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A day at the zoo.
Lens: DA*60-250 Camera: K3 Photo Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan 
Posted By: Scorpio71GR, 05-16-2016, 05:25 PM

I decided to spend a day at my local zoo. I had not been there in years. I took only the DA*60-250, Tamron 1.4TC, and the K3 along with me. The lens, tc, and K3 all performed flawlessly. Here are a few shots from that day.
Tom turkey 98mm


As I was leaving spotted this guy and had to shoot almost into the sun. Shot at f5 to see how the lens could handle flare almost wide open. 250mm


Great Hornbill 250mm


Who can resist the otters? 250mm


Indoors poor lighting, 250mm ISO1000 f5 1/20s handheld +1 for the K3 SR.


Sleeping Sloth 60mm f4 ISO3200 1/30s handheld


98mm f6.3 ISO2500 1/30 I really should push the K3 ISO higher. I am really impressed with how the 60-250 handles indoors.


Finally one with the Tamron 1.4TC. Had to manual focus, not enough light to lock on auto. 350mm f8 ISO200 1/400s. The downside to the Tamron 1.4TC is that it does not transmit proper focal length for SR so I keep the shutter up when I use it.



I see now why so many people praise this lens so highly.
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A very good series of shots.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Scorpio71GR Quote
The lens, tc, and K3 all performed flawlessly.

I agree, the DA* 60-250 and K-3 are a wicked combination. All tack sharp images, very well taken.
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Great series of shots. I have the same combo but haven't used them together as yet. Can't wait now to give it a try. The 300 can be too much lens at times especially with the TC attached.

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QuoteOriginally posted by eaglem Quote
A very good series of shots.
Thank you eaglem.

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QuoteOriginally posted by pjv Quote
I agree, the DA* 60-250 and K-3 are a wicked combination. All tack sharp images, very well taken.
The 60-250 is the lens I take when I want to do some serious work. Thank you for the comments.

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QuoteOriginally posted by slowpez Quote
Great series of shots. I have the same combo but haven't used them together as yet. Can't wait now to give it a try. The 300 can be too much lens at times especially with the TC attached.
Thank you, the 300 is on my maybe someday I hope list. Thank you for comments.
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