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11-02-2012, 07:40 AM   #1
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28mm f2 Pentax-K Shots

Here are some shots from my new (to me) Pentax-K 28mm f2 lens

















It isn't perfect, there is some purple fringing which are visible in the last two shots (what do you expect from a lens that was designed 40 years ago).
Overall, though, I really love this lens On my APS-C, it is a great normal view, which I feel real comfortable with.

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I like it, congrats.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cali92rs Quote
Here are some shots from my new (to me) Pentax-K 28mm f2 lens
The first two really show off the Zeiss DNA.
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Very nice creamy bokeh!

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I now know what people mean when they say bokeh is a subjective thing. I like the composition of the shots, but I find the bokeh quite nervous and distracting. I would not describe that as buttery but I guess thats subjective too.

Thanks for posting.
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I now know what people mean when they say bokeh is a subjective thing. I like the composition of the shots, but I find the bokeh quite nervous and distracting. I would not describe that as buttery but I guess thats subjective too.

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I think it depends on the shot...for example I like the bokeh on the first shot and would consider it creamy. The second shot it does look "nervous" to my eyes as well. I think the key is to ensure there is enough distance between the infocus subnect and out of focus background.
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I think it depends on the shot...for example I like the bokeh on the first shot and would consider it creamy. The second shot it does look "nervous" to my eyes as well. I think the key is to ensure there is enough distance between the infocus subnect and out of focus background.
I wouldn't say any of them were creamy, but I like a unique and cool, not technically good, bokeh. That's why I'd love to get my hands on a Soligor/Spiratone 20mm/2.8.
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I wouldn't say any of them were creamy, but I like a unique and cool, not technically good, bokeh. That's why I'd love to get my hands on a Soligor/Spiratone 20mm/2.8.
That brings up a good point. 95% of what's written nowadays regarding photography tries to make objective sense of what's good and bad. But photography is still an Art, which is the most subjective thing in the world.

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QuoteOriginally posted by cali92rs Quote
Here are some shots from my new (to me) Pentax-K 28mm f2 lens

















It isn't perfect, there is some purple fringing which are visible in the last two shots (what do you expect from a lens that was designed 40 years ago).
Overall, though, I really love this lens On my APS-C, it is a great normal view, which I feel real comfortable with.
Nice, have you tried the K28/2 on your ME/ZX-5 with film? This lens is even better as a wide angle as it was designed for, especially when you close focus.

Phil.
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Nice, have you tried the K28/2 on your ME/ZX-5 with film? This lens is even better as a wide angle as it was designed for, especially when you close focus.

Phil.
Not yet...there is only one place within 10 miles of me that sells any variety of film, lol.
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Looks like a nice sharp lens with good colour, like it's f/3.5 brother. Bokeh's fairly funky though, but that's hard to avoid with branches.
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Here are some more shots with this lens...this time at the San Diego Museum of Art Culture and Cocktails event. A very surreal event...there was like a club scene in the veranda yet the art galleries were open























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bokeh did look quite distracting in the first photos, but it will probably improve as the lens is stopped down...I have seen some comparisons of Minolta 50mm and 85mm lenses (Rokkor files?) for bokeh...it was clear that the relative performance of the lenses changed according to aperture used, so its my guess the 28 f2 will have nicer bokeh at f2.8 than the 28mm f2.8...
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Great shots. This lens has been on my hit list for years.....someday hope to have one.
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