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04-01-2014, 07:10 AM   #46
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You get what you carry.... Lens Wise...

The 55-300 WR is a GREAT lens, light and quick in the hand. I posted a pic of a flying brown pelican at 75 yards with it. Excellent IQ.

The 60-250 Is a Pro-grade lens, in some circles "without equal" 300 F4 is best IQ but not flexible... If I am walking for 2 hrs or less I take the 60-250 and the HDTC in my pocket. More than 2 hours.... 55-300. Simple....

I 100% agree with Adam's post above..

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QuoteOriginally posted by GlassJunkie Quote
The 55-300 WR is a GREAT lens, light and quick in the hand. I posted a pic of a flying brown pelican at 75 yards with it. Excellent IQ.

The 60-250 Is a Pro-grade lens, in some circles "without equal" 300 F4 is best IQ but not flexible... If I am walking for 2 hrs or less I take the 60-250 and the HDTC in my pocket. More than 2 hours.... 55-300. Simple....

I 100% agree with Adam's post above..
I do almost exactly the same thing... one hour or less. 60-250 and A-400, 1 hour to 2 hours - 18-135 and 60-250 and a couple small primes, more than two hours 18-135 or 18-250, unless I'm going to a location where I know I''m going to want a specific lens.

I have carried the 60-250 for 4-6 hour hikes. It is painful by the end, and half the time you don't even use it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alpiner Quote

Iím still really stuck on the prime vs zoom too.

With a prime I might be limited in the sense of framing opportunities however thereís a chance to learn the lens and get equal to or more shots knowing
where a subject will be at a certain point in the frame.
don't forget, you can always zoom with your...SKIS!
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QuoteOriginally posted by mikeSF Quote
don't forget, you can always zoom with your...SKIS!
Torturing the newbie with the insider joke.... cruel mikeSF, not even mentioning that it's up there with one of the dumbest things ever said.

Having the lens with you that works from the best point of view is the objective. You don't get bonus points for using a prime. These days you don't even get better IQ in many cases. Look at the specs for the DA*200 2.8 and the DA*60-250. @200 É4 and above, if you want the best IQ you'll use the 60-250. Why would you limit both your flexibility and your IQ? Oh, ya, because "primes are always better, and you can always zoom with your feet," (until that frigging bush blocks your view, but hey, you can always take a picture of the bush. ).

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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Why would you limit both your flexibility and your IQ? Oh, ya, because "primes are always better, and you can always zoom with your feet," (until that frigging bush blocks your view, but hey, you can always take a picture of the bush. ).
bush? try 8 feet of rushing water, or a sheer canyon wall, or that fact you are perched on a tree limb that barely holds you weight, or you're perched on a rock in the middle of that 8 feet of water, or.....

primes are for antiquated geezers who still claim film is the best medium and that anyone who doesn't shoot jpeg straight out of the camera and untouched by post processing is betraying the "art"

give me a zoom or give me death... wait, after those last examples maybe I shouldn't tempt the universe...
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Look what April 1 can turn a serious discussion into ...
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Look what April 1 can turn a serious discussion into ...
A light hearted discussion of forum insanity?

But on a more serious note, everyone has had their say... the OP can look at what's here and decide what's relevant.... I see no need to beat the issue into the ground.

TO me it comes down to, he shoots from 75-200 but needs longer...
Will he give up 75-200 to get longer. We all know what the best 75-200 is...
We all know what the fastest for sports 75-200 is.

He has enough information to make a decision. Lets have some fun.

Let's play the "look at the great sports images you can get with this lens" game...
Here's the DA 50-200
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/12-post-your-photos/256368-sports-any-sunday.html

Here's some DA* 60-250
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/12-post-your-photos/243604-sports-k-3-60-...anier-cup.html

DA 18-135 for sports... in a gym no less..
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/38-photographic-technique/251030-myths-am...otography.html

Or how about some images of what the OP actually does... oops, not taken with a DA*300 sorry...
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/26-mini-challenges-games-photo-stories/21...ski-shots.html

I don't know what this guy is shooting with but it's 108mm...
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/12-post-your-photos/33513-tubing-cottage-thanks-sr.html

Here's some action shots taken with a Sigma 100-300, the action skiing images are taken at 300mm... but probably not from the boat.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/12-post-your-photos/11484-some-action-sho...ay-sc-usa.html

Anyone can get focused on one lens and tell you it's all you need, the only problem is, they might not be right.

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