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03-13-2012, 08:58 AM   #1501
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I don't know which 35-135 it was...I'm guessing its the 40a......

Here is another shot from the 28mm f8, 20 seconds:




03-13-2012, 09:16 AM   #1502
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Wow

That is a really nice shot of the Eagles. I really enjoy trying to get good shots of the Bald Eagles around here but it has been mostly misses lately, no hits. MN has thousands of Bald Eagles along the Mississippi in the winter peaking some time in Feb. or Mar. We quite often get a juvenile or 3 in the city in the big parks that are on the east and west sides of our home.

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107b. Snowy day.
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I have a question for the 23a users. I'm finding that I can drop the aperture to 3.8 and it let's more light in at 300mm. I thought setting the aperture at something below 5.6 wouldn't make a difference because the physical aperture is now supposed to be smaller than the lens aperture. I'm confused. I'm more used to digital lenses that dial the aperture down with zoom. Can anyone explain to me what is going on? Sorry for being such a manual lens rookie. Oh...and I am using it as an m lens. Pka adapters are a little pricey...
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Thanks for your photo ... Tundra swans

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John Poitiers: yes, it is a pretty nice lens. It was the first iteration of the 300 2.8's, the 60b and 360b came later. Supposedly they had better optics, and both are internal focus where mine is external. ... I'm finding the 140F works well with it. ....
Bonjour derekkite,

Thanks again. I would love to get a 300/2.8 in the future ... and thanks for the tip on the 140F, too. I should start a second savings fund for a lens of this caliber. There's a photo swap meet on April 1st near Poitiers, and maybe the "photo-gods" will be smiling down upon me and I'll snag one up ... yeah, keep on dreaming!

Allez et salut, John Frog


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Here's one from the Court of the Patriarchs in Zion National Park, using the SP 60-300 at 200mm/f8:


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Adaptall-2 24mm F2.5 01B
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Nice. The 01B has very interesting bokeh -- easliy recognized when wide open.

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Nice. The 01B has very interesting bokeh -- easliy recognized when wide open.

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Thanks.
This is one lens I will never get rid of

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Nice ...

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Adaptall-2 24mm F2.5 01B
Now hunting for one of these ... Salut, J
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Merci ...

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Here's one from the Court of the Patriarchs in Zion National Park, using the SP 60-300 at 200mm/f8:
Thanks for the shot ... I need to get my 23A into scenery like this ...

No way here in the Poitiers flatlands, thus maybe off to the Pyrénées ... or possible the Drôme or Ardeche areas!
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I think I am going nuts - going full circle after buying then selling a 60B 300 2.8 - now I am thinking of starting over again.

When I had my copy, I didn't then have my AFA 1.7X TC. If I buy another 60B now, I would probably use it almost exclusively with the 1.7X TC on a tripod. I did a couple forum searches, and found only 2 images that show using the 60B with the 1.7 TC. Before I make my final decision, does anyone have some nice images of this combination to share?

Thanks!
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I think I am going nuts - going full circle after buying then selling a 60B 300 2.8 - now I am thinking of starting over again.
I tried that combination with my 360B hoping there might be some usable autofocus functionality in the pairing. I didn't find it that effective as an AF-capable lens (although it worked fine) and resolution wasn't any better than with either the Pz_AF 1.4x or the 140F TCs. For the price involved, and given that both 1.4's were in hand, I re-sold the AF 1.7 and haven't regretted it (especially since that financed the SP AF 24-135 and SP AF 17-35 which have proven MUCH more useful).

Here's the 360B at ISO 800 plus the Pz-AF 1.4x plus cropped to about 1/3 original image size and 'squzzed -down' for up-loading.
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Today was a good day ...

Bonjour,

Today was the "photo fair/swap" meet at Montamisé which is just a few miles north of Poitiers ...

Came home with a "40A" in good condition with front cap plus a "OL" mount with cap for only 10 € ... better yet, bought a "19AH" in very good shape with hood and front cap plus a Nikon AI mount with its cap. Bingo! I have been wanting this one for a while ...

Did not have enough time today to test, but will do so ASAP and maybe post a respectable photo or two ... C'était une bonne journée!

Allez et A+, John le Frog
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I tried that combination with my 360B hoping there might be some usable autofocus functionality in the pairing. I didn't find it that effective as an AF-capable lens (although it worked fine) and resolution wasn't any better than with either the Pz_AF 1.4x or the 140F TCs. For the price involved, and given that both 1.4's were in hand, I re-sold the AF 1.7 and haven't regretted it (especially since that financed the SP AF 24-135 and SP AF 17-35 which have proven MUCH more useful).

Here's the 360B at ISO 800 plus the Pz-AF 1.4x plus cropped to about 1/3 original image size and 'squzzed -down' for up-loading.
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Thanks for the info H. And what a great sharp image with the TC!

I guess my main question that remains is if the IQ of the 60B is still acceptable with any of the TC's. The way it sounds you believe that any of the 3 TC's you mention are about equal in that respect. The image you posted sure has the IQ I am looking for. I remember the IQ of the 60B to be outstanding but don't want to bother with the TC combo if it degrqdes the image much.
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I have the 107b, the predecessor of the 60B. I get very good results with the 140F. I have a 1.7 pentax af, but haven't used it much yet. The challenge with these lenses is getting things in focus.
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