DA*300 F4 as a backyard butterfly lens

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Oiche Senior Member • Posts: 1,210
Re: DA*300 F4 as a backyard butterfly lens

Walt_A wrote:

It's a good general wildlife lens as you've shown here and in your backyard birds thread. I use it as a general walkaround wildlife lens, for animals, birds, butterflies and dragonflies. It is a shame that Pentax don't recognise it's usefulness in capturing butterflies and dragonflies by providing us with auto extension tubes. I have some old extension tubes that pass aperture info and a 25mm extension tube that also works with AF (however it's not very well built), these help for butterflies and dragonflies. An AF set from Pentax would make a good lens great, IMHO.

Indeed, in the old days when Pentax were Pentax would have made such equipment. I see 3rd party ones for other brands for sale but not Pentax.

I'd love to get AF tubes for my F*300 f4.5 as the minimum focus distance is 2 metres. Stellar lens but the DA* 300 has a shorter minimum distance.

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