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02-09-2011, 01:42 PM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
I've had some really good results with older lenses on my K-5. Here are some examples I took this weekend at Longwood Gardens just outside of Philadelphia.

The first image was taken with an m42 Takumar 28mm f3.5 and the rest with an SMC-M K mount 50mm f1.7. The last one is a 100% crop.

All images taken in Aperture priority or manual mode, freehand, no flash. Color adjustment and minor sharpening using Nik tools.

(sorry for the large picture sizes - still learning how to use the forum's photo gallery software.)
sorry? It shows new glass should be used on K-5 ?

it's quite a large investment to equip semi-pro/pro.

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sorry? It shows new glass should be used on K-5 ?

it's quite a large investment to equip semi-pro/pro.
Well of course new, top-of-the line glass would probably maximize your possibilities, it is pretty clear that a lot of the older lenses can create pretty stunning results in conjunction with the K-5. It just takes a little more work to make it happen. If you are the experimenting type as I am, I would definitely recommend seeing what your old lenses can do.
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I love my manual lenses.

Some recent shots with CZS 135/3.5 & K5:

















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I love my manual lenses.

Some recent shots with CZS 135/3.5 & K5:
Lovely series!

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Thank you.
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Ei kannata päivittää runkoa jos vanhoilla linsseilläkin pärjää ihan hyvin. Uusi runko ja uudet linssit antavat parhaan lopputuloksen. Laatikkokamera oli minunkin ensimmäinen kamera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by 30v iPentax Quote
Ei kannata päivittää runkoa jos vanhoilla linsseilläkin pärjää ihan hyvin. Uusi runko ja uudet linssit antavat parhaan lopputuloksen. Laatikkokamera oli minunkin ensimmäinen kamera.
Translation: It's not worth updating the body if you are fine with old lenses. New body and new lenses give the best result. A box camera was my first camera also.


And I have to say this is utter rubbish. Many of my lenses outperform the K-5 sensor. Lenses have not progressed in the same phase as digital sensors so there is no need to update the lenses with every new body you buy.
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Tarkoitin vanhoilla linsseillä näitä 42mm ja yleensä 35mm käytettyjä linssejä. Itselläni on näitä olemassa ja soviteetkin löytyy, mutta liian työläitä käyttä. Olen itse jättänyt nämä hyllyyn.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Free Soul Quote
I love my manual lenses.

Some recent shots with CZS 135/3.5 & K5:
VERY nice, but are they "real" photos or photoshop products?
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surely it depends what you want to use camera and lenses for, just because a piece of older equipment doesnt perform as well on paper as its modern counterpart doesnt mean it cant be used for an artistic purpose these old lenses were good enough for all the pros back then, nothing wrong with mixing old and new and getting creative i have seen great shots done with older glass

i am not one for statistics and performance figures the photos are all that count
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I tried a couple of old Sigma zoom lenses on my K7. I didn't get the hang of focusing, but I was pleased with the few in-focus shots.








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