Here at last! - DA* 60-250


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Link Posted 21/04/2009 - 22:17
nathanever82 wrote:
How sharp compared to the pre-production ones?
And to the 50-135?

Never played with a preproduction one, but initial impressions suggest it's at least on a par with the 50-135, will hopefully have a play in some sunlight tomorrow to get a better idea!

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Link Posted 21/04/2009 - 22:36
Another couple. These are all JPEG's straight out of camera BTW only PP is cropping.






A '100% crop' or 1:1 crop if you prefer, of the above



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piotro

Link Posted 21/04/2009 - 22:38
Unlocker are these f/4.0@250mm ?
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Link Posted 21/04/2009 - 22:40
Nope, them were 250mm F8.0 handheld.

Hang on

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Mannesty

Link Posted 21/04/2009 - 22:44
Maybe the max aperture of f4 isn't such an issue after all
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Link Posted 21/04/2009 - 22:49
250mm, F4, tripod mirror up!







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piotro

Link Posted 21/04/2009 - 22:52
Ta, that looks very promising...
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Greytop

Link Posted 22/04/2009 - 00:18
piotro wrote:
Ta, that looks very promising...

Yes indeed it does.
I'm interested in corner/edge sharpness at f/4. Any chance you may be able to take a few shots to show this when you have a spare moment?
Thanks for sharing your observations so far btw
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RichardDay

Link Posted 22/04/2009 - 11:56
SO far the images look good. I'm hoping to pop in to SRS on Friday.

How fast is the AF?
Best regards
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shim

Link Posted 22/04/2009 - 12:48
I didn't know Mr Muscle did lens testing...... Doesn't mention
it on the label

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MattMatic

Link Posted 22/04/2009 - 12:53
Quote:
I didn't know Mr Muscle did lens testing

Well, it does say "Loves the Jobs You Hate"
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Link Posted 22/04/2009 - 12:58
MattMatic wrote:
Quote:
I didn't know Mr Muscle did lens testing

Well, it does say "Loves the Jobs You Hate"
Matt


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shim

Link Posted 22/04/2009 - 13:06
ANTI BACTERIAL ACTION...... so it must stop
Fungus as well

shim

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Link Posted 22/04/2009 - 15:24
Some other tidbits:-

The Tripod collar is a lot different to what I am used to and has some useful features.

The collar itself stays attached to the lens and there is no way to remove it, but the 'foot' itself is removable so it is a lot less cumbersome than say the one on my Sigma, the downside I suppose is that it could be easy to lose, but a lot better for storing in your bag etc.

The best feature of the new tripod collar though is that it clicks into place in every 90 degree position, brilliant for swapping to portrait quickly when mounted. It's one of those simple things that makes you think why it's not been done before!

Unfortunately we have a lot to do in the shop today, and the weather is the best we've had for ages so not getting much chance for further testing. Just mucking around with it though it does seem to have very good image quality and better colours etc than the Sigma, just not as quick on the focussing (but obviously much quieter!)

Will hopefully have a better play after the shop is closed, try some tracking shots etc.

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Gwyn

Link Posted 22/04/2009 - 15:37
I'm jealous
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