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02-25-2015, 03:50 PM   #481
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QuoteOriginally posted by todd Quote
I was only comparing the size nothing else.. It's a contrast... I was just being silly, and obviously way too silly for anybody not in my own head. I was just thinking about Matt on his treks and all his awesome DA15 images, so it got me thinking about just the size of these things in comparison, not their actual capabilities... I still find it difficult to believe that anybody could think that I was actually trying to compare them technically but I am trying..
I got it, made me smile.

But in all seriousness I probably wouldn't carry that beast very far unless I had a really good reason to. If there was such a reason, I'd find a way.

It made me think of using the 60-250 like I do for sports (cycling and skiing mostly) and how having a button to return focus to infinity (or presumably any length I choose) might be really handy when I'm in the heat of battle (so to speak).

Now if we are comparing pineapples to cherries, just think how many cherries you could fit in a pineapple! (hollowed out of course)

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Looks plenty sharp to me for a long zoom lens. I like it
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QuoteOriginally posted by Stavri Quote
This from digitalcamerainfo.com, Interesting use of the programmable buttons on the 150-450mm zoom.

http://youtu.be/SPoEMNgC5Dc
The tripod mount sure is different.
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
The tripod mount sure is different.
I've read: "Detachable tripod mounting with a newly designed anti-falling mechanism".

What does that mean?

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Probably, some type of catch must be actuated deliberately to remove the tripod foot, it will not come off by accident, my guess.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Barry Pearson Quote
I've read: "Detachable tripod mounting with a newly designed anti-falling mechanism".
What does that mean?
QuoteOriginally posted by Nakedgun Quote
Probably, some type of catch must be actuated deliberately to remove the tripod foot, it will not come off by accident, my guess.
Ah! Perhaps a bit like the Manfrotto system that has both the main release mechanism for the plate , plus a rotating lock that stops the release mechanism moving?

(I must admit the mechanism used for the DA* 60-250mm and the DA* 300mm was a bit fiddly).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Barry Pearson Quote
Ah! Perhaps a bit like the Manfrotto system that has both the main release mechanism for the plate , plus a rotating lock that stops the release mechanism moving?

(I must admit the mechanism used for the DA* 60-250mm and the DA* 300mm was a bit fiddly).
And breakable, if one becomes too exuberant with a screwdriver.
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The DC motors from what I can understand come with different "power" specs, I'm sure the ones of the D-FA are top of the line in that regard. DC motors are renown for their reliability and I don't see them behaving differently in a lens.


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And breakable, if one becomes too exuberant with a screwdriver.
And prone to coming loose during shooting, if you aren't exuberant enough with a screw driver. I often wonder why they think we'll always have something to tighten these things with.
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And prone to coming loose during shooting, if you aren't exuberant enough with a screw driver. I often wonder why they think we'll always have something to tighten these things with.
Fanotec totally improved on the existing *300/*60-250 clamp by making the tooth pull rather than push closed, and with a safety knob that cannot be loosened unless you extend it first.
Optionally an arca Swiss foot is integral to the design so an extra plate is not needed.
If anyone is at all concerned about the OEM tripod attachment it is worth looking into.

Lens Foot 1 - Replacement foot for Pentax DA* 60-250mm and DA* 300mm (F6238) - Nodal Ninja
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And breakable, if one becomes too exuberant with a screwdriver.
I use a coin!
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
Fanotec totally improved on the existing *300/*60-250 clamp by making the tooth pull rather than push closed, and with a safety knob that cannot be loosened unless you extend it first.
Optionally an arca Swiss foot is integral to the design so an extra plate is not needed.
If anyone is at all concerned about the OEM tripod attachment it is worth looking into.

Lens Foot 1 - Replacement foot for Pentax DA* 60-250mm and DA* 300mm (F6238) - Nodal Ninja
Those are nice. I got one after I lost my OEM foot.
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I use a coin!
I had coins once - then I got LBA!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Barry Pearson Quote
I use a coin!
After my recent attack of LBA I don't have two coins to rub together.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cynog Ap Brychan Quote
I had coins once - then I got LBA!
QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
After my recent attack of LBA I don't have two coins to rub together.
I used to have a house. Then I got LBA. Now I have a cardboard box and a coin.
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