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Old Apr 29, 2012, 9:15 AM   #1
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This time I found a bed of Tulips, but only had the K10D with the FA* 300, so I did the best I could without a Macro lens.



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Old Apr 29, 2012, 1:21 PM   #2
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After seeing this my question is "Who needs a macro lens?"
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LOL! I've been known to use a telephoto for close-ups, often gives very nice results. The A*300 only works for larger things since it's minimum focus distance is so great. But the DA 300 can get reasonably close. I like how you shot this, and even the fact that the K10 did reasonably well with the bright red.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 10:32 PM   #4
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It seems to me that the CCD sensor does a better job with red than the CMOS sensor for some reason, at least on the cameras I personally have. I like the small footprint of the FA* 300, which makes it work reasonably well without a tripod and it does focus fairly close.
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Tom, do you also shoot with Nikon now? I have gone in the opposite direction and I am having fun with an Olympus Pen. When July comes I will be back with my K20D again and start posting images back here again.

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Ira, I do have a D700, along with a 70-200 VRII and a 24-70 AFS, but most of my lens investments are still in Pentax, but only one APS-C lens.

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Great shot, and a macro lens isn't needed, unless you only wanted to show the stamen.

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