Here at last! - DA* 60-250


scottthehat

Link Posted 25/04/2009 - 22:19
whats the difference between sdm and hsm
just keep snapping,

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/scottbenson

http://s727.photobucket.com/albums/ww272/scottthehat/


CAMERAS = k200d + battery grip.
nikon d300 + battery grip.
LENSES = tamron aspherical DII 18-200mm f3.5/6.3,
nikon 18-200mm afs vr f3.5/5.6 g dx
sigma 150-500mm apo dg hsm os
sigma 170-500mm apo dg
FLASH = samsung sef36pzf flash + more.

piotro

Link Posted 25/04/2009 - 22:35
AS far I'm aware Pentax SDM is a micromotor, with some gear to drive the focussing system. HSM is a ring motor. Some people believe HSM is faster (I guess as it may have lower inertia "on the back" (?)), and being more reliable due to less mechanics inside (?), both are silent anyway , I wouldn't care what letters "sit inside" as long as it works, is fast and silent, why not .
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Last Edited by piotro on 25/04/2009 - 22:41

Greytop

Link Posted 25/04/2009 - 22:37
Nice to meet you too Peter (Mannesty), sorry for the typo chaps, yes I meant 'rogue'

Mike, no lucky for Peter he got there before me

Seriously though thanks to Chris again at SRS, what a nice bunch those guys are
Regards Huw

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Last Edited by Greytop on 26/04/2009 - 09:23

scottthehat

Link Posted 25/04/2009 - 22:37
cheers piotro, learn something new everyday,
just keep snapping,

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/scottbenson

http://s727.photobucket.com/albums/ww272/scottthehat/


CAMERAS = k200d + battery grip.
nikon d300 + battery grip.
LENSES = tamron aspherical DII 18-200mm f3.5/6.3,
nikon 18-200mm afs vr f3.5/5.6 g dx
sigma 150-500mm apo dg hsm os
sigma 170-500mm apo dg
FLASH = samsung sef36pzf flash + more.

Mannesty

Link Posted 25/04/2009 - 22:46
Mike-P wrote:
Mannesty wrote:
Glad you got it sorted, good to meet you.

Hope you made sure they didn't give you the duff one to take back to Spain

No, mine was safely back in its box before greytop turned up with his duffer. I only took a few test shots with mine, at f4 and 250mm of course, and I was very impressed by it but I've not seen the images on screen yet. In camera they look good.
Peter E Smith

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Greytop

Link Posted 26/04/2009 - 09:26
Mine is like night and day at f/4 compared to the first one. I've not seen any other reports of a bad copy so I guess I got the 'joker' of the pack this time
Regards Huw

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Last Edited by Greytop on 26/04/2009 - 09:26

Pwynnej

Link Posted 26/04/2009 - 15:18
shim wrote:
Black..... Silver..... and now Rouge

shim

Next special edition of K-m

The Claret or Burgundy, or the 'Olive Green that's been in battle Red' edition
K20D, Z-1p, Z-1
F50 1.7,FAs 24,31,35,50 1.4,77,85,135. DA*16-50. DA*60-250. DA*300 D-FA 100
SA 12-24.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

RobE17

Link Posted 26/04/2009 - 16:34
Good Afternoon all,

Mine arrived on Friday after the long wait

Here's an image shot at 250mm @ F4, ISO 100 and 1/180 with Daylight white setting on the K20D and no changes to EV. This image is straight out of the camera and converted to JPEG from DNG and it looks ok to me.


leytono

Link Posted 26/04/2009 - 17:03
That looks more like it my credit card is making its way back out again now (went into hiding after those first examples)

pschlute

Link Posted 26/04/2009 - 19:13
Well I am happy with mine. Picked it up from the post office on Saturday These were all taken in the garden; processed with Silkypix Emphatic Sharp setting, and downsized with USM 80/0.6/1.

The first three are at f4.0, and the last two at f4.5.











Peter



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Oggy

Link Posted 26/04/2009 - 20:52
Does this story seem depressingly familiar - see also the DA* 16-50. When they are good they are stunningly good, and when they are bad---

Is it about time someone gave Pentax a kick in the QCs?

hefty1

Link Posted 26/04/2009 - 21:59
Epithet Man wrote:
Can somebody please confirm the minimum focus distance for this lens (at both ends of focal length if it differs)?

EM

1.1 metres (either end)
Joining the Q

pschlute

Link Posted 26/04/2009 - 22:48
Something I have just noticed. When turning the zoom ring from about "235" mm to 250 mm , I can see very minimal movement on the zoom extension, but it does move. However, through the viewfinder, there appears to be no change in zoom length this final bit !

Anyone else confirm what they see ?
Peter



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Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 26/04/2009 - 23:47
Glad to see the recession is having little effect around here!

Dan
K-3, a macro lens and a DA*300mm...

Mannesty

Link Posted 27/04/2009 - 08:21
Daniel Bridge wrote:
Glad to see the recession is having little effect around here!

Dan

Recession, what recession?

I think of it as saving my children from wasting their inheritance on unnecessary items that they probably wouldn't use. I can do that just as easily as they can.
Peter E Smith

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