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04-14-2008, 06:50 PM   #1
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50-135mm - looking for low light samples

Hello all!

Would anyone have some low light samples from this lens say f2.8 and ISO 800-1600? I did get that lens, but it was simply an awful copy with inconsistent AF at any light and terrible flat images at higher ISO (decentered too). I know this is VERY rare for this lens, but...

I would like to give this lens another try, but would love to see some low light samples...


04-14-2008, 07:15 PM   #2
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Light wasn't real low in these shots, but it was lower than it looks:

ISO 1600 (50-135) @135mm f/2.8 1/30s:

ISO 800 (50-135) @135mm f/2.8 1/90s:

ISO 800 (50-135) @135mm f/2.8 1/20s:

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Samples - low light - ISO 100 - 1 sec @ f/2.8

Here is a link to two quick shots I took with the DA* 50-135 to test low light. Direct export from card to Pentax Photo Browser to jpeg. Full size jpegs area available to view on Flickr.

DA* 50-135 low light tests
04-15-2008, 12:50 AM   #4
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Here are some more samples for you. This was taken at a concert.

This first one is with the DA* 16-50 just to give you an idea how far back I was.

135mm f2.8 1/100s ISO 800

135mm f2.8 1/125s ISO 800

135mm f2.8 1/125s ISO 800

135mm f2.8 1/100s ISO 800

135mm f3.5 1/100s ISO 800

Hope this helps!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Duh_Vinci Quote
Would anyone have some low light samples from this lens D

I have some test shots with low light-high ISO conditions. I could mail them to you at their original format. Just say so!

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