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04-19-2009, 11:45 AM   #31
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Another one that wasn't mentioned in this conversation is a Phoenix 100/400 AF, 1:4.5-6.7, push-pull zoom, works great in good light. Picked up on e-bay for under 300. dollars. A little slow, but for the money does a good job. These were at last years air show.

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04-19-2009, 03:31 PM   #32
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QuoteOriginally posted by reknelb Quote
Quit messin' around and get a Tamron adaptall 300mm f2.8 sp, and a katzeye focusing screen. Get the matched 1.4 and 2x tele with it and your all set.
I agree the Tammy 300 SP is pretty nice. I was messing around with a Lehua blossom this morning and decided to try out the Tamron 60 to 300 f4-5.6. I picked that up on eBay for $115 including a good PKA adaptall adapter. The adapter alone is worth the money.

It was early in the morning the the lighting was very low so I had to use a flash fill. Then I switched over to the 300 f2.8 sp and there is a bit of image quality improvement.

Here are two images from the two lenses I talked about. I was standing on a ladder hand holding both lenses.
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04-19-2009, 07:57 PM   #33
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I'll give another good word for that Tokina 80-400. Surprisingly compact, solidly built, excellent value.

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