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05-17-2014, 05:35 PM   #1
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Hi all just purchased a k-50 still have my fujifilm sl1000 bridging camera. Having a great time using my k-50 can't believe the crispness of the shots . First experience with Pentax was when very young using my dads that is now over 40yrs of age. Live on the Darling Downs Qld Australia. Can't wait to share in your knowledge
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Hello Veronica and welcome to the Forums. There is a wealth of knowledge here to be had for the asking.
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Darling Downs
Welcome to the forum, enjoy that new K50 and what a great name of a place to live in.
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Welcome to the forum, enjoy that new K50 and what a great name of a place to live in.
I think it is because of the Darling River System that travels through the region but never really thought about it Lol darn now I will have to go research

Thank you for the kind welcome.

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Thank you and trust me I plan to make good use of that knowledge 👍

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darn now I will have to go research
According to Wikipedia, so it could still be wildly wrong or untrue..."The region was named after the then Governor of New South Wales, Ralph Darling by Allan Cunningham, an early Australian explorer"

Just to save you looking it up.
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According to Wikipedia, so it could still be wildly wrong or untrue..."The region was named after the then Governor of New South Wales, Ralph Darling by Allan Cunningham, an early Australian explorer"

Just to save you looking it up.
Couldn't help myself still had to do it and it appears consensus wins and so does Wikipedia lol

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Welcome to the forum Veronica.

We had a little exchange on another thread about long tele lenses. I would add this suggestion: go with a portable 300mm lens (e.g. the 55-300 - great value) before jumping into a big heavy 400 or 500. You might find that it meets 90% of your requirements for photographing wildlife without all the weight, bulk and cost of a longer lens.

Happy shooting.

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Bonjour from France and welcome to PF, Veronica ... Enjoy & hope to see some K-50 images soon ... Salut, J
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Bonjour from France and welcome to PF, Veronica ... Enjoy & hope to see some K-50 images soon ... Salut, J
Bonjour I hope to make it to your beautiful country some time in the near future I will try and get pictures up soon definitely not due to lack of choice just where to store them so I can give you access to them 😀
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Welcome to the forum.... and don't forget to post some pictures....
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Welcome to the forum Veronica.

We had a little exchange on another thread about long tele lenses. I would add this suggestion: go with a portable 300mm lens (e.g. the 55-300 - great value) before jumping into a big heavy 400 or 500. You might find that it meets 90% of your requirements for photographing wildlife without all the weight, bulk and cost of a longer lens.

Happy shooting.
Hi Des I got let go in a camera store today I was on dangerous ground hehe I had a look at the 50-500 it is a big baby isn't it lol and decided that the 55-300 may be the way to go also considering a camera with below f3 and putting a teleconverter on it.
Thank you for your help and suggestions it really is appreciated.
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Hi Des I got let go in a camera store today I was on dangerous ground hehe I had a look at the 50-500 it is a big baby isn't it lol and decided that the 55-300 may be the way to go also considering a camera with below f3 and putting a teleconverter on it.
Thank you for your help and suggestions it really is appreciated.
You see why the 50-500 is called the Bigma!

The 55-300 is remarkably compact and light weight. Most people say that it doesn't work well with a teleconverter though. The DA*300 does apparently, but it is quite expensive.
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Yes definitely see why lol. Yes I hear teleconverters work best on primes so would go a straight DA300 and yes expensive little fellows I think for just the near future I will get the 55-300 WR. Lol I am understanding now how people end up collecting lots of lenses. I will probably see if I can get my hands on a second hand DA300.
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Yes definitely see why lol. Yes I hear teleconverters work best on primes so would go a straight DA300 and yes expensive little fellows I think for just the near future I will get the 55-300 WR. Lol I am understanding now how people end up collecting lots of lenses. I will probably see if I can get my hands on a second hand DA300.
If you are willing to spend big, another option is the Pentax DA*60-250. A premium lens, said to work well with a TC, more versatile than the 300 prime. Heavier and much more expensive than a 55-300 though.
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