Dusting off the DA55-300


kh1234567890

Link Posted 23/06/2014 - 11:03
Perhaps I should use it more instead of the DA50-200WR ...



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Last Edited by kh1234567890 on 23/06/2014 - 11:08

Blaze

Link Posted 23/06/2014 - 11:08
Love the colours Nice bokeh in the first shot, and heat waves in the second.

I've just gone through the same thought process - easy to forget that it's a darned good lens when I've been using the 70-200 . The DA 55-300 is a cracker for street people shots.
Last Edited by Blaze on 23/06/2014 - 11:10

tyronet2000

Link Posted 23/06/2014 - 18:10
I like these candid shots and they've inspired me to use the 55-300mm more
Regards
Stan

PPG

kh1234567890

Link Posted 23/06/2014 - 20:26
Thanks.

I've not used it much on this K-5ii. On a K-7 AF tended to be a bit erratic. I set it up on the K-5ii, +2 AF fine tune tweak at infinity seems to have made all the difference. I still got a few misses, but these were all due to me not waiting long enough for the SR to lock in. At 300mm handheld I need it
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McGregNi

Link Posted 23/06/2014 - 22:01
I particularly like the good exposure control which is well optimised for the skin tones ... Do you have 'ae linked to af point' in the custom menu kh?
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 23/06/2014 - 22:02

kh1234567890

Link Posted 24/06/2014 - 00:09
McGregNi wrote:
I particularly like the good exposure control which is well optimised for the skin tones ... Do you have 'ae linked to af point' in the custom menu kh?

Not much point since I centre focus and recompose - old habits die hard. I use Silkypix Pro 6 for post-processing which makes it pretty easy to tweak the mids to be right.

Just trust the camera, let it rip and pick the best one



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McGregNi

Link Posted 24/06/2014 - 10:06
I was thinking that that custom setting would still have some effect even on the centre point. I guess the centre is already quite strongly biased in the matrix pattern, but activating the setting would increase this bias even more, which could be helpful in certain shooting situations i was thinking.
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kh1234567890

Link Posted 25/06/2014 - 17:35
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