i don't have much experience in shooting butterflies and already i realise it's a problem. none of the butterflies allowed me to come anywhere near half a metre yesterday and hence the 200mm was useful. all my butterfly photos are heavily cropped so a high res aps-c camera will certainly come in useful. my son, who was shooting with a k-s1 (20mp as opposed to the k-x's 12mp) and the 55-300 has got better results.
i am planning to experiment with the fa 100/2.8. i also have a sigma apo 70-300, with a 'macro' which can go down to 1:2 and i am planning to see how that also goes. i am hoping one out of the two clicks.... On Mon, 10 Sep 2018 15:38:30 +0200 Henk Terhell <hterh...@chello.nl> wrote: > This for me is a dilemma when shooting butterflies, whether to use a > macro lens or a telelens, and APS-C or FF. > Some butterflies allow you to get as close as 1/2 meter. However > others in the field are easily disturbed if approaching. > With a macro lens as the FA 100/2.8 or Tamron 90/2.8A, a high res > APS-C camera may be more suitable for its reach therefore than the > K-1. And the effective resolution of the K-1 with a DA-lens may be > about 16 MP, similar as of the K5, so not gaining anything. > Would be glad to hear experience from others. > > Henk > > Op 2018-09-10 om 13:53 schreef Subash Jeyan: > > On Mon, 10 Sep 2018 07:24:58 -0400 > > "J.C. O'Connell" <hifis...@gate.net> wrote: > > > >> nice. Does the DA 50-200 have a macro mode? > > no. it has a close-focussing distance of about 1.1 metre. most of > > the 50-200 shots were taken with the K-x. i plan to use the fa > > 100/2.8 in future, mostly with the K-x also. -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow the directions.