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03-17-2018, 06:14 AM - 12 Likes   #27871
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I'd love to have that combo. I used to think it was too easy, but my Tamron 300 2.8 is six pounds, the A* is 6 kg. It's in a whole different league of weight. I still can shoot my Tamron 300 3.8 with TC hand held for about 5 minutes before I get tired.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ducatigaz Quote
Smart looking Wheatear. K-3ii/FA*600mmF4ED[IF]/Eckla window mount.
I'd have a question concerning your Sigma 300mm f2.8. Does this lens work as combo with 1.4x Pentax TC or 1.7x TC/AF adapter?
(By the way - do you still use it (or at least from time to time)?)


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Great shots you two!

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Great shots you two!
Thank you, CR. I have been in bird portrait mode this month!
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-you never know what could happen!
Some of my favorite shots have come from days when I didn’t expect to get anything... sometimes it’s just having the camera in the car and pulling off the road to capture a particular moment.

It’s the spontaneity in it all that fuels my love for photography. Especially true for wildlife photography

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Great shots ... that is one narrow plane of focus!
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I'd love to have that combo. I used to think it was too easy, but my Tamron 300 2.8 is six pounds, the A* is 6 kg. It's in a whole different league of weight. I still can shoot my Tamron 300 3.8 with TC hand held for about 5 minutes before I get tired.
I am use using my monopod again with the 400, after the first scary attempt. With the new lens strap (Op-Tech with lug mounts) I do not worry about dropping the 13 lb lens anymore but I need to install a hand grip on the monopod to help balance the very nose heavy set up. I have hand held the lens 3 times in 20 years, for me it's almost impossible to hold and focus the beast.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stihlmania Quote
I am use using my monopod again with the 400, after the first scary attempt. With the new lens strap (Op-Tech with lug mounts) I do not worry about dropping the 13 lb lens anymore but I need to install a hand grip on the monopod to help balance the very nose heavy set up. I have hand held the lens 3 times in 20 years, for me it's almost impossible to hold and focus the beast.
Yeah, I had one once: great optics but really hard to handle--like a greased cannon ball.
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I'd have a question concerning your Sigma 300mm f2.8. Does this lens work as combo with 1.4x Pentax TC or 1.7x TC/AF adapter?
(By the way - do you still use it (or at least from time to time)?)





Thanks!
Yes, the lens works well with a 1.4X [not tried it with a 1.7X] I don't need to use it with a converter because I have 400,500 and 600mm lenses.

I still use it, mostly for aircraft.

It's a mega sharp lens.
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Bruants des neiges / Snow Buntings [Plectrophenax nivalis]
Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada
2018.03.18

Pentax K-1 + FA*250-600 @470mm
ƒ/6.3 (almost wide open), 1/1600s, ISO 100

I forgot to close my aperture and many BIF shot I made for theses Buntings were not very good, but this one came out just great because they were pretty well aligned to the focus plane!

How many Lapland Longspurs [Calcarius lapponicus] can you see in this photo?

I strongly suggest that you open it in Flickr to enjoy all the details...


Bruants des neiges / Snow Buntings [Plectrophenax nivalis]

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