Chris Mak

Chris Mak

Lives in Netherlands Utrecht, Netherlands
Joined on Dec 4, 2008

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  • Does sound like a camera issue rather than a lens issue. In use on the K3, my DA560 sometimes racks to one end of the focus range and just sits there, not responding to anything anymore. Only ...
  • Hi Ron, Nice images of the plover, I love wading birds! We have had a terrible winter for bird photography: grey, permanently overcast, and wet. I hope the spring will break this ongoing spell! The ...
  • Hello Jeanphilippe, I've been interested in the FA600/4, but not for my own use, because I only shoot handheld. So the DA560 was ideal for me: longvreach but easy portability. I would have ...
  • Hello Dale, Weight of these two lenses is identical. Otherwise they are pretty much incomparable. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, and it takes time getting used to either. Ultimately I ...
  • Replied in K 3 succesor?
    I agree with you on the focus area size Philip, and with that on the number of focus points. I'm not sure whether we should expect an update on that soon though, as the K3 already had a revision ...
  • Thanks, I wonder why female ducks are almost always either brown or grey. The male has a signpost-red beak. They are almost impossible to approach, like most wintering ducks. Chris
  • I changed my Sigma 500/4.5 for the DA560 last winter, and have found that I prefer to use it differently from the Sigma 500. I almost always shot the Sigma on a 1.4tc (first the Sigma 1.4tc and ...
  • Replied in K 3 succesor?
    Ah, perhaps you know something I don't? :-O Really, K3 AF is good with the DA560, especially in good light. I would not know if a different AF module in a K3 successor could improve on the ...
  • Thanks for posting! Third image is really nice. Ducks are a great bird species, with great variety and some really beautiful ones. Naming of this duck is quite different in Dutch, translated it ...
  • Replied in K 3 succesor?
    Question is of course: what is there to upgrade in the K3 at this moment? Perhaps a swivel screen? If Pentax wants to improve their AF they need the new DC lens motor (70-200, 150-450) in their ...
  • That's one handsome bird Ron! Chris
  • US may be a different story, but here in Europe pricing for the Sigma 500/4.5 and the Pentax DA560 is equal. We are still talking about lens perception rather than the actual performance. The ...
  • Seeing or not seeing the difference between Apsc and FF, or between FF and MF or between a compact camera and Apsc for that matter, is a véry unreliable way to determine whether one format is ...
  • I think it is not so much a matter of optical quality versus cost that has this lens sitting at close to zero sales numbers. Expensive super tele lenses are in a completely unique price range, see ...
  • I don't know really. I was referring to the countless threads on the difficulty of shooting the high resolution K3, and how it requires skills and the best of lenses to get sharp images. Chris
  • There certainly is no downside whatsoever to 36mp FF (as opposed to 12, 16 or 24 mp FF). Perhaps a little less high iso noise control, or otherwise the file size. Apart from that, if you have good ...
  • Hello Philip, Do you mean the FA 645 400/5.6? Did you actually buy into the 645 system already? That must be exiting! I can imagine editing the 645Z Raw files is a treat. Chris
  • The benefits of the Sony FF mirrorless concept are undeniable, especially if you have good manual focus lenses. I use the discontinued Zeiss ZK lenses, and the focus magnification through the EVF ...
  • Replied in agree
    Although it does give you a sense of the scale of the image, which is immense really. Chris
  • Replied in Serious Lenses
    If Ricoh/Pentax wants to get really serious: A 21mm/f2.8 prime at the wide end, and, inevitably for the serious wildlife shooters: a 500/f4 prime. I guess both are not around the corner though... Chris
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