Visit MPB Visit MPB Visit MPB

Another outing for a heritage lens

MHOL190246
Posted 23/01/2022 - 14:43 Link
As we had brilliant sunshine yesterday, it seemed the ideal time to take the 400-600 reflex zoom out of the bag. No sooner had I switched on the K5 than all of the bird life fled, apart from this chap - and he only hung around for one snatch shot. C'est la vie!!!Comment Image
Edited by MHOL190246: 23/01/2022 - 14:44
pschlute
Posted 23/01/2022 - 15:23 Link
Nice capture....and I have always wanted that lens
davidwozhere
Posted 24/01/2022 - 00:49 Link
Certainly at 600 it's a sod to focus but when you do nail it it's brilliant. It does produce donuts but as you can see above they don't intrude.
What a shame all the birdies fled. I'd like to see some more of these.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

My page on Photocrowd
MHOL190246
Posted 24/01/2022 - 11:51 Link
Thanks for the comments. Hopefully the opportunity for more shots with the lens will present themselves, so watch this space!!!
MHOL190246
Posted 14/02/2022 - 14:56 Link
Another very bright day and a selection of images taken with the 400-600 zoom. The aerials are on top of a tower block approximately 400 metres from the allotments where I was
Comment Image

Comment Image

Comment Image
davidwozhere
Posted 15/02/2022 - 00:58 Link
I wonder if its reputation for not being very good is down to people not persisting with it? From its build quality Pentax clearly thought it was the business - and that set of filters that comes with it - (useless for any other purpose!) - is second to none.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

My page on Photocrowd
womble
Posted 15/02/2022 - 07:32 Link
Mirror lenses had a heyday in the 1980s then faded away again. Donuts are probably part of the story, but also people trying to handhold a long telephoto and getting rubbish results. Like all long lenses, though, good technique makes all the difference as clearly shown here.

The 400-600 was unusual and I'd love to try one. Teenage me always wanted the Tamron 500...
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

Add Comment

To leave a comment - Log in to Pentax User or create a new account.