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12-06-2012, 11:50 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by jlaubza Quote
Hi, sorry to say but those pix are blurred - maybe your shutter speed is too low for your hands?
The shutter speed looks fine, but I do notice the shake reduction is set at 8mm. So it could be working against him.

It does look like you need to put the aperture on the A position to make full use of it on your DSLR, otherwise you're stuck with M mode only. Since you are in Av mode the lens is only staying wide open at f2, so your DOF is shallow and the lens isn't at its sharpest. I found mine to be very good at f4 and above. If the lens is in the A position, then the contacts on the body or lens might be dirty or there might be something wrong with the mount of the lens.

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Thanks for the advice, Ill take a look at it. Keep in mind that those pictures were the first ones Id ever taken with a manual lens. Since the original postings Ive been able to get ahold of two more screw mount lenses (a 55mm & 28mm). My 55mm screw mount im in love with! It takes great photos.
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I have a smc Pentax-A 50mm f1.4. Quite easy to focus manually.
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I have just bought an A 50mm 1.4 as wanted to get a prime without spending too much, and also wanted to play around with an older manual focus lens. Haven't really explored it much yet but no doubt I will be coming back here for some help once I do...

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