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01-12-2010, 01:37 AM   #16
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Soaking in your advice :)

Okay. Monopod is on our shopping list. I haven't done anything at all with Raw yet, but am eager to fiddle with that.

I checked the ISO on some of our other shots Dan, and same story -- all pretty low. We will experiment with that. Thanks for the tip.

My son and my daughter each have a soccer tournament this week. We ordered the Pentax lens this evening, so it should be here in time for the games. If we get some decent pics, I will show you all, and you can be proud for all the help you are giving us newbies. Thanks so much!

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well...depending where you are and if you are okay with it, dont be surprised if a couple of pentax users show up with gear that means business to help.
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QuoteOriginally posted by epqwerty Quote
The Quantaray lens that you are using is a rebranded Tamron and not a Sigma.
Tamron AF 70 - 300 mm F4-5.6 LD Macro

At 300mm
I think for the best picture quality the Pentax 55-300 is the way to go.
The Tamron takes sharper pictures but I have heard CA is sometimes a problem.
depends on the filter size, older ones were sigma. unless you confirmed it in the exif.

Also I had read that the DA 55-300 > Tamron in IQ including sharpness
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Reportage -- I would LOVE it, but I won't make it to these games. My husband will go and take the pics. I will tell him though. They will be in Galena Park and Klein. If my daughter's team does well enough to stay in the tournament until Saturday, I might go to Saturday's Galena Park game. I will get the times and locations.

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