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Old May 13, 2007, 8:56 PM   #1
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I got this lens delivered from an ebay purchase this week. It is a KA mount and interesting in that it is a one touch zoom but the 300mm position is closest to the user, not furthest away. Anyhow, I am real happy with it and it is certainly delivering better sharpness than my Sigma 70-300 APO. This is a 100% crop of a pair of wood ducks.

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Old May 13, 2007, 10:44 PM   #2
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It does look very sharp - looks like a good lens as long as you don't mind the manual focus (my 300 lens is manual focus also, and it isn't that big of a deal most of the time). I like your ducks, even with the difficult lighting conditions.
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Old May 13, 2007, 10:59 PM   #3
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Tim for that much of a crop you done did real gooood.

TOTALLY WACKY roger
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Hi Tim,

This lens has tested out to be extremely sharp -- a great value -- and your shot confirms this, as do others that I've seen from a few guys who own and recommend this lens. I also have one, but mine's apparently not up to snuff , and only gets reasonably sharp at f8 and smaller. Luckily, I bought it at a very good price, and I can afford to set it aside rather than foist it off on someone else.

. . . I'm definitely jealous. . . but my recent acquisition of a dangerously sharp Tamron SP80-200/2.8 LD has dampened my disappointment with the Tok. :-)

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Old May 14, 2007, 4:04 PM   #5
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NonEntity1 wrote:
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This is a 100% crop of a pair of wood ducks.

Tim
What FL were you at for this? Any SR?

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Old May 14, 2007, 4:36 PM   #6
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Scott, I am sorry to hear that your example is not to your liking. Then again, just putting the one Adaptall 1.4x converter on my 300mm f/2.8 decreases the quality of my example far worse than yours does with two converters. I am starting to learn that there is more variation in lens quality than you would suppose.

Hayward, that shot was taken at 300mm. I have a K100 and I leave shake reduction on all the time, though looking at the exif it appears SR was still set for my 100mm macro.

Thanks for looking ya'll,

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Old May 17, 2007, 4:26 PM   #7
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I have the lens Tokina AT-X 100-300/4, (for Canon, with built in motor), it is very sharp. Use it often with Kenko 1.4 Teleplus PRO converter, IQ is quite good.
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