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06-01-2018, 02:41 PM - 5 Likes   #31
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Sunset over the Pacific, shot with KP, @300mm:



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Diamond Lake with KP + PS:

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Del Norte redwoods, KP @70mm:

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well folks I was just playing around with this lens the other night on my front deck....I am amazed......
this is taken handheld and cropped in LR, so stoked about this lens.......

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Mountain in North Cascades NP, shot with KP:

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Priest Lake in northern Idaho:

07-21-2018, 07:27 AM - 4 Likes   #38
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Not your typical concert/performance lens, but it's nice when I need the reach. I was in the audience, the stage lights were bright enough for focal lengths that allowed f4.5-f5.6





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I was out with mu DA*60-250 the other day with the 1.4 on it. I Missed some great images. I have absolutely no doubt with time to put the lens on a tripod the DA* would have produced superior images, but the heavier longer lens is harder to manage hand held. I missed quite a few shots when the day before with the 55-300 PLM I hardly missed any. Therein lies the conundrum, a properly held DA* gives a great image. But with a young bird sitting on a fence 5 feet way from me, with the slower focusing harder to hold steady 60-250 I missed them all.

People tend to give a premium to potential image quality and ignore the lower chances of actually getting sharp images at all when discussing lenses like this. I certainly would like to have nice sharp 55-300 image as opposed to the blurry images I got yesterday from the 60-250.


The longer the barrel of the lens when extended, and the heavier the lens, the less likely you are to be able to effectively hand hold a shot. I definitely thought I was going for better IQ taking the 60-250, but that just isn't what happened.

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Sunrift Gorge in Glacier NP, shot with KP @170mm:

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I'm really liking this lens, more than just the quick autofocus.




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Tess is taking some folks out canoe camping after my rotator cuff flared up , preventing me from going. I wanted to send the 55-300 PLM as lithweigtht compact telephoto so I tried a few test shots on the K-1.

Not bad at all. Some slight vignetting in some corners but not at all what I was expecting.

Wide open at 55mm, almost no vignetting.


By the time you crop for this little fellow, no problem at all at 300mm. A bit more vignetting in the corners but a least a 30 MP image after cropping.


The K-1 and 28-105 plus the DA 55-300 combo will probably be our tripping combo going forward. On canoe trips, size and weight are at a premium.

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