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#1 Mar 20, 2017 4:00 pm

Real Distwalker
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Maccaw

I took this in Florida last week with my new Pentax K-1 and an optical zoom lens.  Would you believe I was at least 20 feet away?

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#2 Mar 21, 2017 8:35 am

Slice
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Re: Maccaw

Folks still use stand alone cameras?  That must be ah sweet camera. colors are very vibrant and extremely detailed.  What the hell ah know about pics.

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#3 Mar 21, 2017 8:58 am

Real Distwalker
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Re: Maccaw

Slice wrote:

Folks still use stand alone cameras?

People who are serious about photography do. You couldn't take a photo like that with any smart phone in existence.

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#4 Mar 21, 2017 9:28 am

Real Distwalker
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Re: Maccaw

This is my camera...

https://petapixel.com/2016/02/17/pentax … rame-dslr/

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#5 Mar 21, 2017 10:55 am

Slice
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Re: Maccaw

Sweet.  Now ah wonder how Brian feels about that piece of equipment.  That is ah nice one.

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#6 Mar 22, 2017 7:40 pm

Expat
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Re: Maccaw

Now that IS a nice shot, and you know I don't very often actually complement a picture.

Taken with a zoom with a very low fstop to give you the rear blurring.

Fine detail for sure.

As your camera body is nearly 5 times the price of mine, I would hope it would be "special".

It has 36Mpix as compared to my 18, so I would guess your files will now be horrendously large.

Personally I take in RAW, and fine tune off the camera. More work, more filing, but at least you can get the best out of the shot rather than letting the camera "think" for you, and in my case have a focussing choice I do not want. My camera doesn't allow you single point focus on auto.

Now all you have to do is to find images to take worthy of the expense.... wink

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#7 Mar 22, 2017 8:52 pm

Real Distwalker
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Re: Maccaw

Thank you for the kind words.

Expat wrote:

Now all you have to do is to find images to take worthy of the expense.... wink

That really is the challenge, isn't it?

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