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12-30-2017, 05:23 PM   #31
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The rose is with my K5, but now that I check the exif the canine poser was with mirrorless: samsung NX20. Just a quick press of a button to get 5x in the evf and nail the focus (provided the 4 legged fiend doesn't move a bit and disappear from view). Does make a difference I admit.

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I like the fact that you still get the beep to tell you it is just about in focus, probably. Although, I still fiddle with it for a further five minutes :0) as for dogs, a little bribery goes a long way. I managed to dress my English Springer Spaniel as one of Santa's elves, all for a bonio!

Footnote: the bonio bribe also helps you capture what is normally a happy breed looking decidedly p***ed off

This pic was also taken with an old lens, in this case a Miranda 24mm f2.8. I still havenít nailed sharpness often because I am juggling the exposure triangle (and dropping balls) in an attempt to make the most of poor light. Mastering that is my primary task this coming year. Photos on here are so beautifully sharp and the quality you guys show is what I aspire to. Thanks, and happy new year.

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QuoteOriginally posted by marcusBMG Quote
Here's one for you. Very retro, cool zebra livery, versatile swappable t-mount (get a pk or an M42 to pk adapter)...and surprisingly good.

Mayfair Sankor 135mm F3.5 Lens | eBay

Series E 135mm f3.5 (same lens)
I looked at the Mayfair and came across another Mayfair 135mm, and a Tamron, and a different Tamron, and a different Pentax, a Samuron, a bellows takumar and, and, and, ....there are a ridiculous amount of 135mm lenses out there :0)
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Focus is probably ok, at 1/3 sec that's shake and subject movement. Use a tripod and an IR remote.
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Or flash.

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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Full blown LBA is being convinced there is a legitimate reason to own

K85/1.8
K105/2.8
K120/2.8
K135/2.5
K135/3.5
K150/4
Random 90mm - 105mm Macros.


And those are just the manual focus short/medium teles
I'm in trouble, because that is my lens list with 3 of the 6 K's crossed off so far (105, 135 and 135)
12-31-2017, 03:47 PM   #36
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Or flash.
I have a number of tripods, I need to use them more in moments like these as for flash, Bailey has OCD issues where lights are concerned and a flash sends him utterly bananas. Thanks for the advice
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Full blown LBA is being convinced there is a legitimate reason to own

K85/1.8
K105/2.8
K120/2.8
K135/2.5
K135/3.5
K150/4
Random 90mm - 105mm Macros.


And those are just the manual focus short/medium teles
Hi monochrome, you beat me hands down!
At least in regard to K series.
I have the 85mm and 150mm in M42 version (Takumar), sold the 3.5/135mm, and never had the pleasure to own the 120mm.
I own a certain number of M, A and A* in the same focal range though
Plus a certain (not so small ) number of third party lenses.
I like very much the 135mm focal on full frame. I especially like the faster ones, even if they are not the sharpest wide open i mostly use them that way.
My favorite ones are the old Raynox Polaris 1.8/135mm and the Soligor/Tokina C/D 2/135mm, both M42.

@marcusBMG
I like Sankor's!
I think the zebra ones are beautiful.
You showed that the IQ is also good... my compliments for your thoughtful acquisition.

I wish the OP the best success with the newly acquired Pentax-M 3.5/135mm.
I shot plenty of great travel pictures with the same lens, on chrome film.
It is sharp, well made, and a pleasure to use in the field.
Once you get acquainted with the way you have to focus in manual (135mm are not as forgiving as shorter focals) i'm sure you'll be fully satisfied by its performance.
Unfortunately even with the larger focusing screen of the K-1, nailing perfect focus is not as easy as it was with film cameras. I'd say that i'm well trained by years with the K2, the MX and the LX, but sometimes i need to use enlarged LiveView...

cheers

Paolo

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I have a number of tripods, I need to use them more in moments like these as for flash, Bailey has OCD issues where lights are concerned and a flash sends him utterly bananas. Thanks for the advice
Poor Bailey, give him a hug from me. Luckily my two are quite happy to be photographed using flash



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Poor Bailey, give him a hug from me. Luckily my two are quite happy to be photographed using flash
Oh, I am in love! Spaniels rule :0) that is an excellent photo :0) Bailey does pose sometimes.
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