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07-09-2019, 01:28 PM   #31396
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QuoteOriginally posted by rkappleby Quote
I really like the framing on that little lizard guy
Thanks. I'm getting better at seeing good "frames" in the wild, but it has taken a lot of practice to get there.

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I have not tested to determine, but I almost never use smaller than f11 on any of the MFT lenses, and very rarely go to f16 on any FF lenses with the exception of two macros: Tokina 90mm f2,5 and Pentax SMCA ED 200mm f4. When doing macro with FF the considerable gain in DOF igoing from f11 to f16 more than overcomes any diffraction loss of IQ (IMHO).
Totally off topic, but... You have the 200 Macro!?

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Thanks. I'm getting better at seeing good "frames" in the wild, but it has taken a lot of practice to get there.

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Totally off topic, but... You have the 200 Macro!?
Yes. The original manual focus version. I purchased it sometime back in the 90's as I recall, for $750 I remember because it was the most I'd ever spent on a lens.
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A water bird day

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Great Egret - one of those "settle down and wait for it to come to you" occasions






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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Yes. The original manual focus version. I purchased it sometime back in the 90's as I recall, for $750 I remember because it was the most I'd ever spent on a lens.
I’ve always wanted to use one. A legendary lens for sure. I’d definitely pick one up for $750!

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Ive always wanted to use one. A legendary lens for sure. Id definitely pick one up for $750!
There are usually a few on EBAY being sold by persons in Japan. They typically want about $2,000, but the condition of those looks far better than my workhorse. There was a fair amount of brassing even when I got it, but the glass is good.
07-09-2019, 08:00 PM   #31401
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I'm slowly getting accustomed to the Sigma 170-500. Here at 500mm on a K-1, taken in a zoo:
Way better than anything I got with that lens. Well done.
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A water bird day
A successful one too.
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K3ii, DFA 150-450 handheld. See exif for shot details.

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K3ii, DFA 150-450
K3/II with D-FA150-450 is a good combo.

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A successful one too
Thanks Des. In the middle Egret shot the bird was being bothered by a couple of Eastern Kingbirds that must have been nesting in the area. I tried to get one of the Kingbirds moving in on the Egret's head but wasn't quick enough!
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No lens can get rid of it. But since it is more noticeable with tele lenses, to get rid of it as a visual distraction, use a wide lens. But that is not how you wanted to frame

Thanks tim60. Yes. The wide angle would not have given me the shot I was looking for and the effect does not bother me in this shot. It did not make sense to me that any lens could get rid of atmospheric distortions, so maybe I misunderstood
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African giant kingfisher with a crab that he repeatedly bashed against the cement

Seems this is what some kingfishers do. This woodland kingfisher was bashing the earthworm as well until it stopped wriggling

My first try with the 1.4 TC WR on the DA*300 F4. Just keeps getting better
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Lighthouse across the Bay while waiting for the ferry.
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Barn swallow. K1+D-FA150-450.
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Lordy do I love the "king of the ferns" photo!
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Way better than anything I got with that lens. Well done.
Thanks. This is a difficult lens to use; in the 400-500mm range it is only somewhat acceptable stopped down to f/9 or so. But when you get the right mojo or whatever it is, the results can be gorgeous.
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