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04-03-2010, 11:36 PM - 1 Like   #1
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DA zoom club

I believe its time we have a dedicated club for Pentax's cheap modern zoom's

Sadly they often get overlooked by primes, but nothing truly beats the versatility of a decent zoom. Any zoom lens with a DA logo without the * is welcome. This includes DA WR, and DA L....

So lets get the picture posting and discussion going!

Here's a image I took today of a Chick using the DA 55-300mm @ 300mm wide open. I bought the lens used for $220, which is the best i've seen in EX condition here on the forum I don't use it much sadly, but when I do it never disappoints.



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As of last night, my DA 18-250mm is sold. But, I have a quite few images to contribute. I've always been impressed at what it can capture despite it's sloth like speed.

Good idea yeatzee



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DA 50-200mm

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DAL 18-55mm

32.5mm 1/125sec f/8.0 iso100


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I am pleased you started this thread as I was going to do one for the 16-45 but thought that would be too narrow - the 50-200 and the 16-45 are my work horse lenses when I need the wide angle and the af and don't have time to change lenses often for work related activities.

Anyway here is one of my faves from the 50-200 on the DL2
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DA 55-300mm at 300mm 1/800, f8 iso 200

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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
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Thanks Marc!

Keep em coming!

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QuoteOriginally posted by yeatzee Quote
I believe its time we have a dedicated club for Pentax's cheap modern zoom's
Cheap?

Can you talk to my wife? She almost had a heart attack when I told her what the DA 10-17FE and DA 12-24 cost.

No image to contribute, just want to set the record straight
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Cheap?

Can you talk to my wife? She almost had a heart attack when I told her what the DA 10-17FE and DA 12-24 cost.

No image to contribute, just want to set the record straight
Ha, well the majority are cheap by most standards. Those two are the exceptions.... both of which I want badly
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Me and a friend were comparing his nikon 70-300mm vs. my DA 55-300mm in minimum focusing distance @ 300mm. My result (missed the focus a bit, but it still shows how great this lens is)



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Great thread! Me like....especially as i just went for a DA zoom kit as my main lineup.

16-45 @ 45mm F5,6 Havent realy tested it to its full potential yet, but so far i like it!


55-300 @ 170mm F5,6
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DA 55-300mm at ISO 400 f/6.3 1/400sec

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Here are a few from the only time I've really gotten to use this lens so far.
DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6

180mm; 1/1000; f/9; ISO 800


200mm; 1/1000; f/7.1; ISO 800


180mm; 1/1000; f/8; ISO 800


50mm; 1/1000; f/8; ISO 800


125mm; 1/1000; f/6.3; ISO 800


200mm; 1/1000; f/8; ISO 800
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