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12-30-2007, 04:20 PM   #1
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If DA* 300mm f4 comes out?? Wildlife lens?

If DA* 300mm f4 comes out?? Is it better to shoot wildlife with that over a Takumur 400mm 5.6??

I am geussing the extra stop and AF would be worth it.

Plus, the DA* should have better IQ and the extra stop will allow the flexibility to go down to a lower ISO or allow a better chance at something at dawn or dusk.

With a better ISO, will I have the flexibility to crop as if a I had shot with a 400mm instead?

I GOT THE TAK FOR $200; the 300mm f4 should be around $1,000


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12-30-2007, 04:39 PM   #2
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The biggest difference will be:
1) Ability to shoot at every exposure mode, instead of manual only for the Takumar
2) Focusing will be much, much faster because of the larger aperture and AF
3) You will shoot quicker because you don't have to press the exposure lock button to get a meter reading and adjust exposure and manually focus.

If you're shooting wildlife, action, candids, portraits, etc., you will definitely get more hits than misses because you can shoot quicker. The difference is gonna be night and day.
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If = rumor forum.
12-30-2007, 04:55 PM   #4
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Thanks; gotta start saving $$

The DA* 300mm is on the roadmap, but not yet produced. That is why I put "if".

My question is whether which lens would be better, which is more on point with the lens forum. Rather than the
the mere hyper-speculation that the Rumor Forum breeds

Thanks for your contribution though

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12-30-2007, 09:56 PM   #5
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That is what I would like to see as well for wildlife photography...I hope they come through with it...I would be inline to buy one.
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It would be a nice addition for my K10D to allow P-TTL flash, but I am really looking out for something either faster or longer. My sigma 70-200 F2.8 plus 1.4x TC gets me the same length, with excellent quality. I would prefer a 300 or 400 F2.8 or 500 f4.5 like we used to have.
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Depends what kind of wildlife your looking to shoot, smaller usually equals longer given the capacity to scare the subject away. Not looking like many other options in the short term other than the 300 anyway so yeah better start saving

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