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05-26-2008, 07:48 PM   #1
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DA55-300 @ 300mm

Since a lot of people have expressed interest in how the 55-300 performs at 300, here are 3 of the best pics I took at 300mm while I was on vacation. One thing I have learned with the rest of them is I am definitely going to need to get a monopod and use it to get the most out of this lens at 300.







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also try f6.7 its givs the image more quality.
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Was it your shaky hand or is it just somehow soft @300mm?
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QuoteOriginally posted by pentagor Quote
Was it your shaky hand or is it just somehow soft @300mm?
I admit I am curious to read the answer to this question.

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any sample pic taken at f8?
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My apologies to Heather. I don't like jumping in on someone's thread, however, here are 2 pictures I took Saturday with the DA 55-300mm. All I have done is convert from RAW and resize in Photo Shop. Comparably, it is not as tack sharp as a DA* 300mm f2.8 lens; but I paid under $400 for it and not $1200. :ugh: I think I too shall bring a monopod on my next outing.

Exif IFD0
* Camera Make = PENTAX Corporation
* Camera Model = PENTAX K10D

Exif Sub IFD
* Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 1/640 second = 0.00156 second
* Lens F-Number/F-Stop = 58/10 = F5.8
* Exposure Program = aperture priority (3)
* ISO Speed Ratings = 200
* Original Date/Time = 2008:05:24 11:02:08
* Shutter Speed Value (APEX) = 9321928/1000000
Shutter Speed (Exposure Time) = 1/640 second
* Aperture Value (APEX) = 5072106/1000000
Aperture = F5.8
* Exposure Bias (EV) = 0/1 = 0
* Metering Mode = pattern / multi-segment (5)
* Flash = Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
* Focal Length = 300/1 mm = 300 mm
* Colour Space = 65535
* Image Width = 800 pixels
* Image Height = 536 pixels
* Focal Length in 35mm Film = 450





Next one is again hand held at 300mm but f8 this time. Converted from RAW and resized only.

Exif IFD0
* Camera Make = PENTAX Corporation
* Camera Model = PENTAX K10D

Exif Sub IFD
* Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 1/320 second = 0.00313 second
* Lens F-Number/F-Stop = 8/1 = F8
* Exposure Program = aperture priority (3)
* ISO Speed Ratings = 200
* Original Date/Time = 2008:05:24 11:23:25
* Shutter Speed Value (APEX) = 8321928/1000000
Shutter Speed (Exposure Time) = 1/320 second
* Aperture Value (APEX) = 6/1
Aperture = F8
* Exposure Bias (EV) = 0/1 = 0
* Metering Mode = pattern / multi-segment (5)
* Flash = Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
* Focal Length = 300/1 mm = 300 mm
* Colour Space = 65535
* Image Width = 536 pixels
* Image Height = 800 pixels
* Focal Length in 35mm Film = 450


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i found a great deal in sharpness in crop if 6.7 is used insted of 5.8.
so one or two stepps will give higher Q
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Very nice examples everyone. Thanks for making it harder to choose between this and the upcoming 60-250 ! :P

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55mm ,300mm and a crop ,handheld and some luck
Flickr: ibbe1976's Photostream
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i'm convinced!

next move is to convince the missus
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