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pentax da*300 f4

reso
Posted 16/02/2023 - 13:20 Link
How well does this lens work on a k1
and if ok has anybody tryed the lens with a 1.7 af adapter
and if so where the results ok
k5iis k3ii sigma ex 15-30 tamron 17-50 pentax faj 18-35 pentax da 18-135 tokina 20-35 tokina 28-70 atx pro pentax dfa 100 wr
pentax da*50-135 pentax da*60-250 sigma af 400mm
Pentax af aw 1.4 rear converter and a flash
Mike-P
Posted 16/02/2023 - 14:01 Link
Sold my 300mm before I got the K-1 but I used it often with the k-3II and 1.7x, the results were excellent.
bforbes
Posted 16/02/2023 - 15:33 Link
The 300 works well with the K-1. I tried it with the 1.7x but could not get away with the manual pre focusing when trying for small birds. The 300 and 1.4x is a brilliant combination for the crop bodies
Edited by bforbes: 16/02/2023 - 15:34
davidwozhere
Posted 17/02/2023 - 00:30 Link
I cursed it for a long time and thought I had a lemon. Then I remembered that I'd put a slim skylight filter on it to protect the front element (which IS perilously close to the front). Now that I remove it prior to use it has proved to be an excellent lens. Bokeh isn't always something to write home about - it can be quite scrappy with, for example, an out of focus twig presenting an unsightly juddering blur but, if you set it up right, it provides bubble bokeh to rival a Trioplan. I don't use it very often. If I were a birder then maybe I might, just for its sharpness.
Overall, I still grab an old, screw-drive FA* 300 for preference and at the back of my mind I still think I could have spent the considerable cost on something else. It is pristine, near mint, with pouch and box but I doubt if I would get 400 for it. So think carefully what you are going to use it for, consider the price and then look at the alternatives - i.e. its F* and FA* predecessors. So they are old and they are used? .... So is mine !
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Edited by davidwozhere: 17/02/2023 - 00:32
reso
Posted 17/02/2023 - 17:27 Link
Thanks for all the coments now trying out a sigma 100-300 f4
k5iis k3ii sigma ex 15-30 tamron 17-50 pentax faj 18-35 pentax da 18-135 tokina 20-35 tokina 28-70 atx pro pentax dfa 100 wr
pentax da*50-135 pentax da*60-250 sigma af 400mm
Pentax af aw 1.4 rear converter and a flash
reso
Posted 26/02/2023 - 15:52 Link
after a good try out have bought a sigma 100-300 apo dg
thanks for all the help
k5iis k3ii sigma ex 15-30 tamron 17-50 pentax faj 18-35 pentax da 18-135 tokina 20-35 tokina 28-70 atx pro pentax dfa 100 wr
pentax da*50-135 pentax da*60-250 sigma af 400mm
Pentax af aw 1.4 rear converter and a flash
Edited by reso: 26/02/2023 - 15:53

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