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02-11-2008, 08:49 PM   #1
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Hrm just gota love the Pentax-M 50/1.4

I was at the Dirty Show 9 saturday evening on behalf of a suspension crew. Was very short notice and unfortunately none of the shops locally or on my way to Detroit had the Pentax-FA 50/1.4 which I wanted to get primarily cuz some autofocus on a fast lens might be nice. But fortunately I remembered I had a Pentax-M 50/1.4 on a K-1000 despite my K10D doesn't seem to acurately set exposure in Av mode with a Pentax-M lens as well as it does a Pentax-A. So basically I just set the camera in M mode and set the lens widest possible and set ISO to 1600 (the shot below was at 1/50th @ 1.4).

I thought I was going to be in deep s--t with the low light, fog and lack of a manual focusing screen, but the 50/1.4 manually focused and manually exposed did better than I expected. I still plan to get the FA if can, but I already have a DA40/2.8 (just it seemed bout 2 stops too slow for my purpose, though I used it when using the flash).



That'll teach me not to underestimate that lens again...

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