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12-09-2013, 09:29 PM   #1
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My Black Friday "Christmas-Gift-To-Me" Finally Arrived

Just wanted to post a shout-out to those that took the time
to advise me on my dilemma - a DA* 200 or a DA* 300.

I went for the DA* 300.
WOW...what a lens.
I've only snapped a few shots in the bowels of my home office.
(major business commitments keeping me busy)
Hand held, internal flash and the images are sharp.
Can't wait to get down to some serious shooting.

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Hey , great to hear the news.
How snappy is the autofocus and which body are you using ?
Would love to see some more samples !

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Hey , great to hear the news.
How snappy is the autofocus and which body are you using ?
Would love to see some more samples !

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I really haven't had a chance to play with it yet.
The autofocus seems to "snap" into focus...no hunting.
Not like my 50-135.
Between the two, the 300 is faster.

I have a K-5.
Depending on the user reviews, a K-3 is on my wish list.
Considering my age, you might say it's on my "bucket list".
12-11-2013, 08:54 AM   #6
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I have both and both seem to focus faster on the K3 than my K5. What I find interesting is the DA* 200 appears to be a bit "snappier". Here is a shot taken of a rock cropping about a mile and a half away with the 300 and K3.
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I have both and both seem to focus faster on the K3 than my K5. What I find interesting is the DA* 200 appears to be a bit "snappier". Here is a shot taken of a rock cropping about a mile and a half away with the 300 and K3.
That boulder looks like it's about to come down anytime.
If that's desert, why the atmospheric haze.

Another plus for the K-3.
When the K-5ii and K-5iis came out it didn't really seem worth the upgrade.
If you already had the K-5...wait...perhaps the wait is over.
I'm not interested in an FF body...and have to buy new lenses.
The APS-C is fine with me.
After all...it's simply a fun hobby...it aint paying the mortgage.
If it is paying the mortgage, buy a medium format.
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