Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
10-28-2019, 04:13 PM - 5 Likes   #46
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
luftfluss's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NJ
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 7,165
Lens @ f/8, used in conjunction with the PENTAX Helicoid Extension Tube K











Last edited by luftfluss; 10-29-2019 at 06:31 AM. Reason: typo
10-29-2019, 04:14 PM - 3 Likes   #47
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
brewmaster15's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: CT
Posts: 1,164
Great shots with this monster of a Lens. I have it also and honestly it is my most challenging lens. I wish I could add lots of great pictures but most of what I have taken with it are pretty bad..probably largely my inexperience..Lots of CA and purple fringing or just out of focus shots ( moving subjects) I have one picture that the lens really came through for me on.. Taken about 10 years ago on a birding trip in Florida.. The camera is a a k2000..



I know the lens is capable of great Images...but It definitely is not forgiving. The pics in this thread have inspired me to dust her off again and see if I can add some more pics to this thread... Thank you luftfluss!

Al
10-29-2019, 05:48 PM   #48
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
K2 to K50's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Ipswich QLD Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,268
QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
Lens @ f/8, used in conjunction with the PENTAX Helicoid Extension Tube K

luftfluss, the detail in those pics is astounding!
10-29-2019, 08:33 PM   #49
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
luftfluss's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NJ
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 7,165
QuoteOriginally posted by K2 to K50 Quote
luftfluss, the detail in those pics is astounding!
Yeah, it's not up to modern prime standards, but it's still quite good. A tough lens to use, but the results can be worth it.

11-04-2019, 03:31 AM - 1 Like   #50
Pentaxian
redpit's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Athens
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,488
QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
Yeah, it's not up to modern prime standards, but it's still quite good. A tough lens to use, but the results can be worth it.
Yes results like those you get surely worth the efforts!
11-04-2019, 07:40 PM - 2 Likes   #51
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
wjlm's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 17
Amazing. When I see images like this, I wonder why Pentax is not more common out there.
11-13-2019, 12:39 PM - 2 Likes   #52
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
jcdoss's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Jasper, AR
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,102
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
Another moonshot, + A 2x-L, lens @ f/8


(emphasis added is mine)

Lens Spotlight K500

Last edited by jcdoss; 11-13-2019 at 12:57 PM.
11-13-2019, 01:59 PM - 1 Like   #53
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
gofour3's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 6,720
Nice to see these older "K" Series super telephotos are still in use! A good option if you want a longer prime at a reasonable price.

I haven't had my K500/4.5 out for a year or so, but did use my K1000/8 within the last year. It's about the same optically, but way more of a pain to use than the K500/4.5.

Phil.

11-15-2019, 11:53 AM - 1 Like   #54
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
luftfluss's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NJ
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 7,165
QuoteOriginally posted by jcdoss Quote
Nice writeup. I chuckled at the comparison with the Impossible Whopper.
01-03-2020, 03:12 PM - 3 Likes   #55
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
luftfluss's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NJ
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 7,165
Cropped away 75% of the image, shot at f/6.7 or f/8, I can't remember which

A good performance by the big K, I think...

01-08-2020, 06:03 AM   #56
Pentaxian
redpit's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Athens
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,488
QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
Cropped away 75% of the image, shot at f/6.7 or f/8, I can't remember which

A good performance by the big K, I think...
Really beautiful image!
05-13-2020, 06:31 PM - 3 Likes   #57
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
luftfluss's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NJ
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 7,165
3 recent photos with the the K500 + A 1.4x-L

The sparrow was with the lens at f/9.5, and i cropped away 2/3 of the frame.

The chipmunk was at f/6.7, no crop

The squirrel was at f/6.7, cropped away about half the frame. The squirrel was about 40 yards away.





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, pentax lens, sample photo, smc pentax
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wanted - Acquired: Want to get rid of your Sigma 120-400 150-500 50-500 OS? jhaji Sold Items 5 06-05-2018 12:35 PM
Sigma 50-500 vs 150-500 vs 170-500 juanraortiz Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 19 10-30-2009 03:32 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:43 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