Pentax-DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW

Started Mar 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
leopold
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In reply to brandrx, Mar 29, 2013

brandrx wrote:

I don't care what charts and theory says about stopping down from wide open to obtain best sharpness. I will not hesitate using my Sigma 500/4.5 wide open at any time. And when I do I will not be doing any deep peeping. I guess that must be why I will never be a professional shooter but I sure as hell will always have fun doing my kind of shooting.

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Ron

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Hi,

i think we tend to pixel peep too much and wanted too much about this lens being superb for the price. It's only one review and some test shots. Shooting with the lens remains the best way to make yourself an opinion, but in that case it's hard to try one out before purchasing

If the price drop to 5500$ like in some stores that people reported it may become a good choice, my main complaint is still the long minimum focusing distance, sure an ext. tubes can be used but having a lens that focuses close all by itself is always better.

As for handholding i would always use that kind of lens on a solid tripod anyway.

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