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05-23-2008, 09:13 PM   #136
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Thanks everyone for your replies. I will have to look at picking up a few of the manual lenses. Thanks dosdan for the tip on the different adapters. KEH seems to have a large selection of the M42 lenses. I am a little too reluctant to use ebay and not lucky enough to stumble across any good deals. Anything else to consider between the M42 mounts vs. the SMC -M lenses other than the actual mounting aspect?

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05-23-2008, 09:40 PM   #137
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M42 lenses tend to be bigger/heavier and have a nicer/smoother feel to them compared to similar Pentax-M lenses. Inserting and removing flush adapter is a bit finicky if you quickly want to switch between a K-mount and a M42 mount lens. Swiching from one M42 lens to another would be quick though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by 8540tomg Quote
Nice shots Pentagor. That 28mm does a nice job. Time to take mine out of mothballs. Weatherman predicts fine weather for the weekend. We are not as picturesque as Slovenia but I'll see what I can find.

TG
Thanks for that! Just go for a walk. There are a lot of interesting motives, wherever you are...

QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
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Pentagor - wow. That kinda sets the standard for M 28 2.8 usage we all
have to strive for now. Very, very nice. That last shot is frameable, IMO.
Would you be able to post some crops, especially the church detail?

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Here it is. There is some PF in 100% crop visible....



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pentagor, i loved seeing your whole series. Thanks.
I think your lens will end up on my wish list.
Thanks for nice comment.
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Can someone with an M lens let me know if it is possible to auto-bracket with one? Obviously with the shutter speed being different across the bracket.

If it works, how did you set the camera, set it to Av mode (to match the lens) and then shoot, or set set it to M? I am guessing that it may work in Av mode as the camera can only vary the shutter speed then.

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QuoteOriginally posted by schmik Quote
Can someone with an M lens let me know if it is possible to auto-bracket with one? Obviously with the shutter speed being different across the bracket.

If it works, how did you set the camera, set it to Av mode (to match the lens) and then shoot, or set set it to M? I am guessing that it may work in Av mode as the camera can only vary the shutter speed then.

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Bracketing doesnt change the aperture does it? It just changes the EV compensation I believe? So shouldnt be any problem.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zewrak Quote
Bracketing doesnt change the aperture does it? It just changes the EV compensation I believe? So shouldnt be any problem.
Bracketing changes EV compensation indeed, but changing EV, means changing the one or all of three parameters: aperture, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity.
If the camera is in Av, the bracketing system changes shutter speed value, if the camera is in Tv, the bracketing system changes the aperture value.
If you use M lens, the camera should be in M mode and the bracketing is possible. The system changes the shutter speed.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pentagor Quote
If you use M lens, the camera should be in M mode and the bracketing is possible. The system changes the shutter speed.
Schmik, I just confirmed that for you on my K100D. I pressed the exposure lock and the bracketing changes the shutter speed for sure. I was concerned the camera might not retain the exposure values for all three frames, but it does.

I'm just learning too... HDR photography is a very new concept to me.

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135 f3.5 FYI

Just a FYI if anyone is looking for an M 135. Cameta had 2 of them for about $70 each, about 2 months ago, both listed as E++ perfect glass, the prices dropped to $60, then $50 and then $40, so I bought one, now I notice that the one they have left is down to $29....
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QuoteOriginally posted by augustmoon Quote
Just a FYI if anyone is looking for an M 135. Cameta had 2 of them for about $70 each, about 2 months ago, both listed as E++ perfect glass, the prices dropped to $60, then $50 and then $40, so I bought one, now I notice that the one they have left is down to $29....
That's awesome price. I paid about 90$ for mine.... but then again: I'm in Europe...
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And here is my application for the M-Club! Couple shots from this weekend with Pentax K100D Super + smc PENTAX-M 1:2 50mm. Nothing fancy, just some pixels for your eyes

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Blah a friends just bought a SMC-M 1:2 50mm for 9$
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M Club - SMC 35 f2 and 28 2.8 take a walk in the park

Hi all,

Finally a nice day here in Waterloo. We have seen some great shots from Slovenia, Finland and Australia. I feel like I've been on vacation. I went to Victoria Park around noon today. Here's how the short Ms saw it.


















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Arrrggg!!!! I picked up a little dust on the sensor. Not a problem with the lens.

Cheers

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This is definitely inspiring me to dust off my M42's. I've got my SMC Tak 50/1.4 in the window sill trying to rid it of a 30 year hiatus and some jaundice. Here's my first pano just days after I got my K10D (ed. M42 SMC 135).
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Hi Guys
This with the SMC 200/f4 M. K100D
All that blur on the left is the wire fence I was shooting through while drunken teenagers helpfully swung on it

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Nice shot Transit! I've never seen that kind of race before.

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