Picture borrowed from Pentax Forums Lens Review
I recently picked up a Pentax 2X-S converter. This little item doubles the range of my 55-300MM DAL Pentax lens and turns it into a 600MM monster zoom lens. Their are a couple of issues with this converter, the first and hardest to deal with is the loss of 2 full stops of exposure. The second problem is loss of auto focus. Although my KX will shoot in aperture priority with this converter, I quickly discovered it metered much more constantly in manual mode and made the two stop exposure adjustment with shutter speed. Here’s a couple of test shots. Let me know what you think.
Shutter speed 1/320
Shutter speed 1/80
Thanks for looking, and as always comments are welcome.
I received my Sigma 70-205MM lens last week and took a few minutes to take the dog for a walk and to try it out. I’m pleased with the results considering it’s 40 years old. Let me know what you think.
Sigma 70-205MM 3.8
@190MM 500th Sec.
5.6 100% crop
Sigma 70-205MM 3.8
@200mm 320th Sec.
7.1 100% crop
P.S. I hope that poor rabbit sheds the rest of it’s hair and finds some sweet clover to fatten up on. I found myself wishing I had some vegetables with me to throw in it’s direction.
I have been trying to decide what to do with my 100th post and after some deliberation I decided it would be fitting to re-post my very first blog entry. A simple post, just a picture of a small green lizard and a few words to describe it but the beginning of a journey of unexpected knowledge and personal discovery. I don’t think most people understand how diverse the “blogosphere” is. In the last 10 months I have seen some amazing photos taken by some very talented photographers, read descriptions and seen images of places I have only heard about, learned about unexplored parks in New York City, and read topics and opinions from very informed people. I am proud to be a part of this world and hope in some small way to contribute to it. Thanks for looking at this and as always comments are welcome.