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12-24-2006, 11:18 PM   #1
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Does anyone know anything about these lenses?

My K10d is supposed to come on thursday, but until then im trying to learn as much about pentax and penax lenses as possible. My dad has a k1000 and a few lenses. Among these lenses that are available for me to use are:

Asahi SuperTakumar-Zoom 1:4.5 70-150mm

Sigma 1:2.8 135mm

Pentax-m f1.7 50mm

Does anyone know anything about these lenses? Sample shots would be ideal.

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I can get you some samples with the 50mm M next time I go on a photo shoot, but I can tell you it's a great lens

Maybe not too practical on the K10D because of forced manual metering, though...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mo Quote
Maybe not too practical on the K10D because of forced manual metering, though...
Phooey! (With greatest respect of course! ) Maybe it's because I've spent most of my photographic life with a K1000 (aperture priority with the ME Super was a major advance) but I don't find manual metering a big deal. Set your aperture with the aperture ring, hit the AE-L button, click, if you want the equivalent of aperture priority. Or use dof preview to fool around with it a little. How's that impractical? Okay, other lenses are perhaps more convenient, but depending on what you're shooting, the extra step is rather unlikely to cause you to miss a shot. Less convenient, yes, impractical, no. Okay, okay, I'm splitting linguistic hairs, but I love my M lenses!

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I have to agree with Julie. The M 50 1.7 is a great lens. You have to do the stop down metering but it "ain't no big thang" as they say here in the Bronx I'm lazier than Julie, I prefer the camera to do that step for me but...

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