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07-11-2016, 11:33 AM - 6 Likes   #22486
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A visitor outside my office window this Morning, it's so freaking Hot the bird was panting!

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More aircraft shots using my K-5/FA*600mmF4ED[IF]


















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QuoteOriginally posted by dane.dawg Quote
Juvenile Brewer's Sparrow ??


It sure looks like a finch. Maybe a pine siskin. But I can't see the wings....

Brewer's Sparrow


Pine Siskin


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Thank you Norm.
An adult Brewer's was in the mix so I must of got confused.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dane.dawg Quote
Thank you Norm.
An adult Brewer's was in the mix so I must of got confused.
Happens to me all the time.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ducatigaz Quote
More aircraft shots using my K-5/FA*600mmF4ED[IF]

Mirage 2000N, 353/125-AM, French AF
Fighting Falcon 523 ,Hellenic AF
Northrop F-5E Tiger II, J-3038,Swiss AF
Northrop F-5E Tiger II, J-3081, Swiss AF
Tornado ECR, 46+50, German AF
McDD F-15C Eagle, 86-0165/LN, USAF
Typhoon FGR-4
Tornado GR-4, ZG771/133, RAF
Eurofighter TF-2000A, Italian Air Force
Lockheed Martin F35B, Lightning II,USMC VMFAT 501
Love seeing the 'birds' Gary - thanks!
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Out on the water again early this morning. This is the first time I shot from a boat floating in the waves. I need more experience shooting from a boat that bobs up and down and floats with the tide. These shots were taken with a monopod K3 DA 300 wide open and Pentax 1.4 TC. ISO was 640 - probably could have used a slower shutter but the waves seemed pretty strong.While I feel the K3 autofocus tracking is not as good as I would like, there is nothing to fault with the K3's ability to focus, even in tough conditions. The first three are significant crops of a parent scolding a juvenile. I drifted in closer to take the next three shots, the first is without a crop. He spotted me and left when I moved closer
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Hi, one person I know is looking for a birding lens for its new acquired K-1 (he was using a Canon Bridge before). He's asking me what would be the best FF lens with AF for that, under 1600$ (CAN).
The only answer I am thinking of, would be the Sigma's 50-500 or 150-500 OS version...


the next step would be the DFA150-450, but it's 1000$ more...


I am missing something, or this is really the only options he would have ? (all used only, and pretty hard to find)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Weevil Quote
Hi, one person I know is looking for a birding lens for its new acquired K-1 (he was using a Canon Bridge before). He's asking me what would be the best FF lens with AF for that, under 1600$ (CAN).
The only answer I am thinking of, would be the Sigma's 50-500 or 150-500 OS version...


the next step would be the DFA150-450, but it's 1000$ more...


I am missing something, or this is really the only options he would have ? (all used only, and pretty hard to find)
The fact is that if you aren't already invested in Pentax, and need a consumer grade long zoom, you shouldn't be buying a Pentax...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Weevil Quote
Hi, one person I know is looking for a birding lens for its new acquired K-1 (he was using a Canon Bridge before). He's asking me what would be the best FF lens with AF for that, under 1600$ (CAN).
The only answer I am thinking of, would be the Sigma's 50-500 or 150-500 OS version...


the next step would be the DFA150-450, but it's 1000$ more...


I am missing something, or this is really the only options he would have ? (all used only, and pretty hard to find)
Another one to consider is the Pentax SMC F * (star) 300mm f4.5. Happens to be one for sale on eBay right now (I have NO affiliation with with seller).
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChipB Quote
Another one to consider is the Pentax SMC F * (star) 300mm f4.5. Happens to be one for sale on eBay right now (I have NO affiliation with with seller).
Yes, but it's a fixed focal, such as the DA*300mm that is also FF...
I was thinking about proposing that, plus a 1.4x TC, but the HD TC 1.4x is not FF... However, I was wondering if a Kenko 1.5x or Tamron 1.4x would be FF compatible ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Weevil Quote
Yes, but it's a fixed focal, such as the DA*300mm that is also FF...
I was thinking about proposing that, plus a 1.4x TC, but the HD TC 1.4x is not FF... However, I was wondering if a Kenko 1.5x or Tamron 1.4x would be FF compatible ?
That is an interesting question, I have the 50-500 and the Tamron 1.4TC but no K-1. However I know wtlwdwgn has a K-1, 150-500 and the TC so you may want to ask him. There really is not much else out there in that price range for an autofocus lens. I really do wish Tamron and Sigma offered their newer lenses in K mount.
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
The fact is that if you aren't already invested in Pentax, and need a consumer grade long zoom, you shouldn't be buying a Pentax...
I wish I could disagree with this...
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
The fact is that if you aren't already invested in Pentax, and need a consumer grade long zoom, you shouldn't be buying a Pentax...
Sadly true unless you have ££££.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kevriano Quote
Sadly true unless you have ££££.
Especially true to buy the FA*250-600 that just appeared on the marketplace!
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