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05-23-2011, 01:53 PM   #16
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Just looked into the 250mm/f4.0 and it looks verygood, made a new polished version:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20195454/_K5E7438G.jpg

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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Just looked into the 250mm/f4.0 and it looks verygood, made a new polished version:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20195454/_K5E7438G.jpg
I'm still kicking myself for not buying this lens when it was $1299 new. Ah, well, I have 50-135 (similar IQ, just less reach) and Bigma (longer reach, adequate IQ - but not up to the 60-250 and 50-135. It works. But I'm still just a bit envious! Enjoy that beast.
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Very impressive shots indeed.
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Awesome shots... almost makes me regret buying the 55-300, but since I rarely shoot sports or even long telephoto, it would be silly for me to spend the $$$. However, should I decide to, I'll absolutely remember your photos!

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In my book this DA* 60-2500 is a magnificent piece of glass and I for one don't regret having spent the money on it. I must say though, to schlepp this lens around all day would not be anybodies idea of a good day out. I usually hang it from my trouser belt and this way its not much of a problem.

The K5 and this lens I think complement each other perfectly. To illustrate this I post these three pictures here. They are not to be seen as photographic masterpieces rather, as I said, to illustrate its capability.

The first shot only serves as a point of reference to show from where the shot was taken. The point of interest is the two window cleaners hanging of a multistory building in the Pudong area Shanghai. (Middle right hand edge) It was taken with the TAMRON SP 24-135 1:3.5-5.6

The second shot is taken with the 60-250 free hand and the third pic is the 100% crop thereof. I think the result is rather amazing, one can almost read the labels on their plastic buckets.

Thought it might be of interest, the only reason to post this.

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The second shot is taken with the 60-250 free hand and the third pic is the 100% crop thereof. I think the result is rather amazing, one can almost read the labels on their plastic buckets.
Wow I like the view of the first shot and detail in number two is great, but not a very interesting picture in total. You say free hand, so no tripod/monopod used? At the time I'm shooting this lens only on monopod since my shots without support aren't good enough yet.
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great shots Ron...lovely saturation, contrast and composition...also pin sharp..the 60-250mm FL is very useful..it would be a keeper for me thats for sure.

you have some great glass mate, these shots are in the quality of your 85mm shots that you post
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Nice piece of kit well and truly a lens to be on permanently TFS

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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Wow I like the view of the first shot and detail in number two is great, but not a very interesting picture in total. You say free hand, so no tripod/monopod used? At the time I'm shooting this lens only on monopod since my shots without support aren't good enough yet.
As stated, wasn't meant to be a great shot, rather like "oh look there is a couple of guys hanging of this building there" lets take shot at it. Then I thought, its actually a fair distance, better take another shot at the general area with my normal lens to convey the "scale of things".

I have become rather good at tele freehand picture taking, I have quite steady hands. (Despite my miss spent youth).

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great shots Ron...lovely saturation, contrast and composition...also pin sharp..the 60-250mm FL is very useful..it would be a keeper for me thats for sure.

you have some great glass mate, these shots are in the quality of your 85mm shots that you post
Thanks, well I'm a bit off a sharpness addict to be honest. So it is more of a desease then an achievement.

Lookt into one other picture with 250mm/f4.0 and I must say after some polishing it does look very good. Only thing holding me back is the small DOF to wotk with and to get used to.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20195454/_K5E7696G.jpg
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Just a little update since I used this lens now at some occasions:

Beachvolleybal tournament in Antwerpen, Belgium Competition.

250mm and f4:
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I wish I was at that tourny. lol
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