K-3 + Sigma 500/4.5 + Pentax HD 1.4X AW (3 imgs)

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K-3 + Sigma 500/4.5 + Pentax HD 1.4X AW (3 imgs)
Mar 17, 2014

Hi folks,

We went to a small desert pond to try our luck against some flying ducks. I was trying to shoot the Pentax K-3 + Sigma 500/4.5 + Pentax HD 1.4X AW handheld. Those danged ducks were so small and so fast that I was not able to even focus on them. I finally gave up and put the rig on my tripod with gimbal to try to capture a sitting duck. The danged ducks had all flown away so I was just waiting and waiting. I wondered where my friend had gone. I looked around and saw him lining up for a shot of a train that was coming towards him. So, naturally I tested my rig on him (Image #1). About three minutes later that big old train passed by him and I took a shot as it was going away from me (Image #2). I always thought it pretty funny to see engines on both the front and back of these coal hauling trains. About fifteen minutes later another train came by and I took a far off shot of it as it was going away from me around a bend in the tracks (Image #3). I cropped the right side of image #1 and right, left, and bottom of Image #3. There seemed to be a lot of haze in the air so IMO these images didn't turn out as well as I had expected. Note: I think I've just about given up trying to shoot BIFs while handholding this Sigma 500/4.5 + 1.4X. It is just not my cup of tea.



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