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05-18-2014, 10:40 PM - 1 Like   #16
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Some photos from the K-5 + DA* 300mm f4 + HD 1.4x TC... (420mm) (crossposted from the 300mm club)


All Handheld... All a f5.6 (wide open)




















I am still impressed by the results ...


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So impressed with this. K3 shortly, then the TC.
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w / K3 + DA*300


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DA*300 + 1.4xTC on the Q


Friday 13th Full Moon

...and this one was hand held


Blue moon

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And this with the same lens combination on the K-3 in near-darkness.


Pigeon (Common Bronzewing)

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Another Example of the K3+DA 300/4+HD 1.4TC (on monopod)
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FYI, this next photo was taken with my Blackberry (poor quality), but this is just to illustrate the working distance ...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Weevil Quote
Some photos from the K-5 + DA* 300mm f4 + HD 1.4x TC... (420mm) (crossposted from the 300mm club)


All Handheld... All a f5.6 (wide open)

I am still impressed by the results ...
Wow Weevil !
That's quite a stunning show of the IQ of this combo.

I am still eagerly waiting for my own HD 1.4X TC ... ordered June 17 !
Apparently, it's back order all over the stores.

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anyone using the converter with the da 200mm lens?
thank you
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All pictures taken with the DA * 60-250 mm during an air show

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QuoteOriginally posted by Crooski Quote
All pictures taken with the DA * 60-250 mm during an air show

How did you find the AF on jets with the TC?

I'm going to a few airshows over the next few weeks and would be happy if the 60-250mm and 300mm could keep focus lock when using the teleconverter

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Awesome collection!

Amazing selection of lenses and pictures!

Seems I'll need to persuade my wife to get this new TC, as that seems to be a great addition to her Pentax gear!

She's very happy with her new 70-300CX lens (which in 35mm terms equals a 190-800 lens)

Anyone tried it on the HD DA55-300?!

On a terribly hot day here in Sweden,

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Just received my TC ... still in the box until I get home later from work.
In the meantime ...

Technical info needed:

Do I just update the firmware for my K5 to the very latest version -- that should include the TC, right?
I think I am still running the camera with V. 1.13.

Anything else I need to do ?

Thanks,

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Nope. As you say, update firmware to latest version and away you go.

I'm taking mine along to an airshow tomorrow with the K-3 and Sigma 100-300mm f4 so hoping it will all work ok. Taking the Sigma 50-500mm OS as well though just incase.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike.P® Quote
Nope. As you say, update firmware to latest version and away you go.

I'm taking mine along to an airshow tomorrow with the K-3 and Sigma 100-300mm f4 so hoping it will all work ok. Taking the Sigma 50-500mm OS as well though just incase.
Thanks Mike.

I had a Sigma 100-300 a while back. That was a fine lens, so good luck with the setup.
Post some pics when you return.

JP

Edit:

So ... after the firmware update, which really went well, I took some various shots at different distances.
Results: great! (No pictures to post yet ... soon.)
I found that I had to crank the EV up to +0.7 though. I was shooting in TAv as usual with K5 plus DA*300/4. Normal I would think?
Interestingly, the AF was snappier especially for distant objects.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
DA*300 + 1.4xTC on the Q
That does it, I'm getting one. If it stands up this well on the Q, it's a winner.
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