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Old Jul 2, 2007, 7:46 PM   #11
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Roy - have you tried an extension tube with the A*300? I've thought about getting a set a couple of times (most seriously when I decided on buying the Phoenix instead) but there are times when I wish I had a 300mm lens that had a closer focusing distance than 10 plus feet!
not yet but will give it a try tomorrow just to answer the ?? for both of us.

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Old Jul 2, 2007, 11:00 PM   #12
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Thanks for the additional information about damsel flies - I didn't know about the eyes being wider - interesting!

My particular 300mm lens is a 77mm thread - a bit too big for dioper filters, I think (I still haven't bought a circular polarizer for it yet - so expensive!). Autofocus isn't an issue with it - it's manual focus/auto exposure (with aperture ring) so it would work with either manual or auto extension tubes, and it's an incredibly sharp lens.
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Old Jul 3, 2007, 12:13 AM   #13
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Well done Harriet, with that amount of detail at 100%.
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Old Jul 3, 2007, 12:19 AM   #14
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they look ok to me

i wouyld be happy just to get a photo of them

i have never had much luck

i have been told that early mornings is a good time
before it warms up as they are less active
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Old Jul 3, 2007, 2:51 AM   #15
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Nice captures!

The 2nd one is pretty funny, kinda like bunny ears:G
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Old Jul 3, 2007, 6:09 AM   #16
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:lol::lol::lol:"Damselfly phone hooome..."

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Old Jul 3, 2007, 7:04 AM   #17
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Danged double post, sorry
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Old Jul 3, 2007, 7:18 AM   #18
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==possible double post==
The contrast of the white on reddish/purple really makes the image, and number two is quite comical. That you captured him in two different locations is a testament to tenacity, too!
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Old Jul 3, 2007, 12:27 PM   #19
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My particular 300mm lens is a 77mm thread - a bit too big for dioper filters, I think (I still haven't bought a circular polarizer for it yet - so expensive!).
Those diopters do exist. I dug out a couple of 77mm diopters I had from film days- a +1 and a +2 which I carry along with the Sigma 24-135, but I haven't had occasion to use them yet on this lens (they were usedwith a2 1/4" KowaSLR that I no longer have). I don't have a circular polarizer in that size, either, but I have an old linear one totry in a pinch until I can find a good buy on a circular one.
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Old Jul 3, 2007, 12:27 PM   #20
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dupliccate post - please delete
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