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02-28-2015, 12:27 PM - 1 Like   #16
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Water ski show

No need to apologize for the doggie shot, Nick. I really like it.

We're in the deep freeze now, but here's a memory from last summer.













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QuoteOriginally posted by azcavalier Quote
I bought this lens a few weeks ago, with this trip in mind. Every photo taken in this album was taken with the 55-300. I shot them in RAW, color corrected in Photoshop (using Curves) and added a little sharpness using the Unsharp Mask. I had my ISO and shutter speed set to auto, and my aperture set to f/5.6 (I believe). I also used AF-C, with the back AF button and burst mode shooting. I have to admit, I was impressed with the sharpness of some of these photos.

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Blacksburg Ward Ski Trip - Winterplace 2014 - a set on Flickr

Small world! I grew up in the Blacksburg ward and did this ski trip with the YM/YW when I was 13. It's been quite a few years, but Blacksburg will always have my heart!
Great pics! I just bought this lens and am hoping for many good shots.
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A few shots from my HD 55-300. When I need to travel light this goes with me.
300mm f8 on the K3 handheld




230mm f8


300mm f9

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Great shots everyone! I'm very seriously considering buying the HD WR version simply for the WR. I have the DA 55-300, and absolutely love it; but with the prices going lower, the HD version is calling my name!

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I'm thinking about the same thing, Carol, but to keep it in perspective, at Christmas on a whale watch in Hawaii with the weather so bad that one boat was cancelled, and our party was five of the eleven people who showed up with 55 booked for the trip. I used the DA 55-300 and it survived just fine. I just made sure no splashes on the front element.
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I'm more impressed with the flare resistance of the HD coating. The shot of the Heron above was right into the sun. You can see the sunlight in the tree above him. I almost was not going to take the shot. But SD card space is cheap. There have been other shots like that too. This is my only HD lens. Now I am starting to use it more just for the flare control.
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I did the WR upgrade because my original 55-300 had a weak corner and for the weather resistance. The HD coating is good to have, but what really impressed me is the superior build quality of the WR version. My old lens was a bit of a rattlebox, the new one is tight and smooth.
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I do agree the build quality is exceptional especially for the price. Right now I seriously doubt you could equal anything like it for $260.

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Some shots from the last few weeks with the K50. Considering the camera and lens cost less than a DA*300 new it is hard to beat. Very affordable WR kit.

Robin from last week with the K50 and HD55-300.


Sparrow in a pine tree, K50 and 55-300 again.


Two for one.






I have been trying to catch this dove for awhile now. This one is a heavy crop on the 55-300.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Scorpio71GR Quote
Some shots from the last few weeks with the K50. Considering the camera and lens cost less than a DA*300 new it is hard to beat. Very affordable WR kit.

Robin from last week with the K50 and HD55-300.
I agree. For the image quality you get with that lens, you cannot beat the price. I got one for my girlfriend to use, and now it's the only lens she will use. She's not even interested in my lenses any more because they don't zoom.


Using my girlfriends K3 + HD 55-300 WR in the back yard.


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Using my girlfriends K3 + HD 55-300 WR in the back yard.
If I had that in my backyard my dog would eat it.

More shots with the K50 while my walking dog.









even the ducks were cold.

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One of my favourites with this lens

https://flic.kr/p/FqcxiX

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A few from my new to me 55-300.

Full sized picture and exif available on flickr if you click on the photos.





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Back from Africa already Nicholas? (Or does Madagascar wildlife come to France?) Nice shots.

Some of mine, taken with the poverty-pack version (DA-L 55-300).

[Edit: apologies for posting in the wrong thread. I didn't realise this was for the HD WR version.]


First two photos are Little Corellas. Third is a Yellow-Faced Honeyeater. Fourth is a New Holland Honeyeater (New Holland is one of the early names for Australia.) Fifth is Pink Callistemons (commonly known as bottlebrush). Sixth is Orlando, the Grey Shrike-Thrush who hatched in our garage and has gone on to sire a brood of his own there. Seventh is a juvenile Grey Fantail.

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Nice results from the 55-300, no matter which version it seems.
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