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02-09-2013, 12:36 PM - 1 Like   #1
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My New Addition - DA*300

After a long time of wanting this lens, I bought it yesterday. It is truly beautiful to my eyes. I can't wait to take it outside and see what it can do!
Just posting because of excitement...

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Congrats! It's a great lens!
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Contgrats!! You will love this lens!!
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*jealous*

I have the 200/2.8, and while lovely, I would - almost - kill for the 300. It's second on my list for when I win the lottery (or, something if the sort).

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Thanks for the comments and shared enthusiasm! It is great that it can focus so close - opens up lots of possibilities while stuck inside. ;-)
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congrats...it is an awesome lens...you will have so much fun!!!
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Now that's a sexy photo of the DA*300 - you have every right to be excited!

I have one coming - due to be delivered early this coming week. I've wanted this lens for years now and finally have one on the way.
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It's very nice. Sharp and quiet. The only things that I've run into are low light focus on the K-5, makes me yearn for a II version or IIs. And it is a little warm on white balance. It seems to handle whatever I throw at it and not get in the way. I'm very impressed.

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Love my 200, would LOVE the 300!
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I am jealous. The 60-250 is more practical for weddings, but to have a prime in the length! It is on my lottery list too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Allison Quote
I am jealous. The 60-250 is more practical for weddings, but to have a prime in the length! It is on my lottery list too.
I would not even bring this lens along to a wedding! I agree that zooms are the more practical in most situations, but I never had one in the film era and still prefer a prime over a zoom where at all possible. That said, I have several very nice zooms but a 60-250 is not among them, unfortunately. Most likely if it were I'd not have bought this one.
No lottery here, but I borrowed from my motorcycle maintenance fund.
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Love my 200, would LOVE the 300!
I'd bet your 200 would work nicely with a good quality 1.4X SDM TC

I love my 300, would also love a 200, but most likely won't as long as I have the Sigma 180 f3.5 macro and my old VS-1 (Kiron) 70-210 f3.5 (manual)
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Don't hate me...but...the DA*200 and DA*300 are perfect together.
They are my new favorite combo.



From the back of an auditorium last night, these two lenses ROCKED!!!

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/214949-people-chinese-new-year-2013-a.html


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QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
Don't hate me...but...the DA*200 and DA*300 are perfect together.
They are my new favorite combo.
Nothing there to hate - more like love!

Now I feel better....kind of....after I receive my DA*300, I was going to take a pic of the 300, 60-250, and 50-135 together......but couldn't think of a name for the group since the "three amigos" has been used already.
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Nothing there to hate - more like love!

Now I feel better....kind of....after I receive my DA*300, I was going to take a pic of the 300, 60-250, and 50-135 together......but couldn't think of a name for the group since the "three amigos" has been used already.
Trifecta Maximus?

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