Anyone saw photos taken with the DA560mm ???

Started Dec 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
Ian Stuart Forsyth
Ian Stuart Forsyth Senior Member • Posts: 2,950
Re: Dominique...

leopold wrote:


when i bought my Pentax-67 M*400mm/4 in 2008 i did take a look at the Nikon 200-400mm, it's an interesting lens with an APS-C camera. But when i found my Pentax 400mm for a good price i decided to give it a try instead of going with Nikon.

But i might go that route or a 500mm/4 eventually if the price of the DA560 stay high

The one thing with the DA560 is the Minimum focusing distance... sure you can use an Ext. tubes but i prefer a lens that already focus close.

I don’t mind that limit it’s the F5.6 and using it at dusk I have used the bigma which is not too much slower and at dusk it was very limited it what I could shoot with success. I feel if it were a 400 F4 It would be something I would have sprung on,  it’s fast enough with a 1.4 conv 560mm F6 for use in good light and when shooting at dusk one could take of the conv and still have something for lower light and sports a 400mm F4

When I seen the price of the 560 I went with the 200-400 VRII.

With a 1.7 conv it’s as sharp as my sigma 300 2.8  (I might even say its sharper) and the versatility of the 200-400 is worth its weight in gold.

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