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10-15-2008, 03:33 AM   #31
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That rose is in deed beautiful!

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That rose is in deed beautiful!
Thank you, I appreciate that.
Here are a couple more examples of the detail this lens is capable of.




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Cosina shots

So here are two samples with the K20/Cosina 1.2. The statuette is about 4" high, 40" from the lens, camera stable on the table. The first is wide open @1/125th and the second is f4 @1/45th both ASA200. I am not great at focusing with 68 year-old eyes, but I think the lens is pretty good.........
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10-15-2008, 08:08 PM   #34
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That Salts it!! (Don't ask me, it's an old Maritime expression). I'm getting one! I like the film look of the wide open shots which are still plenty sharp and the stopped down shots look great. Bokeh is about as good as I've seen on most lenses. Couple this with an AF1.7TC and I have a fast 85mm AF lens.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
Couple this with an AF1.7TC and I have a fast 85mm AF lens.
Oh, I did not even think about this....THANKS ....
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My test shot with the Cosina

Full size: *istDS + Cosina 55/1.2 @ f/1.2 & 1/60s


Crop 100% @f/1.2
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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
Couple this with an AF1.7TC and I have a fast 85mm AF lens.
94mm f/2...interesting... I'd like to see how that looks wide open. And it's a lens that doesn't exist for Pentax (AFAIK) from any brand ever.
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Unless my math is off. It equates to an 85mm (1.7 x 50 = 85mm) and f2. I know with my AF1.7TC, there is virtually no IQ loss and with the very good wide open shots we've seen so far, this might just be the way to save a bundle on an 85mm if you have the TC.

If you have the Tamron 1.4 TC then it's a 70mm f1.7 but no AF.

I've got both TC's and have one of these 50's on the way now, so I'll post some results when it arrives.

Kinda excited about the possiblities with this. I've been wanting an 85mm and just don't have $1200 sitting in a shoe box for the FA*.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote

If you have the Tamron 1.4 TC then it's a 70mm f1.7
how F1.2 + 1 stop = F1.7 ? should be F1.4
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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote

I've got both TC's and have one of these 50's on the way now, so I'll post some results when it arrives.
I see you could not hold off. , good move
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you guys are gonna jack up the prices of theses lenses like those Vivtar 105s with photos like that
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QuoteOriginally posted by deejjjaaaa Quote
how f1.2 + 1 stop = f1.7 ? Should be f1.4
1.4 x 1.2 = 1.68
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1.4 x 1.2 = 1.68
oh, right - for whatever reason I was thinking 1.2 is a stop below 1.4 ... my fault
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
you guys are gonna jack up the prices of theses lenses like those Vivtar 105s with photos like that
I can't imagine there are that many of these around like Vivitar lenses. Of course when the supply dries up you can have mine for a mere $600.00 .
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I got mine from a fellow on ebay. I originally was looking for the Pentax 50 f/1.2 but three things kept me from it. 1) it is way expensive, 2) it is near impossible to find 3) when you do find them for sale, they are WAAAAY expensive...

On a side note. Normally I am not one to go out for Halloween / harvest, but with this lens, I suspect Halloween / harvest will be fun..
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