Mammal Portraits

Discussion in 'Pentax K-01 Forum' started by muzee, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. muzee

    muzee SC Veteran

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    Apr 30, 2013
    The K-01 is pretty much my only camera now. Recently added the Tamron 28-75 2.8 zoom - awesome lens, but heavy, and not compact :)

    Here are a few portrait type shots at a local zoo with this combo. While I did shoot RAW+Jpeg, these are all processed from the Jpegs, as the camera out was that good.

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    giraffe by muzpix, on Flickr

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    goat by muzpix, on Flickr

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    giraffe_horns by muzpix, on Flickr

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    giraffe_head by muzpix, on Flickr

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    giraffe_full by muzpix, on Flickr

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    camel_full by muzpix, on Flickr

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    camel by muzpix, on Flickr
     
  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Nice set! I've often been tempted by that lens, to go with my K5, but I know the weight of it would defeat me. I bow to your superior strength in being able to manage it with the K-01!
     
  3. muzee

    muzee SC Veteran

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    Apr 30, 2013
    Thanks! It's not that heavy!! :) ... I find it balances well with the bulk that's the k-01.
     
  4. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    The K-01 was always a good camera but became an outright steal when it was being closed out in the $300 range. The results speak for themselves. I enjoy mine but tend to shy away from using it in bright sunlight because of the rear LCD. How do you find using the LCD in daylight?
     
  5. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    LOL! For you, perhaps. I'm just about to put my K-5 up for sale, along with almost all my lenses... I can't even manage its weight anymore! But then, I'm old, and arthritic :)
     
  6. Hyubie

    Hyubie SC Veteran

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    Jun 8, 2011
    Massachusetts
    Love that giraffe horn shot! I can almost feel the texture of the head. :wink:
     
  7. muzee

    muzee SC Veteran

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    Apr 30, 2013
    I've never had any complaints with the LCD ... I don't know; I'm almost always wearing darn sunglasses - maybe that helps with the refection and glare?
     
  8. Great detail, thanks for sharing.
     
  9. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Giraffes are so cool. So are camels but giraffes are friendly and gentle. Nice work.