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Old Dec 22, 2007, 10:50 PM   #1
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I know this is the Pentax board but numerous folks asked me to post some photos with my new camera and lens.

Mark 3 Wild Turkey Portraits

1st try with my NEW Mark 3

I set up the Mark 3 at the best quality, largest JPEG's, AL Servo Af, and continuous shooting. Everything else is on the cameras default. I guess this makes it a expensive Point & Shoot camera.

I used my new 500 mm lens

Very overcast with on an off snow showers. About 10 degrees

Any ideas or etc. is appreciated. Also critics more than welcome, that is how I learn.









A couple of other little guys showed up while I was hiding in a bush.









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Hi Roger,

Looks like it works! I don't know how you got so close to the turkeys. . . and with less reach with the 1.3x crop factor. A very nice job with all of them, I'd say.

Did you use spot metering? In the snow, I find that spot & some + Ev compensation is a good idea, pretty much like shooting dark birds against the sky.

Your new setup certainly isn't lacking in the sharpness and resolution department.

So how is the handling compared to the K10? Are you using your normal MO with the shoulder stock and handholding? Please share your impressions with those of us who will probably never get the experience. . .

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Hi Roger,

Looks like it works! I don't know how you got so close to the turkeys. . . and with less reach with the 1.3x crop factor. A very nice job with all of them, I'd say.

Did you use spot metering? In the snow, I find that spot & some + Ev compensation is a good idea, pretty much like shooting dark birds against the sky.

Your new setup certainly isn't lacking in the sharpness and resolution department.

So how is the handling compared to the K10? Are you using your normal MO with the shoulder stock and handholding? Please share your impressions with those of us who will probably never get the experience. . .

Scott
Scent blocker, cameo and sit very still in a bush waiting for them to come in to roost. Also a couple of days watching them so I knew where they were going to roost.

Metering??? don't know what it is but I am going to look it up and look up +Ev compensation.

My new BushHawk for the Mark 3 has not arrived yet so I haven't tried it out yet. With out it a fellow could get tired carring this set up around.

I still have a week left of scouting for pay so it will be next week before I can get out and give it a real test.


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I know this is the Pentax board but numerous folks asked me to post some photos with my new camera and lens.

Mark 3 Wild Turkey Portraits

1st try with my NEW Mark 3

I set up the Mark 3 at the best quality, largest JPEG's, AL Servo Af, and continuous shooting. Everything else is on the cameras default. I guess this makes it a expensive Point & Shoot camera.

I used my new 500 mm lens

Very overcast with on an off snow showers. About 10 degrees

Any ideas or etc. is appreciated. Also critics more than welcome, that is how I learn.

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Hey Roger,

You have not even test-run its BIF-AF capability. Given Canon's recent handling (or mishandling ?) the AF issue and above all the resurgence of the Nikon 3 series, your input (on MkIII AF) would be most valuable.

Your turkey shots are equally good as your previous shots with K10D.

Recently I have been reading quite a few posts on the frame rate and AF in Canon forum. There is obviously a huge tech challenge to put in over 6 FPS together with predictive focus tracking.

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I know this is the Pentax board but numerous folks asked me to post some photos with my new camera and lens.

Mark 3 Wild Turkey Portraits

1st try with my NEW Mark 3

I set up the Mark 3 at the best quality, largest JPEG's, AL Servo Af, and continuous shooting. Everything else is on the cameras default. I guess this makes it a expensive Point & Shoot camera.

I used my new 500 mm lens

Very overcast with on an off snow showers. About 10 degrees

Any ideas or etc. is appreciated. Also critics more than welcome, that is how I learn.

Wacky roger
Hey Roger,

You have not even test-run its BIF-AF capability. Given Canon's recent handling (or mishandling ?) the AF issue and above all the resurgence of the Nikon 3 series, your input (on MkIII AF) would be most valuable.

Your turkey shots are equally good as your previous shots with K10D.

Recently I have been reading quite a few posts on the frame rate and AF in Canon forum. There is obviously a huge tech challenge to put in over 6 FPS together with predictive focus tracking.

Daniel , Toro to
I hope to have a little time next week to start testing it. I am going to use both set ups on the same photos so I can compare them and learn from that as well.

Bad conditions and my first try they IMHO turned out OK.


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