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Old Nov 15, 2009, 11:12 AM   #1
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Default Ye olde F 100-300mm f4.5-5.6

Okay, it is only a consumer grade lens but it does have internal zoom and therefore doesn't change length as zoomed. The styling is that of the FA rather than the F series, but it does not have the complex power-zoom of the actual FA. It is far better built than the light weight (usual chrome coloured) FA 100-300mm f4.7-5.8 which also has a plastic mount.

Enough talk, here are a couple of shots from yesterday. Don Bartlett, a curler who participated in the winter Olympics when it was in the US last, ran with the torch through Gander. Here is a 100mm and a 300mm shot from the old zoom. They are not edited other than resize, the first is at 100mm, the second at 300mm. The K10D was set at ISO 800 so there is a little noise in the full size image.

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Old Nov 15, 2009, 2:46 PM   #2
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Not bad at all Ira.
Looks like he was posing just for you in the first shot.
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Old Nov 15, 2009, 5:08 PM   #3
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Very nicely done! Dan curled before he moved down here. There's no place here to do it - ice time is too valuable for other things and there's no demand unfortunately.
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 4:42 PM   #4
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Very nice shots - good example of how well your capable hands can work with a "just OK" lens!
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Old Nov 18, 2009, 11:22 AM   #5
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Thanks, I was a little surprised at how well the lens focused on the K10D (this camera works really well with a select few lenses only). The ISO was set at 800 which is a little noisy on the K10 but I still like the result. I now have the K10D with the F 100-300mm, the Sigma 24-135mm and the smaller lighter FA 28-70 f4 (this one has a Cokin A-series filter holder attached and there are a few filters in the bag) in my backpack along with an old Vivitar 285 flash.

I still prefer the *istDL with 50mm f1.4 to carry around because of its light weight.
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Old Nov 18, 2009, 10:45 PM   #6
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Glad you found another lens that focuses with that camera. I do know what you mean about using a lighter camera - I've been playing around with the K100 for the last couple of days and I had forgotten how nice it is to use something that light. Do you ever get confused about where the controls are where on which camera?
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Glad you found another lens that focuses with that camera. I do know what you mean about using a lighter camera - I've been playing around with the K100 for the last couple of days and I had forgotten how nice it is to use something that light. Do you ever get confused about where the controls are where on which camera?
I am somewhat ploddingly slow so I usually donīt have a problem with the control differences.
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Nice shots, Ira. I admire the steady hands you have. Alas, mine are getting more and more unsteady.
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