Birds- 300/4, HD TC and K3

Started May 25, 2014 | Discussions thread
Arijit Banerjee
OP Arijit Banerjee Senior Member • Posts: 2,439

donla wrote:

Good shots.

The owl is my favourite - great composition. I currently have a Sigma 170-500 and a Sigma 70-200 2.8 and have a 300DA on order now. I plan to team it with a 1.4 x teleconverter too. The 170-6500 is rather slow on AF unless the light level is high hence getting the 300.

Seems like a great middle-tele lens to have on hand.

Donla, thanks for the Owl

You cannot go wrong with the DA* 300mm. It resolves so well, that even on the 16MP K5 sensor, one can crop significantly and get fine images.

I believe the 170-500mm is a dated design and soft at extremes. Your 70-200mm 2.8 should be fine barrel in its own right.

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