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Old Jul 10, 2011, 7:20 PM   #1
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From my trip July 1st in Loxahatchee.

1- Horse Fly
2 - Beetle - not sure what brand
3 - Wasp - not sure what brand
4 - What Is IT?

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Old Jul 11, 2011, 12:06 AM   #2
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Ha ha - very nice set indeed, that last one had me laughing, the Johnny Rotten of the insect world.
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That's a little closer than I want to get to that last guy

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I could come up with a descriptive name for the last one (a Tachinid fly), but the forum software would probably reject it!

The second one is a milkweed bug, not a beetle, and the third is one of the potter wasps, probably Monobia quadridens.

This was (and is) a great lens, and you use it well. I have one of these superb lenses gathering dust in the closet from match needle exposure days. I know how to program a Pentax DSLR for a fixed focal length that has no electrical contcts, but what length do you put in for a zoom - the one you are planning to use (in which case you would lose the functionality of the zoom)?
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, but what length do you put in for a zoom - the one you are planning to use (in which case you would lose the functionality of the zoom)?
I use 180mm, 3oomm with the AF 1.7 Adapter. I do not use the zoom much, this close you can move in and out easily.

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Some wonderful sharp & detailed photos, and (as usual) Penolta nailed the identifications as well as you nailed the photos!

Penolta - For the length input for a manual focus zoom, I try to guess which length will be used most, and enter that. If not sure, I enter the longest length, figuring that will need the most image stabilization. Not sure if that makes sense, but seems to work for me. Now, if that lens continues to gather dust, and you decide to sell it, let me know...
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