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    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    I was using this not too long ago... EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM. Simply a superb lens.

    Wow! that's huge
    Must be heavy.

    Wait..EF lens? Canon?

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    Bro, once you got this lens, i will feel very inferior the next time we go birding shoot together. But i encourage you to get it, then can let me try

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    Hey bro, how about this?? More & more posion coming in.

    Lens belong to a good buddy who borrow this lens to me for a mth.
    bought out once to JBP only.. heavy lens but the feeling of using
    it is so great... die with no regrets..

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    Quote Originally Posted by toshio217 View Post
    Bro, once you got this lens, i will feel very inferior the next time we go birding shoot together. But i encourage you to get it, then can let me try
    I'm waiting for someone to confirm the that this lens can give this kind of IQ. Once confirm ok will buy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nik34 View Post
    Hey bro, how about this?? More & more posion coming in.

    Lens belong to a good buddy who borrow this lens to me for a mth.
    bought out once to JBP only.. heavy lens but the feeling of using
    it is so great... die with no regrets..

    Poison again.
    I saw Nikon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kengoh View Post
    I'm waiting for someone to confirm the that this lens can give this kind of IQ. Once confirm ok will buy!
    Take a look at this site:
    http://forum.xitek.com/showthread.php?threadid=623013

    There are quite some good bird photos. It's a great tele lens, the longest that Pentax is still offering at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kengoh View Post
    I'm waiting for someone to confirm the that this lens can give this kind of IQ. Once confirm ok will buy!
    Wah, didn't check this thread for a day, grow so long already!

    I think in terms of IQ, the DA*300mm won't loose out lah! Even wide open at f4, still sharp as a pin, and no easily visible optical flaws. But I think the bokeh won't be the same, no matter what longer lenses always have the edge there...
    My photos - see just some or all of it =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kengoh View Post
    I'm waiting for someone to confirm the that this lens can give this kind of IQ. Once confirm ok will buy!
    Want to run before even learn how to walk... brush up your technique first, and oh btw the shot's taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mk II and 400mm lah...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kengoh View Post
    I'm waiting for someone to confirm the that this lens can give this kind of IQ. Once confirm ok will buy!
    Wah! Thats a big challenge. AFAIK, no serious birders here in the Pentax sub-forums. But, I'm sure they have some nice shots here and there that they will soon pull out.
    Courtesy of the larger pool from Flickr :

    DA*
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2799/...d723c30a_o.jpg
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2622/...dcb5c52b_o.jpg
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2733/...faa26526_o.jpg
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2762/...4f496e2a_o.jpg

    IMHO, as Creampuff has mentioned as well. Technique is the main factor (get close, stable camera, proper technique (lighting :natural or flash; Tripod, etc), understanding of lens capability. Opportunity as well (how many shots you think was made to get those shots you and me posted as examples )

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    here’s some pics with DA*300, hope it is useful…

    DA*300


    DA*300


    DA*300 + Pentax 1.7x TC


    DA*300 + Pentax 1.7x TC


    and this one with the FA80-320mm


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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Take a look at this site:
    http://forum.xitek.com/showthread.php?threadid=623013

    There are quite some good bird photos. It's a great tele lens, the longest that Pentax is still offering at the moment.
    Thanks fengwei for the link.
    Will check it out later tonight.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gengh View Post
    Wah, didn't check this thread for a day, grow so long already!

    I think in terms of IQ, the DA*300mm won't loose out lah! Even wide open at f4, still sharp as a pin, and no easily visible optical flaws. But I think the bokeh won't be the same, no matter what longer lenses always have the edge there...
    That's great.

    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    Want to run before even learn how to walk... brush up your technique first, and oh btw the shot's taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mk II and 400mm lah...
    Sorry for that, I'm 4mths old new to DSLR, think my expectation too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    Wah! Thats a big challenge. AFAIK, no serious birders here in the Pentax sub-forums. But, I'm sure they have some nice shots here and there that they will soon pull out.
    Courtesy of the larger pool from Flickr :

    DA*
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2799/...d723c30a_o.jpg
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2622/...dcb5c52b_o.jpg
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2733/...faa26526_o.jpg
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2762/...4f496e2a_o.jpg

    IMHO, as Creampuff has mentioned as well. Technique is the main factor (get close, stable camera, proper technique (lighting :natural or flash; Tripod, etc), understanding of lens capability. Opportunity as well (how many shots you think was made to get those shots you and me posted as examples )
    Thanks pinhole for the effort to gather these pics for me.
    They are helpful

    I'm not expecting the lens to give this kind of effect/shot, juz an example only.
    That shot is really tough
    I'll be very happy if I can reach that level.

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    [QUOTE=istDeS;6191886]here’s some pics with DA*300, hope it is useful…


    Bro, your pics really helpful especially with TC + DA*300 combo.
    Thanks for the effort.

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    Here are a few from F*300/4.5:











    Optically the DA*300/4 is even slightly better than the F*300/4.5.

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    Default Re: Need advise for Pentax DA* 300

    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Here are a few from F*300/4.5:











    Optically the DA*300/4 is even slightly better than the F*300/4.5.
    Thanks again fengwei for the additional pics.
    Love to hear your last sentence that the DA*300 is slightly better.
    Does the lens performs the same on K-X vs other better Pentax bodies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kengoh View Post
    Does the lens performs the same on K-X vs other better Pentax bodies?
    It only gets better when mounted on K-x

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    It only gets better when mounted on K-x
    Wow, that's good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    It only gets better when mounted on K-x
    Wahlao...U poison him more and more.

    Next time go out with Kengoh see his new toy already DA 300!!!

    After that Ken, can test?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricsal View Post
    Wahlao...U poison him more and more.

    Next time go out with Kengoh see his new toy already DA 300!!!

    After that Ken, can test?
    You already got your 500mm liao, what is the 300mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kengoh View Post
    You already got your 500mm liao, what is the 300mm?
    The Force is different...

    500mm 3rd Party lens and Original Pentax Lens has different characteristic. Overall, I still love the IQ from my 55-300 as it gives vibrant color apart from my 500mm IQ which gives Flat tone.

    So thats why...when u get the DA*300mm... I hope to test it. lol. I think Toshio would love too
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