Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jun 3, 2008, 12:21 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 47
Default

Hello ALl,

There is enough for 3 or 4 postings so I am speading them a little.














regards Walter
ToXiQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jun 3, 2008, 1:23 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
bilybianca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Hassleholm, Sweden
Posts: 3,435
Default

I've run out of superlatives, so I go right to the questions.

If I remember right, you have an A*600mm 5.6. For these photos you have used a Sigma 500mm 4.5, right? How do you think they compare, what were the advantages of bringing the Sigma for this shoot?

How distant from the chosen branch do you set up your hide? Heavy cropping of pictures or actually very near the birds?

Kjell
bilybianca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 3, 2008, 2:00 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 47
Default

Hello Kjell,

The Sigma has AF and thats great compared to the Manual A * 600mm. Also the F/4.5 is a + against the F/5.6.

I do not think and see differences between the output from both lenses. Also not when I use the 500 + 1.5 Kenko teleconverter. However there will be a difference, but I do not see it.

I cut off somesides from the photo to make a better composition, I have 14.6 MP and after cutting it down I have leftover between 8 and 12 MP photo's.I guess thats enough even for publishing.

This time we had 2 branches 1 arround 4 a 5 meters and one arround 8 meters


regards Walter
ToXiQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 3, 2008, 3:00 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
snooked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,411
Default

Great photos, have you tried any of their diet?

Ed
snooked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 3, 2008, 9:35 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
mtngal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Frazier Park, CA
Posts: 16,052
Default

I'm also out of superlatives - these are neat. Guess there's a reason why they are called kingfishers - this one looks pretty good at feeding the family. And now I know how you manage to get such wonderful bird pictures - having a really long lens really helps, I guess. Thanks for posting these and giving me something to aim for.
mtngal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 3, 2008, 10:09 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Rodney9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Yeronga, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 3,518
Default

So
Rodney9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 4, 2008, 11:36 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Lyrics51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northwest Ohio
Posts: 1,954
Default

Doesn't get much better than that!
Lyrics51 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 8:46 PM.