Pentax 560mm Hands-On Video Review

In the hands of a photojournalist - with samples

By PF Staff in Hands-On Tests on Jun 3, 2013

Today, we're happy to be bringing you another hands-on look at the Pentax 560mm, this time in video format and from the perspective of a photojournalist.  For more information on the 560mm, check out our in-depth review.

In short, Albert found the lens's reach to come in very handy in practice.  The lens was easy to handle thanks to its rotating tripod collar, locking hood, and built-in polarizer filter.  The autofocus proved to be very accurate, though the speed was not something to boast about. Cons of the lens included poor bokeh and some purple fringing.  Overall, he highly recommends the 560mm for photojournalists that need reach above all else.

Below are 24 more sample photos from his shoot:

The original full-size JPEG files can be downloaded here (for a limited time only).  Click here for the RAW files.

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