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06-18-2015, 05:45 PM   #17176
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When clouds and manual focus don't cooperate, one can always try B/W and hope for something. K-5, A/400

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Went up to see the Clark's Nutcrackers again today. They will move on at one point I suspect.

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More from the Gull's family... DA300+k-3


Goéland argenté / European Herring Gull [Larus argentatus]
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I haven't been shooting 300 plus much, so, I made sure I took a few with the A-400 ƒ5.6. Hand held. The lightest 400mm you'll ever find.



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Northern Loon, during my last fishing trip last w-e
light was pretty bad, cloudy and Windy, Took from a small boat on the lake with K-3 + HDTC+ DA300



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Took the lil'Bigma to the zoo today just to do something and get used to post processing in Lightroom. One thing I'm mad about already, Lightroom CC doesn't recognize the Pentax code for the Sigma...





























Star of the show is the new baby elephant Batu. Another is due in the fall.









Three baby Markhor too.














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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
I haven't been shooting 300 plus much, so, I made sure I took a few with the A-400 ƒ5.6. Hand held. The lightest 400mm you'll ever find.
I think my M 400 is lighter, not by much, but I would still love to upgrade to the A for the metering upgrade.
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K-3 and F*300....I'm just not sure if this lens is really sharp enough. Maybe the kits lens would be better



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I think I could shave with that F* 300. Well done with good equipment. Thanks for posting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Driline Quote
Maybe the kits lens would be better
Pfft!
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The Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo. So far, this is the only Australasian migrant that is regularly recorded in Singapore. First spotted in 2012 around end of May. For this year, several birders manage to get it in few weeks ago. A lifer and I got it on this morning. Based on the data gathered thus far, one possibility is the cold snap that was experienced throughout most of eastern Australia in the first week of June (or end of May?). Many areas experienced subzero overnight temperatures and it is possible that the sudden onset of cold weather might have triggered eastern populations of the Horsfield’s Bronze Cuckoo to migrate further north than they usually do.






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2 small birds and 1 medium size bird, all shot with K3 + Sigma 500 F4.5

#1 Hill Blue Flycatcher (female)


#2 Ashy Throated Warbler


#3 Sooty Headed Bulbul
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K-3 and F*300....

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A question for y'all: with the exception of tripod mounts, is there really much difference in performance between the A*300/4 and its F*, FA*, and DA* counterparts? I know the last is a modern classic (and WR would be very handy in my part of the world) but since I'm drawn to legacy glass in other FL's, I might be inclined that way, especially if the older lenses work as well at infinity.
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A question for y'all: with the exception of tripod mounts, is there really much difference in performance between the A*300/4 and its F*, FA*, and DA* counterparts? I know the last is a modern classic (and WR would be very handy in my part of the world) but since I'm drawn to legacy glass in other FL's, I might be inclined that way, especially if the older lenses work as well at infinity.
Yes. The A*300 is quite sharp but prone to aberrations.
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QuoteOriginally posted by CreationBear Quote
A question for y'all: with the exception of tripod mounts, is there really much difference in performance between the A*300/4 and its F*, FA*, and DA* counterparts? I know the last is a modern classic (and WR would be very handy in my part of the world) but since I'm drawn to legacy glass in other FL's, I might be inclined that way, especially if the older lenses work as well at infinity.
I had an A*300/4 for a while. I liked the compactness but it (at least that copy) didn't measure up to the DA*300/4 (or any * lens) in terms of IQ.
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