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08-11-2012, 12:31 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by dude163 Quote
I even added some new shots
..and good ones too. I love the colors that it makes a lot. And the sharp text on your third foto.

Ill add a couple from today as well (these are jpgs straight from the K7):





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I am especially impressed with the colors and the way it handles light. Amazing, I am looking forward to shooting some B&W as well.
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the B+Ws it takes are awesome







Not bad for a K-X and a lens that old
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Here is a few more from today..







..and again they are straight out of the box. (..to quote one of the Blues Brothers) Sweet jumping Jesus Yes, I see the light!


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QuoteOriginally posted by dude163 Quote
the B+Ws it takes are awesome

Not bad for a K-X and a lens that old
Yeah! Awesome. those are great portraits of the kids (yours I presume)

I have been down with a faul case of the LBA for a while, but then this one somehow made it from the shelf and on to my K7 again. Great.

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08-11-2012, 03:30 PM   #21
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QuoteOriginally posted by dude163 Quote
I even added some new shots
I really like the 2nd one!!
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thanks all!
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Single exposure, ISO800, EV+2, 0.6sec, f/2.8 - 16


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OK 2 more recent ones




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dude163 if you had just described those shots to me without letting me see actually them I would have told you they were all boring crap, you really have the knack of artistic photography which seems to be all about seeing the world a different way.

Plus you put to shame all the dipshits in the other threads whining about the current lens lineup and debating which $1500 lens they need (though I suppose anything made recently is genuinely worth whining about). There's a reason I have all old Pentax A stuff.

Now on to some technical points, how did you get the sky to come out such a cooperative shade of blue in those shots? I assume a filter was involved.
And is that logo shot a raised window sticker? It's giving me brain damage trying to work out exactly what I am looking at.

Edit: absolutely love the B&W girl in snow with the fur lined hood.
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Hi and thanks for the feedback , I discovered a while back that obviously gear is important, but only up to a certain point , and I stopped chasing incredible clarity and pixel perfection and just concentrated on taking better shots


for example , this is one of my favourite shots of my 8 yr old daughter and technically its terrible, but it really indicates what living with kids is like ( to me, anyways!)



re: the blue sky , it was very blue anyways so all I did was boost the saturation about 10% in lightroom and adjust the white balance slightly ( those ones were shot in JPG mode btw and the KX does a bit of contrast/saturation by itself anyway)

ahhhh , the Logo shot, that one always throws people off because of the reflections , its actually an espresso machine in a coffee shop! what lookslike a window is the metallic back with the name on it
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Amazing lens

Dude163

These photo are amazing! #1 shows exactly how far CZ (J) had come with their T coating in `53! #2 is pusling (..and a great shot) Is that the moon or a street light halo? If its the moon, then it is so nice that the other (traffic?) halos are the same size. Anyway graphically it is a very interesting photo. A beauty. #3 shows how sharp this Tessar really is (..and across the frame). These and your earlier posted shots also shows the very pleasing colors of this lens. CZ where at avantgarde with developing color photography lenses indeed!

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Here is a small (nothing scientific) test to compare (center) sharpness, depth of field, contrast of a few fifties:

01) CZJ Tessar 2.8/50 T,
02) SMC PKA 2/50,
03) SMC PKM 4/50 Macro,
04) SMC PKDA 2.8/40 Ltd,
05) SMC PK 1.8/55.

All set at f:8

K7 mounted on tripod, 2sec timer, Live view, manual (the 40Ltd suffers from a terrible manual focus ring), ISO100, B&W JPG directly from camera. No exstra sharpening or contrast.
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I swear this Tessar is the best value for money manual lens you can find. Many people complain about 'soft corners' - they're pixel peeping and not taking pictures. It's a lens with character and style, I'll never part with mine.
You've posted some superb images taken with this lens, what more can anyone ask from the equipment?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lloydy Quote
I swear this Tessar is the best value for money manual lens you can find. Many people complain about 'soft corners' - they're pixel peeping and not taking pictures. It's a lens with character and style, I'll never part with mine.
You've posted some superb images taken with this lens, what more can anyone ask from the equipment?
Im completely convinced and am just having an hour of fun taking some sample shots with various lenses in same kind of range. To observe and learn



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