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Brisbane Botanic Gardens with the Pentax 75-150
Posted By: nobbsie, 11-06-2008, 06:32 AM

On my way home from uni on Wednesday took a quick stroll through the botanical gardens. I used the Pentax M75-150 f/4 exclusively, it's an amazing lens IMO, great IQ and amazing build quality.

f/5.6, ISO800, 1/200s

f/5.6, ISO1600, 1/60s

f/5.6, ISO1600, 1/80s

f/5.6, ISO1600, 1/50s

f/5.6, ISO1600, 1/125s

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11-06-2008, 08:08 AM   #2
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Wow ... amazing colour rendition and contrast in these images. Sharp too.

I have been meaning to head up to the local Botanical Gardens again (last time I went i only had my kit lens ... it's been a long time since then).
11-06-2008, 08:11 AM   #3

Very nice set. Flawless. Really enjoy seeing first thing in the morning here!
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Very nice series. Like the 3rd best

11-07-2008, 04:24 AM   #5
Damn Brit

Those are wonderful shots, very interesting bokeh.
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Very good series particularly considering the high ISO's. Must have been very dark in there.
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Thanks for the comments everyone, it was late in the afternoon at very overcast but despite the need for high iso the lighting was just perfect.
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Lovely shots. Like the birds.
Nice colours. Looks like a good lens.

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Nothing worng with that lens or the photographer. Love the small headed bird and the water on the flowers. Well done.
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A little late to this thread but found it when researching this lens last week.

OMG. Have two Vivitars I love so much they will be buried with me when the time comes. A Kiron 135mm and a Komine 70-150 one-touch PP, both in Canon FD because I haven't been able to snag these in K mount - yet. I never thought I'd ever find anything I'd love as much as either of these, especially that 70-150 - so petite yet rugged, sharp, true color capture, spectacular bokeh.

They'll have to make room in my coffin for this PK 75-150 now.

These were taken this afternoon with it on a K20D and only downsized for posting. This weekend, I try it out on some classic 'rods with my ME Super and a couple rolls of Ektar.

I paid $15 on fleabay for my copy because its only flaw is a minor dent in the hood. Meh.
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09-30-2009, 12:48 AM   #11
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Glad to hear you like it Lacyt, you got it for a steal too. Sharp wide-open with very pleasing bokeh... and then you get to the build quality. I've take it with me again now I have split-prism.
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Daylilies! Always remind me of Brisbane. They grow so well there.

That, and the chillies they grow in Queen Street Mall.
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Great shots , wonderful colors , flowers and water drops are always a hit. Well done.
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Fantastic colour on these shots.
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