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12-08-2007, 10:12 AM   #1
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About DA*200 and 300mm

Re: Looking forward to the 60-250: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

Nice Richard, keep it coming ...

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I badly want the 200 F/2.8, so bad in fact that every time I see a picture of one I get butterfly's in the stomach.

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Me, I want the 200mm macro to come back. Probably the most rare of rare lenses.
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I always dreamed of Tele lens. My Tammy 500/8 is nice but well.. it's a miror lens.
The DA300/4 would be as a 450/4 on 35mm (I don't care much about DOF) so would be very nice (and APC-C allows for SR which is even better).

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I wouldnt mind the 300 f4 and 60-250 f4. They would do alright for the odd bit of motorsport that id like to photograph every now and then.

Of course, a 500 f4 would be a dream but one i wouldnt be able to afford for a while
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I am waiting for a Da* 200mm f2.8 for quite some time already. It would be a great lens to take to ball games etc.
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I have always wondered if it doesn't feel limiting using a fixed lens to photograph things so far away that are moving so fast?
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QuoteOriginally posted by anomaly Quote
I have always wondered if it doesn't feel limiting using a fixed lens to photograph things so far away that are moving so fast?
The top priority is a fast lens to stop the action, unless it's a Martian space ship that makes its own light....

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I have always wondered if it doesn't feel limiting using a fixed lens to photograph things so far away that are moving so fast?
No. I found, while testing the Sigma 170-500 vx the old 400 that leaving out the zoom ratio allowed for more accurate framing in the sense of getting the critter in the picture. I can only do so much all at the same time, and zooming, focusing, aiming and timing the shot to get a good picture at the same time overwhelmed the wet ware.

This was taken with the 400 + 1.4X. Note the vignetting from the mismatch between the 1.4x-s and the 400. Note that if you overlay an aps-c sensor, the vignetting is outside the frame! BTW, this is scanned from a Fujicolor 400 negative at 1800 dpi, originally. took it before I had the stuff in the 4th line of my signature.
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Point!
But I am thinking in terms of composition. Do you rely on alot of cropping sometimes when you just didn't happen to be in the right position to frame the subject how you wanted? Or is it not as much of an issue as I thought it would be?
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You sort of get to the point where you prefer the fixed focal length, that's my experience at least. And typically, fixed lenses are a touch sharper. I doubt very much that I would buy a long (200+) zoom again, with the possible exception of the Sigma 50-500.

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I am curious to the prices of both lenses. They are both interesting.
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I sure would love to see a DA* 400mm f5.6
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Canon's releasing a 200/f2 - that would be pretty cool.
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