Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
Show me some M 50/1.7 and 1.4 shots!
Posted By: Alvin, 02-13-2007, 10:29 AM

After I lost an e-bay bid for a M 28/2.8 last night, I decided to look local and may have found an old M 50/1.7. The same store has a M 55/2 in the same condition as the lens I'm borrowing and I like the lens, but I'd like to see some shots from a 50mm to see how much difference there may be.

Post up your shots and if you have a 1.4 put it up here too!

Views: 8,306
02-18-2007, 01:13 PM   #31
Veteran Member

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: carpentersville, IL
Posts: 693
the only 50mm shot I have now is this one, taken with a 55mm. I was hoping the adapter came in in while I was away on a snowmobiling trip, but no dice. Sorry yet again.

02-18-2007, 03:23 PM   #32
Site Supporter
Site Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bronx NY
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,633
QuoteOriginally posted by Alvin Quote


Phototramp - tune smythe, eh? What's that instrument he's playing on? I'm guessing it's stringed but you play it like an xylophone?
Hi Alvin that looks like a hammered dulcimer. You "usually" play it with small felt hammers. It has a wonderful delicate, almost "oriental" sound. I notice that this gentleman's hammers are definitely not felt. I wonder how that affects the sound?

NaCl(it's a favored instrument of the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee)H2O
02-18-2007, 05:04 PM   #33
Inactive Account

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Lancaster, PA.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,041
Salt is right Alvin, It is a hammered dulcimer. the hammers he is using are a very light brass. the sound is the same but he says he doesn't have to strike the strings as hard. The sound is lovely and light and very relaxing.

Now here are two more shots with the M 50mm f1.7 taken at 200 ISO and f11 with a 1/800th sec.

This is about a 75% crop.

I hope this proves the lenses worth. I think it's great lens but the A 50mm f1.4 is the better lens.
02-18-2007, 07:50 PM   #34
Veteran Member

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 324
These are from the Ricoh I won recently on ebay. They are both at 1.4


  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, lens, photo, shots
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thematic Show your texture, pattern, repetition, shape etc. shots here! ovim Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 4164 1 Day Ago 10:21 AM
Thematic No rembrandt-Show us your portrait shot-people close-ups,head shots bbluesman Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 1856 06-27-2021 02:58 PM
Show Us Your Best K-X shots Igilligan Pentax DSLR Discussion 1231 02-22-2013 04:41 PM
Thematic Show Us Your FIREWORKS! (And other end of year shots!) MSD Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 4 01-08-2011 10:12 AM
Show Us Your Best K-7 Shots. cbaytan Pentax DSLR Discussion 18 02-03-2010 10:34 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:59 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]