First shot with F* 300mm


LennyBloke

Link Posted 02/08/2012 - 13:02
Bought this lens recently (paid way over what I wanted to) after reading glowing reviews about it - specifically the fact that it has excellent performance at maximum aperture (most long lenses I have used tend to require stopping down a bit before they become really sharp). Here is a simple shot of a Dutch Iris in the garden - I'm not great at post processing (picasa only for this one), so I'm sure I haven't made the best of the photo, but to me it has a beautiful "look", almost 3D.




I have got through a lot of Pentax lenses on my quest for the ideal line-up, and it has now transformed to a selection that heavily favours F* & FA* lenses
LennyBloke

LennyBloke

Link Posted 02/08/2012 - 13:28
Embarassing - I've uploaded the shot I took with the FA* 85 instead - I told you I wasn't good at post-processing...or reading
LennyBloke

dougf8

Link Posted 02/08/2012 - 13:34
next you'll say its with your 250-600mm
Lurking is shirking.!

tyronet2000

Link Posted 02/08/2012 - 13:46
Lovely shot regardless
Regards
Stan

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snappychappy

Link Posted 02/08/2012 - 13:46

Mike-P

Link Posted 02/08/2012 - 14:20
That's really impressive, I will have to use my F* 300mm more now .. I didn't realise it could shoot at 85mm as well
. My Flickr

tyronet2000

Link Posted 02/08/2012 - 14:27
Mike-P wrote:
That's really impressive, I will have to use my F* 300mm more now .. I didn't realise it could shoot at 85mm as well

ROFL

Many a slip 'tween selection and click
Regards
Stan

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LennyBloke

Link Posted 02/08/2012 - 14:50
In a hopeless attempt to cover my tracks before anyone notices (Yeah - like I'd get that past you lot ), here is what I should have uploaded (and it's f5 not f4.5).....




And just to complete the set, here's one taken with the FA* 80-200 (at f5.6)....



Sorry Doug - Unfortunately I don't have a 250-600 to make the same mistake with
LennyBloke

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 02/08/2012 - 14:54
Such a chore owning the FA*85 isn't it?

Must use mine
AKA Welshwizard/PWynneJ
Assorted Pentax/Nikon/Mamiya stuff

LennyBloke

Link Posted 02/08/2012 - 15:03
ilovesaabs wrote:
Such a chore owning the FA*85 isn't it?

Must use mine

It was only last year I got my first Autofocus star lens - it's cost me dear since then - I love chores
LennyBloke

dougf8

Link Posted 02/08/2012 - 15:46
F*-ing lovely, lucky Lenny
Lurking is shirking.!

tyronet2000

Link Posted 02/08/2012 - 15:46
Thanks for lightening my day with your Senior Moment (aka Brain Fart )
We all have them from time to time. Oh, the images were nice too.
Regards
Stan

PPG

Algernon

Link Posted 02/08/2012 - 17:27
Some nice lenses there

Most of the Pentax 300mm * lenses are very similar in
performance. The F* I had did benefit from stopping
down by a stop. It was OK wide open, but not quite
as good as the DA* wide open.

I prefer about f/8 anyway with a 300mm for DOF.
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

Stuey

Link Posted 02/08/2012 - 22:19
Nice shots

Makes my budget lens line up look even more 'budget'
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

My Flickr site link

LennyBloke

Link Posted 03/08/2012 - 09:54
I've just cropped this one, and the detail that is retained is excellent..



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