|Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:36 pm Post subject:
|Yes indeed, its a perfectly fine lens for most tele use. If you need 250-260mm, this is a very decent option. Not a bad lens to use if on a budget.
I rather like it. The weight helps in hand-holding, and yet its not as bulky or heavy as most of its contemporary alternatives.
The biggest weakness in my eyes is the flare. The aperture limit is typical of this FL, to get a larger aperture at @250mm one would have to pay a very great deal more.
Well done with the birds as usual.
I like Pentax DSLR's, Exaktas, M42 bodies of all kinds, strange and cheap Japanese lenses, and am dabbling in medium format/Speed Graphic work.