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How is the K-01 for photographing frogs ?

One of the first reason why i bought the K-01 was for photographing frogs.

Why ?

- Great High ISO performance expected (same sensor as the K-5).

- Shake Reduction.

- Live View with focus peaking.

Well …..   does the K-01 met my expectations ?

YES !

I now have used it on several occasion for photographing Green frogs at ponds and it makes taking photos at water’s level so easy compared to when i use my K20D. Focusing when holding the camera just above water is made easy now with focus peaking and i now use my DA14 more often since the frogs are not as scared now that it’s only a camera that come close to them and not me with a DSLR.

The high ISO quality is a great advantage here because when photographing frogs at ponds, early or late in the day, you don’t have much light.

Here are some shots taken with the K-01:

 

Taken with K-01 and Pentax DA14mm (handheld with SR), ISO 800, 1/100 sec. at f/10.

Taken with K-01 and Pentax DFA100mm Macro WR (handheld with SR), ISO 1600, 1/100 sec. at f/8.

Taken with K-01 and Pentax DFA100mm Macro WR (handheld with SR), ISO 1250, 1/125 sec. at f/7.1.

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