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07-30-2011, 08:08 PM - 1 Like   #1
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07-30-2011, 11:02 PM   #2
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Nice pics - do you have more from the cricket game?
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Sure. They're in my photobucket account.

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Nice pics.
How do you think the FA 400F5.6 performs against the Sigma 50-500.
ActuallyI liked your 50-500 images better although these images have more contrast to them.
What do you think?

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08-10-2011, 11:43 PM   #5
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Hi Harish. Thanks. Here's my comparison with the 50-500.

FA*400
Pros: More contrast, Sharper, Bokeh is round at all apertues, Lighter
Cons: Longitudinal CA

50-500
Pros: Versatility, Faster focussing, Negligable CA (even wide open)
Cons: Vignettes wide open, Softens noticably from 420mm

In terms of the focussing, I find I have to manually focus the FA*400 when the lens is near its close focus limit.
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Cicindèle à six points / Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle [Cicindela sexguttata]
Parc régional de Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Québec, CANADA
2020.07.05

Simili macro photo with a long focal lens... laying flat down on the ground at the insect level, and close to the minimum focal distance..




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Let's go for a another one from the FA*400

this time with the K-3 II

Tyran tritri / Eastern Kingbird [Tyrannus tyrannus]
2020.07.05 - Parc régional de Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Québec, CANADA

Pentax K-3 II + SMC Pentax-FA* 400mm F5.6 ED [IF]
1/500s, ƒ/6.3, ISO 250


Tyran tritri / Eastern Kingbird [Tyrannus tyrannus]
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Well, another one needed here! why not ?

First fall observation around here - in 2020! They are here!
It was at 500m. Heavy 1:2 crop

Pentax K-3 II + SMC Pentax-FA* 400mm F5.6 ED [IF]
1/640s, ƒ/7.1, ISO 800


Harfang des neiges / Snowy Owl [Bubo scandiacus]
03-01-2021, 10:34 PM - 2 Likes   #10
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We are due for another sample...

Summertime blues...

Grand Héron / Great Blue Heron [Ardea herodias]
St-Paul-de-l'île-aux-noix, Quebec, CANADA
2020.06.24


Grand Héron / Great Blue Heron [Ardea herodias]

Pentax K-3ii + SMC Pentax-FA* 400mm F5.6 ED [IF]
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Petite Nyctale / Northern Saw-Whet Owl [Aegolius acadicus]
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, 2021.03.06

Saw this by chance today !


Petite Nyctale / Northern Saw-Whet Owl [Aegolius acadicus]

K-5 iiS + SMC Pentax-FA* 400mm F5.6 ED [IF]
1/1250, ƒ/5.6, ISO 800
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This PM around the house...
Cet PM autour de la maison...

("in-thru-the-window" collection)

Grand Pic / Pileated woodpecker [Dryocopus pileatus]
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, 2021.03.31


Grand Pic / Pileated woodpecker [Dryocopus pileatus]


K-5 iiS + SMC Pentax-FA* 400mm F5.6 ED [IF]
1/400, ƒ/6.3, ISO 1600
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