HD PENTAX DA AF 1.4X AW Rear Converter


Blythman

Link Posted 13/03/2014 - 10:40
Need to see a spuggies eye Ralph
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 13/03/2014 - 11:32
Thank you Ralph for taking the time to do some macro tests. The closers macro shots are hard to compare simply because they take on a different "look" when so close, but they do still seem very good quality. The slightly further back shots are probably a better comparison for me, and they do look very good - far better than anything I've achieved with the DFA100WR Macro and a converter.

Much appreciated
LennyBloke

RalphHardwick

Link Posted 13/03/2014 - 19:32
Blythman wrote:
Need to see a spuggies eye Ralph

I, honestly, have no idea what that is!!! Sounds very dubious to me

LennyBloke, I simply kept the camera static and took the shots with and without from the same position. TBH I think you could crop the normal image and achieve results that would be difficult to tell from the TC results.

Is it worth 350? Juries out at the moment. I have tried several different shots with my 60-250 and haven't achieved particularly good results. However that could be me. I need to spend a bit more time with it.

I specifically bought this for a whale watching trip I'm hoping to do, in Iceland, in July. I wanted to maintain the weather sealing and extend the reach of my lens. I had thought about a Bigma 150-500 but it seemed a big lump to carry around just for one event.
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davem

Link Posted 13/03/2014 - 19:58
ah but will the Sigma 150-500 or even the 50-500 work with this new gadget?

Dave

Mike-P

Link Posted 13/03/2014 - 20:25
davem wrote:
ah but will the Sigma 150-500 or even the 50-500 work with this new gadget?

Dave

From what I have read non of Sigma's HSM lenses will autofocus or report the correct focal length/aperture with the new Pentax rear converter.
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 13/03/2014 - 21:17
Blythman wrote:
Need to see a spuggies eye Ralph

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[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

davem

Link Posted 13/03/2014 - 21:26
Thanks Mike. Do you know if there is a list of which Pentax lenses from the F series onwards it will work with, or is it purely for the DA's?

JohnX

Link Posted 13/03/2014 - 22:09
davem wrote:
Thanks Mike. Do you know if there is a list of which Pentax lenses from the F series onwards it will work with, or is it purely for the DA's?

Only DA's and D FA's are in the list. link
Last Edited by JohnX on 13/03/2014 - 22:09

Mike_H

Link Posted 13/03/2014 - 22:52
The F 35-70, F 80-200, FA 100-300 powerzoom and the FAJ 75-300 all work with it.

Gamka

Link Posted 13/03/2014 - 23:00
RalphHardwick wrote:


I specifically bought this for a whale watching trip I'm hoping to do, in Iceland, in July. I wanted to maintain the weather sealing and extend the reach of my lens.

You don't always need a long zoom and TC! This was with a compact. Taken just of Newfoundland.




That is as shot, just reduced in size, NOT cropped.

K10D

Link Posted 13/03/2014 - 23:16
RalphHardwick wrote:
Blythman wrote:
Need to see a spuggies eye Ralph

I, honestly, have no idea what that is!!! Sounds very dubious to me

That would be a sparrows eye.

A stinkers eye would be a starlings eye.

Best regards

RalphHardwick

Link Posted 14/03/2014 - 07:09
Ah, I see.

I did try setting it up for some bird shots but couldn't get the 'catch in focus' to work as the lens has no MFN switch and I didn't have the time to start taping up terminals etc.
I'll try and set something up at the weekend.
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Mike-P

Link Posted 14/03/2014 - 09:21
Well I just ordered mine off Amazon as they had one in stock. Will arrive tomorrow then I can give it a try with the DA* and HSM lenses.

Nice thing with Amazon is I can return it within a month if it's not up to scratch (and if it is I can still send it back and buy one from SRS at the beginning of the air show season)

Will be interested to see how it performs with the FA* 250-600mm f5.6
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 14/03/2014 - 09:22

bforbes

Link Posted 14/03/2014 - 09:39
Mike-P wrote:
Well I just ordered mine off Amazon as they had one in stock. Will arrive tomorrow then I can give it a try with the DA* and HSM lenses.

Nice thing with Amazon is I can return it within a month if it's not up to scratch (and if it is I can still send it back and buy one from SRS at the beginning of the air show season)

Will be interested to see how it performs with the FA* 250-600mm f5.6

you'll keep us informed?
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Gamka

Link Posted 14/03/2014 - 09:50
bforbes wrote:
Mike-P wrote:
Well I just ordered mine off Amazon as they had one in stock. Will arrive tomorrow then I can give it a try with the DA* and HSM lenses.

Nice thing with Amazon is I can return it within a month if it's not up to scratch (and if it is I can still send it back and buy one from SRS at the beginning of the air show season)

Will be interested to see how it performs with the FA* 250-600mm f5.6

you'll keep us informed?

And I'll make sure I don't order from Amazon to ensure I do not get a pre-owned copy.
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