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06-05-2008, 05:45 PM   #61
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QuoteOriginally posted by KungPOW Quote
My FA 50 1.4 just arrived today!

The build quality is far better then I was expecting.

It's sharp. It's shiny. and it's new.

Happy I finally got off my butt and bought it.

Now to try and get out to shoots some frames before it gets dark.
Please don't be afraid to take pictures in the dark, the FA 50 f/1.4 is my go-to lens in the dark


Thanks,
Hin


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QuoteOriginally posted by KungPOW Quote
My FA 50 1.4 just arrived today!

The build quality is far better then I was expecting.

It's sharp. It's shiny. and it's new.

Happy I finally got off my butt and bought it.

Now to try and get out to shoots some frames before it gets dark.
Congrats on your new lens, KungPOW.

And now, I have some good news, and some bad news.

The good news: I bought a lens today!

The bad news: It wasn't an FA 50 1.4.

I bought a used Pentax SMC 100mm f4.0 macro.

I do intend to get an FA 50 1.4 soon, but I didn't want the macro to slip away.

I'll write more on this when I start a thread on it.

Mike
06-05-2008, 06:12 PM   #63
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QuoteOriginally posted by hinman Quote
Please don't be afraid to take pictures in the dark, the FA 50 f/1.4 is my go-to lens in the dark

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All shots hand-held in K100D



Thanks,
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Still one of my favorite shots! I remember this one from last year.

I like low-light/night shots, but this one has such a nice balance of warm and cool tones.

Very nice, Hinman.
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06-05-2008, 08:50 PM   #64
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QuoteOriginally posted by hinman Quote
Please don't be afraid to take pictures in the dark, the FA 50 f/1.4 is my go-to lens in the dark.
I was about to post the very same thing!








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Maybe i should re-phrase my "too dark for photos" coment..

Its more that the weather is a crumy, rainy grey. It is cold out (for June), and it won't actually be dark for another 5 hours (from when I first posted). It's that time of year when it doesn't get dark until well after 9:30. But with the weather as it is, I would have soft light until 7:00 or so, then dull grey light until it gets fully dark closer to 10:00. It was more the "grey light" that I was trying to avoid.

As it turned out, it started to rain heavily. My camera might be watertight, but I'm a wimp.

But thanks for the advice! It could be a good night to get some great reflections on the wet roads.

Hinman! Awsome photos, thanks for sharing.
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Ok, now you guys have shamed me to prove that I have been out at night.

Pentax ME super, SMC-M 1.4, Ilford 400, (crummy scan)

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Not Doing the Dishes

Ok,

In celebration of my new lens, here are some photos.

Part of an abstract, deconstructionist, neo-grunge series I call "Not My Night to do the Dishes."

Enjoy!

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Part of an abstract, deconstructionist, neo-grunge series I call "Not My Night to do the Dishes."
Those are the best nights, especially if there's a Lakers vs Celtics NBA Finals game on

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QuoteOriginally posted by KungPOW Quote
Maybe i should re-phrase my "too dark for photos" coment..

Its more that the weather is a crumy, rainy grey. It is cold out (for June), and it won't actually be dark for another 5 hours (from when I first posted). It's that time of year when it doesn't get dark until well after 9:30. But with the weather as it is, I would have soft light until 7:00 or so, then dull grey light until it gets fully dark closer to 10:00. It was more the "grey light" that I was trying to avoid.

As it turned out, it started to rain heavily. My camera might be watertight, but I'm a wimp.

But thanks for the advice! It could be a good night to get some great reflections on the wet roads.

Hinman! Awsome photos, thanks for sharing.
Apology that I misread your comment. And you have great b&w photo and the scanned picture looks outstanding to me.

I am also into film but I find it too costly to enjoy it fully. I am currently studying all sorts of scanner and I prefer something inexpensive to approach film with just development fee + a scanner. If you have time, please share with us your favorite b&w film and if you have suggestions on scanners and approach to save cost to still enjoy film along with digital gear.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Bokeh Quote
Congrats on your new lens, KungPOW.

And now, I have some good news, and some bad news.

The good news: I bought a lens today!

The bad news: It wasn't an FA 50 1.4.

I bought a used Pentax SMC 100mm f4.0 macro.

I do intend to get an FA 50 1.4 soon, but I didn't want the macro to slip away.

I'll write more on this when I start a thread on it.

Mike
I agree with KungPOW.. I just got my 50 f1.4 last night.. It is built much better than I expected! It has a nice weight to it. It feels real solid. I also received in the mail today my email purchase of a rubber pentax lens hood. It fits perfect and is collapsible. I took some shots of the cat and dog, but will not post any pics of them.. I have already done that too much! yay for me yay for me!
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QuoteOriginally posted by hinman Quote
Apology that I misread your comment.
No worries, I wasn't clear

I don't Think I have much to add with regard to film and scanning. I usually shoot Ilford 400 XP2 because it is easy to get developed at a one hour photo. I get them to scan it for me. Yes the cost is a problem.

I am very close to getting myself a black bag, a developing tank, and some chemicals, and do my own developing in my kitchen sink. With the marvel of youtube, I now know everything a person will ever need to know about developing tri-x. (kidding here.) That should help with the costs.

Maybe this is for another thread.

This thread is all about the great lens that is the FA 50 1.4

Wow. What a lens!
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