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04-25-2008, 04:45 PM   #1
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Pentax M 28mm f/2.8 Test Shots (with fungus)

I bought this lens not knowing that it has fungus. The seller in ebay didn't mention anything and it wasn't until I examine closely a month later that it has something odd on the real element -- it has fungus, not a whole lot but not small either, some amount that keep me from using the lens. I placed it under the sun to hopefully kill and stop the fungus. I have placed it in my to-be-sold items as part of my recent endeavor to trim down my gear. I love the compactness of this lens and it is so small that it is the smallest lens (the poor man's pancake) in my gear. But I have two 28mm and one has to go in my trimming

And even with fungus, it delivers in sharpness and color. I thought fungus will degrade the contrast in a lens, but I can't see the problem even in original crop on test pictures


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04-25-2008, 05:17 PM   #2
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Even with the fungus, this lens looks VERY sharp. I really like the photos of the fire truck...
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I second that....the fire truck photos are amazing.
04-25-2008, 07:07 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by Stratman Quote
Even with the fungus, this lens looks VERY sharp. I really like the photos of the fire truck...
QuoteOriginally posted by maxwell1295 Quote
I second that....the fire truck photos are amazing.
Thank you. I like them too. Quite sharp and I took those fire truck photos in f/8.0. But in previous test shots, I actually did a couple of f/2.8 and they come out quite good also

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If you want to see another funny one, see (not mine):

Vintage Folding Cameras
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If you want to see another funny one, see (not mine):

Vintage Folding Cameras
That is quite amazing.
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