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Lens: M50 F1.4 Camera: K10D Photo Location: South England 
Posted By: rob1234, 07-19-2010, 04:12 AM

I have just got my hands (back) on the M50 f1.4 - a great lens.

Just been messing about, practising my manual focussing and experimenting with the razor thin DOF.

Have noticed that trap in focus (from near-to-far) gets decent focus about two thirds of the time...

All wide open - not a bad performance for a 30 year old F1.4 lens IMO. In fact, I'll link this page to my review.

No post processing on any - JPEGs straight from the camera.

Fence:

F1.4, 1/1000, ISO 125

(100% centre crop):


Flower:

F1.4, 1/640, ISO 100

Grapes:

F1.4, 1/30, ISO 320

Gravel:

F1.4, 1/2000, ISO 100

Hose:

F1.4, 1/800, ISO 125

Just noticed all look a touch underexposed on this laptop; they looked OK on my other two monitors.
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Nice shots- the only thing I'm noticing consistently are dull colors, though. Smooth and sharp otherwise!

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That's a good point.

Could be due to the fact they are straight out of the camera JPEGs in 'natural' mode (or whatever it's called?

Here is the hose shot RAW opened in CS4 with the default "Pentax 1.00" profile, and 20 secs of tweaking. Bit better?

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