DA55-300mm (non-WR version)

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DA55-300mm (non-WR version)
5 months ago

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.

200 ISO 1/500s Exposure f/4 Aperture 107.5mm Focal Length PENTAX K-5 II s Camera 200 ISO 1/160s Exposure f/4.5 Aperture 62.5mm Focal Length PENTAX K-5 II s Camera 200 ISO 1/80s Exposure f/6.3 Aperture 55mm Focal Length PENTAX K-5 II s Camera 200 ISO 1/1000s Exposure f/6.3 Aperture 87.5mm Focal Length PENTAX K-5 II s Camera 200 ISO 1/125s Exposure f/5.8 Aperture 300mm Focal Length PENTAX K-5 II s Camera 200 ISO 1/800s Exposure f/6.3 Aperture 300mm Focal Length PENTAX K-5 II s Camera 200 ISO 1/320s Exposure f/4 Aperture 87.5mm Focal Length PENTAX K-5 II s Camera 200 ISO 1/800s Exposure f/4 Aperture 55mm Focal Length PENTAX K-5 II s Camera
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