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Flowers with DA18-135
Lens: DA18-135 Camera: K5 Photo Location: Home ISO: 200 
Posted By: Mr_Canuck, 05-20-2011, 09:56 AM

So I've had this new K5 and Pentax lenses for oh about three weeks and I only got out to take some pictures last night for the first time! We're building a house and all my shots are of drywall and plumbing, how exciting.

Anyhow, I have some lovely limiteds to get using but I first tried out the DA18-135, the much maligned, questioned and pixel peeped DA18-135.

Here's a crocus, shot at 135mm, wide open. Isn't the bokeh lovely?
And then a sunflower at 18mm and f8. The contrast is quite decent.

I haven't tried blowing them up to 3 feet in print, granted. But here's the thing. It'll do for most situations and moderate enlargement. And carrying around the K5 and 18-135 in my hand I hardly feel it's there. I can get some great, smooth close up shots, and I can then swing out wide and get something completely different. This is the definition of "walk around".

The best part is that when my dog licks my hand and slobbers on my lens and camera, they are both WR...


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Very pleasing photos.The 1st one is my favorite.--charliezap
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That first picture makes me really want that lens!
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That first one is like... WOW!
Excellent job and congratulations on a wonderful shot.

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