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04-03-2019, 11:10 AM - 9 Likes   #30871
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@zzeitg, how do you like the 150-450 as compared to the 560? Do you find the images as good? Handling must surely be easier. I find I’m partial to the flexibility of the zooms but don’t want to give up the image quality. Your thoughts?
Hi Kath, the truth is that my DA560 is glued to K-3 and so far I've only used 150-450 as combo with K-1. And surely this would not be any fair comparison (as K-1 is too slow and in crop mode the resolution is worse).

Anyway I use 150-450 as 450mm prime most of the time. Handling is easier, but the reach is not there.

My impression (possibly affected by the above mentioned consequences) is that DA560 provides better IQ. But I wait for the K-3's successor and by that time I'm not able to make any real confrontation of both lenses and provide final verdict.


DFA 150-450 (all of them cropped)










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04-03-2019, 11:41 AM   #30872
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I just fell in love with dark
Vader got to you too? May the force be with you Shots were taken in grey morning light and I was noticing a lot of noise / lack of detail in my recent shots, so I tried to avoid it by going dark.(excuses )

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quote=zzeitg;4619783]Hi Kath, the truth is that my DA560 is glued to K-3 and so far I've only used 150-450 as combo with K-1. And surely this would not be any fair comparison (as K-1 is too slow and in crop mode the resolution is worse).

Anyway I use 150-450 as 450mm prime most of the time. Handling is easier, but the reach is not there.

My impression (possibly affected by the above mentioned consequences) is that DA560 provides better IQ. But I wait for the K-3's successor and by that time I'm not able to make any real confrontation of both lenses and provide final verdict.

Lovely images. Iíll look forward to your comparison down the road. In the meantime, the zoom is tempting me because of the numerous times I needed to back up and couldnít. Iíve taken to shooting from the van at our wildlife refuges because youíre prohibited from exiting the car and, frankly, it really canít be beat for weathering the weather and so much easier on the back. Also, the birds seem very used to the cars. Iíd love to have the 150-450 on one side and the 560 on the other. Now, if I could just get my trusted companion to wear camo and hide her scent, I might increase my capture rate!
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04-04-2019, 08:26 AM - 17 Likes   #30874
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A few shots from my K-3ii/FA*600mm F4 ED [IF]/Eckla window mount.









On a tripod














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A few shots from my K-3ii/FA*600mm F4 ED [IF]/Eckla window mount.









On a tripod











Great series!
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Now, if I could just get my trusted companion to wear camo and hide her scent, I might increase my capture rate!
She's wearing hook-fabric and the dock has a hidden (by her) patch of loop fabric? Maybe she gets a better grip with her toes than it appears.
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She's wearing hook-fabric and the dock has a hidden (by her) patch of loop fabric? Maybe she gets a better grip with her toes than it appears.
Hahaha! She likes to lie down, is very patient, doesnít require conversation, and doesnít seem to want to chase the ducks, so sheís a great little photography buddy to have.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ducatigaz Quote
A few shots from my K-3ii/FA*600mm F4 ED [IF]/Eckla window mount.

On a tripod
That's a great set of images, Gary!

04-04-2019, 11:06 AM - 6 Likes   #30879
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Tamron 300 2.8 and HD DA 1.4 TC.

This years migration interlopers, Redpolls








The Grackles have returned, and chased off the Evening Grosbeaks, bullies.


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Great series!
Thanks Uwe

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That's a great set of images, Gary!
Thanks Albert

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Because squirrel shooters want to know what lens takes the best squirrel shots.

Tamron 300 2.8, by far the sharpest lens I own, but just can't match those Pentax blues.


DA*200 with HD DA 1.4 TC


DA 55-300 @230mm


DA 55-300 PLM at 300mm


White balanced on the same spot, on the white fur around the eye. The DA 55-300 PLM is definitely a little warmer.
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Because squirrel shooters want to know what lens takes the best squirrel shots.

Tamron 300 2.8, by far the sharpest lens I own, but just can't match those Pentax blues.


DA*200 with HD DA 1.4 TC


DA 55-300 @230mm


DA 55-300 PLM at 300mm


White balanced on the same spot, on the white fur around the eye. The DA 55-300 PLM is definitely a little warmer.
Great detailed set Norm.
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I saw these wood ducks in my backyard today.
I quickly put my Sigma DG 50-500mm 4.5-6.3 APO OS HSM on my K-3.
I took these hand held.
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unexpected colors

SOOC

crop and PP
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