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08-16-2016, 09:00 AM   #7156
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I was out yesterday and I have pictures to prove it....
K-3 and DA*200 with stacked TCs for 476mm

The DA*200 with stacked TCs is 2.4x the magnification and the same close focus distance, so the last flower image is one you'd normally take with a macro.
Much better IQ than I get with my ridiculous 500mm paragon lens. :P

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Much better IQ than I get with my ridiculous 500mm paragon lens. :P
I'm guessing it costs a lot more though...
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I'm guessing it costs a lot more though...
Ha, I bought the paragon for... $50? It is pretty not great though, I've never gotten a good photo out of it. Sure fun to use though.



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Ha, I bought the paragon for... $50? It is pretty not great though, I've never gotten a good photo out of it. Sure fun to use though.
I think in the days of Modern Photography they were commonly referred to as girl watcher specials. Most had about half the resolution of a half decent lens.
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Three dozen eggs

Bought three dozen eggs at Aldi at only $0.47/dozen.
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Ha, I bought the paragon for... $50? It is pretty not great though, I've never gotten a good photo out of it. Sure fun to use though.

I like the big gold "Passed" sticker... I wonder what test it passed? LOL!


To be honest, I've wondered how bad those really were, and I assumed they had to be at least "not awful" or Bower/Paragon, etc wouldn't still be selling them today? At least better than a mirror lens?
Or maybe they just still have parts/stock from the 1980's... or... PT Barnum was right?


I have an ancient Lentar 500mm mirror lens that is actually pretty sharp... but it weights a ton and I seldom take it off the shelf because while sharp, it has other flaws... like low contrast, etc.


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Red Hill -- this is the last home of Patrick Henry, just south of Brookneal, Virginia. It is a beautiful place. This shot with the DA *16-50.



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I like the big gold "Passed" sticker... I wonder what test it passed? LOL!


To be honest, I've wondered how bad those really were, and I assumed they had to be at least "not awful" or Bower/Paragon, etc wouldn't still be selling them today? At least better than a mirror lens?
Or maybe they just still have parts/stock from the 1980's... or... PT Barnum was right?


I have an ancient Lentar 500mm mirror lens that is actually pretty sharp... but it weights a ton and I seldom take it off the shelf because while sharp, it has other flaws... like low contrast, etc.

Eric
I'll take some more photos with it at some point. I remember it being pretty hard to nail focus, and not great IQ. It's light for it's size, it's a long alu tube.

The biggest problem with it is how self conscious it makes you feel in a metropolitan area. It's huge! :P
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Red Hill -- this is the last home of Patrick Henry, just south of Brookneal, Virginia. It is a beautiful place. This shot with the DA *16-50.

Wasn't Patrick Henry the one who coined the phrase "Give me Pentax or give me death"?
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Bought three dozen eggs at Aldi at only $0.47/dozen.
So cheap. Are they any good. At that price you can afford to make pickled eggs.
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Red Hill with DA *16-50.

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