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09-07-2011, 06:11 AM   #16
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The Samyang 85 1.4 is really close, really really close to a near match of the shown bokeh...


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Well not making the same shots but giving you the same feeling of victory after taking some nice pictures:





Or be patient ant wait for a DA*135mm/f2.0 wich will do this also. Practice on this and make some nice pictures for yourself.
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Lots of fantastic shots from the 77Ltd are in HERE with the other FA limited lenses
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That look can be achieved in various ways, depending on your distance to subject, and others have mentioned great ways/lenses to do so.

It looks like at least a few of those shots were taken with a FF camera and a high-aperture lens. While this isn't required by any means, it does open up the possibilities a little bit to get that 'look' and a few more FOV + distance to subject combos.

One of my favorite combos is a 50mm f/1.8 on FF - allows full body shots from the typical distances I tend to be shooting, and gives slightly more DOF control and subject isolation from closer-in than I can get at similar apertures and field of views on aps-c. It's only about 1.3 stops difference, but it gives me a 'look' I find pleasing and useful for some things.

50mm @ f/1.8, (equiv to 35mm f/1.2 on aps-c in FOV/DOF)


This is why I would love to shoot the FA 43 and FA 77 on FF - a real Pentax FF 'look' would emerge, and it would be fantastic.


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09-07-2011, 05:04 PM   #20
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My impression is get a bagful of takumars perhaps 35/2 , 50/1.4, 85/1.8 and a 135/2.5 and have fun. Shots made me think of mike cash's work posted here. Look in the takumar lens club
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A lot is about picking your background, lighting. Still, you can do pretty well with DA *55, DA *50-135, or one of the 70-200 f2.8 lenses. Distance to subject versus distance to background makes a lot of the difference in how the background renders.

DA *55

D FA 100mm f2.8 WR


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