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09-06-2008, 03:41 PM   #1
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DA55-300 + Tamron 1.4X TC thoughts

Just a quick comment relating to my recent "testing" of the Tamron 1.4X PZ AF TC on my Pentax DA55-300....


Whilst I found the additional range useful I have decided not to keep the TC. Even in decent lighting the TC required use of highish Iso (400 minimum but normally 640 - 800) to maintain a decent shutter speed & whilst I find my Pentax 55-300 very sharp at all focal lengths the addition of the TC made the results not so impressive.

I don't intend posting shots etc, just thought I would pass on my own personal thoughts on the DA55-300/Tamrom 1.4X TC combination

Simon

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seems like your experience was not as pleasant as heather's https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/36146-da55-300...r-1-7x-tc.html
or hinman's
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
seems like your experience was not as pleasant as heather's https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/36146-da55-300...r-1-7x-tc.html
or hinman's
Seemingly not...I'm very pleased with my 55-300 as I find it very sharp at all focal lengths, with the Tamron TC it doesn't have the same excellent qualities - maybe I'm a bit particular on sharpness, it's not a bad combination by any means, just not as good as the 55-300 alone.

I may well try again when the new Pentax TC arrives

simon
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