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Old Aug 1, 2007, 3:13 AM   #1
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next weekend (4/5 August) is the Avon Decent
a 140+ kilometer race down the Avon/Swan river which includes rapids
so last weekend i went upto Bells rapids and took some photos of competitors practising
all were shot with the Pentax k10D with a Pentax 80-320 zoom
some i used an M42 Hanimex 400mm (they are noted in the keywords)
i tried different settings
and took 250 photos
these are some (the exif data is in the photo if you have opanda)


taken with the 400
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Old Aug 1, 2007, 3:15 AM   #2
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1/40th with the 80-320 at 320 hand held

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Old Aug 1, 2007, 3:21 AM   #3
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80-320 lens at 1/500th

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Old Aug 1, 2007, 3:24 AM   #4
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80-320 at 1/500th of a second
i have about 50 more om my site if anyone wants to take a look
http://johndolphin.net/photos/categories.php?cat_id=50
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Great shots, surely action enough!

But I can't understand why these guys want to punish themselves this way (esp. last shot):-)

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All great shots, but that last one is really cool.



How do you find a M42 lens on the K10D? Do you just press the green button to meter? Or it more technical?



The reason I ask, is that you seem to have got it mastered while shooting fast action.



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Wonderful captures!..the last one is my favorite..the headless kayaker!
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The shot with the old 400mm is very impressive, looks "better" than the 80-320mm zoom. (Can't put my finger on the reason, a combination of sharpness, bokeh and colour that is hard to categorize, thus the scientific term "better")

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All four shots are good, but I agree with Ira that the first one taken with the 400mm is more pleasing..

What methodology are you using to capture such fast moving subjects with a M42 manual focus lens??..

Are you picking a spot & waiting for the kayakers to enter before tripping the shutter??..

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Action series "YES" I like them. You done did goood.



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