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09-17-2017, 05:15 AM - 4 Likes   #1
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HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE

Some samples shot yesterday with HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE mounted on a K-70, with firmware v. 1.00.

Dragonflies are Trithemis kirbyi, adult male the red one and female the multicolored one. Both have a length dimension of about 32 mm.
Photos with full dragonflies were shot at the minimum focusing distance. To give an idea of the 55-300PLM magnification capability, they are uploaded without any crop, just redimensioned to reduce weight.
Photo showing eyes is a cropped sample of the corresponding full one.

K-70 and 55.300 PLM seem to make a really good couple. Terrific focusing speed and silent operation
Just today I updated K-70 firmware v.1.11, apparently without any problem

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Wow! Nice shots.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MacLoz Quote
Some samples shot yesterday with HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE mounted on a K-70, with firmware v. 1.00.

Dragonflies are Trithemis kirbyi, adult male the red one and female the multicolored one. Both have a length dimension of about 32 mm.
Photos with full dragonflies were shot at the minimum focusing distance. To give an idea of the 55-300PLM magnification capability, they are uploaded without any crop, just redimensioned to reduce weight.
Photo showing eyes is a cropped sample of the corresponding full one.

K-70 and 55.300 PLM seem to make a really good couple. Terrific focusing speed and silent operation
Just today I updated K-70 firmware v.1.11, apparently without any problem
Well done! The 55-300PLM is a great lens. I also own it. Although it's not a FF lens I use it with my K-1 in every mode - FF, Square and APSC.
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Again, with the KP:





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230mm f11


300mm f6.3


88mm f8

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QuoteOriginally posted by northcoastgreg Quote
Again, with the KP:




Dear northcoastgreg:
Thank you for posting these beautiful photos. I am a new member and new to Pentax camera and lens. I just bought a Pentax KP w/ HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm f4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE lens, it's on the way to be shipped to me. I am mostly shooting landscape and art objects. my Q. to you is: how satisfied are you with the Pentax KP? I am torn choosing between a Sony A7 III, or a Pentax K-1 Mark II, or Pentax KP. my most concern about use Pentax is the stabilizing function, seems like all Pentax camera needs a tripod, am i right? Does Pentax KP the same way? any responses from you is appreciated.
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