first birding with K-3... BAM!

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paulkienitz
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Re: my impression of K-3 focusing and metering with birds
In reply to paulkienitz, 8 months ago

paulkienitz wrote:

Have you calibrated? It sounds like you need to.

Not yet.

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"A good photograph is knowing where to stand." -- Ansel

I just calibrated. The 55-300 got like a +4, and both ends gave the same result, which was nice. DA 50 was +2... more like +1.5 really. Outgoing FA 50 was -2. The old 17-70 was all over the place... combine screw drive and a short throw, and I could hardly get the same result twice. When I did settle on a value, it was like +7, but depending where in the zoom range I was, it might be anything from +5 to +12.

The weird thing was, when shooting the target with flash, the FA 50 overexposed horribly, while the other lenses all worked correctly. WTF is up with that??

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