Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
08-19-2007, 04:38 PM   #1
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bangor, Maine
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,382
Sharpness & distortion of M 28mm f3.5

There have been several threads recently about the distortion and sharpness of the old M 28mm f3.5. I'm not one for brick walls so though I'd post this boat that I saw at the side of the road today. I did no processing other than converting the file from RAW to a jpeg.

Regards,

Ken


Last edited by regken; 09-12-2007 at 08:06 PM.
08-19-2007, 05:55 PM   #2
Junior Member




Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Underhill, VT USA
Posts: 41
So, correct me if I am all mistaken, confused, on this one, but it seems to me that you are implying from your picture that the 'old' lenses are very good , so somebody must be mistaken or confused in their opinion ?
Personally I think the old lenses are ........ well, excellent.

Cheers
08-19-2007, 05:56 PM   #3
Inactive Account




Join Date: May 2007
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 41
Ken,

You should always carry a resolution test chart and a roll of gaffers tape in your camera bag. That way, you're prepared when opportunities like this arise.

Great shot. I certainly wouldn't argue against the quality of that lens.

Regards,
Daryl
08-19-2007, 06:13 PM   #4
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bangor, Maine
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,382
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by gussegutt Quote
So, correct me if I am all mistaken, confused, on this one, but it seems to me that you are implying from your picture that the 'old' lenses are very good , so somebody must be mistaken or confused in their opinion ?
Personally I think the old lenses are ........ well, excellent.

Cheers
Lately a couple of fairly new people to the forum have indicated they are interested in seeing some examples of how the 28's preform so I thought I'd oblige. Personally I thing this lens rates right up there with the best.

Regards,

Ken

08-19-2007, 06:33 PM   #5
Veteran Member
lapeen's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: bangor, maine
Posts: 379
QuoteOriginally posted by regken Quote
Lately a couple of fairly new people to the forum have indicated they are interested in seeing some examples of how the 28's preform so I thought I'd oblige. Personally I thing this lens rates right up there with the best.

Regards,

Ken
I am one of those with much interest and this photo just feeds my need for the lens even more!

You know what would be really neat!? (excuse the perky enthusiasm... newbie to this whole SLR thing, ya know ) If there were a thread (or even a section in the lens review area) for every lens where people could go and post photos taken with that certain lens.
08-22-2007, 08:50 PM   #6
New Member




Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 15
I have a "set" (28-3.5, 50-1.4, 105-2.8 and 135-3.5) of old Pentax M42 lenses that I picked up many years ago for film work. I have used them all on my K10D. They don't work for all situations since they take longer to set up than an AF lens but for portraits and landscapes they're hard to beat--I guess in reality they're just as fast on the K10 as they were on old manual 35s so no difference there. And I just love the way they feel when you turn the focusing ring--silky smooth! In fact, a buddy of mine was around the other day with a new C***n and he was kinda bragging about how good his new lens felt. I quietly took one of the old Pentax lenses out of its case and handed it to him. End of discussion.
08-22-2007, 08:52 PM   #7
Veteran Member
FotoPete's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Toronto
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,710
Haha that M28 is so darn smooth!
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
28mm, distortion, f3.5, k-mount, pentax lens, sharpness, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sold: Sigma EX DG 100-300mm/4 & Metz 48 AF-1 Flash & Adaptall P/KA w/ 28mm 2.5 lens OrenMc Sold Items 15 04-15-2010 03:30 PM
K-7 distortion & CA correcting? kolouch Pentax News and Rumors 11 05-25-2009 02:33 PM
Sharpness vs Fine Sharpness on K20D morfic Pentax DSLR Discussion 2 11-02-2008 10:13 AM
Fine sharpness and sharpness move together on K20D 1.01 morfic Pentax DSLR Discussion 2 07-11-2008 09:18 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:24 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top