zpizza Fremont with Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 limited

2009-01-14

My family dined out in Zpizza in Fremont last Friday. This place is a a great alternative to Round Table and Pizza Hut since they offer pizza in lighter toppings with less meat. And their variety of toppings and salad are unusually healthy as compared to other places that my family have visited.

My boys and I really enjoyed our 2nd visit to the
Zpizza in Fremont and it will become one of our favorite places to go and they have take out delivery that we are yet to try out. The owner of Zpizza in Fremont allowed me to take as many pictures as I desired and after the meal, I showed them a few pictures with my Pentax K20D and Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 limited, and they are thrilled with the results they requested me to send to them. I will do that later on. This is a small business franchise and I won't charge them for anything. I hope they link back my page if they ever use my pictures for testimonial.

I used
Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 limited for the shooting. I found few pictures off focus a bit under the tungsten lighting and I learned it from others that AF in tungsten may suffer from accuracy under tungsten lighting condition. I will take it as an important learning experience to observe the distance as well as going for manual focus when results seems off in preview.

Santa Fe Shrimp
My boys can't take spice
We substitute with Pesto Sauce
zpizza with Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 limited
My boy quickly forgot the salad
when pizzas were out
zpizza with Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 limited
Greek Salad Is Fresh
Quite Good with Pizza

zpizza with Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 limited

Healthy Chicken Sausage with
Spinach
zpizza with Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 limited

Pizza with Pear Topping
Absolutely Interesting
Combination that I have encountered
Love It
zpizza with Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 limited
zpizza with Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 limited

Impressions & Notes
  • Zpizza is interesting pizza place in Fremont not to be missed. Service is great and the owner are friendly to picture taking. My kids love dining out occasionally and I love food pictures. I highly recommend dinning out in Zpizza and remember to bring your camera with you and ask permission to take fun shots on your boys and the pizza.

  • Always ask for permission first for courtesy as a photographer as picture taking may bother privacy of patrons and the restaurant.

  • Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 can do reasonably well in close up. Not that it is the best, but its close focusing is surprisingly good.

  • AF seems to hunt a bit and under tungsten lighting, it may be better off to attempt manual focusing. A lightweight tripod may come in handy though it is more likely to bother people along your path of picture taking. Be courteous with a smile. People understand and may enjoy your enthusiasm with food on the table. With my camera, food do taste better as your visual and photo senses can enhance both the tasting and aroma with the pizza

  • I forget one important adjustment in the shooting. I forgot to raise the pizza at an angle on the back to create a better view on the pizza.

  • While DA 21mm is not a close focus lens, it serves the indoor purpose shot on food quite well and the wider view with good bokeh shows interesting background quite well. I leverage the street lighting on the background on some of the pizza shot

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2 comments:

Nick said...

Great blog!
Please keep updating it!

Frank B. said...

Nice shots. There is a Z Pizza near my home in San Diego, haven't been there in a while, but now I'm thinking of it again. They are good.

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