f5.6 shots??

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Old Sep 13, 2006, 10:19 AM   #3
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Crashman

They are great pict. The first one is phenomenal in that you have caught it at the right split second with the surfer on the top of the wave. Job well done. No wonder you have it as the first one.

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Been busy with other things lately and not had a chance to get out and use my camera.

Finally got out and gave the Tamron SP lens a go.

Some beach shots.

This is what happens when you stay at the top of the wave too long.




Crash
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Old Sep 13, 2006, 10:37 AM   #4
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Nice shots and great color. I also would be interested in how well it does wide open.

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Old Sep 13, 2006, 10:40 AM   #5
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I intentionally shot at f/8 and f/11 to get the sharper images. But here are three shot at f5/6.

This was hand held 1/500sec, ISO800, f/5.6, no cropping. As you can see the DOF is quite shallow.



This one cropped from a portrait shot, ISO400, 1/2500, f/5.6



Not the best shots, but they are OK.

I was surprised at the minimum focusing distance at 500mm. These flowers were about 10ft in front of me when I was sitting at the top of the cliff watching the surf today so I took a shot or two, both at f/5.6, ISO 400 1/100th.




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Old Sep 13, 2006, 10:50 AM   #6
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Great shots of the surfing, that lens appears to be very sharp.

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Old Sep 13, 2006, 11:37 AM   #7
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i'm convinced.
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Old Sep 13, 2006, 12:39 PM   #8
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You're the (crash) man! Great action shots. What shutter speeds were you using? Based on the DOF, it must be a fast lens. Nice job!
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Great shots Crashman. That first one ROCKS!!!.......cheers......Don.
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I love the surfing shots. Very nice. Makes me want to hop a plane and visit the beach! Thanks for sharing! My travel agent loves you
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