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10-28-2009, 10:19 AM   #106
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Thank you Georg. Yes, I stopped down to - I think - about 7.1 (which is quite open for macro...). I like this lens a lot in macro-work, I am finding out. In one of the Dutch pentax-fora I started a one-week thread with photos made with this lens. Hardly macros, but I tried today and I am very pleased with the results!

Thanks again!

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Time for a bump,


Leica R 2/50 Summicron 1st version on K100D (f/4?) - both skaters had tumbled before - tough women

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QuoteOriginally posted by georgweb Quote
Time for a bump,


Leica R 2/50 Summicron 1st version on K100D (f/4?) - both skaters had tumbled before - tough women

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love how you panned the shot! I'd never be able to do that!
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Sorry if this is a repost here, but I put this shot through Photoshop and changed the look quite a bit.

Fujinon 55mm f/1.8 (at f/8 or f/11):


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Super Tak 55mm F1.8








S M C-M 50mm F1.4



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Sorry if this is a repost here, but I put this shot through Photoshop and changed the look quite a bit.

Fujinon 55mm f/1.8 (at f/8 or f/11):
Fixcinater, have you seen "The Tree" challenge in the Games and Challenges subforum? I'd post it there too!

Great shot!
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Rense, thanks!

I haven't been to that section of the forum yet, so I'll check it out! Thank you for the suggestion.
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Ambivalence, the panning is easy with a manual lens if you prefocus (e.g. on some marks on the tarmac here). Then just follow through the motion and snap when they enter the focus zone. The Bird-In-Flight people said it would be better to switch off the shake reduction. Won't tell you how many shots I missed here on that occasion .-)

Fixcinater, that's a stunning redo of the blue version of that photo. Can't decide between them, they're both great.

Happy to see the thread going again,
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Although I've often expressed my opinion that the FA 50/1.4 is a bit short for classic portraiture, in practice it really works quite well. Sensational value for money, AFAIC.



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Great feeling in those shots ClassA ! Here's one more from the same lens but manualfocus, it's the SMC Tak 1.4/50. I've had to Lanzcos-downscale the pic to get rid of the artefacts
in the buildings, for me a that's a sign of a resolution monster. A true allrounder in my book.

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Great feeling in those shots ClassA !
Thanks a lot, much appreciated!

Yes, the Pentax 50s are insanely sharp around f/5.6.

I envy you for your exotic lens collection. Keep the pics coming, please.

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No need to be envious ClassA, you are right there with that Pentax 1.4/50 and it is AF! I promise to keep those pics coming (Rense should never have started this :-).

If there is one lens I would wish to be AF it would neither be the incredible Zeiss 1.4/50 nor the subtle Summicron but none other than...


... the mighty Mamiya Sekor SX 55/1.4 a.k.a. Rolleinar MC a.k.a. Voigtländer AR a.k.a. Contarex Planar
I should clarify I like long bokeh (no macro guy), people, 3D, full open. This one has it all.
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One of my best kids shots was captured with the trusty FA 50/1.4:



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QuoteOriginally posted by Rense Quote
We have many clubs, dedicated to specific lenses. Grouped around series of Pentax lenses (Takumar, A, M, K, etcetera clubs), around off brand lenses (e.g. Sears lenses), specific types of lenses (the brand new mirror lens club), and around lenses from one country (the Soviet lens club). But what about a club of 50mm-owners? I guess at least 80% of the PF members have one or more 50mm lenses. (I myself own 9 50mm lenses right now...). And if zooms are included, probably around 100% of us have at least one 50mm. Once the standard, now a somewhat odd length, but loved by many.

So, let this be the place to show your favourite 50mm pics. Well, lets say: anything between 50 and 60mm. Plain, but also combined with tubes, bellows, converters etc. What are your 50's capable off?

I'll start with this one, shot last weekend in Amsterdam, shown before, but I like it.

Pentax-A 50/1.7
May I ask how did you focus so precisely while your subject are moving? was this photograph just a pick from a continuous shooting spree? (that's how I usually do mine... )
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May I ask how did you focus so precisely while your subject are moving? was this photograph just a pick from a continuous shooting spree? (that's how I usually do mine... )

I was focussing while walking backwards (with my wife warning for things behind me )!
And no, I only shot 1 time for this one...
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