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02-08-2019, 09:45 AM - 16 Likes   #30526
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After each new lens purchase, I always seem to hear myself saying, "Ok, now I've got everything I'll ever need." I'm not a "collector", and try to be a minimalist with respect to "stuff". It's what I call, a "niche theory of acquisition". E.g., I've got a box of hammers in my garage. Ball-pein and carpenter's in several sizes, a few sledges in different sizes, auto-body dollies, hatchets, welding hammers, etc. Each has a purpose with a limited range of cross-over flexibiity. Got to have the right tool for the job.

So I discovered this thread and looked all through it. Fantastic pictures. I felt both inspired and under-equipped. So I went and sprung for the DA-560 (the price from Ricoh directly was a thousand bucks less than BHPhoto or Adorama). As soon as I figure out how to use it effectively, I'll throw some pics up here. Btw, I don't "do" sports and stuff like that - not much on photographing the humans. (You always see these folks with long, white lenses out on the sidelines of sports events.) More a landscapes, nature and architecture kind of guy, I reckon. Well, we'll see what happens after it gets here. I wonder if they're going to ship it by slow boat from Japan (or wherever they make'em).
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QuoteOriginally posted by dlh Quote
So I went and sprung for the DA-560
$3,999.95, that's a good price. Welcome to the club


(I bought mine from the UK for 2,799 GBP back in 2016. Now it has (in the same shop) price tag 3.799 GBP. Seems like prices went up...)
02-08-2019, 11:59 AM   #30529
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$3,999.95, that's a good price. Welcome to the club


(I bought mine from the UK for 2,799 GBP back in 2016. Now it has (in the same shop) price tag 3.799 GBP. Seems like prices went up...)
And the pound went down significantly

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QuoteOriginally posted by dlh Quote
After each new lens purchase, I always seem to hear myself saying, "Ok, now I've got everything I'll ever need." I'm not a "collector", and try to be a minimalist with respect to "stuff". It's what I call, a "niche theory of acquisition". E.g., I've got a box of hammers in my garage. Ball-pein and carpenter's in several sizes, a few sledges in different sizes, auto-body dollies, hatchets, welding hammers, etc. Each has a purpose with a limited range of cross-over flexibiity. Got to have the right tool for the job.

So I discovered this thread and looked all through it. Fantastic pictures. I felt both inspired and under-equipped. So I went and sprung for the DA-560 (the price from Ricoh directly was a thousand bucks less than BHPhoto or Adorama). As soon as I figure out how to use it effectively, I'll throw some pics up here. Btw, I don't "do" sports and stuff like that - not much on photographing the humans. (You always see these folks with long, white lenses out on the sidelines of sports events.) More a landscapes, nature and architecture kind of guy, I reckon. Well, we'll see what happens after it gets here. I wonder if they're going to ship it by slow boat from Japan (or wherever they make'em).
Congrats on the purchase.
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Soligor ("chrome eared") 350mm f5.6

These pics are from last autumn with a soligor 350mm f5.6. Relatively speaking for one of these kind of lenses, it's a good one IMO. Samsung NX20.







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Anna's hummingbird, our year round Puget Sound resident, braving out the recent cold snap
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QuoteOriginally posted by riseform Quote
Anna's hummingbird, our year round Puget Sound resident, braving out the recent cold snap
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Wonderful image! Congrats!
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A very rare leopard cat in the wild. I was crouching and had to sit real still when this cat was walking towards me (and my frozen still family) without realizing we were there.
I didn't even check the screen to see if I got the settings correct. Finally it stood still when it saw me. Gave me chance to shoot reasonable picture.
Almost full frame. Slight cropping

K-5iis + FA 300/4.5.
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QuoteOriginally posted by siva.ss.kumar Quote
A very rare leopard cat in the wild. I was crouching and had to sit real still when this cat was walking towards me (and my frozen still family) without realizing we were there.
I didn't even check the screen to see if I got the settings correct. Finally it stood still when it saw me. Gave me chance to shoot reasonable picture.
Almost full frame. Slight cropping

K-5iis + FA 300/4.5.
Very nice! I just purchased a used K-5iis. I will keep using the K-3 for birds and the 2s for macro and landscapes. In my area I occasionally see bobcats and I like to use the K-5ii with them.

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K-3 with the Sigma 500mm F/4.5
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QuoteOriginally posted by traderdrew Quote
Very nice! I just purchased a used K-5iis. I will keep using the K-3 for birds and the 2s for macro and landscapes. In my area I occasionally see bobcats and I like to use the K-5ii with them.

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K-3 with the Sigma 500mm F/4.5
That is a really fine BIF. You've captured a dramatic posture that really shows off the spoonbill, both its color and its unique features. It's a real wish-I-could-have-done-that image.
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QuoteOriginally posted by siva.ss.kumar Quote
A very rare leopard cat in the wild. I was crouching and had to sit real still when this cat was walking towards me (and my frozen still family) without realizing we were there.
I didn't even check the screen to see if I got the settings correct. Finally it stood still when it saw me. Gave me chance to shoot reasonable picture.

It's always great when you can link an experience like that with such a great shot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by siva.ss.kumar Quote
A very rare leopard cat in the wild. I was crouching and had to sit real still when this cat was walking towards me (and my frozen still family) without realizing we were there.
I didn't even check the screen to see if I got the settings correct. Finally it stood still when it saw me. Gave me chance to shoot reasonable picture.
Almost full frame. Slight cropping

K-5iis + FA 300/4.5.
A lovely image.

QuoteOriginally posted by traderdrew Quote
Very nice! I just purchased a used K-5iis. I will keep using the K-3 for birds and the 2s for macro and landscapes. In my area I occasionally see bobcats and I like to use the K-5ii with them.
The luxury of two cameras. I'm envious. I love the BIF!
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