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The year of the Pine Siskin continues.
Lens: DA*200mm Camera: K-3 Photo Location: My back yard ISO: 400 Aperture: F4.5 
Posted By: normhead, 04-09-2016, 03:41 PM

Trying to catch the light at a good time before it gets below the trees.

K-3, DA*200
400 ISO, ƒ4.5, AV



I didn't know Siskins would eat suet, live and learn.









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Very detailed and you obviously got the right light for these shots!
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Great shots. You are convincing me my next lens should be the DA*200

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QuoteOriginally posted by eaglem Quote
Very detailed and you obviously got the right light for these shots!
You just have to wait for the right time of day.

QuoteOriginally posted by Riggomatic Quote
Great shots. You are convincing me my next lens should be the DA*200
The bird feed for my bird feeders cost me more than this lens. When you get this close, every image with every lens is this good. That being said, it has done nothing to end the argument I have with myself about whether or not I should have bought the 200 before the 60-250, and whether I would have bought the 60-250 if I'd bought the 200 first. Those questions unfortunately can never be answered.


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I got over to Beaver Lake today and there was one on the visitor center feeders. Only had my 18-135 so this is cropped a lot.

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I got over to Beaver Lake today and there was one on the visitor center feeders. Only had my 18-135 so this is cropped a lot.

I bought my 200 to take along on my 18-135 walks. It's lighter than my DA* 60-250, and enough smaller it fits in my smaller back packs. Coupled with the two TCs I''m ready for just about anything. I even have room for the 21 ltd. and 40XS, just in case I get feeling like a prime.

I went out a while ago with my 18-135, just to see what I could do... it's not like a long lens but in a pinch, it's better than a DA 16-85 ( heading for cover.) It's a great birding lens if you're close enough.




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...Those questions unfortunately can never be answered.
Great series, Norm, as usual.
Just a heads-up: there is a typing error. I'm sure it should read "Those questions fortunately can never be answered", right?
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Great series, Norm, as usual.
Just a heads-up: there is a typing error. I'm sure it should read "Those questions fortunately can never be answered", right?
But inquiring minds need to know.

I like to have an answer for every reasonable question... DA* 60-250 or DA*200 - I can't answer it.
As usual with lenses you need both. I like the DA*200 for wildlife, I like the DA*60-250 if there might be landscape opportunities, it's fantastic landscape lens.

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