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Old Oct 24, 2008, 11:34 AM   #1
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From the first trial shoot with a new Pentax K20D with the DA 55-300. No adjustments to factory presets. 7 images

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Fantastiv shot Penolta. You were lucky to have a cooperative subject.

I've been trying to get a GBH in flight for some time now, they seem to know when you are not ready to take them, and they fly by nice and slow.:?

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The K20D seems to focus much better on subjects coming your way than my K10D does which seems to hunt for focus enough that I many time miss the shot. I may have to look into replacing my K10D with the K20D since focus speed is really the only complaint I have with the camera.

Very nice shots.

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The K20D seems to focus much better on subjects coming your way than my K10D does which seems to hunt for focus enough that I many time miss the shot. I may have to look into replacing my K10D with the K20D since focus speed is really the only complaint I have with the camera.

Very nice shots.

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Thanks, Tom and Mugmar.

Tom, it does very well following focus. The DA 55-300 is faster than some other lenses, too. The combination works well together. Accuracy was quite satisfactory - of 39 BIF shots in the first shoot, only 2 were complete blurs, and another 3 could not be sharpened adequately. 34 of the 39 were usable, most being good to excellent. There are a few comparable to #7 in this series still to be posted. If you haven't seen them already, look at these two approach sequences posted in the Pentax forum:


http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...27&forum_id=80

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...60&forum_id=80
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