The Pentax K-5 and DA* 50-135 have been neglected lately, as I've opted for the smaller and lighter cameras with smaller sensors when I need reach. But it's good to bring out the (comparatively) big gear once in a while and give it a workout. And for the most part, it doesn't disappoint. AF is still a touch slow with some OOF shots, but the IQ is hard to beat. THe DA*50-135 really does produce prime-like IQ.
It felt good to be out again shooting after a late fall/early winter holed up at home for no apparent reason. Felt a little rusty, to be honest, but that's ok.