Tele Lens vs. Telephoto lens

Started Feb 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
Rod Herdman Senior Member • Posts: 2,687
Re: Reality - How does theory compare to experience?

MightyMike wrote:

Rod Herdman wrote:

I am surprised that you think the 50-200 could be better . .

A 50-200 at 4.5x closer would provide quite a bit more detail and clarity. not saying cropped i'm saying closer. we all know its not always possible to get closer and therefore the acceptable rating comes into play despite my ugly rating. I can make this call about the 50-200 as i used to own one and used ti successfully for a few years.

I have one (and a couple of 2 x converters)  

Maybe I should save up for the DA*300 and a K5 . . . I have to admit, teleconverters or not, your bird shots are excellent. But I guess it's the photographer . .

I use the 1.4x on my 500mm almost all the time but i also know that if i can get 1.4x closer then i'll get better image quality without the TC

That's for sure.



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All I want is a digital back for my trusty K1000 . . .

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