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Old Oct 22, 2012, 7:51 PM   #1
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Default Backyard cardinals with new afa 1.7x

Well it came in and I finally had some time to use it with my Tamron 300 sp 2.8. I have to say this little adapter is worth every penny. I am able to get a little more reach and AF ability which gives me a lot higher success rate on birds, being that they usually only seem to stay put for about 2-3 seconds. The AF on the afa 1.7x is mega fast and easy to quick shift focus.

I was afraid of a loss of IQ using it but honestly I don't even notice. The Tamron 300 sp is such a sharp lens, it may even help it out in some cases.

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Old Oct 22, 2012, 8:27 PM   #2
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Yes indeed the shots you got are lovely. Did you buy the 1.7 new from the sight in Japan or did you catch a buy on eBay.

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Old Oct 22, 2012, 8:32 PM   #3
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There's a site? I cant brag on the price I got.. I got tired of losing 7-8 bids on a row so shelled out the wallet for a buy it now price.

I had put out a waiting to buy post on pentax forums and someone contacted me the day after my purchase with a price 120 less than mine.

Mines pretty mint tho and still I think worth every penny.
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 11:47 PM   #4
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I took the same route you did, got tired of either being outbid or seeing ones go for way too much before the serious bidding even started. Some things are worth just saying I will pay X amount and go for it. Your shots are about what I would expect, the SP Tamrons seem to work very well with the AFA. I use mine with the 80-200/2.8 almost all the time but it also works nicely with the 90/2.5 and if the light is right the 200-500/5.6 though that is pushing it as far as auto focus is concerned. You'll need to experiment with the aperture to get the best sharpness. I find that a camera reading of between 7 and 9 with my 80-200 produces the sharpest shots. You will enjoy the AFA I know

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Old Oct 23, 2012, 9:31 PM   #5
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Looks like it's working nicely. These are great shots.

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Very nice shots! I was just looking at PF and seeing two of them for sale recently. One lasted a couple of hours, the other (more expensive) was still for sale this afternoon. Oh well, I can't quite afford it at the moment. Maybe one day...
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Congratulations on the new equipment - some very nice color and detail in each of these.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 11:24 PM   #8
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Some lovely shots - yes the AFA is worth every penny, not just IQ-wise but there are not many TCs can convert a MF lens into a semi-automatic !
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Thanks everyone for the comments.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 9:56 AM   #10
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Wonderful shots of a flighty bird that dosen't sit still very long. Fourth one is excellent!
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