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08-14-2008, 01:25 PM   #16
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Thanks for the comparison Tom.
Seems both lenses are awesome.
Can't go wrong.

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QuoteOriginally posted by TomInJax Quote
It is a well used lens with some wear and marks on the glass, but works like new. So it sold for about 1/2 of what a mint copy would sell for. There is a mint copy on ebay right now for a buy it now of $850. Mine sold for $400.
Wow, that was a great price...for the buyer
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I've heard many say that the new DA* 200mm and 300mm are just the old designs in new, weather-sealed jackets
This may be true for the DA*200. But the DA*300/4 is a new design having one lens element less than the FA*300/4.5. The DA*300/4 and A*300/4 share the same number of lens elements and filter diameter, but the A*300/4 has one more group and is much shorter in physical length.

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How do you get that close? It looks like you were within 4 meters!
Very simple a HIDE.

the distance was about 2 meters.


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I dunno. I'm 66 and pretty inexperienced with MF but find myself going MF when shooting birds--especially when, with branches etc., the rig can't figure out what to focus on.

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