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Unexpected Sharpness
Lens: Sigma APO DG 70-300mm Camera: K-50 Photo Location: Idaho ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/1250s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: Dewman, 12-29-2017, 01:04 PM

This was one of the first series of photos taken with this new-to-me lens. I was very pleased with the sharpness when shot using the 1:2 macro feature. I had originally planned on selling it, but it has rapidly become one of my most used and most favorite lenses.

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12-29-2017, 03:31 PM   #2
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Good use of selective DOF.
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It's a keeper ! You'd be sorry to sell it.
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It is a decent budget zoom somewhere between the Pentax 50-200 and 55-300 in IQ, and the 1:2 macro is decent enough. Oddly enough, my copy suffered an aperture-blade death on the shelf, unknown to me until I went to sell it (I had gotten the Pentax 55-300 by then).

I'd hang on to it.

Using up some of Rupert's donated attachment space...this might have a little crop around the edges. This shot is a day under 10 years old. I may have been shooting jpg-only at that point.
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Thanks for all the comments. Since having acquired this lens, I've really taken a liking to it. Sharper than it should be, worth more than I paid. It gets tossed around a lot in conversations that begin with, "If you could keep only five lenses...............?"

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