Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Oct 21, 2009, 9:03 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Marc Langille's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 144
Default FA* 250-600/5.6 - first images with the lens

As a follow up to this post - the actual images of the FA* 250-600/5.6 lens: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pe...ages-lens.html

No time to shoot yet (conditions beyond my control), so here are some images taken last year with the FA* 250-600/5.6 when I was testing it. Some of you may have seen them already.
The first two images are in the PPG - I believe there are only 7 images in the PPG taken with the FA* 250-60/5.6. Taken last October while I had a brief "interlude" with the lens. EXIF data is below each image.

Drake Mallard, cropped down to approx. 2400 pixels...

EXIF:
Exposure Time 0.0005s (1/2000)
Aperture f/6.3
ISO 320
Focal Length 450mm (675mm in 35mm)
Photo Dimensions 2401 x 1355


Taken wide open, both in focal length and aperture - heavily cropped down to just over 1700 pixels on the long side:

EXIF:
Exposure Time 0.0012s (1/800)
Aperture f/5.6
ISO 100
Focal Length 250mm (375mm in 35mm)
Photo Dimensions 1721 x 1039

Embarrassing that I forgot that it could zoom... perhaps the first set of shots I took - oops!

This is a favorite of mine:

EXIF:
Exposure Time 0.0012s (1/800)
Aperture f/6.3
ISO 320
Focal Length 430mm (645mm in 35mm)
Photo Dimensions 1942 x 1316



EXIF:
Exposure Time 0.0006s (1/1600)
Aperture f/5.6
ISO 320
Focal Length 600mm (900mm in 35mm)
Photo Dimensions 3872 x 2592


EXIF:
Exposure Time 0.0005s (1/2000)
Aperture f/6.3
ISO 320
Focal Length 540mm (810mm in 35mm)
Photo Dimensions 3872 x 2592



EXIF:
Exposure Time 0.0012s (1/800)
Aperture f/5.6
ISO 100
Focal Length 250mm (375mm in 35mm)
Photo Dimensions 3420 x 2304

The above image has a few interesting "extras" in the shot - do you see them?

I hope you enjoyed these images! I apologize for not having many or much of a variety of subjects, but I only had a couple of hours to shoot with the lens.

Regards,
Marc
__________________
Marc Langille Photography | Photography Workshops | PPG

“The camera is only a tool: the image is the product of your mind and vision.”
Marc Langille is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Oct 21, 2009, 10:02 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
mtngal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Frazier Park, CA
Posts: 16,056
Default

Oh dear - I don't suppose you could give me the winning lottery numbers so I could get one of those lenses, do you? Do I ever want one - these shots are awesome! Amazing that you can get both the heron and the dragonflies in focus and sharp. Guess I'll just have to dream about owning such a beautiful piece of glass.
mtngal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 22, 2009, 1:29 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Rodney9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Yeronga, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 3,518
Default

Harriet said it all, just amazing.

Rodney
__________________

My Flickr Photos

Pentax K-5 K20D K100D
Pentax DA 55-300mm 4-5.8 ED / Pentax M 200mm F4 / Pentax Tak K 135mm 2.5 / Pentax M 100mm F4 Macro / Tamron SP AF90mm 2.8 Di Macro / Pentax M 1.7 50mm / Pentax M 2.8 28mm
Rodney9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 22, 2009, 6:37 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,522
Default

An amazing piece of glass - even more amazingly skilled hands holding it! Thanks for sharing these incredibly detailed images.
mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 22, 2009, 1:33 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Goldwinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Winter Haven, Florida
Posts: 6,515
Default

Super nice Marc.
__________________
GW

Life's a breeze on a Goldwing...
Goldwinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 22, 2009, 3:01 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
jnanpentaxfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Fort Worth, TX area
Posts: 136
Default

Beautiful pictures. It makes me want to go down to the Rio Grande valley. I especially like the 2nd to last, the mallard shaking the water off of his head. GREAT picture!
jnanpentaxfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 22, 2009, 4:51 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
penolta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: California USA
Posts: 5,206
Default

Now that is getting up close and personal (especially with the DF and its upside-down reflection alongside) - way to go!
__________________
.
.
If life brings you lemons, you can make lemonade.

Last edited by penolta; Oct 22, 2009 at 4:54 PM.
penolta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 22, 2009, 7:49 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Wingman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hebron, Kentucky (northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati):KCVG
Posts: 4,327
Default

Wow! The detail is amazing--you've mastered the lens fast!!
Wingman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 22, 2009, 11:55 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 3,076
Default

Very sharp lens...you can count the down feathers on the ducks. I especially like the pix of the Mallard Drake bringing his head quickly out of the water...water droplets are frozen in mid air.
lesmore49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 23, 2009, 5:03 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
snostorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Chicago Suburb, IL, USA
Posts: 2,770
Default

Hi Marc,

Awesome shots!!!

The only thing keeping me safe from an LBA attack is the knowledge that I just can't physically handle a lens this large practically. I've already passed on 3 very reasonably priced A*400/2.8s with that reasoning, so I know I can do it. . .er . . . I think I can do it. . . er. . . I can probably do it. . .

Scott
snostorm is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:20 PM.