Some Osprey sequences for comparison (Warning, Long...)

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Some Osprey sequences for comparison (Warning, Long...)
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I was looking to compare heavily cropped K1 Osprey shots with the 150-450mm with those that are uncropped or nearly uncropped from the K3III.

Dean has a barn burner of a post going, and we decided I should post a set here as well for giggles.

As you scroll down, the first one's are cropped almost 100%, you are basically pixel peeping these, and it's amazing the K1 holds up to that scrutiny, which is great, but I'd much rather have a reasonable 600mm option. Also I keep wondering how the K3III RAWs handle such abuse.

The closer you get to the bottom pic's, they are slightly less cropped, and it really starts to help the image quality.

I dunno... I'm torn between what I find acceptable and a pain in the butt and what the body/lens combo is capable of. Don't get me wrong, I love the 150-450mm, it's awesome, and the K1 output is awesome, but I would love the K1 a whole lot more with faster AF, faster cpu, and a 200-600mm lens option.

The compromise I am researching is the extra pixel density of the K3III, with faster AF, along with my 150-450, will I be happy?  I haven't tried the 1.4x, but never have been a fan of any multipliers, they usually slow things down and degrage to a similar quality as just cropping does anyway... so here I sit with this post. Try not to laugh too hard, and let me know what y'all think.

Thanks!

EricV

Pentax K-1HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AWƒ/5.6 450.0 mm 1/800 iso100

Pentax K-1HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AWƒ/5.6 450.0 mm 1/800 iso100

Pentax K-1HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AWƒ/5.6 450.0 mm 1/800 iso100

Pentax K-1HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AWƒ/5.6 450.0 mm 1/800 iso100

Pentax K-1HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AWƒ/7.1 450.0 mm 1/2500 500

Pentax K-1HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AWƒ/5.6 450.0 mm 1/800 iso100

Pentax K-1HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AWƒ/7.1 450.0 mm 1/1600 iso200

Pentax K-1HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AWƒ/7.1 450.0 mm 1/1600 iso160

Pentax K-1HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AWƒ/7.1 450.0 mm 1/1600 iso160

Pentax K-1HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AWƒ/7.1 450.0 mm 1/1600 iso160

Pentax K-1HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AWƒ/7.1 450.0 mm 1/1600 iso160

Pentax K-1HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AWƒ/7.1 450.0 mm 1/1600 iso160

Pentax K-1HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AWƒ/7.1 450.0 mm 1/1600 iso160

Pentax K-1HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AWƒ/7.1 450.0 mm 1/1600 iso160

Pentax K-1HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AWƒ/7.1 450.0 mm 1/2000 iso250

Pentax K-1HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AWƒ/7.1 450.0 mm 1/2000 iso400

Pentax K-1HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AWƒ/7.1 450.0 mm 1/2000 iso640

Pentax K-1HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AWƒ/7.1 450.0 mm 1/2000 iso400

Pentax K-1HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AWƒ/7.1 450.0 mm 1/2000 iso400

Pentax K-1HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AWƒ/7.1 450.0 mm 1/2000 iso320

Pentax K-1HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AWƒ/7.1 450.0 mm 1/2000 iso320

Pentax K-1HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6ED DC AWƒ/7.1 450.0 mm 1/2500 iso500

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EricV

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Pentax K-1 Pentax smc DA* 300mm F4.0 ED (IF) SDM Pentax smc FA 77mm 1.8 Limited Pentax smc D-FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR Pentax FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 +8 more
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