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12-05-2006, 01:43 PM   #16
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How com you sound so right!

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Speak for yourself!

James- I wonder if the DFA 300 might not be available until 2008 -TOO long to wait, no?

Yeah it would be too long. Supersonic motor and weather sealed features kept me away from getting Fa 300/4.5 (even though they are quite rare as well).



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james,
that lens was never meant to be hand held. it's just too heavy. my 500 weighs about 1k more and i waste a lot of shots using a monopod.. the lenses is VERY sharp at f2.8. 2x converter??? 600mm f5.6. not bad.
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I'll bring around my manfrotto monopod this weekend, I think it is more solid than James's Velbon one.....
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Drooooollllll...

Very VERY nice Roentarre! Lovely shots as well. I particularly like the purple flower, the berries, and the apricots - can almost feel the fuzz on that one!

Oh what a weekend of fun you and Joele are in for, and how jealous we all are!

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Hi roy

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james,
that lens was never meant to be hand held. it's just too heavy. my 500 weighs about 1k more and i waste a lot of shots using a monopod.. the lenses is VERY sharp at f2.8. 2x converter??? 600mm f5.6. not bad.
Oh yeah, I just ordered the tamron 1.4X adaptor to try it out first tomorrow...

I will have to get back to you later on after trying 2X converter

Yeah it is really heavy and i did try on my manfroto tripod which is much sturdier for sure. Not that flexible.

Now I know how hard you had tried and how skilful you are to get your signature photo so sharp and in focus with takumar 500mm!

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Hi Tracy

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Very VERY nice Roentarre! Lovely shots as well. I particularly like the purple flower, the berries, and the apricots - can almost feel the fuzz on that one!

Oh what a weekend of fun you and Joele are in for, and how jealous we all are!
My shots are ordinary flower shots unlike your creativity of the beautiful lady skating in a pano. You are truely an inspiration everywhere i saw you posting.

I really want to test out how noisy the bokeh can be with ISO 400 instead 800. Will attempt to do some shots tomorrow.

I am now hooked on finding out where Fa 200 f/4 macro is and one of the forum member has just told me the info... I cannot wait to get it!
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