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05-01-2019, 04:40 AM   #316
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Pentax K 3 II + HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE

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I got a bit of a surprise today. I was shooting with the K-1 and Tamron 300 with Tamron 2x TC for 600mm ƒ5/6.

Eventually I started shooting with the K-3 and the Tamron 300 and 2x, just to check the image quality, I'm not sure with the 2x on the K-3 I've been getting some pretty spotty results.


Not terrible but also, I have better, shot with the Pentax 1.7x.

While I was testing the K-3 combo I put the K-1 on my lap, with the DA 55-300 PLM on it. (I didn't bring camera bag out.) I figured, frame loose, crop the corners.

Surprise. At 300mm, there was no need to crop. I did but I didn't have to.




One was taken at 230mm still no vignetting on the corners. This is the image un-cropped so you can see for yourselves.


When I get chance I'l have to check and see when the vignetting starts. So far it's good to 230mm.
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Tiger cub right next to the window of the enclosure
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Tack sharp wide open. Fast, quiet focus. What's not to love? Okay...maybe a bit slow. But for the $$$ it is hard to beat.



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K-s2, da55-300 plm.
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Some days. I just get lazy, yesterday instead of setting up the 300 2.8 and TC in the blind, I just went out and stood in the middle of my feeders to see what I got.
K-3 and 55-300 PLM.







More pop per dollar than any other lens I own.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Some days. I just get lazy, yesterday instead of setting up the 300 2.8 and TC in the blind, I just went out and stood in the middle of my feeders to see what I got.
K-3 and 55-300 PLM.







More pop per dollar than any other lens I own.
I love the PLM's bokeh on linear objects like the pine needles in that 2nd shot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigNasty0213 Quote
I love the PLM's bokeh on linear objects like the pine needles in that 2nd shot.
A lot of people seem to still be basing their opinions of this lens on the older 55-300s, but his lens is a complete redesign with more elements. It's sad. For the most part the bokeh is excellent.

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Only processing is crop and raising shadows.
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a couple at high iso.
3200 iso


1100 iso
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we just returned late last night from a " Cubs Destination " trip to Denver [ you get tickets to 2 games, on 2nd day a private tour of the ball park, a lunch and an appearance by a member of the Cubs with ability to get one autograph and a question and answer session ]

unfortunately Monday was a good game but Cubs lost by one and Tuesday they got blown out

this is from the second game, Anthony Rizzo at bat

first photo SOOC except crop

2nd photo crop and pp

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Last night I accompanied Tara Bassett of Take It From Tara to the Pride Parade downtown, I took my K-3ii w/ my trusted 16-85 and my K70 with the 55-300 PLM. When I shot the Easter Parade is was an overcast rain-ish day. I took my DA*55 and DA*300 and really like the IQ of the photos I shot that day even if I was self-limiting my FoV.

On Wednesday, Tara and I covered the memorial for the Pulse Night Club Massacre Anniversary and I took my 21mm Ltd, 70mm Ltd and DA*55. I ended up using the 21 and 55 for most of the shots.

Friday, I almost took the DA*300 to the Parade instead of the PLM Zoom but chickened out at the last minute not wanting to carry too much or self-limit focal length range.

It turns out my favorite shots were taken with the longer zoom. In any case, it seemed to do alright with 3 different complexions.

Edit: The eye roll in the third photo makes it my favorite of the hundreds of frames shot.
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