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05-18-2015, 10:46 AM   #91
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It's getting harder and harder not to like this lens, but I'm doing my best.

This is what other people claim I do to them with the 18-135.

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QuoteOriginally posted by TenZ.NL Quote
Thnx! Never been there but I`ve heared good stories about him.
However, still debating with myself whether to get the DFA 150-450mm or the Sigma 300mm F2.8... 420mm F4 sounds very good and I allready have the sigma 1.4 APO TC.

As for the DFA 150-450: Does anyone know at which focal lenghts the aperture changes? At how much mm`s does it become F5.6?
D-FA 150-450 : full aperture switch from F/4.5 to 5.6 is set between 270 and 290mm recorded values














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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
D-FA 150-450 : full aperture switch from F/4.5 to 5.6 is set between 270 and 290mm recorded values
Merci, Zygonyx. Great shots!
That`s a bit dissapointing, however I do like the typical Pentax colors and contrast. Also the WR and the allmost silent AF are big plusses.
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Two "wide angle landscapes" @ 150mm.







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Another recent shot with the HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW and the 1.4x HD PENTAX-DA AF Rear Converter AW. Shot on a K-3. Really loving how they work together. Also, I did need to fine tune the AF ... but otherwise has been awesome right out of the box! (ISO 400, f/8, 1/1000)
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That last one is a great shot, by jpstanisic, however it does resemble what I am getting with the DA*300/4 + Pentax HD 1.4X TC ... not as detailed as the lens on its own .... something to be expected with the TC?
Thanks for sharing !
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QuoteOriginally posted by AdrianM Quote
White-cheeked Honeyeater (Phylidonyris niger), Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia.
K-3, Pentax 150-450, in-built flash and Rogue Safari flash extender
X mode, ISO 160, 1/180th, f8, flash at -0.3EV, 450mm
Great shot Adrian! The White Cheeked Honeyeater from WA looks a bit different to the east coast variety.

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It's getting harder and harder not to like this lens, but I'm doing my best.
I know the feeling! Just when I was thinking of buying a new computer, too.
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A few more shots, from today.


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QuoteOriginally posted by vcollerp Quote
I also have the Sigma 300 2.8 I will keep it.
Question...do you also have the sigma 1.4 EX TC? And if yes, how would you compare the 300mm with TC to the DFA in the long end?
I`m trying to decide between the DFA and the 300mm, I already have the sigma 1.4x TC for my 100-300 F4
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QuoteOriginally posted by TenZ.NL Quote
Question...do you also have the sigma 1.4 EX TC? And if yes, how would you compare the 300mm with TC to the DFA in the long end?
I`m trying to decide between the DFA and the 300mm, I already have the sigma 1.4x TC for my 100-300 F4



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I do have the Sigma 1.4 but I hardly use it was pretty bad from the start with the 300 2.8. I have more success with the Pentax 1.4 and the Sigma. IQ wise to close to call between the 300+HD TC and 150-450. I will go with the 150-450 for WR and silent focus and a zoom is just so much more versatile, especially if you can get the same IQ. Hope it helps.


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I find the dfa at the long end better then the *300+tc and less nervous. Bokeh is much smoother.
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QuoteOriginally posted by vcollerp Quote
Hi TenZ


I do have the Sigma 1.4 but I hardly use it was pretty bad from the start with the 300 2.8. I have more success with the Pentax 1.4 and the Sigma. IQ wise to close to call between the 300+HD TC and 150-450. I will go with the 150-450 for WR and silent focus and a zoom is just so much more versatile, especially if you can get the same IQ. Hope it helps.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Franc Quote
I find the dfa at the long end better then the *300+tc and less nervous. Bokeh is much smoother.
I`m considering the Sigma 300mm F2.8, not the DA*300. I already have the excellent Sigma 100-300 F4 EX DG so there is no need for the DA* 300.

You guys shot any BIF`s with the DFA150-450? How does it perform in that area?

PS: Do you use the programmable AFbuttons?

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QuoteOriginally posted by vcollerp Quote
IQ wise to close to call between the 300+HD TC and 150-450.
That says a lot as far as I'm concerned. I am really impressed with what has been shown with this lens. And unlike just about every other lens release, I do not see anything negative from posters. The worst I have seen is it only as good as the DA*300 + 1.4x RC. Only as good as.
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