lpammann

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  • Created discussion thread Leo Triplet and M81-82
    It's getting to be galaxy season in the northern hemisphere with many targets in the Ursa Major - Leo - Virgo area. I shot these Saturday night at our dark site in OK. Unfortunately clouds rolled ...
  • Thanks and thanks for the wonderful example for all of us about getting out into the natural world. I hope to be as active as you when the number 8 is the first digit of my age. One of the saddest ...
  • Replied in to Jim
    Thanks Jim. Yeah, I put myself on a self-imposed hiatus from this forum after DPR published their flawed review of the K3. I've also been more interested in astro-photography. I'm really looking ...
  • Created discussion thread the versatile K3/K3ii
    After almost 34,000 shots, my K3 shows signs of its heavy use. In particular, the top of the mode dial got knocked off 2 years ago, so it would change modes at random while I was walking about. I ...
  • Look at what stays in focus on the bicycle. It is not even with the face, it is just behind the crank axle, vertically even with the jersey just above the waist, whereas the rider's face is close ...
  • Easy question to answer, by the quality of photos they post. I ignore people who never post photos to back up what they say. The implication of what you claim is a sweeping statement is simply ...
  • Dean, I think so. I wanted to emphasize that is what the images verified rather than argue about technique and standardization, etc. Initially, I just wanted to understand why their statements were ...
  • Created discussion thread my critique of the K1 review
    First let me say that I have not read everyone's criticism of DPR's AF-C test and so I apologize in advance if this is a repeat of what others have reported. The review states " During the single ...
  • I stopped briefly to let the buffer catch up some and then resumed shooting the Snail Kite as a Red-winged Blackbird flew at the kite. Although there are larger populations of Snail Kites in South ...
  • My main goal on my Florida trip was to get shots of an adult Snail Kite, so I was very happy when one appeared over the marsh. The main prey of this kite are Apple Snails. Note the extended hook at ...
  • I noticed a juvenile White Ibis flying on the other side of the marsh so I went through the same process I used to shoot the eagle BIFs. I stopped after a few shots when it looked like it would ...
  • Created discussion thread a few BIF sequences
    Shot with my K3+1.4xAW+DA*300 hand-held during my recent trip to Florida. While moving to get a better sun angle to shoot a family of Sandhill Cranes I inadvertently flushed a Bald Eagle from its ...
  • and use an aperture that will have all of the subject in focus initially. LPA
  • Dean, Nice. Of course you cheated -- you shot at f/5.6 and not f/2.8 :-) LPA
  • Not all cameras are tested for continuous AF at f/2.8. That was a stupid thing to do for the conditions because the cyclist's face and jersey clearly were not in the same focal plane. If DPR wants ...
  • Mike, I'll add my response to try to get this up to 150 posts :-) The fundamental mistake made by the reviewer was to shoot at f/2.8. No experienced photographer I know would do this for an ...
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  • Replied in to Valeriu
    Thanks. TAv is all I ever use for wildlife and bird photography. AF-S: SR on. AF-C: SR off, 25 pt auto-select, 1st frame focus priority, medium hold focus. Basically my AF-C settings are the same ...
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