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Old Aug 7, 2008, 9:09 PM   #1
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Found this Monarch Butterfly today at the local pond! FA* 300, K10D



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Old Aug 7, 2008, 11:09 PM   #2
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I didn't know the FA* 300 was a 3D lens ?
What a standout shot.
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You're right Rodney, it looks like the butterfly and her bloom are jumping right out of the screen

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Wonderful shot! The Pentax 300mm lenses can give you that feel on occasion (I've seen it with the A*300 once in a while). I think the FA version focuses closer than the A version, doesn't it?
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I no longer have an A version of the lens, but the FA* focus at 6 feet which isn't very close. I just like the lens, it is light and sharp, which makes it easy to hand hold especially with SR.

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Old Aug 8, 2008, 11:06 AM   #6
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Nope, there won't be any lens buying from my side for quite a while. No, not, nicht, non. Negative. Won't happen. I don't need it. Absolutely not. Nonono.





But I want...

Don't post this kind of photos, Tom! (Well, actually, do, it's a wonderful photo.)

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Old Aug 8, 2008, 11:37 AM   #7
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I don't think you could get any better than that!

I haven't even seen a monarch to take a picture of this summer.

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Thanks, you know there are very few around here too this summer for some reason.

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Old Aug 8, 2008, 2:13 PM   #9
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The FA does focus a bit closer - the A is 11 feet, I think.
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Hey, beats the heck out of my Pentax 500mm M42 4.5 that focuses at 30 feet.

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