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MynNew 300mm Lens..

Posted 12/04/2009 - 11:06 Link
Thanks to Restlyes (Richard) I now have a new lens to play with.
To say the thing is heavy could be the understatement of the year.

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Not got much time this weekend to play but this was just a quick test using the 2x teleconverter, have to say I am very impressed with the quality considering this is uncropped (reduced size for Flickr) 600mm, hand held.

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Posted 12/04/2009 - 12:22 Link
Now that is a nice toy !!
Posted 12/04/2009 - 12:27 Link
It's going to take some getting used to, the focusing has to be so precise.
Taken a few minutes ago outside.

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Posted 12/04/2009 - 12:27 Link
Nice bit of kit Mike,
Posted 12/04/2009 - 12:27 Link
Has the case got wheels on?...........looks a wonderful piece of kit!.. DS ,DA18/55,DA16/45.DA* 50/135,"A"1.7 50MM..."A" 70/210..M 50mm f2...Tamron 90mm macro,28/300 Tamron,200/500 Tamron 6.9....A Pentax DA*300... Sigma10/20,FA31mm 1.8 Ltd*********,FA 77mm Ltd!
Posted 12/04/2009 - 22:40 Link
How many sherpa's does it take to move around?

Mind the quality looks just fine...
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

PPG entries.
Posted 13/04/2009 - 13:21 Link
Mike, so glad it finished up with someone who will use and appreciate it. Yes it does take a bit of getting used to but its a great bit of kit. Just keep measuring your biceps and see how they progress !! I used to hand hold it all day when racing. Enjoy.

Richard S
Posted 28/04/2009 - 23:23 Link
Does it work with your AF1.7X converter?
Posted 14/05/2009 - 20:24 Link
bforbes wrote:
Does it work with your AF1.7X converter?

Sorry Barrie, missed that as I don't often come into this part of the forum. Anyway, yes the 1.7x converter works well with it and has the added advantage od turning it into a semi af 500mm f5.6 lens.
Posted 02/09/2009 - 10:29 Link
K10D 50-200mm, 18-55mm, Battery Grip, AF360FGZ flash, Manfrotto Tripod.
Other stuff includes Programme A, Takumar 70-200mm, Rollei Prega 145AF - Still in its box, Pentax Zoom 105R,Olympus OM2n,a Fuji Digital Finepix.
Posted 02/09/2009 - 11:32 Link
nice lense, you can shot to the moon, and get mutch detail, .....
best regards....
Posted 02/09/2009 - 13:34 Link
is the knob ahead of the aperture ring for a filter tray?
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -
Posted 02/09/2009 - 13:37 Link
gartmore wrote:
is the knob ahead of the aperture ring for a filter tray?

Yes, pulls out a little drawer that takes a thin 49mm filter.
Got to find a thin Polarizer for it.
Posted 02/09/2009 - 13:45 Link
I'd be interested to see how it fares against the DA*300.

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