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Old Oct 26, 2006, 10:35 PM   #11
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These are all really nice - keep posting these and I might start thinking of another lens (NOT!). That bird sure is sharp.
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Old Oct 27, 2006, 5:59 AM   #12
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Great shot's nr3 just rocks, in what range did you use the Vivitar 120-600mm - Ronny
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Old Oct 27, 2006, 10:10 AM   #13
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Thanks for all the comments.

I zoomed out a little on the first one - so I am guessing around 500mm. The rest were all done at the max - 600mm.

That's is the only thing that always sucks about using those old lenses. No EXIF gets recorded and I am always too lazy to write those setting down on a piece of paper.
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Old Oct 27, 2006, 4:17 PM   #14
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Very nice, something you don't see every day


That looks like a sweet range to work with. 600mm must be nice
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Old Oct 27, 2006, 10:06 PM   #15
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Very nice. Unfortunately, I have not seen one of those Vivitars on ebay yet. Those pics look competitive with a good prime.

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Old Oct 28, 2006, 3:21 AM   #16
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The PQ is really impressing, I'm not sure my A* 600 would perform better. What did thisfreudian thingcost and how much does it weigh?

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Old Oct 28, 2006, 7:39 AM   #17
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very impressive
i have tried to shoot through window glass but have never had a half decent result
but these shots are really impressive indeed
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Old Oct 28, 2006, 10:22 AM   #18
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Kjell,

I'm not sure if this is the going rate but follow the attached link......

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PENTAX-500mm-f...QQcmdZViewItem

A bit pricey me thinks!

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Old Oct 28, 2006, 10:52 AM   #19
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bilybianca wrote:
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The PQ is really impressing, I'm not sure my A* 600 would perform better. What did thisfreudian thingcost and how much does it weigh?

Kjell
Thanks: Here is a short fact sheet:



General Description:
Manual focus, two-touch telephoto zoom. Pentax K Mount

Focal Lengths:
120mm-600mm

Minimum Focus:
approx. 13' (3.9m)

Apertures:
Maximum: f/5.6 (120mm), f/8 (600mm); minimum: f/32 (120mm)

Construction:
15 elements in 11 groups, multicoated. 8-bladed diaphragm. Integral hood & tripod mount

Controls:
Focus ring, zoom ring, aperture ring (with ADR), tripod collar lock with detents every 90°

Indicators:
Focal length and depth of field (120, 200, 300 & 600mm) focal distance (from 15'/4m), aperture (main & ADR scales, indices for 120 & 600mm)

Dimensions:
Length: 11.5" (29.2cm); Diameter: 3.5" (8.9cm), excluding tripod collar; Filter ring: 82mm

Weight:
4.75 lbs. (2150g) - it FEELS a lot heavier!!

Price: USD 880.00 in the mid 1980s. I got mine used on Ebay for around 200 bucks, but it took me 1 year to find one in this price range. Been outbid multiple times in the 300s.

And here is what that Freudian thing looks like on a DS :blah::









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Old Oct 28, 2006, 10:56 AM   #20
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Forgot to add that link:

http://oswegophoto.home.comcast.net/120-600.html

It's the only web page I found about this lens. Has some links to images taken by others - mostly with Film SLRs.
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