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10-09-2019, 08:43 AM - 2 Likes   #406
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Has anyone dropped their camera with this lenses and had that piece of the lens hood snap off? I am pretty convinced it helped save both camera and lens.

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Has anyone dropped their camera with this lenses and had that piece of the lens hood snap off? I am pretty convinced it helped save both camera and lens.
When I dropped mine, lens down, onto the steel deck of a boat, the (mounted) lens hood survived but the barrel didn't: What to avoid with your 55-300 PLM lens! - PentaxForums.com No doubt the hood protected the front element. The lens was repairable.

Foggy morning in South Gippsland, Victoria. KP + 55-300 PLM at 300mm. (X-posted from monochrome landscapes thread)

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Just back from a Rhone river-cruise in Southern France, where we came across the largest flock of cormorants (normally quite solitary birds) that any of the passengers on the cruise ship had ever seen - must have been around 80-100 all together in one spot on the other side of the river (about 150-200m away) from us!

So, the first shot shows most of them, whilst the 1st cropped part of the same shot showing a small part, and the 2nd one is an even smaller part, of the flock shows what the K-70 + PLM can do if I get it relatively "right" - although all those images have lost quite a fair amount of the definition due to the resizing to make them acceptable to attach here.
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It’s a great lens for aviation shots. KP & 55-300 PLM
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Still not absolutely certain I'm getting things right with this lens, as I keep getting some 'haloing' on pictures at 300mm f/6.3 up to around f/9. f/10 and thereafter seems to behave itself more, but this is typically occurring on white objects vs darker backgrounds, e.g. seagulls on rockery.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Benz3ne Quote
Still not absolutely certain I'm getting things right with this lens, as I keep getting some 'haloing' on pictures at 300mm f/6.3 up to around f/9. f/10 and thereafter seems to behave itself more, but this is typically occurring on white objects vs darker backgrounds, e.g. seagulls on rockery.
That sounds like PP artifacts rather than the lens itself @Benz3ene. If it's occurring with images at 300mm, maybe it's because the software is trying to compensate for a lack of resolution at that FL? Maybe back off clarity/sharpness/contrast a bit and see if that makes a difference?

Looking at recent images on your Flickr stream it seems you were often dealing with difficult light.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Des Quote
That sounds like PP artifacts rather than the lens itself @Benz3ene. If it's occurring with images at 300mm, maybe it's because the software is trying to compensate for a lack of resolution at that FL? Maybe back off clarity/sharpness/contrast a bit and see if that makes a difference?

Looking at recent images on your Flickr stream it seems you were often dealing with difficult light.
Sorry about the short reply but I’m on my mobile phone currently.
It’s evident on the camera itself when looking over photos so that removes the pp software influence.
Similarly, it is the case before any edits are applied isn’t absolutely marvellous but it has been overcast but bright, often.
I’ll keep playing but it doesn’t appear to be an issue with other lenses whatsoever (though none have the same reach) so that’s where I’m noticing it more.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Benz3ne Quote
It’s evident on the camera itself when looking over photos so that removes the pp software influence.Similarly, it is the case before any edits are applied
Of course what you see on the camera's screen is not the RAW file but the jpg generated by the camera. But If you are also seeing it in the RAW file on your computer with no edits applied, yes that rules out PP software. Hmm ... what about the in-camera image adjustments like clarity enhancement or the lens corrections? Could something strange be happening there? Turn them off and see whether the problem goes away?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Des Quote
Of course what you see on the phone is not the RAW file but the jpg generated by the camera. But If you are also seeing it in the RAW file on your computer with no edits applied, yes that rules out PP software. Hmm ... what about the in-camera image adjustments like clarity enhancement or the lens corrections? Could something strange be happening there? Turn them off and see whether the problem goes away?
They’re all off and it’s evident when viewing on the cameras lcd too. All adjustments are turned off except highlight and shadow corrections but they’d only apply to jpegs shot right?

I’ll keep persevering as I’m almost certain it’s my inexperience with the lens. It’s just off putting when I see some beautiful images at 300mm and f/6.3 and I cannot seem to nail it.

Thanks for all the suggestions. I’ll see if I can find a good example to highlight the issue.
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