I'm getting very poor focus particularly at the long end of an 80-320mm tele lens that I am using with my Pentax K10D.
The lens was originally bought for my 35mm Pentax SLR (maybe an MZ5 or something, I don't remember, and it's at teh back of a cupboard these days), and worked very well with the film camera.
Theoretically the lens is compatible with the K10D, though obviously the different sensor sizes mean that it's not a direct 80-320mm equivalent.
The problem has been present since I first bought the camera about 15(?) years ago, but I encountered it a couple of nights ago again and the frustration led me to post this question in case there is a solution.
The photo below shows the issue.
The image was shot at the '320mm' end of the tele lens and the settings are shown below.
The image is absolutely pin sharp in the veiw finder, but as you can see the resulting photo is blurred. Not only that, but the 'in-focus' beep and dot are on when the image appears to be in focus.
A while after gettng the camera I swapped the focus plate for a 'Katz Eye Optics' split prism partly to see if this led to any improvement and partly because I always loved this type of focus on my dad's old Pentax film cameras. Sadly it made no difference so it seems that the problem was not that the image was out of focus in the VF.
I've read about the AF issues on the K10D, but this is when manually focussing and also when ignoring the 'in-focus' beep (I tried ignoring the beep years ago when I first saw the issue - long before I read about the K10D AF issue).
I haven't seen the problem with the 28-80mm lens supplied with the K10D, but I have assumed that that is because it has a max focal length of 80mm and the problem only seems to manifest at the long end of the tele lens.
Is this problem likely to be lens incompatability, an issue that is only noticeable when shooting subjects like this at a distance, or something inherantly wrong in the body (like the AF / back focus issue)?
Edit: I forgot to mention that I also had a Circular Polarizer fitted for this shot as the moon was very very bright that night, but the same blur occurs without when shooting other subjects.