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Mt Barrow with the M50/f1.4
Lens: SMC Pentax M50/f1.4 Camera: Panasonic GH2 Photo Location: Tasmania 
Posted By: nickthetasmaniac, 06-12-2011, 08:48 PM

I went for a wonder up Mt Barrow in Tasmania's north-east last night with the GH2 and SMC M50/f1.4. The combination of recent snowfall and atmospheric haze from the ash cloud made for some absolutely stunning colour!

The M50 gives the field of view of a short-tele on Micro Four Thirds, so this was a bit of a different perspective from my normal landscape style. That said, the IQ from f4-f11 makes it infinitely usable!

To be honest, I'm having so much fun with these old Pentax primes on the GH2 that I'm considering expanding my collection with a K200/f2.5 or A* 300/f4

(This was actually shot at 1600iso before I had the tripod set-up!)

(And one taken out wide with the Pana 7-14 )

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06-12-2011, 10:33 PM   #2
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Nice shots , yea the M50/1.4 is a good lens, but I dont use it as much as I should, I will have to scrape through my computer to find some that I have .
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It's funny, when I was shooting with Pentax bodies I hardly ever used my film lenses. To be honest I found focussing and metering a pain in the ass... The GH2 is much much more intuitive and effective in both these regards.

Ironic that shifting to another brand of body has given a new life to the old Pentax's
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I am really digging #1... nice series...


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