Xanh Mountain View with Pentax DA 10-17mm fisheye

2010-08-01

xanh mountain view with pentax da 10-17mm fisheyePentax DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 fisheye


After getting Pentax DA 15mm f/4.0 limited and that I have used the new lens quite a bit for the ultra wide angle needs, I question myself if I need Pentax DA 21mm limited and my fisheye lens with Pentax DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5. Before I jump into any conclusion, I try to bring it to good use whenever I find the right scene. I am so glad to bring this lens to a group lunch in Xanh in Mountain View, a very classy Vietnamese restaurant that offer buffet lunch with great style and good taste. I was very much indulged in good food but I tried to find time for pictures. The fisheye lens really came through in the tight corners to have 180 degree view at 10mm and it does well with people shots in 16 and 17mm where the distortion is not as severe.

I was late to the table as I spent the extra few minutes of time in shooting the restaurant interior.

xanh mountain view with pentax da 10-17mm fisheye
Lots of variety of Vietnamese Dishes
xanh mountain view with pentax da 10-17mm fisheye
Love the spicy soup
xanh mountain view with pentax da 10-17mm fisheye
Plenty of vegetable dish and brown rice
for the healthy conscious
Meat dish as in spareribs and
lemon grass chicken are hard to resist
xanh mountain view with pentax da 10-17mm fisheye
And I was surprised with a drink of salty plum soda and it was surprisingly refreshing and good. This place is a must visit if you ever think of lunch in Mountain View Castro street.

Salty Plum Soda
Taste much better than how it looks
xanh mountain view with pentax da 10-17mm fisheye
17mm is quite alright for people shot
with mild distortion
Wall decoration is interesting with
Painting on girls on Bikes
xanh mountain view with pentax da 10-17mm fisheye
Service is fast and courteous
xanh mountain view with pentax da 10-17mm fisheye
And when I left the restaurant, the narrow doorway leading to exit to the garage parking invites the widest angle to savory the good-bye shots to a wonderful experience in Xanh of Mountain View. I have told my boys and wife that I will bring them to this classy restaurant next time we visit Mountain View.

10mm vertical and pointing straight to exit
xanh mountain view with pentax da 10-17mm fisheye
10mm with focal point at the bottles
xanh mountain view with pentax da 10-17mm fisheye
step back and focal point at bottle again
at 10mm
xanh mountain view with pentax da 10-17mm fisheye

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2 comments:

Nathan Stitt said...

This is going to be my next lens. Probably getting it at Christmas.

Really like the shots, especially the vibrant colors in the second to last image.

Peter said...

Hin whenever you post an article on a specific lens; for whatever ungodly reason, those lenses seem hard to find?!? :D

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