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Lens: Pentax 18-270mm Camera: Pentax K3 Photo Location: Butterfly World, Stockton-on-Tees, UK ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/250s Aperture: F6.3 
Posted By: BigMackCam, 06-07-2015, 01:55 PM

I visited Butterfly World at Preston Park in Stockton today... about 30 miles from where I live. It wasn't a dedicated photography trip, but I took my K3 anyway, fitted with the do-it-all DA 18-270. I have a love / hate relationship with this lens - as mentioned in another post, I sold it but the buyer changed their mind at the last minute (money worries, I suspect!), so I decided to hang on to it. In fact, I find myself using it as a walk-around lens when I'm not inclined to concentrate on my photography, but still want to be able to capture images. In that capacity it does just fine, with some limitations. It will never compete with my Pentax M, A or DA primes, but it's awfully convenient. Plus, as I realised today, it's a handy tool for close-up snap-shots until finances allow me to add a 100mm Macro WR to my bag

Anyway, this is one of several pictures I took at Butterfly World - taken at 160mm; not tack sharp, but I was happy enough with the overall result...

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not tack sharp
It's not far away, but it does give cracking backgrounds to make the subjects pop.
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It's not far away, but it does give cracking backgrounds to make the subjects pop.
Thanks In the right circumstances, it produces very nice creamy bokeh, but with busy backgrounds (eg. gravel) and especially specular highlights, it will occasionally suffer from tiny donuts in the bokeh. But it's still a useful walk-around lens...
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A very nice image.

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