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09-10-2008, 02:59 PM   #1
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LBA: my latest toy

SMC-M Macro 50/4, there's not a scratch on this, it cannot have been used.



and the first shot:

1/90 f22 ISO200 with body flash at -2.0



The spider is 5mm across.

I'm gonna have to get used to getting close to things!

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09-10-2008, 03:34 PM   #2
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oh man i have been neglecting mine cause of my "tak period" but it is the lens that i realized i can take some striking pictures. Your are in for some fun and great pic! You need to revise the M club thread with more beauties!!!
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ewww that's an ugly looking spider. why does it have such a huge body?
i used to have a Super Macro Tak 50 which I believe was the same and all the shots were sharp, but i think the M model is easier to use because of the wide open focusing. hope you enjoy the lens
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09-11-2008, 04:14 AM   #5
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ewww that's an ugly looking spider. why does it have such a huge body?
LOL! it is a common English garden spider, they are everywhere here!

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i used to have a Super Macro Tak 50 which I believe was the same and all the shots were sharp, but i think the M model is easier to use because of the wide open focusing. hope you enjoy the lens
Thanks I will.

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With all those lenses shown in your signature and you're showing not 1, but 4 frowns???? man, if I had 1/3 of the stuff you have listed, I would have a dozen of these:
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holy crap, I think that lens is as mint as it gets concerning cosmetics... damn thats a fine piece of glass.
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So the onboard flash choke works with M lenses... that's good to know, this is one of the limitations with shooting with the Takumars, you don't get any flash automation / control on the K100D at least.

I'm amazed at how close I have to get with the Tamron 90 (and extension tubed Tak 50) so I can see you were right there for the spider. They see us too.

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I'm pretty sure my K10D fires the flash full strength with M lenses. Must recheck.
Checked - I can shoot -2.0 or +1.0 the exposure is identical.
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means I used to have a very nice copy of one of these, but I sold it to bruloup when I was freeing up lens capital for the DA 35ltd.. It's a great little largely-unheralded lens, one of the sharpest 50s I've shot.
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means I used to have a very nice copy of one of these, but I sold it to bruloup when I was freeing up lens capital for the DA 35ltd.. It's a great little largely-unheralded lens, one of the sharpest 50s I've shot.
yeah, but the DA 35ltd is a great lens on our dslr bodies.
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So the onboard flash choke works with M lenses... that's good to know,
Unfortunately, no. When I was photographing the spider I kept looking at the preview and the histogram and twiddling the compensation (and other settings) until I got the illumination right, but it must be a coincidence that -2.0 gave me the right level. I've just taken shots in a more controlled test (+1, 0, -1, -2, camera on a tripod) and they all look the same, so the flash must be firing full power on all of them Oh well, it looks like I will have to resort to putting tissue paper over the flash to reduce it.

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so I can see you were right there for the spider. They see us too.
LOL, and from a search on the internet I see that some people have had allergic reactions from being bitten by one of those. This one didn't seem too worried by me.

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09-12-2008, 08:39 AM   #13
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Wow....

That lens positively makes my old copy look like it was dropped in a toilet then drug thru the desert behind a camel.....
Of course if I ever sell it the condition will be listed as 9+

Nice find!
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