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DA* 60-250 with F 1.7x AF adapter.
Lens: DA* 60-250 with F 1.7x TC Camera: K-3 Photo Location: My back yard ISO: 500 
Posted By: normhead, 06-21-2016, 02:09 PM

The inevitable has happened. Tess took off for Huntsville with my DA*200. I've been able to keep it out of her hands up until now, But its gone, probably never to be mine again. It happened with the Tamron 90 macro. It's likely going to suffer a similar fate.

So woefully I got out my DA* 60-250 and put the F 1.7x AF adapter on it to give me 425 mm at ƒ6.3. Do you feel my pain?

IN any case, I'm welcoming in the summer with this new combo. This is page one of the summer album.














I managed to keep the DA*200 ƒ2.8 away from her for a month. At least I got to try it out.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
The inevitable has happened. Tess took off for Huntsville with my DA*200. I've been able to keep it out of her hands up until now, But its gone, probably never to be mine again. It happened with the Tamron 90 macro. It's likely going to suffer a similar fate.
Maybe you'll get your Tamron back. Now she has the 200 she can't be interested in the macro...


Anyway nice photos!
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Maybe you'll get your Tamron back. Now she has the 200 she can't be interested in the macro...

You're kidding right?

I got so tired of not having access to a macro, I bought a Sigma 70 macro. What would I do with two similarly lengthen macros?
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I enjoyed your photo's. Were these hand held?

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I spent most of the afternoon using a monopod. A few may have been hand held.
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I got so tired of not having access to a macro, I bought a Sigma 70 macro. What would I do with two similarly lengthen macros?
Sell one...

And then Tess will claim the one you didn't sell
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Sell one...

And then Tess will claim the one you didn't sell
You're beginning to understand how this works.

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Like the squirrels, so much character and well photographed, nice detail

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Tess is brilliant. I wish my husband had some lenses to commandeer. Doesn't seemed to have affected your photography though Norm.
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To be honest, I bought the DA*200 hoping Tess would like it. She has this thing with her Tamron 90 macro, where she'd rather use it and crop than use a longer lens. And then we stop to take a moose or whatever and she complains she doesn't have anything to shoot with, with the Sigma 70-300, DA*60-250, F 70-210 A-400 and Sigma 18-250 in the bag. But she likes primes and she like ƒ2.8. I'm hoping she'll take to it. If she doesn't I'll probably sell the 60-250 and just keep the 200. The 18-135 and 200 and a couple of TCs make a great lightweight do it all travel kit. I love the DA 60-250, but it's been putting one weight, and it's much harder to carry ow than it was when I bought it. Just kidding, it was never easy to carry.

I see these guys with the K-1s and the F DA 150-450s, and I think, you guys simply cannot do what I do carrying that kind of weight. For anyone who's a rl hiker, ever half pound you can shave from your total weight, is worth hundreds of dollars. Funny how in DSLRs at least for APS-c vs FF, lighter is half the price. For us outdoor junkies, that's backwards. We pay big bucks for light, not heavy.

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