Monday, October 12, 2009
Grosbeak on the roof
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, MAY 10, 2009
SMC Pentax-F* 300mm f4.5 ED (IF)
1/180 sec. f11
Another shot from the "backyard bird" archives, this one was captured with the then recently acquired 20-year-old 300 mm lens that has turned out to be the sharpest in my kitbag of more than a dozen Pentax-mount lenses, most of them dating back to the 1980s when a ME Super was my workaday 35mm film camera. Being able to use this beautiful old glass on new digital Pentaxes is the reason I stuck with the brand rather than going to the ubiquitous Canons or Nikons.