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01-20-2009, 04:11 PM   #1
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Photos taken with DA*300mm f4

I want to see what actual photos can be taken with the DA*300mm f4 lens. I was looking at this website, which was mentioned here concerning wishing for DA*400mm f4 lens in the roadmap, here is the link home

I want to compare IQ with his canon lens. I want to know if the DA* lenses can stand up to Canon lenses. I have seen unbelievable photos taken with the DA* 50-135 zoom; does the DA*300mm match that?


I photograph wildlife and want to know if a DA*400mm lens comes out will it be worth the wait

01-20-2009, 04:37 PM   #2
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You should try searching, friend.

Anywho, here is a gallery at pbase
Pentax smc DA* 300mm f/4 ED (IF) SDM Lens Sample Photos and Specifications
01-20-2009, 08:12 PM   #3
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Here are some pictures I took in the last weeks with the DA*300/4:

The next one was taken with the Pentax AF TC 1.7X:

I hope this helps !

01-20-2009, 08:20 PM   #4
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holy crap, wow! Everytime I see photos from this lens it just amazes me how sharp this lens is!

01-20-2009, 08:52 PM   #5
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I love the one of the waxwing, great shot.

Most of my shots with the DA*300 have been with the Kenko 1.5xTC attached so I can't be of any real help.

01-20-2009, 09:28 PM   #6
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Those are really nice David, That Waxwing is especially cool
01-20-2009, 09:49 PM   #7
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I'll play. These were all taken with the DA*300 on the K20D.

01-21-2009, 02:19 AM   #8
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Have a look at my thread here. All the photos (except for the Golden Gate Bridge) have been taken with the DA*300 and DS.

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Wow! David, those are some best bird shots I've ever seen. It's an amazing lens, isn't it?
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Thanks guys for sharing. How much for the DA*300 f/4?. Thinking of getting either 300mm/400mm.
01-21-2009, 06:34 AM   #11
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amazing examples folks!!! Makes me think I need a DA300 nw
01-21-2009, 07:45 AM   #12
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Thanks to everybody for your comments. This is an amazing lens. Since I got it some weeks ago, I did not used my Tamron adaptall-2 300mm f/2.8 !

QuoteOriginally posted by fadzil karim Quote
Thanks guys for sharing. How much for the DA*300 f/4?. Thinking of getting either 300mm/400mm.
I got mine from Prodigital2000 on ebay. Lastly, they have been slower than usual to ship, but they have very good price. You can buy it there for about 900 USD.

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Do you need to stop it down for best sharpness or is it sharp wide open?
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenyee Quote
Do you need to stop it down for best sharpness or is it sharp wide open?
Sharp wide open! (at least my copy)
95% of the time I use it wide open. Just love it!
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Are those bird shots cropped any or were you just that close to those small birds? Just curious because if those are cropped much then that lens is REALLY great.

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