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The Pentax 18-250 continues to amaze me.
Lens: 18-250 Camera: K5 Photo Location: Saugus Ma. 
Posted By: charliezap, 07-15-2012, 09:08 AM

I was outside and only had the 18-250 Pentax with me at the time.I was able to get within a ft or so to grab this shot.He was in the shade a bit and I used the K5's flash at 1/80 @f/18. Sometimes lucky can be good.---charliezap

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07-15-2012, 09:09 AM   #2
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Wow that's a tack sharp close up Charlie - great DOF , colors , detail.
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Great shot charlie...
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you photo amaze me too

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It's a fine shot, charlie, and the bit of fence behind it really makes for an unusual and appealing background.

"Lucky" is getting the opportunity.

"Good" is taking advantage of it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by daacon Quote
Wow that's a tack sharp close up Charlie - great DOF , colors , detail.
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Great shot charlie...
Sometimes I purposely go out with the 100mm macro and at times the results are so-so and I get discouraged.This shot makes up for the fair outings even though it's with my workhorse lens.--charliezap
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Vow, Vow...

Very very impressive. Yes the DA18-250mm can be impressive and you demonstrated it nicely.

Thank you for sharing...
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Wow.....that is a beautiful shot Charlie. Look at that detail, excellent. A keeper for sure. Nicely done.

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Fine shot Charlie, very sharp, great color too. I have the Tammy 18-250...same lens, and yes indeed it is a great all around lens to own! I've done some nice landscapes with it too and it is remarkably good for that purpose too.

Best Regards!
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I don't get that good of a photo with my f/2.8 Pentax macro, a real nice one Charlie.
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Super capture. I can't get this close to these critters
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Superb. Great colors and I like the way the bug's body aligns with the edges of the square in the background.
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Sharp, wonderful color, DOF is spot on, great background. What else is there?
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Very nice, Capn. I think my 55-300 actually gives more bang for the buck than any lens I own.


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