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04-28-2008, 05:58 PM   #1
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smc pentax-m 50mm f1.7 vs da pentax smc 40mm f2.8

at last sunday, i have an opportunity went hunting with several friend of my community. here several sample of my shot with my k10d with those lens.

i like my m 50 better.


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40 2.8



50 1.7



50 1.7


50 1.7


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critics welcome. question welcome. photos taken in street central Jakarta, Indonesia. during a car free day event.

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nice photos, the 3rd one could have used a bit of fill flash i think
the 50 definitely does a better job blurring the background ... i don't think i'd ever sell my M50
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
nice photos, the 3rd one could have used a bit of fill flash i think
the 50 definitely does a better job blurring the background ... i don't think i'd ever sell my M50
you are right for photo number 3. i had wrong metering it. and i dont have any flash yet. . but thank you.

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04-28-2008, 09:02 PM   #4
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Good job, I like the fourth photo best. I might have dropped one stop just to get her arms in focus, but composure and use of natural lighting is great.

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Frankly, I like my A 50 1.7 better than the 40mm Limited - hands down.

Picture #4 could have been ok if the center metering would have been taken on the girl, although the background might have gotten washed out. Could have been an interesting effect.... hmm.
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@edl and tourdeforce

thank you..ill try to remember your tips.

tour..

me not quite understand.. (forgive my english) with this sentence..

Picture #4 could have been ok if the center metering would have been taken on the girl,

me aim on her face indeed.. do you think i miss the focus slight a bit?
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Focus was fine.

Try to aim the camera on a darker or shaded area of her body when you push the green button to set exposure.

Then aim the camera on her face to take the picture.

This way the girl will be well lit and background will become very bright.
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ahhh...

okey..okey..

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do you think the green button will work on m lenses. had not been try green button before.

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QuoteOriginally posted by fearview Quote
do you think the green button will work on m lenses. had not been try green button before.
The green button should ALWAYS be used with M lenses. That is the only way for the camera to 'know' the correct exposure. Press green button to meter light, then take picture.
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