Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
07-12-2018, 09:46 AM   #28996
Pentaxian
Site Supporter
normhead's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Near Algonquin Park
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 30,703
QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
One of my birder buddies used to use a Nikon 400/3.5 manual focus lens with a 2x teleconverter on a D700. His distance shots were always better...
Unfortunately for me, I don't have one of those. Even when Pentax come out with the new 2x TC, Ill still only have 600 5.6. I Need one of those 400 3.5s. If only I had the money for an A*400 2.8. But even then, with the 1.7x, that would only get me to 680 ƒ4.5. For $4000 I'm guessing I'll never own one.

For the money involved my Tammy 300 2.8 seems like a really good deal. What's 100mm between friends?


Last edited by normhead; 07-23-2018 at 04:47 AM.
07-12-2018, 09:49 AM   #28997
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
boriscleto's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: North Syracuse, NY
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 13,946
QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Unfortunately for me, I don't have one of those. Even when Pentax come out with the new 2x TC, Ill still only have 600 5.6. I Need one of those 400 3.5s. If only I had the money for an A*400 2.8. But even then, with the 1.7x, that would only get me to 780 4.5. For $4000 I'm guessing I'll never own one.

For the money involved my Tammy 300 2.8 seems like a really good deal. What's 100mm between friends?
K-mount definitely has some holes when it comes to long lenses. If I had known I would get into birding the way I did I probably would have held out until I could afford a Nikon body instead of buying the K-x in 2009...
07-12-2018, 12:52 PM   #28998
Senior Member




Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Miskolc
Photos: Albums
Posts: 127
QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
What's 100mm between friends?
About one HD 1.4x TC? Just guessing here
07-12-2018, 11:11 PM - 3 Likes   #28999
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Melbourne Australia
Photos: Albums
Posts: 722
Can't seem to find this one in my bird book, I mean it's got a beak and weird feathers, what is it?



07-12-2018, 11:51 PM   #29000
dbs
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Clare Valley S A
Posts: 1,928
QuoteOriginally posted by alfa75ts Quote
Can't seem to find this one in my bird book, I mean it's got a beak and weird feathers, what is it?
Hi Craig
B is for Bird
E is for Echidna
There you go problem solved.

Dave
07-13-2018, 12:16 AM   #29001
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chennai, India
Photos: Albums
Posts: 341
QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
K-mount definitely has some holes when it comes to long lenses. If I had known I would get into birding the way I did I probably would have held out until I could afford a Nikon body instead of buying the K-x in 2009...
Wait. It feels like you were writing about me
In 2009, I had a choice to pick a D90 (body only) or K-x + 2 lenses. I decided to go with 2nd option (I had just sold off my K200D) and once in a while think if I made a mistake as I am doing a lot of birding now.
07-13-2018, 04:38 AM - 2 Likes   #29002
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
WPRESTO's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Massachusetts
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 34,752
Purple martin perched on a purpose-built nesting/colony facility. Deeply cropped from a 150~450mm image.
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-1  Photo 
07-13-2018, 07:12 AM - 2 Likes   #29003
Pentaxian
RockvilleBob's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lewes DE USA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,774
Blue Bird and Dragonfly - cross posted


07-13-2018, 07:34 AM   #29004
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
Canada_Rockies's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sparwood, BC, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,572
When I saw the title I was expecting two images, but the single is much better! Nice catch.
07-13-2018, 10:32 AM - 4 Likes   #29005
Pentaxian
RockvilleBob's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lewes DE USA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,774
Thanks Canadian Rockies
Here's a Momma Osprey with her young. One testing his wings but unable to fly yet.
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
NIKON D500  Photo 
07-13-2018, 10:42 AM   #29006
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
ChipB's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Austin, TX area
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,188
QuoteOriginally posted by RockvilleBob Quote
Thanks Canadian Rockies
Here's a Momma Osprey with her young. One testing his wings but unable to fly yet.
Well shot Bob. How did you get high enough to basically be at the same level as the Ospreys?
07-13-2018, 11:30 AM   #29007
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
Canada_Rockies's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sparwood, BC, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,572
QuoteOriginally posted by RockvilleBob Quote
Thanks Canadian Rockies
Here's a Momma Osprey with her young. One testing his wings but unable to fly yet.
Very nice -- sometimes you can get the shot you want.
07-13-2018, 12:31 PM - 3 Likes   #29008
Pentaxian
RockvilleBob's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lewes DE USA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,774
QuoteOriginally posted by ChipB Quote
Well shot Bob. How did you get high enough to basically be at the same level as the Ospreys?
Thanks Chip
I have a friend with waterfront property on the Magothy River near Annapolis Maryland. His property is elevated and he had the stand built. Part of having property on the water is the great views and part is the expense. He has a sea wall eroding and the cost to have large rocks piled up this winter will be $55,000 to $65,000.

Here's a shot of the Momma Osprey checking me out. I sat back and used a radio shutter once I set up but I definitely was spotted. The nest is deceptively deep, there are two large chicks bunkered down.
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
NIKON D500  Photo 
07-13-2018, 12:39 PM   #29009
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
ChipB's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Austin, TX area
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,188
Nice shot - great location your friend has, although I'm not sure about the $55-65K upcoming expense!

My sister used to live on Harmony Ln - just off the Magothy River - she and her husband would kayak in the river/bay. Neat area!!
07-13-2018, 01:05 PM   #29010
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
wtlwdwgn's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Billings, MT
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,088
Nice shooting Bob!
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
300mm, 300mm plus lens, 560mm, beach, birds, canada, chickadee, club, coast, couple, dogs, feb, flickr, friend, gulf, half, lens club, lenses, love, moon, pentax lens, pm, post, scene, sea, series, shore, shot, sigma, sunset, wife
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Sigma Lens Club- All lenses Blue Lens Clubs 2182 4 Days Ago 01:18 AM
Soviet lenses club Voe Lens Clubs 3702 12-03-2018 01:16 PM
Wanted - Acquired: Long lens >300mm in K-mount pop4 Sold Items 1 10-03-2010 03:03 AM
Pentax DA 55-300mm vs Tamron 70-300mm at long end (brickwall) tcdk Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 17 11-15-2009 12:52 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:03 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top