Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
  #1
Another outing with the Pentax 18-250
Posted By: Chako, 01-02-2008, 03:52 PM

I must say, the more I use this lens, the more I like it. I have been itching to take some photos all week, but the weather hasn't cooperated much. Today was the first day with sunlight, but it was also the coldest so far. Can we say -15 degree weather...brrrrrr.

Here is a direct in the sun shot. I am impressed. I was expecting some flare. Wow.


A few more photos.













Views: 1,741
01-02-2008, 04:21 PM   #2
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Heinrich Lohmann's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Airdrie, Alberta Canada
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 7,900
Nice images and you are right, that first one is an amazing shot with absolutely no lens flair. Is it full frame? BTW, you need more "stuff" :-)

Heinrich
01-02-2008, 04:38 PM   #3
Inactive Account




Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sault Ste Marie, Ont, Canada.
Posts: 563
Original Poster
I crop most of my photos to fit an 8x10 format. So I do lose a little off the sides.

You think I need more? My LBA tells me the same all the time.
01-02-2008, 05:44 PM   #4
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
Sailor's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Coastal Texas
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 23,999
Cool - literally and figuratively. I'm enjoying my DA 18-250, as well.

Jer

01-03-2008, 05:45 AM   #5
Senior Member




Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 239
I wonder how the Tamron version would behave in such conditions... Would flares appear...?
01-03-2008, 06:32 AM   #6
Inactive Account




Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sault Ste Marie, Ont, Canada.
Posts: 563
Original Poster
I have now idea. There seems to be a lot of speculation between these two lenses.

It would be interesting to see some "in the sun test shots to compare between the two".

What I do know is that the Pentax DA 18-250 is fantastic glass. Even if it is a Tamron lens, you couldn't compare this lens to the Tamron 70-300mm lens that I call the Purple Monster for its propensity to purple fringe all over the place.
01-03-2008, 07:30 AM   #7
Veteran Member
daacon's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Alberta,Canada
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 20,915
Very nice shots - for that first one did you have any filter on ? I have the Tamrom version of that lens - I will see if I can get a sun shot. Where was you focal point the horizon just below ? You are right no flare there at all - a good copy for sure.

01-03-2008, 08:10 AM   #8
Inactive Account




Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sault Ste Marie, Ont, Canada.
Posts: 563
Original Poster
I had a UV filter on, that is about it.
01-03-2008, 05:48 PM   #9
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 531
Wow! Wonderful photos for test pictures!! Excellent!

My 18-250 will be delivered tomorrow. I am mildly optimistic. It sounds too good to be true! I will compare it with a few of my lenses. But - I have heard nothing but great remarks about it! I am looking forward to being pleasently surprised!

I might be selling a couple more of my existing lenses - NO! Not the DA*50-135!!! That sucker is very sharp!
01-03-2008, 06:36 PM   #10
Veteran Member
vievetrick's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Easthampton - Massachusetts - USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,185
Good job, I enjoy the boat shots. So odd seeing them like that.
01-03-2008, 07:03 PM   #11
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Warwick, RI
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 740
The more I see pictures from the lens the more LBA I get. No more posts from this lens. Please.

(only kidding)
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, photo, photos
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sigma 18-250 or Pentax/Tamron 18-250? mjbens01 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 07-08-2010 09:10 PM
Pentax 18-250 always same as Tamron 18-250? kitkat Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12 07-08-2010 08:30 AM
Pentax photo outing... a sampling creampuff Post Your Photos! 10 04-21-2009 07:53 AM
Some macros from Pentax Photo Marathon outing creampuff Post Your Photos! 17 12-22-2008 07:32 AM
Why DA18-250 is double the price of Tamron 18-250? raider Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 6 12-13-2008 05:40 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:35 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top