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05-25-2009, 09:29 AM   #1
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Pentax DA* 60-250mm f4! a few photos

took those photos with my da* 60-250mm f4 at a local garden, finally got a chance to get out...

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more photos

here are a couple more
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IMHO it doesn't seem to be the sharpest lens... although great pics

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QuoteOriginally posted by GLXLR Quote
IMHO it doesn't seem to be the sharpest lens... although great pics
I agree about the "great pics" part. When you use the "attached images" function, the bulletin board system always recompresses the files. This way they're smaller, but never even close to as good as they should look!

If you can upload pics anywhere else (like some personal web space) and use the little 'image' button to embed your images, they'll look a whole lot better!

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Here are a few of mine.







Just gettiong into it. I'm longing to shoot some sport with it.
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I need to create my own website...

i agree with recompression on the pictures, I need to start a website, so i can host regular side photos.
going back to L.A. in two months, I am sure I will have tons of opportunities than in Midwest...
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flickr works well, and is cheap, like $25 a year, unlimited uploads, and unlimited size...
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Thanks, I'll definitely looking into that

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Luke, question about AF speed, how fast is the sdm vs like the 50-135 or other lenses?
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Luke, I agree with Stratman, check out flickr, I do all my dowloading to here from flickr. Much better download to attachments.
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very impressed by the speed, as fast as the 50-135mm

I compared with 50-135mm, it's as fast as the 50-135mm, I am very impressed by it.
I need to get out a lot more, when the football season starts, i will get to the field to get some good shots
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hey Bramela, thanks

Thanks for your help, I am going to get that flikr thing going soon, been working a lot lately.
By the way, can't wait to get the K-7. I am able to get employee pricing from Pentax, hopefully the body and the grip can be below $1000 for me, that'd be lovely...
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Hi, I'm seriously contemplating the 60-250mm right now, and I have one question; while I would like to have that reach (I currently have the 55-300mm, which I will sell off if I were to get the 60-250), I probably will do more than half of my shots between 60-135 range. Therefore, I am also interested in the 50-135m.

So, the question; regarding the wider end of the 60-250, how does it compare to the 50-135, besides the obvious fact that the latter is one stop faster and smaller/lighter?


If the 60-250mm will sufficiently cover the 60-135mm range, then I won't hesitate selling the 55-300 and getting the 60-250. However, if the 50-135 is noticably better in that range, then I might get that instead, and keep the 55-300mm... maybe until I buy the DA*300mm :-)


Any input appreciated, thanks!
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QuoteOriginally posted by RawheaD Quote
Hi, I'm seriously contemplating the 60-250mm right now, and I have one question; while I would like to have that reach (I currently have the 55-300mm, which I will sell off if I were to get the 60-250), I probably will do more than half of my shots between 60-135 range. Therefore, I am also interested in the 50-135m.

So, the question; regarding the wider end of the 60-250, how does it compare to the 50-135, besides the obvious fact that the latter is one stop faster and smaller/lighter?


If the 60-250mm will sufficiently cover the 60-135mm range, then I won't hesitate selling the 55-300 and getting the 60-250. However, if the 50-135 is noticably better in that range, then I might get that instead, and keep the 55-300mm... maybe until I buy the DA*300mm :-)


Any input appreciated, thanks!
I have the DA* 50-135, and can say that it will be very difficult to top the image quality from this lens, or even equal it. One has to be committed to a very good prime lens, even. Combined with weather resistance and the f/2.8 aperture, this lens sits as one I have no regrets about buying. None.
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I had my hands on the DA* 60-250mm recently and I have to say the lens impresses me even more than the DA* 50-135mm. So sharp wide open, light in weight and perhaps a more versatile lens in focal range. I dare say if you're looking at one lens that can substitute the DA* 50-135mm, DA* 200mm and DA* 300mm, this is it. Perhaps the only minus point this lens has is that it extends when zooming to the long end and that it is an f/4 lens. Not an issue to me.


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