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Pentax - Here's a picture of my Big Rig.

Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review - forums.dpreview.com
Hi folks,

I thought some of you might be interested in seeing an image of my Big Rig.

This is the Pentax K-01 with a Carry Speed VF-3 LCD Viewfinder attached + Pentax-F 1.7X AF Adapter + Nikon TC301 2X teleconverter + Nikon 400mm f2.8 AI-S lens (total = 1360mm). I've written before that with the Nikon TC301 2X teleconverter attached to the Nikon 400/2.8 I don't need the glass corrective elements in my Nikon-PK adapter and I can still focus to infinity. This rig is 30 inches (76 centimeters) long. It is sitting on a Wimberly Gimbal and a very heavy Gitzo tripod. I can adjust the rig forward or backward to obtain perfect balance and even with all of the knobs loose it stays put no matter where I point it.

This rig is hard to use because it is difficult to get the subject in the frame to begin with. I can see that it will be a specialty lens setup that I will use only in certain situations.

For those that don't know, I first manually focus the lens to near focus, then half-pressing the shutter button will cause the Pentax-F 1.7X AF Adapter to move it's elements either forward or backward to obtain focus lock.

The Big Rig

The Big Rig - 1360mm

The Big Rig - 1360mm

This is what a sparrow looks like from about 60 feet (18 meters)

A sparrow from 60 feet (18 meters)

...and as I've previously shown the Big Rig is capable of producing some good images. Here I will again show the Scott's Oriole from about 40 feet (12 meters).

Scott's Oriole from 40 feet (12 meters)

...and a crop of the Scott's Oriole

Crop of the Scott's Oriole

Cheers.

Ron

--

Ron - 'We don't have time to go take pics this afternoon Carl.'

Carl - 'What do you mean? It will only take 1/1000s.'

'Keep your eyes looking forward. However, glance back now and then to see where you've come from. It will put a smile on your face.' ~ brandrx
Date: May 7, 2013    Labels: Pentax


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