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Old Aug 27, 2008, 9:09 AM   #1
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I find it amazing how slow a shutter speed you can use with SR and get an acceptable image without having to purchase IS/VR lenses like you do with Canon and Nikon.

This was taken with a 300mm lens at 1/90sec, f/4.5, hand held!



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Old Aug 27, 2008, 10:39 AM   #2
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An excellent shot - but I think that it's down to the user's ability to hold the camera still, notwithstanding potential movement of the subject.

What you omitted to say was that it taken with K10 presumably using SR.

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Yes, it was the K10D with SR turned on, but it still amazes me that a shot like this is possible using the built in SR in the Pentax cameras.

It would never be possible without a tripod with the shake reduction feature missing and it made a late afternoon shot a keeper using a 300mm f/4.5 lens. And to think, every lens I has has the SR feature!

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Old Aug 27, 2008, 11:27 AM   #4
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An excellent shot - but I think that it's down to the user's ability to hold the camera still, notwithstanding potential movement of the subject.

What you omitted to say was that it taken with K10 presumably using SR.
He did say he was using SR, but what he didn't say was that its wings were probably fluttering - Giant Swallowtails almost never sit still unless sunning with their wings spread flat. Not an easy butterfly to photograph - you have to be lucky enough to catch their wings barely paused at the end of a beat (at least on smaller flowers that this hibiscus) - I know - I've tried!. .:sad:

BTW Anything you haver sent out over the internet can be Googled up. Last night when I couldn't get access to Steve's forums and was looking for back doors ro get in through, I Googled up my ID and the first thing that came up was the Giant Swallowtail photo I had entered in that other Pentax Forum's' monthly contest a while back (got some votes but didn't win).
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Old Aug 27, 2008, 1:24 PM   #5
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That is a nice picture and not just the fact that its sharp. Good work.

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Old Aug 27, 2008, 3:33 PM   #6
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Definitely an awesome picture!

I agree with Tom about the SR on the Pentax cameras - it's allowed me to get pictures either hand-held or minimally supported that I know I couldn't get with the DS. Granted, not everyone can take such a sharp picture with a 300mm lens using a shutter speed of 1/90 sec. (I don't think I can) but it sure can expand anyone's range.
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Fantastic shot. A brilliant lens, but you still need a good photographer.
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Gorgeous picture!
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