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Old Jan 7, 2013, 10:01 AM   #31
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Great photos. You have fantastic job, I'm jealous.

You don't want to sell that lens by chance . I'm looking for 400mm lens but they're hard to come by in Pentax fitting. There's few of them on eBay for all the other cameras but not Pentax .

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Old Jan 7, 2013, 3:39 PM   #32
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You don't want to sell that lens by chance . I'm looking for 400mm lens but they're hard to come by in Pentax fitting. There's few of them on eBay for all the other cameras but not Pentax
That's a hole in the Pentax line-up, one I think Pentax should address (only currently produced option is either Bigma or Sigma's 150-500). I ended up finding a 1.7AFA locally that was selling at what seems to be the going rate and bought that. I'm happy with my choice, it does double-duty adding additional magnification to my macro lens and offers me a 550 lens when coupled with the DA*300 f4 that I can hand-hold reasonably. It might not match a good 400 or 500 prime, but it was also much, much cheaper.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 12:25 AM   #33
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Kevin - Glad you weren't bored, even though your example of a "bad" shot is better than most of my good ones (my wife told me to be sure to tell you she liked it a lot!).
Tell her thank you Mole !
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 12:41 AM   #34
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Wow.. those first ones are so sharp I think I cut my finger

Lovely series!
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 12:42 AM   #35
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Also, those foggy bank photos are out of this world. I would hang them in my office.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 5:41 PM   #36
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These photos are not the sharpest (taken through a thicket), but I like the light and the mood. Would really appreciate your honest critique!
Well, they are are great, Mole! Always liked Blue Jays! Really nice shots, indeed
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 7:54 PM   #37
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Greg - glad to see (from your other post) that you found a 400mm!

Harriet - How is that 1.7 AFA working for you? You are so right that Pentax should produce a 400mm lens...

NMR - Thanks so much for your very kind words.

Ned - So glad you liked the little Jay!
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 8:06 PM   #38
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The 1.7 AFA works very nicely with the Viv for macro and the DA300 for birds, etc. It tends to front focus with the A300 (which disappointed me as the A is lighter and smaller). It isn't that good with the DA200, not sure if the focus is off or what, and I don't use that combination very much anyway. But I'm really happy with it, its a light-weight option for me that is easy to keep in the bag. Processing is a bit different, and I usually use TAv mode when shooting, to keep both the shutter speed up and the aperture somewhat stopped down. The tiny dof takes getting used to.
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