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Old Feb 13, 2007, 2:05 PM   #1
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BEFORE Sunrise a Bald Eagle

Pentax K10D with my Bigma.

When I decided to try a photo I had no idea if I would get anything or not. Not much light available.I figured why not try. When I got back to this same area about 15 minutes later he was gone. I think the K10D did a good job considering the light available.

Waiting for sunrise



With a close up



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Old Feb 13, 2007, 4:56 PM   #2
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Nice.

Shooting sunets and post sunset a lot....there must have still been a fair amount of light (like just before literal sun up). To get 125th, especially at ISO 100..

I'd have been interested to see what it would have done at 300mm or higher.

At 96(147)mm you were pretty close to the normal shutter=FL min. rule.
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Old Feb 13, 2007, 7:02 PM   #3
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Hayward wrote:
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Nice.

Shooting sunets and post sunset a lot....there must have still been a fair amount of light (like just before literal sun up). To get 125th, especially at ISO 100..

I'd have been interested to see what it would have done at 300mm or higher.

At 96(147)mm you were pretty close to the normal shutter=FL min. rule.
Hayward, I have no idea waht you are saying but all I know is I was surprised I got a photo that I liked.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

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Old Feb 13, 2007, 7:28 PM   #4
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Hayward here is the camera setting for the photo.

Camera Make: PENTAX Corporation
Camera Model: PENTAX K10D
Image Date: 2007:02:10 07:31:09
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 98.0mm (35mm equivalent: 147mm)
Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125)
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO equiv: 100
White Balance: Auto
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: program (Auto)


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thehotel wrote:
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Hayward here is the camera setting for the photo.

Camera Make: PENTAX Corporation
Camera Model: PENTAX K10D
Image Date: 2007:02:10 07:31:09
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 98.0mm (35mm equivalent: 147mm)
Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125)
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO equiv: 100
White Balance: Auto
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: program (Auto)


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Again given the EXIF exposure info pretty much FL=shurtter speed min (125th/ 147) effective mm.... ANY camera in steady hands shoud have been able to pull off.

I'd be much more interesteded in what it might have pulled off at 300mm and the IS being an active fuction vs any camera could have done that in steady hands and no IS at shutter=FL.

Again expect a decent shot on any camera and good hands.... Shutter=FL min

Below that you are extraordinary steady or camera IS is doing something.... and likely combine of the two with something like the k10D.

And just as a for instance.... been AMAZED by what the K10D (and I am told I have steady hands) has pulled off (other than subject motion blurr)

At like near 10x below shutter=FL

IE like 1/3 sec at 18mm.... or even 1/4 sec at 200mm.... maybe not CHRYSTAL shrap but darn good for just it vs fixed positon/frame (even there is space available) tripod shot.

Point being you did the MIN norm with good hands decent on any non IS camera... you didn't really exemplfy the 10D's abilities... which IMHO are astounding.... push a little farther... you will really be amazed :-)

Just as an example OK told bartender to stay real still but would you really guess this was a FULL SECOND hand held (OK elbows on the bar) wide open exposure? Amd note how much absolutely sharper not moving cash register is, even though a bit behind focal point..
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thehotel wrote:
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Nice.

Shooting sunets and post sunset a lot....there must have still been a fair amount of light (like just before literal sun up). To get 125th, especially at ISO 100..

I'd have been interested to see what it would have done at 300mm or higher.

At 96(147)mm you were pretty close to the normal shutter=FL min. rule.
Hayward, I have no idea waht you are saying but all I know is I was surprised I got a photo that I liked.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

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Experience in similar lighting conditions on the flip side?????
Post sunset VS pre sunrise.
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Think you are missing something again Hayward. 1/125 at 98mm sounds usual for handholding, but the man is using his BIGMA lens.

BIG, HEAVY.

So kudos again to Roger for handholding at that speed, when really he should have been using at least 1/500 plus.



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Old Feb 14, 2007, 1:23 AM   #8
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Still other than the weight issue @ 96mm at 125 NO BIG deal(and thats all in how you hold/brace it and control breathing) any camera could do it in steady hands.

If thay have any ~300mm+ shots I'd love to see them.
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Roger, Great shot and I'm impressed at what-ever or however you shot it ! :-) Jim
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Roger - your shot is impressive, not matter what. I love your bald eagles, too!
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