non-sports and non-birders what are you using >135mm for


Conqueror

Link Posted 28/12/2013 - 11:40
non-sports and non-birders what are you using >135mm for

Just curious as I've started to realise my 55-300mm DA isn't seeing a huge amount of action. No mountain ranges to point it at etc.

I've got a 100mm wr which will do macro work.
K-3ii

RayB

Link Posted 28/12/2013 - 12:00
I've got a Sigma 170-500. I don't use it often, but there are times when it is the *only* lens that will do. For sure, it's not a "carry around" lens and a quick think back tells me it only got used twice in 2013, once at a wetlands centre and once at an airshow. Would I part with it? Can't see it, somehow...

Gamka

Link Posted 28/12/2013 - 12:02
What about other wildlife in the bush? I will get close to a lot - within metres of a pair of rhinoceroses, or cheetahs, but lions tend to need a little more distance!

And as a "Peeping Tom"!

IFR

Link Posted 28/12/2013 - 12:12
I've used my 70-300 Tamron for taking to the Zoo and taking pictures of the moon, but don't use it at any other time.

Luckily it was incredibly cheap, bought it when Jessops were chucking out all of the Pentax stuff
Last Edited by IFR on 28/12/2013 - 12:13

vsimovic

Link Posted 28/12/2013 - 12:27
Sigma 75-200 f3.8 AF
a great lens for very little cash

MattyH

Link Posted 28/12/2013 - 12:30
I have a Tamron 70-300mm bought of eBay for 45 which for what it does, it's a bit of a bargain...

davidstorm

Link Posted 28/12/2013 - 12:34
My 55-300 gets used a lot for landscapes and mountains! It is great for isolating parts of a landscape, or for compressing perspective which works well for certain types of shot. I never leave home without it.

Regards
David
My Website http://imagesbydavidstorm.foliopic.com

Flickr

Some cameras, some lenses, some bits 'n' bobs

MattyH

Link Posted 28/12/2013 - 12:38
davidstorm wrote:
My 55-300 gets used a lot for landscapes and mountains! It is great for isolating parts of a landscape, or for compressing perspective which works well for certain types of shot. I never leave home without it.

Regards
David

I must get my hands on one of these next year, but I forgot to mention the Pentax 80-320mm which I own, cost me nearly twice as much as the Tamron but I can't see why?

pentaxian450

Link Posted 28/12/2013 - 13:56
My main use of long lenses is highly detailed scenery. With a pano head, I shoot 4 or 5 frames that I stitch together with Microsoft ICE.

I'm seriously thinking about getting a Gigapan Pro.
Yves (another one of those crazy Canucks)

Daniel Bridge

Link Posted 28/12/2013 - 14:24
I do lot of close-up shooting with my DA*300mm, even though I have a macro lens as well. It allows good control over what's in the background.

Some examples:









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

tyronet2000

Link Posted 28/12/2013 - 15:42
Sold the 150-500mm as it wasn't getting used. 55-300mm is adequate for my needs and a lot lighter
Regards
Stan

PPG

Mike-P

Link Posted 28/12/2013 - 19:06
I use 135mm+ more than I do the wider focal lengths, I actually photograph very little below 50mm (probably because I am not a great landscape fan). This is just a very small selection of what I use + 135mm for (not including wildlife, birds or sports)

300mm




250mm




180mm




500mm




330mm



No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr

cabstar

Link Posted 28/12/2013 - 21:36
Above 135mm I only use the Tamron 400mm f/4



















Although the Tokina 100-300mm f/4 gets to play sometimes...






PPG Wedding photography Flickr
Concert photography

Currently on a Pentax hiatus until an FF Pentax is released

dcweather

Link Posted 30/12/2013 - 00:18
Daniel Bridge wrote:
I do lot of close-up shooting with my DA*300mm, even though I have a macro lens as well. It allows good control over what's in the background.

Some examples:









Dan

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Agree with Daniel. great shots by the way.

dcweather

Link Posted 30/12/2013 - 00:22
DA* 300mm, K30.

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