Silver Falls - DA 20-40

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klimbkat
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Silver Falls - DA 20-40
11 months ago

Spent a chilly morning wandering the northern half of Silver Falls State Park, though still nice for January.  K5IIs & DA 20-40 Ltd.

North Falls

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In reply to klimbkat, 11 months ago

Very nice Doug, like the green moss on the branch in the forgeground, gives good contrast with the waterfall.

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I have really been thinking hard about this lens, as I don't have any weather proof lenses for my k5ii.  I am thinking it will be great for backpacking, mt. biking, etc.  I already have the 31ltd , 15 ltd, and the 77ltd.  What I am thinking is leave the 31 home for "nice weather" photography, but then take my 15 and 20-40  and 77 when I mt. bike and backpack.  Is it true that it is about the same size as the 31?  I have a click elite chest pack that fits the k5ii and 31 nicely, so if the 20-40 is the same size that could go in the pack and then I could put the 15 in one jersey pocket with the 77 in the other and have a middle back jersey pocket for snacks and a bit of extra clothing.  IF the weather was bad I just wouldn't take the 15 and the 77 out and just use the 20-40.  Small,  compact mt. bike riding/landscape photography, pocketable set up.  thoughts?, from someone who is into the outdoors?  Any other lens ideas?

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mlkind wrote:

I have really been thinking hard about this lens, as I don't have any weather proof lenses for my k5ii. I am thinking it will be great for backpacking, mt. biking, etc. I already have the 31ltd , 15 ltd, and the 77ltd. What I am thinking is leave the 31 home for "nice weather" photography, but then take my 15 and 20-40 and 77 when I mt. bike and backpack. Is it true that it is about the same size as the 31? I have a click elite chest pack that fits the k5ii and 31 nicely, so if the 20-40 is the same size that could go in the pack and then I could put the 15 in one jersey pocket with the 77 in the other and have a middle back jersey pocket for snacks and a bit of extra clothing. IF the weather was bad I just wouldn't take the 15 and the 77 out and just use the 20-40. Small, compact mt. bike riding/landscape photography, pocketable set up. thoughts?, from someone who is into the outdoors? Any other lens ideas?

You've pretty much described my new lightweight kit with the DA 20-40 - that, the 15 and the 70.  I don't have the 31, but I do have the 43 which the 20-40 will likely replace in the base trio.  The WR element along with the IQ in an light package is pretty nice alternative to multiple primes.  And, it matches well with other ranges for travel kits, etc., like the Sigma 10-20 (or wider), and the DA*50-135 and 60-250.

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In reply to klimbkat, 11 months ago

Very nice shot with one exception.  99% + of the members that see this shot will like it.  I am in a vastly small minority that like to see water in it's natural flowing state and not in slow motion that is portrayed in at least 99.999% of the waterfall images.  I have not seen all waterfall shots on DPR or PF but only other photographer that I have seen that shoots the dynamic aspect of water in free fall is a guy on the Sigma forum.

Again, a very nice shot.  Would just like to see some water detail.

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Jim Beverlin wrote:

Very nice shot with one exception. 99% + of the members that see this shot will like it. I am in a vastly small minority that like to see water in it's natural flowing state and not in slow motion that is portrayed in at least 99.999% of the waterfall images. I have not seen all waterfall shots on DPR or PF but only other photographer that I have seen that shoots the dynamic aspect of water in free fall is a guy on the Sigma forum.

Again, a very nice shot. Would just like to see some water detail.

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Thanks, Jim.  I can fall in either camp on moving water, but because you need at least 250th before you get significant detail in water moving this fast, what you propose is only an option when the rest of the scene is relatively bright.  This was not that.

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I was in error.  Should have taken the lighting into consideration.  My apologies.

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In reply to klimbkat, 11 months ago

I really need to get down there more... last time my now wife and I went, she was not feeling well and we saw only 3 waterfalls on our hike.  I have a feeling that this year won't be the best for seeing the rushing torrents we would normally get unless we make up our rainfall totals in a hurry.

This lens would make a lot of sense for my hiking kit, but I seem to be getting too many things on my shopping list...

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In reply to klimbkat, 11 months ago

Nice, and no crampons required to hike the trails, huh?  Gonna be an ugly summer up there if the wx doesn't change soon.  

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