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Old Jan 11, 2013, 8:59 AM   #1
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I shot this with the kit 55-300mm with a $10 2x teleconverter in HEAVY overcast before the sun (behind the clouds) cleared the treeline. In other words -- really crappy light! The grabber here is not the $10 2X on a kit lens. The grabber is the ISO the camera chose and the results. Now, to be fair, I did give this a VERY quick run through Zoner Pro (an excellent Lightroom alternative) and a little Topaz Adjust 5 (Zoner Pro accepts PS plugins). Mainly, to get the exposure right -- it was a little light -- and sharpen it up just a tad. This is uncropped. EXIF data provided.



---- General -------------------------------------------------------------------
Filename with extens.: _IGP0484-2.jpg
Path: D:\Import Photos\Done\
Type: JPEG bitmap image
File size: 13 MB
Created: Wednesday, January 11, 2013 8:51:22 AM
Modified: Friday, January 11, 2013 9:00:19 AM
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Medium number:

---- Details -------------------------------------------------------------------
Dimensions: 4928x3264x24
DPI: 300.00
Image size: 46 MB
Color representation: YCbCR
Compression: JFIF Compression
Colorspace: Uncalibrated
Compression quality:
Photo enhancement: Color profile
Color profile: Adobe RGB
Audio note: No

---- Basic EXIF ----------------------------------------------------------------
ISO: 12800
Exposure time: 1/50 s
Aperture: 8.0
Focal length: 300.00 mm
Focal length (EQ35mm): 450 mm
Lens:
Exposure bias: 0
Flash: No

---- Detailed EXIF -------------------------------------------------------------
Camera Make: PENTAX
Model: PENTAX K-30
Software: K-30 Ver 1.00
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Owner:
Exposure program: Aperture priority
Exposure mode: Auto exposure
Metering mode: Spot
Scene capture type: Standard
Picture Style:
Focus mode:
White balance: Manual
Light source:
Flash - detailed: Flash did not fire, Compulsory flash suppression
Flash energy [BCPS]:
Flash bias:
Orientation: Normal
Sharpness: Hard
Contrast: Normal
Saturation: Normal
Gain control:
Max. aperture:
Subject distance:
Subject distance range: Distant view
Digital zoom ratio:


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Old Jan 11, 2013, 9:55 AM   #2
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Very sharp and with little noise. I viewed it at 400 percent and BG was nearly noise free. You were using a tripod, right?
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Very sharp and with little noise. I viewed it at 400 percent and BG was nearly noise free. You were using a tripod, right?
Absolutely. At that focal length, my hands just ain't that steady.
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Quite useable. I'm surprised you got as sharp a shot with that combination. I tried a 1.7 TC with the 55-300 and was disappointed. Maybe if I had turned off the AF I might have done better, but I was curious if it would focus at all.
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Amazing results for a 2XTC - so glad your new equipment is working out so well for you!
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 8:16 PM   #6
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Quite useable. I'm surprised you got as sharp a shot with that combination. I tried a 1.7 TC with the 55-300 and was disappointed. Maybe if I had turned off the AF I might have done better, but I was curious if it would focus at all.
Well, I sure couldn't afford the super-duper, zip-zop AF TC just yet but I was DYING to try something to give me just a little more range. I snagged this $10 TC. It works.

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Amazing results for a 2XTC - so glad your new equipment is working out so well for you!
Thanks, Mole. I'm REALLY liking it a LOT!
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