Close up with 55 - 300 PLM


wvbarnes

Link Posted 22/07/2018 - 17:50
A few from this week with K3II and DA 55 - 300mm PLM lens...

Burnet Moth and Ladybird (also on gallery on here)...




Small Skipper...




Feeding bee in hover...




Ringlet against light...




Gatekeeper (Hedge Brown)




Unknown bee type...




Emperor Dragonfly... (also on gallery here)




Loads more on daily walks via my personal website billbarnes.co.uk and sometimes on Facebook although i prefer Google photo Album links.

I was going to invest in a 100mm Macro but happy with this in good light. Looking forward to next APS-C flagship for next springs birds in flight though.

HarisF1

Link Posted 22/07/2018 - 18:11
Wowsers, these are beautiful. Well done!

davidwozhere

Link Posted 23/07/2018 - 00:22
The contra-jour Ringlet is a beauty. I'm quite impressed with what the PLM 55-300 is capable of.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

My page on Photocrowd - link

08tiger

Link Posted 23/07/2018 - 10:50
Very good.
C&C welcome.
Don.

jeallen01

Link Posted 23/07/2018 - 12:50
The PLM is a very good lens - very sharp and good contrast (at least at the longer distances), but you do need to nail the focusing, as Bill certainly has.
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
Last Edited by jeallen01 on 23/07/2018 - 12:52
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