DA55-300mm (non-WR version)

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DA55-300mm (non-WR version)
May 25, 2014

I picked this lens up a few months ago, used, for some €150 thinking I almost never need the range so no use in something really good. Turns out this lens is plenty good and is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

Focus, although screwdrive, is quick and bang-on with the K-5 IIs and I love the color rendering. All of these were shot within an hour and a half of beautiful evening light, some straight into the sun's direction.

Against what I normally do I actually took the jpegs and edited them a bit in Gimp - some levels & curves, USM and on a few some B&W treatment (film presets + film noise) in GMIC. I am pretty chuffed with the results.

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Ricoh GR Pentax K-5 IIs Pentax smc DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED (IF) SDM Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM +5 more
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