Pentax 300mm DA on Nikon D800?

Started May 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Don Boyd
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Re: Pentax 300mm DA on Nikon D800?
In reply to Gerry Winterbourne, May 15, 2012

Sophie, Gerry, Duplo, Moving Comfort, et al, Thanks for the offer to test and for sharing your experiences and ideas. I bought a 300mm Nikon f4 non-AF-S from KEH (it was just delivered as I started writing). I will try it and if it works for me I may add a Kenko 300 pro 1.5 TC later to see if I can extend its reach. If not, I can always sell both for nearly what I paid.

I was hoping that others of you would be able to say, "Yeh, it works fine, even with a little difficulty in focusing, etc." Alas, I think Duplo is right, that if I want a quality image I had better use Nikon glass on the Nikon D800.

If I could afford two systems, I would happily replace my K20d with a K-5 and keep the DA* 300. It is a wonderful lens. Here is a cropped image I took with the K20d and the DA* 300:

Thanks again to everyone who responded.

Don Boyd

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