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first post. just bought first slr
Posted By: iamgus_gus, 11-18-2006, 02:34 PM

okay well i just bought my first dsrl and i bought the k100D with 18-55mm

i also got a pentax 50mm 1.4

i took my first pictures today with my dog named hercules.
im new to slr photography so bear with me if im not that great yet.

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11-18-2006, 03:27 PM   #2
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very good series

Welcome to pentax DSLR.. good choice on the 50/1.4 too...
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Very nice shots in deed. Especially the expressions of Hercules
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Very nive first post, and I can see you're enjoying your new cam. Look forward to seeing more.

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great pics!
very nice and sharp.
was this the kit lens or the 50 1.4?
I am especially impressed in how consistant the exposure is.

cheers and have fun with it!

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I guess it would have to be 50/1.4 with that kind of bokeh. The image is sharp with good contrast there - something typical of 50/1.4 for sure. Though some criticism of 50/1.4 not as sharp as 35/2, I believe in real practice, you would hardly find a difference between the two.

In fact, I personally believe 50/1.4 is WAY better than canon 50/1.4, the difference were

1. pentax 50/1.4 VERY sharp wide open while canon is only usable above f2

2. pentax 50/1.4 is small and compact while canon is larger with a flimsy build

3. pentax 50/1.4 bokeh is nice and creamy, unlike the circular/tubular bokeh of canon counterpart

4. pentax 50/1.4 WAS so much cheaper than canon ones (I just sold mine after 8 years of owning)

I would whack 50/1.4 as a walk around

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