Here at last! - DA* 60-250


Unlocker

Link Posted 22/04/2009 - 17:21
Just had a few minutes spare and went out the back to do the 'traditional' leaves against the sky shots. Pointed it at a branch with the sun almost directly behind it at both F4 & F8, and from what I can see on the camera screen there is no purple fringing at all, will verify that when I can see the shots at home.

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Mike-P

Link Posted 22/04/2009 - 19:18
Unlocker wrote:


The best feature of the new tripod collar though is that it clicks into place in every 90 degree position, brilliant for swapping to portrait quickly when mounted. It's one of those simple things that makes you think why it's not been done before!


It has, on my Pentax F* 300mm f4.5
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Link Posted 22/04/2009 - 21:17
Aha, Wil at SRS obviously didn't know that one!

Got some shots to go through that we just took this evening, be right back!

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Link Posted 22/04/2009 - 21:41
Right, as promised, the high contrast shots.

Please do bear in mind that these were rushed, handheld at 250mm, JPEG straight out of camera resized or cropped, and also overexposed shot into the sun!

F4



1:1 crop from roughly centre



1:1 crop from the right side somewhere



F8



1:1 crop centre rightish




Thats about as much as 'proper' testing I really want to do as I'm more interested in real life shots, which I'm working on now!

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Link Posted 22/04/2009 - 22:08
Quick walk around the park as the light was failing, all handheld 400 ISO. No crops.

















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Link Posted 22/04/2009 - 22:20
Then as the light was fading and we went for a drive, we got lucky!

The last shot was 1000 ISo, F4.5 1/50sec!














That's about your lot for now! Will help when I can if you need anything, but please no wall or paper shots, just doesn't interest me at the moment!

Will take it along with me to the Pentax meet on Sunday 10th May if anyone wants a quick play! (It's also my birthday, so you may have to bribe me with a cake!)

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Mike-P

Link Posted 22/04/2009 - 22:35
Those are more like the pictures I wanted to see, every day shots rather than twigs and plastic bottles. The balloon ones are great.
Looks like it could be an excellent performer.
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piotro

Link Posted 22/04/2009 - 23:18
So, how it goes when compared to sigma 100-300 EX?, any more thoughts now?
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PedroErnestoGuerraAzevedo

Link Posted 23/04/2009 - 01:49
Congratulations on the purchase of this beautiful lens!
Pedro Ernesto Guerra Azevedo
Santos - São Paulo - Brasil
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gerhardveer

Greytop

Link Posted 23/04/2009 - 08:27
Hello Gerhard,

Thanks for the link, they are very impressive examples, the f/4 shots are particularly encouraging. I assume that you posted the images from the 60-250mm, if so how would you say it performs compared to your other DA* lenses?
And of course welcome to the forum
Regards Huw

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piotro

Link Posted 23/04/2009 - 13:39
Box with mine 60-250 is now in my hands.
Two days ago I was looking at other PentaxPro dealer webpage and noticed they were showing they had this lens in stock, price was... significantly lower than first batch price from our beloved (other) PentaxPro dealer (I guess they have had ordered this lens in the previous century to get this price), after speaking to people and few phone calls I've found they had only one lens (so I haven't got any good info about other lenses waiting to pass it to you), encouraged with the first samples uploaded by Unlocker decided to take the risk. Shame my K20D is still with Pentax for reparation .
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Link Posted 23/04/2009 - 23:48
Another one for you pixel peepers.

F4, 250mm, jpeg straight out of camera




and the 1:1



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Offertonhatter

Link Posted 24/04/2009 - 00:18
Ohmygod,this 60-250 seems on par with my 50-135 in sharpness and detail, now, even in these credit crunch times, where can I get the money to get one of these, to go the the K7D on the 21 may?
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Greytop

Link Posted 24/04/2009 - 00:39
Mine should be arriving tomorrow
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