Barry Pearson's K-1

Started Apr 29, 2016 | Discussions thread
Barry Pearson
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Photos using articulated LCD & 28-105mm lens
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I wanted some low-level photos of airplanes on display. So I (unusually for me) used Live View and the articulated LCD.

I could not easily have taken these without some sort of articulated LCD; they were all taken from nearly ground level. While just a simple pivoted LCD would have worked, the K-1's special articulated LCD was better. I could get the camera angle I wanted, while positioning the screen for my own best view given the lighting conditions.

I now carry the D FA 28-105mm f/3.5-f/5.6 everywhere I go with the K-1. It is small, light, has very good image quality, and complements the long lenses (70-20mm and 150-450mm), and the wide lens (15-30mm), very well. All of these photos were taken with that lens. The originals show incredible detail.

I've switched on Focus Peaking, but for all of these I used centre-spot focusing in Live View. I got consistently good focusing with all the photos I took this way; these are just a few. I used the alignment indicators to help me get things (reasonably) straight in spite of the use of a strange camera position.

Crude Lightroom editing; no Photoshop.

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