20 May 2009

As if Pentax listens

Click image for slightly larger version

After my little eagle adventure in January, I bitched about some missing or low-spec'ed features in Pentax DSLRs. I made a wish-list here.

Today the Pentax K-7 was presented. It boasts 5 frames per second and "improved autofocus". Fingers crossed that this is a kind of camera that will improve my success rate with wildlife. DPreview has made a relatively sober comparison to K20D here.
The above shot was made with Pentax K20D and FA* 60-250/4. It's a bit cropped at the top and left hand side. Full resolution JPEG can be found here (warning: file size 7.4 MB). EXIF data should be intact, but just in case:
Focal length: 250mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Shutter: 1/2000 s
ISO: 400
SR on.
The full res image was processed with Adobe Camera Raw v4.6 (CS3), all adjustments at default values.
Detail rendering is impeccable. I can only conclude that this lens is worth every penny.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful shot

Alunfoto said...

Thanks for commenting, Sune! :-)
Glad you liked the pic.