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03-27-2008, 03:44 PM   #61
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Finally...About Time!!!!

I thought you'd never get here.


I can now retire to my home in Boise, Idaho.

I thought you'd never get here.


Don't forget to turn off the lights and lock the door when you go out and don't forget to brush your teeth before talking in public. And try not to loose your temper when someone asks you an inane question. Be Nice.

Break a Leg...

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Do I get the two K20d's, also?

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Do I get the two K20d's, also?
don't forget the models Ben, surely their part of the package?
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Being that I rarely ever shoot long and have the Pentax 50-135 f2.8 lens as my longest, I ordered the Tamron 70-300 Di Lens today. Can you believe it?!!! That will be my "Schlep" around lens when on the off chance I want to take snap shots. I don't know why I did it. It was a spur of the moment purchase. I have heard some good stuff about it. I can't wait to try the SR with it on both the K10D's and the K20D's.

Anyone else have this lens? It is the first time I have bought a new lens in over a year and a half.

Ben
I've had mine for 2 months. I enjoy it, mainly using it at the long end for shooting birds and architectural features! The purple fringing/chromatic aberration is noticeable but mostly only affects high-contrast areas (e.g. backlit branches on snow).

The SR works very well indeed. Autofocus is not very fast with small birds, but that's probably more the body's fault. It is not as heavy as it looks, in fact it's eminently schlep-able. And the build quality is quite good for such a cheap lens (mine was $130 from Buydig).
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I've had mine for 2 months. I enjoy it, mainly using it at the long end for shooting birds and architectural features! The purple fringing/chromatic aberration is noticeable but mostly only affects high-contrast areas (e.g. backlit branches on snow).

The SR works very well indeed. Autofocus is not very fast with small birds, but that's probably more the body's fault. It is not as heavy as it looks, in fact it's eminently schlep-able. And the build quality is quite good for such a cheap lens (mine was $130 from Buydig).
I used to have a Sigma 500mm Mirror lens. Loved it. I did quite a bit of outdoor Fashion work with it. You just gave me another dose of "LBA"...Oh Nooooooooooooo............

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I used to have a Sigma 500mm Mirror lens. Loved it. I did quite a bit of outdoor Fashion work with it. You just gave me another dose of "LBA"...Oh Nooooooooooooo............
Cool! I just won a Vivitar 500mm f/8 on eBay for $103 shipped. This model seems to be very hit or miss, but the seller says he's actually used it with both an *ist DS and a K10D, with good sharp results.

Wish me luck
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"Congratulations" on your new "lens".
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Cool! I just won a Vivitar 500mm f/8 on eBay for $103 shipped. This model seems to be very hit or miss, but the seller says he's actually used it with both an *ist DS and a K10D, with good sharp results.

Wish me luck
Have a ball and good luck..

This is what I finally ordered above and beyond the Tamron 70-300.

A 500mm Mirror f6.3 lens.
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Have a ball and good luck..

This is what I finally ordered above and beyond the Tamron 70-300.

A 500mm Mirror f6.3 lens.
Wow! f/6.3? What brand and from where?

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Wow! f/6.3? What brand and from where?
Here it is from Germany.

https://foto-walser.biz/shop/default.aspx?TY=item&ST=1&IT=1759&CT=83

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More iMages and Specs

- Fast, short telephoto lens
- Premium workmanship and mechanics
- Perfect for travel, nature and animal photography
- Reproduction scale up to 1:3
- Manual Focus
- Aperture priority capable
- T2 connector
- T2 Adapter allows for use with all reflex cameras
- Includes premium storage bag and lens cover
- Material: metal
- Size: 10x10x12cm
- Front diameter: 95mm
- Filter diameter (rear): 37mm
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I've been banging around today with that Tamron 70-300 Di and it's a really nice lens.. I only picked it up a few hours ago and I've decided it's a keeper..

Shot today at 200mm in Macro mode..
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Cool! Much pricier than the typical 500mm f/8, but if the IQ is there... I'm sure it'll be awesome!
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I've been banging around today with that Tamron 70-300 Di and it's a really nice lens.. I only picked it up a few hours ago and I've decided it's a keeper..

Shot today at 200mm in Macro mode..
Could you please send me a link to images taken with the Tamron 70-300 Di LD Lens?

Thanks
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A mirror lens! Donut Bokeh!
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A few more Tamron pics..

Macro mode, took quite a few tries to get a keeper < was using my K110D, no SR > but this came out well I think

180MM. F4.5 1/60 sec ISO 200


A lil baseball action from last Summer

300MM F5.6 ISO 400 1/500 sec
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