Nice lens mister. It's big.......


Goliath_UK

Link Posted 04/03/2010 - 21:35
My new toy arrived today and I'm a happy man - the DA* 60-250 is now mine!

First impressions:
Christ, it's a whopper! (see pics below)

It's beautifully built; this thing just ooozes quality from one end to the other. The finish, control, fitting and glass all seem absolutely perfect. (note that this is my first DA* lens)

SDM seems quick and responsive - bear in mind I've only had a quick play in very low light (major issue with ordering new glass at this time of the year: I have to wait until the weekend to test it properly)

Did I mention that it's big?!?! Photos below show it on my gripped K-7 compared to my g/f's K-m with a DA 50-200 attached!









John

"Before we invent Artificial Intelligence, shouldn't we eliminate natural stupidity?"

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Last Edited by Goliath_UK on 04/03/2010 - 21:35

Mike-P

Link Posted 04/03/2010 - 21:56
I didn't think it was that big to be honest.

It fits in my bag on the camera a lot better than the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 and the 100-300mm f4 wont go in at all with the body attached.
No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr

tomkeet

Link Posted 04/03/2010 - 22:23
Enjoy your new DA* lens, my partner really enjoys using it.
Regards
Tom

K-3's, K-3II.
SMC PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 1:3.5-4.5 10-17mm ED [IF], SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:2.8 16-50mm ED AL [IF] SDM,
SMC PENTAX-DA 1:4 15mm ED AL Limited, SMC PENTAX-DA 1:3.2 21mm AL Limited,
SMC PENTAX-F 1:2.8 28mm, SMC PENTAX-FA 1:2 35mm AL, SMC PENTAX-FA 1:1.4 50mm,
SMC PENTAX-D FA MACRO 1:2.8 100mm WR, SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:4 300mm ED [IF] SDM, SMC PENTAX-FA* 1:5.6 400mm IF & ED,
HD PENTAX-D FA 1:4.5-5.6 150-450mm ED DC AW, HD PENTAX-DA 1:5.6 560mm ED AW,
SMC PENTAX-FA* 1:5.6 250-600mm ED[IF],
HD PENTAX -DA 1.4x AW AF REAR CONVERTER,
PENTAX AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.

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iceblinker

Link Posted 04/03/2010 - 22:43
Looks fantastic. If only I could carry that around, as well as afford it...
~Pete

alfiemooon

Link Posted 04/03/2010 - 22:54
iceblinker wrote:
Looks fantastic. If only I could carry that around, as well as afford it...

I suppose there comes a time when "affording it" becomes "investing in"....but I know where you`re coming from.

Nic
K10D,K20D
Pentax 18-55,Tamron AF 70-300,Sigma 150-500
Kenko 2X Teleplus MC7
AF 360 FGZ
Last Edited by alfiemooon on 04/03/2010 - 22:56

TOZZA27

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 12:39
Ooooooh - I`m having an alfiemoon trouser moment.....................

T
K20D,*istD ( now a dedicated M42 digital ),K100D,MZ5N,P50,ME Super,Spotmatic 1000,Spotmatic,ESII,ES,H2.18-55 II,18-55,75-300 FAJ,35-80 FA,80-200 F,28-105 FA,Sigma 24-70 AF Aspherical,Sigma 28-300 Hyperzoom , Praotor II 500 M42,Centon 500mm mirror,and a few Pentax M42 Taks,super-Taks,smc Taks,A and M lenses.Benbo trekker,7dayshop monopod and a Lowepro rucksack.

I am now on Flickr which is nice !

Oggy

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 12:49
[Crocodile Dundee] Na! that's not a lens...

THIS is a lens







Mike-P

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 12:52
Oggy wrote:
Na! that's not a lens...

THIS is a lens


Now you have started something ...
No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr

TOZZA27

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 12:53
Blimey - just spilled my coffee now !!!!!!!!

T
K20D,*istD ( now a dedicated M42 digital ),K100D,MZ5N,P50,ME Super,Spotmatic 1000,Spotmatic,ESII,ES,H2.18-55 II,18-55,75-300 FAJ,35-80 FA,80-200 F,28-105 FA,Sigma 24-70 AF Aspherical,Sigma 28-300 Hyperzoom , Praotor II 500 M42,Centon 500mm mirror,and a few Pentax M42 Taks,super-Taks,smc Taks,A and M lenses.Benbo trekker,7dayshop monopod and a Lowepro rucksack.

I am now on Flickr which is nice !

Oggy

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 12:57
Mike-P wrote:
Oggy wrote:
Na! that's not a lens...

THIS is a lens


Now you have started something ...

I thought so Mike. Bring on the FA600 etc.

Dangermouse

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 12:58
Largest I own is this mint SMC Pentax 85-210mm f4.5:




I have the correct lens hood on order at the moment after finding an ebay dealer in Canada with a handful of them.
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.

womble

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 12:59
We had a thread called "get your big one or ones out" some time back but sadly nearly all the images are no longer available, apart from Oggy's one above and Gartmore's 645 monster.

My "biggest lens" is the Tamron 70-300mm which is a baby really, although the Vivitar original Series 1 70-200 zoom is biggish. I'll be selling that soon though.

K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 13:38
I think this would be the winner, so there's not really any point in anyone else trying.
K-3, a macro lens and a DA*300mm...

Pwynnej

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 13:44
Mike-P wrote:
I didn't think it was that big to be honest.

It fits in my bag on the camera a lot better than the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 and the 100-300mm f4 wont go in at all with the body attached.

Buy a bigger bag Mike - my K20D EX100-300 combo fits in just nicely and there's room for my Tokina 400AF. Mind you after two weeks my back needs restraightening
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7,FAs 24, 31,35/2, 50 1.4, 77, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100. DA*300. TC 1.4.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

Father Ted

Link Posted 05/03/2010 - 13:54
Daniel Bridge wrote:
I think this would be the winner, so there's not really any point in anyone else trying.

Is this cheating?
It is (technically) a lens



Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.
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