Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
1 Like  #1
first bird shots with DFA 150-450mm
Lens: DFA 150-450mm Camera: K1 Photo Location: NJ 
Posted By: angelo9978, 03-01-2018, 12:19 PM

Here are my first bird photos with the 150-450mm, cropped, exposure bumped but no sharpening or anything else applied. I'm very happy with this lens! I could have done better technique too, I just saw some birds and decided to whip out the camera and take some pics. I totally missed my first bird in flight, but it was a learning experience for sure. With a little contrast/sharpening, pics should look better. Also better technique next time should help out.
Attachment 389008

Attachment 389009

Attachment 389010

Attachment 389011

Attachment 389012

Attachment 389013

I missed this!! grrr
Attachment 389015

Last edited by angelo9978; 04-16-2018 at 06:50 PM.
Views: 530
03-01-2018, 03:46 PM   #2
Site Supporter
Site Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,157
A good start with the big beastie mate, and the more time with this lens the more you'll get out of it. I found it an adjustment from the DA*300 which is a lens I really love but now I've got the swing of the longer zoom I default to using it instead of the DA* prime. I still need to work on how to use some of the controls on the lens too in case that improves things when I'm shooting with it.

Anyhoo, just wanted to say well done and make sure you were aware of this thread: The 300mm plus lens Club discuss your long lenses. - Page 1850 - lots of long lens bird shooters and me shooting other stuff that's less challenging.

Hope you decide to join us.


  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
150-450mm, bird, bird shots, camera, photo, shots with dfa
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
photo comparison between 150-450mm DFA versus 60-250mm DA with a AFA 1.7x tc angelo9978 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 24 02-28-2018 06:11 PM
For Sale - Sold: Like New Pentax DFA 150-450mm cali92rs Sold Items 5 03-02-2017 10:40 AM
Decided to get the HD Pentax DFA 150-450mm AW pauare67 Pentax Full Frame 16 12-11-2016 01:42 PM
Pentax HD DFA 150-450mm on Pentax FF.....first shots noelpolar Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 13 09-17-2015 05:46 AM
Pentax Full-Frame, DFA* 70-200mm, DFA 150-450mm Announced Adam Pentax News and Rumors 544 03-14-2015 05:29 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:09 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]