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Tamron Zoom at the Zoo

I recently acquired a Tamron mid-range zoom lens, PK mount, with Auto setting and Autofocus capable.
Range is 28 - 80 mm.
Speed is f:3.5 to f:5.6.
Yesterday, Saturday the 28th of April, I took it to the St.Louis Zoo to test it out.
Body was a Pentax ME Super, and so lens was tested with manual focus, and aperture priority metering.
Film was Fuji ASA 400 print film.
The weather was great, the zoo was fairly crowded.
Lens did generally okay.
It is not as fast as the lenses I normally work with, but size of lens helped steady it.
And I noted spatial distortion out near the periphery of the image at the 28mm end of range (see the "crowd" photo below, and how figures at the far left are distorted).
All images are 2007 E.J.Kowalski.
01_yellow_hibiscus.jpg
01_yellow_hibiscus.jpg
02_red_hiibiscus.jpg
02_red_hiibiscus.jpg
03_black_rhino.jpg
03_black_rhino.jpg
04_cobra.jpg
04_cobra.jpg
05_crowd.jpg
05_crowd.jpg
06_window.jpg
06_window.jpg
07_nest_builder1.jpg
07_nest_builder1.jpg
08_nest_builder2.jpg
08_nest_builder2.jpg
09_grooming1.jpg
09_grooming1.jpg
10_grooming2.jpg
10_grooming2.jpg
11_grooming3.JPG
11_grooming3.JPG
12_grooming4.jpg
12_grooming4.jpg
13_grooming5.jpg
13_grooming5.jpg
14_lion_tamarin.jpg
14_lion_tamarin.jpg