Photographs from Birdworld


Over Christmas two photography related events happened. I acquired a 70-200, and I also went to Birdworld. These are some of the results. I really liked the lens (an older tamron) it’s quick to focus and brilliantly sharp at f4. The screw af is quite loud though and swapping between manual and autofocus is slow on pentax cameras.

My keep rate was about 7% for this outing, which is pretty good for me. Hopefully, as I become better acquainted with the lens that’ll go up.

The focus on the lens is a little slower than my SDM lens. But it is still snappy. I found that, to nail focus on the exact part of the eye I wanted, I needed to manual focus when the scene had foreground elements such as mesh or fence – which is completely normal.

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