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11-03-2008, 04:07 AM   #61
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Great shots from the stand


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Here's a crooped from my new 55-300... i love it already !

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Looks like this a good lens compared to the 50-200

Has anyone had a chance to compare it to the 18-250?
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Looks like this a good lens compared to the 50-200

Has anyone had a chance to compare it to the 18-250?
I have both. They are both sharp and both have nice colour. I wouild say the 55-300mm is sharper above 150mm.

I don't like the way the DA 18-250mm renders an image when shooting over water (e.g. a swimming duck). I don't know what causes this.

The 55-300mm is a much longer lens. The 18-250mm is an internal focus lens, so it loses range at focussing distances less than infinity. At full zoom and a distance of thirty feet, it has the same fov as the 55-300 set at 200 mm.

The 18-250mm creeps, the 55-300mm doesn't.

The 55-300mm is significantly faster. It's F4.5 up to 210mm. IIRC, the 18-250 goes to 5.6 at just 70mm.

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QuoteOriginally posted by audiobomber Quote
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The 55-300mm is a much longer lens. The 18-250mm is an internal focus lens, so it loses range at focussing distances less than infinity. At full zoom and a distance of thirty feet, it has the same fov as the 55-300 set at 200 mm.
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The 55-300mm is significantly faster. It's F4.5 up to 210mm. IIRC, the 18-250 goes to 5.6 at just 70mm.
thanks for the reply audiobomber...
I'm not sure I understand the part about losing range. Do you mean when the 18-250mm is used at 250mm and at a distance of 30 ft that it acts/looks like a 200mm?

The last statement you make about f stop speed is good to know. I had asked this in a previous thread and didn't get any responses. f4.5 @ 210 vs f5.6 @ 70 can make a difference.

My debate is since I don't currently have a DSLR is whether to purchase with the kit lens or not and to get the 18-250 instead. I guess ~$70 for the 18-55 (when purchased with body) isn't bad but it could go into purchasing the 18-250 or, I could purchase the kit lens and the 55-300 with it which would roughly be equivalent in cost to just the 18-250.

aaargh....
decisions, decisions.

BTW, now that you have both lenses are you considering keeping only one of them instead? which one do you use more often?
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QuoteOriginally posted by PentHassyKon Quote

aaargh....
decisions, decisions.
Cheers...

No... the decision is easy. Pair a K20D w/ DA 55-300 and DA 35 Ltd.

Have fun learning how to get the most out of each. In no time, you will be dazzling your subjects and peers.

No need to buy anything else as your bases are covered for many a year.

my .02 cent$...

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thanks for the reply audiobomber...
I'm not sure I understand the part about losing range. Do you mean when the 18-250mm is used at 250mm and at a distance of 30 ft that it acts/looks like a 200mm?
Yes, exactly. And if you set the 18-250 at 250mm, at a distance of one mile it has the same FOV as the 55-300 set for 230mm. It loses range as you get closer. At 9 feet, 250mm looks like 160mm.

QuoteOriginally posted by PentHassyKon Quote
My debate is since I don't currently have a DSLR is whether to purchase with the kit lens or not and to get the 18-250 instead. I guess ~$70 for the 18-55 (when purchased with body) isn't bad but it could go into purchasing the 18-250 or, I could purchase the kit lens and the 55-300 with it which would roughly be equivalent in cost to just the 18-250.
Going either way would be a valid choice. I like to photograph wildlife, so I need 300mm as an absolute minimum. But for others the right answer would be the 18-250mm.

I use the 16-45mm as my standard zoom and the 55-300mm for tele. I use the 18-250 for those few times when I can't or don't want to change lenses. The 18-250 is always mounted on my K100DS, because it allows me to shoot snaps without worrying about FL. My wife uses it because she has no interest in changing lenses. I've only mounted the 18-250 on the K20D once in the past few months, because I prefer the IQ of my two-zoom set. I have a definite preference for the 55-300mm because of its range and colour depth, and the 16-45mm simply does everything better. I prefer the IQ of the 18-250 to the 18-55 (not the II). But...

It depends on what you shoot, where you're going with your lens purchases and how long it will take to get there. An 18-250mm would keep many people happy for a long time. I would choose the 18-55 and 55-300 because most of my shooting is at the long end. Either way, you will want a prime for best quality and low-light shooting.
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I have this lens, very good and nice.

Some studio work with this lens:





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K10D Infrared + DA 55-300

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Nice series Kesha. This one is particularly striking!

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K10D Infrared + DA 55-300

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This is @300mm/F10.



@120mm/F11



My conclusion as Sigma 70-300 and Tamron 70-300's former user, after used this lens with many condition: hot, rain, indoor studio, infrared (no hot spot in K10D IR), waterfall, beach and Islands etc vs the IQ vs the price, this lens is SUPER HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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First let me tell you Kesha that your picture are really great !
My problem is that i use essentially my cam to take pictures of motorbikes and i feel that my tamron 70-300 is really limited to take this kind of pictures. Very often the bikes are not neat even with hight speed setting.
So my question is that if any body used his 55-300 pentax to take mecanical sport pictures.

Ps: excuse my english
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Nothing helps a lens and a photographer like lovely ladies.

On the serious side, it is good to see controlled and studio shoots with this lens to know what it can really do. I tend to use it for action or wildlife outdoors, and I forget the effect of movement, high ISO, being cranked out to its max and outdoor haze in evaluating the results.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pechos1 Quote
First let me tell you Kesha that your picture are really great !
My problem is that i use essentially my cam to take pictures of motorbikes and i feel that my tamron 70-300 is really limited to take this kind of pictures. Very often the bikes are not neat even with hight speed setting.
So my question is that if any body used his 55-300 pentax to take mecanical sport pictures.

Ps: excuse my english
I don't know, pechos, I never shot speeding motorbike.
Maybe the better body like K7 will do AF very quick and accurate.
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