Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Sep 11, 2012, 10:21 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
hnikesch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,812
Default This weekend

I was up roaming around the Thumb of Michigan, Lake Huron and my cottage pond checking out body and lens combos for our upcoming trip. Seems the AF adjustment (debug mode) on my K2000 is paying off. 1st 3 shots Lake Huron north of Port Sanalac Mi. using the Kr with DA 18-135 and the last 2 K2000 with Tamron 70-300. Now I need to decide if I will take the DAL 55-300 or the Tamron 70-300.

Hans
Attached Images
     
__________________
Hans

...It is better to burn a roll of film than curse the darkness. Equip. K30, Q7, DAL 55-300, DA 35 f2.4, DA 50 f1.8 DA 18-135, SMC-M 28 f3.5, SMC M 50 f1.4, Canon P&S S100 w/CHDK Beta, Panasonic DMC-GM5, Flickr:
hnikesch is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Sep 12, 2012, 6:54 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,522
Default

Some great color and clarity in each of these. Wonderful lines in #3, and great detail in the Chicory bloom (#4).

Can't be much help with the lens choice, as I don't have either of these. But do have the Sigma 70-300, which is great for shy insects and very sharp in the semi-macro range, but not so good at longer distances. Perhaps the Tamron is similar?
mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2012, 8:57 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
hnikesch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,812
Default

Thanks Mole I think it will be the DAL it's a trace sharper and wider. I was quite unhappy with my Km until I found debug mode and was able to adjust the AF. I would see your Km images and think the sharpness problem was me. Just some info image 3 shows the Lake Huron level drop. The wood pillions were under water 4 years ago. Very little snow last winter and little ice to stop evaporation dropped the lake 24" just this year.

Hans
__________________
Hans

...It is better to burn a roll of film than curse the darkness. Equip. K30, Q7, DAL 55-300, DA 35 f2.4, DA 50 f1.8 DA 18-135, SMC-M 28 f3.5, SMC M 50 f1.4, Canon P&S S100 w/CHDK Beta, Panasonic DMC-GM5, Flickr:

Last edited by hnikesch; Sep 14, 2012 at 10:17 AM.
hnikesch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2012, 9:04 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
NMRecording's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Eastern Appalachains
Posts: 866
Default

Very nice series here. What a beautiful day for photos. I don't have either lens but Im willing to bet whichever you take will produce some fine photos.
NMRecording is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 13, 2012, 10:47 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: East Central Vermont
Posts: 1,890
Default

What a lovely place you have on the water! Looks like a perfect place to sit and sip a morning cup of coffee. I'm not familiar with either lens, but I have read that the DAL 55-300 is sharper, while the Tamron focuses faster. I doubt if my input is very helpful.
mtnman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 14, 2012, 9:59 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
hnikesch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,812
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mtnman View Post
What a lovely place you have on the water! Looks like a perfect place to sit and sip a morning cup of coffee.
Don't I wish, the first images are a local park about 4 miles from our cottage. We took the grand kids for ice cream and to shoot a few images of the lake.

Hans
__________________
Hans

...It is better to burn a roll of film than curse the darkness. Equip. K30, Q7, DAL 55-300, DA 35 f2.4, DA 50 f1.8 DA 18-135, SMC-M 28 f3.5, SMC M 50 f1.4, Canon P&S S100 w/CHDK Beta, Panasonic DMC-GM5, Flickr:
hnikesch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 16, 2012, 12:14 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
mtngal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Frazier Park, CA
Posts: 16,056
Default

What a wonderful place to have nearby. I think the DAL version is the same optically as the regular 55-300. If so, I have found mine is sharp enough, and with well controlled PF and CA.
mtngal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 16, 2012, 11:14 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Rodney9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Yeronga, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 3,518
Default

Nice shots.

Rodney
__________________

My Flickr Photos

Pentax K-5 K20D K100D
Pentax DA 55-300mm 4-5.8 ED / Pentax M 200mm F4 / Pentax Tak K 135mm 2.5 / Pentax M 100mm F4 Macro / Tamron SP AF90mm 2.8 Di Macro / Pentax M 1.7 50mm / Pentax M 2.8 28mm
Rodney9 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 6:09 AM.