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04-01-2012, 05:23 PM - 3 Likes   #16
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I've only recently acquired mine (well late last year), previously had a Tamron 70-300.







and a really ugly duck





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More fine results from this fine lens:



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More fine results from this fine lens:
nice...diggin' the surfer shot from your previous post as well.
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A couple more,from yesterday.

04-04-2012, 06:49 AM - 3 Likes   #20
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Using the DAL 55-300 version of this lens. Hope that's OK. Optically it's the same as the DA.


Juvenile Pied Butcherbird portrait 2


Red-browed Firetail finch


Scarlet Honeyeater w 'Orange Marmalade' grevillea


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04-04-2012, 07:15 AM - 2 Likes   #21
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This lens is capable of lovely photos, as the shots on this thread prove. The other day I shot some close-ups with the 55-300mm and a Raynox DCR-150, a new addition to my camera bag which works very well with the long lens. Here's one:

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Perhaps I already post this animal (K200D and DA55-300)


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rawr, Tamia, Vladimir... fantastic shots!! I wish I could hold mine steady enough to get such sharp shots. Need to break out the tripod more often.
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Thanks kyteflyer!
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Need to break out the tripod more often.
I can't remember the last time I used a tripod with the 55-300. Most of the time it's just a matter of leaning on something stable nearby, or at best using a monopod.

I should be more disciplined about it though, since it does make a visible difference, especially to long shots. But sometimes subjects like birds move around too quickly, so using a tripod becomes an impediment.
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rawr, Tamia, Vladimir... fantastic shots!! I wish I could hold mine steady enough to get such sharp shots. Need to break out the tripod more often.
Thanks, Kyteflyer. In my case, I had the steadiest base that was possible -- the ground. I was on my belly with my lens resting on my outstretched left fingers, with my hand palm down. I couldn't have gotten any lower to the ground without digging a hole and getting in.
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Love that shot Tamia, I have just received my 55 - 300 cant wait to really get started with it


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I have used this lens for 3 years, until Tamron 70-200mm arrives:











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NO PP just re-size from raw to jpeg. @300mm, ISO 1000, 1/400, f6.3, Pentax K-x

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