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new 55-300 First Shots....WOW
Posted By: VaughnA, 09-25-2009, 02:44 PM

I just received my new (store demo) 55-300DA from Ritz's eBay store. I had to wait for the rain to stop and finally got to go outside and play. The hummers were hungry so I got a couple of good shots along with a dove. All handheld with flash. I can't believe the difference in IQ compared to my old 50-300. 300 bucks well spent.

The hummers. Before you say anything the spots are on the wall, not the sensor.





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09-25-2009, 03:07 PM   #2
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That last one is very sharp well done and enjoy the lens I have it and it's a great one.
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That last one is very sharp well done and enjoy the lens I have it and it's a great one.
Yeah, these aren't great photos but they demonstrate how sharp the thing is. I had to run outside between rain showers to play with the new toy. It is easy to see the difference between it and the 50-200 that it replaced. I can't wait to have good light and a full day to play.
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Good light outside, should work wonders, good luck with the new "member".

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ooh, hummers, I am jealous. those value zooms give a lot for the money and with good light you can get great results from most any lens
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razor sharp lens
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It's a good one - may need just a little boost in EC to get exposure right (mine needs +0.7 or so for most conditions).
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