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06-10-2008, 07:19 PM   #1
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Neighbor Garden with Pentax 100mm f/4.0 1:2 Macro

My copy is a K version as it does not have M signature in the lens front. This lens ranks next to my Jupiter9 85mm f/2.0 in terms of bokeh and I have only used this lens twice in shooting, and I find the images with good dimensions and great color and DOF. I don't know if the buzz word like 3D can be applied as I see a lot of 3D images from Jay (Jsherman999) in his posting. C&C welcome on the bokeh and color.



Pentax SMC 100mm f/4.0 Macro 1:2 - Hin's Tech Corner

#1 Birds have visited these elderberries


#2 No PP, straight out from K10D in jpg Bright image tone
+2 on sharpness


#3 unfortunate windy but the pink background draw me to the shot


#4 don't know the name of this flower, magical color


#5 I added shadow for this shot to up the contrast


#6 Can't wait for the berries to be ripe
My neighbor will make jam jar for my family


#7 Red union flower to be blossomed


#8


#9


#10
I should have lowered saturation on bright image tone



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06-10-2008, 08:13 PM   #2
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Beautiful shots all. I really like number 9. Love the color, sharpness and bokeh. Did you use a tripod with these?
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8 and 9 do it for me. 8 has great color draws the eye nicely and 9 seems to pop out of the background.

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Nice shots!! I like 3 also with the pink background, and the fuzzy flowers are beautiful.

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Beautiful shots all. I really like number 9. Love the color, sharpness and bokeh. Did you use a tripod with these?
They are all hand holding shots. I am a bit unconventional with tripod. I bought a reasonable amona tripod few months ago but I had not gotten used to my tripod yet for frequent use.
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All are quite lovely Hin. I enjoyed viewing them all. Thank you!
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Thanks for sharing these. This happens to be a lens I have my eye on in a current auction and I really wanted to see some samples.
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Last one is a dazzler


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Nice shots!! I like 3 also with the pink background, and the fuzzy flowers are beautiful.
Had I taken the shot with better sharpness, it would be a different picture. I really like the pinkish background which come from the pink flowers on #9

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8 and 9 do it for me. 8 has great color draws the eye nicely and 9 seems to pop out of the background.

mike
Thanks, 9 is my favorite too.

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All are quite lovely Hin. I enjoyed viewing them all. Thank you!
Thanks for the kind words.

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Last one is a dazzler

cheers
Thanks! The red maybe too red in Bright Image tone. Some other red flower shots are breeding red in Bright image tone and I may need to desaturate a bit on red


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Thanks for sharing these. This happens to be a lens I have my eye on in a current auction and I really wanted to see some samples.
Mike, I got my copy used from marketplace from Steve for about $175. My copy does not have the M signature. And I think it shares similarity to the M 100mm f/4.0 Macro. I am researching on an extension tubes to make it 1:1 magnification, if anyone have suggestion, please pass along. Since my lens is manual focusing and metering, I don't need the AF one but I would prefer auto metering so that the extension tube can be used with my other 'A' lens in Pentax A 50mm f/2.8 Macro 1:2. Suggestion are welcome.

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Any suggestion for a reliable macro extension tubes to work with Pentax K 100mm f/4.0 1:2 Macro and Pentax A 50mm f/2.8 Macro 1:2. My budget is roughly below $100 and lesser are preferred and I intend to keep the 'A' for metering and manual focus is fine. Besides Vivitar AT-22, what other choices that people know to bring my close up lens from 1:2 to 1:1.

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You're right, that lens shows a nice bokeh! I really like #10, I think the saturated colors are a plus!
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Hin,

Nice work. I have this same lens and find it to be excellent. Produces terrific images.
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You're right, that lens shows a nice bokeh! I really like #10, I think the saturated colors are a plus!
Thanks for the kind comment!

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Hin,

Nice work. I have this same lens and find it to be excellent. Produces terrific images.
Thanks for the comment. Do you happen to use any extension tube to up the magnification from 1:2 to 1:1. I am looking for a solution. Any recommendation would be much appreciated.
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