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My DA* is back up and running
Lens: DA* 60-250 Camera: K-3 Photo Location: My back yard ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/125s Aperture: F4 
Posted By: normhead, 02-08-2015, 01:12 PM

I got a new set of contacts for my DA*60-250... which has been non-functional for a while. Then I got busy with some house maintenance. Today I'm back in business, although being -20 outside, I was out a very short while before my face froze. And with little light I was shooting wide open.




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02-08-2015, 01:27 PM   #2
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The birds don't seem to mind the Temperature as much as I would. They look good wide open
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Love the bokeh wide open and the birds are tack sharp. Nice captures.
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The birds don't seem to mind the Temperature as much as I would. They look good wide open
They are petty fluffy though. They have down coats that are adjustable to the different temperatures, a much better deal than ours.

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Love the bokeh wide open and the birds are tack sharp. Nice captures.
The Chickadee was close enough with a bit of work he looks tack sharp at web size... the Woodpecker was tack sharp, right off the memory card. Shooting at 1/125 is problematic. I like to be at 1/1000 minimum for these birds, 1/2000 is preferable. And the DA*60-250 bokeh is one of the best features of the lens. It's the one place where none of my other lenses would have been as good.


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wonderful detailed shots Norm the colors are very true.
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wonderful detailed shots Norm the colors are very true.
Thanks Bob, white balance is a wonderful thing, and with these birds it's easy, because they both have white on them.
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I like #2 a lot... Unfortunately in #1 the bokeh is very distracting and becomes the "subject".. Perhaps open up the shadows to brighten the bird up some more as i feel this with counter the distracting bokeh.
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But then others really like that pine tree needle bokeh and it makes the shot for them, my theory in such cases is, do what you like, and sell to those who like what you like.

But I do have images for guys like you too....




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Nice shots Norm.I have to shovel a path out to my feeders before the little guys get impatient.--zapper
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Nice shots Norm.I have to shovel a path out to my feeders before the little guys get impatient.--zapper
My little guys get so excited, I bring them out a small bowl of chopped nuts and seed every day. As soon as I come out the door with the bowl the trees just light up with the excited chirping of little birds. Then there's the feeding frenzy when everyone comes and gets some while it's still warm. It must be tough having to eat frozen food all the time.

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Well, they certainly are paying you well for the warm snacks - giving you all these great poses!!
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Well, they certainly are paying you well for the warm snacks - giving you all these great poses!!
Ha ha, and all I have to do is freeze my derriere, literally, to take advantage.
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my theory in such cases is, do what you like, and sell to those who like what you like.
Hah hah - love it.

Excellent life advice. Or maybe not so deep - just good sense.
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Norm - I just lost the focus contact on my DA*300 (still works fine with manual focus). I would think that the part number of the 60-250 and the 300 are the same. If you have it, could you post the part number and I will get started on hopefully getting one ordered in.

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Nice ones Norm. I love the chickadee. Such fast little guys.
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