*istD given an outing with a DA 55-300


davidwozhere

Link Posted 04/11/2021 - 00:19
Every now and then I get one of my *istDs out. A couple of days ago I realised I had never put the DA 55-300 on it.
The sun was on the pyracatha berries so I snapped a few shots of it.










I am always delighted with the quality of the colours this camera provides and it accepted the 'modern' lens seamlessly.
Shortly after I went out the clouds rolled in and it began to rain -- this camera isn't weatherproof!
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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redbusa99

Link Posted 04/11/2021 - 14:43
Beautiful colour and sharpness. I have a !st DL IR converted and love the sharp images i get from that .
K3 II and the odd lens or 2

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Antony

Link Posted 04/11/2021 - 17:26
The berries against a blue sky make a lovely combination. I have the 55-300 PLM and find it a great lens.

PRYorkshire

Link Posted 04/11/2021 - 19:06
Lovely colours. I always find that my istD handles reds far better than the K70, even when shooting RAW. I've dusted mine off recently and have been using it with the HD 35mm and 70mm Limited lenses I bought in the summer.
Paul

K1000, istD, K70

davidwozhere

Link Posted 05/11/2021 - 00:24
There's no screw drive on the PLM 55-300 or that would have been on there too!
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Lubbyman

Link Posted 05/11/2021 - 08:14
With all the excitement about the lastest cameras and lenses, thanks for reminding us that the old stuff can still produce really good results when you play to its strengths.

Steve

Urbanmeister

Link Posted 05/11/2021 - 08:33
What Lubbyman says, plus what everyone else is saying about how good these images are. Absolutely cracking, davidwozhere.
Be well, stay well.

RichardC

Link Posted 05/11/2021 - 09:45
Lovley stuff. It's interesting that the pre-digital-era equipment generally gets quite a lot of attention but the early digital stuff much less so. You've highlighted here that you can still get just as good results as the day it was launched, i.e. very good and more than suitable for large prints etc.

LennyBloke

Link Posted 05/11/2021 - 10:11
Love the camera, love the warmth of the images, hate the plant - I've lost count of how many times I've been spiked by this little bleeder
LennyBloke

davidwozhere

Link Posted 06/11/2021 - 00:27
Yes - little bleeder is probably about right . Just to make it worse, this one has an elderly (sort of) climbing rose going through the middle of it.
Thank you all for the kind comments.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 07/11/2021 - 21:53
Lovely these - they remind me of images taken on film, they have that 'look' about them
Gareth
Welsh Photographer

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