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06-17-2009, 07:50 AM   #16
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Hi Fellows,

just a quick note of thanks for all the info and the cool pics (I wrote a longer note but lost it).

Yep, I am not quite ready to put the old f4 on the market and will try it out in different situations as suggested.

As for exposure settings for those pics - It was generally f8 or higher (as if stopped down lower) with exposure times ranging from 1/20 t0 1/180, ISO200. The tripod was pretty steady and I used a 2sec delay timer. I took quite a few shots and chose the best of the lot. Still you may be right in saying that the moon is not the best way to test a lens and I will test it further. Anyway I can't afford one of the *300mm at the moment.

In the meantime, this was taken today with the 55-300, then cropped and edited in photoshop. Just playing... (for the Poe fans: "And the raven never flitting, still is sitting still is sitting....)

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I recently got hold of a DA 55-300mm as an upgrade over the DA 50-200mm and I think it is a pretty sharp lens. Here's a few quick snaps taken a few days ago with a K20D. Colour and contrast is very good straight out of the camera. Anyway I need AF...



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