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Old Sep 27, 2011, 7:45 PM   #1
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Default 1st Day with K-5--Things That Fly

Went out this afternoon for my first experiences with the K-5 and I came home all smiles. One of my frustrations with the K series has been the quality of continuous focus while following a moving target. I think they may have got it right this time. I went to a familiar location, the local fish hatchery, because I knew that I would, at least have an almost unlimited supply of Canada Geese on which to practice. On these first geese I followed this pair for nearly two dozen shots before I lost focus.



Couple of other flying geese




As I got home, I saw this fellow on the butterfly bush. Light was beginning to fail, so I upped the ISO to 2000.



Can't say how impressed I was with the camera. All shots were with the K-5 and the Sigma 50-500 (Bigma).

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Old Sep 27, 2011, 7:55 PM   #2
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Wow, nothing more just wow!
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I'm jealous. Glad to hear your's seems to be a keeper.

Nice on that first one. They seem to be floating in the air.

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Very nice! Your Bigma/K5 combination seems to work really well! I, too, love the first one.
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Great shots, and you haven't pushed the camera yet, after half a year I'm still amazed at what this thing can do.
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Simply beautiful! Great detail. What shutter speeds? Still haven't tried any action shots with my K5 yet. I've never been able to capture birds in flight. Don't understand how it's done. My K7 always had trouble giving me tack sharp shots of this nature. Good job! First one is my favorite.

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Really fantastic shots!!!!
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Simply beautiful! Great detail. What shutter speeds? Still haven't tried any action shots with my K5 yet. I've never been able to capture birds in flight. Don't understand how it's done. My K7 always had trouble giving me tack sharp shots of this nature. Good job! First one is my favorite.
Tony, thanks for the kind words. The camera made these relatively easy. I've always done pretty well on big birds like the geese with the K20 and K7, but never with this level of sharpness. I always shoot in Av mode and I had my aperture at f/8.0, with an ISO of 1000. With that combo and bright sun, I had a shutter speed of 1/2000 using the Bigma.

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Wonderful results with your new equipment and your growing talents/skills!
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 1:38 PM   #10
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Excellent BIF shots Paul !

What sold me on the K5 AF was this shot taken with the DA*300 .... 80 yds away in failing light (1/500, 1,250 ISO, f4).

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