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04-30-2010, 04:38 AM   #1561
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With my M 135/3.5

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Very Pretty Robin!!
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M 85mm @ F/2

ISO 6400 with the Pentax K-7.

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M 50mm @ F/1.7 bokeh test:


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Just shot my first roll with the M20/4. I've taken a few shots on the K10d as well. I posted those shots in my review Pentax Lens Review and Specification Database - SMC Pentax-M 20mm F4.

A couple of posters asked for digital. I will do some more shooting on digital, but I have to honestly say that of the 6 ways I have to get to that focal length on APS-c, this would be in the lower half in terms of my preference. At a maximum aperture of F:4, the focus on this lens indoors takes some getting used to, and then there is the "green button" exposure on a DSLR. Perhaps I have been spoiled by the DA21.

At current prices, I would not buy this lens over the DA21 if I were using it primarily for digital. A nice copy of this lens usually goes for $400 now on Ebay, and a like new is $500. I bought mine for $300 (the cheapest I've seen), and it is a well worn but well-functioning example. The DA21 goes for $500 brand new, and less if used. For that difference, if any, in price, I'll take a sharp, autofocus, autoexposure lens with a half stop more speed.

However, as an ultrawide on film this lens is a blast. From F:8 on, it is plenty sharp corner to corner, and the color is superb. In addition to the review, here are some more examples from my visit to the farmers market. (Fujicolor Pro 160s)





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With the M85/2 at the circus. A truly magical lens!

Direct link: http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo293/spotmatic/m852-02.jpg



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m 85mm

The M 85mm and K-7 captured the atmosphere perfectly IMO...



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QuoteOriginally posted by GeneV Quote
Just shot my first roll with the M20/4. I've taken a few shots on the K10d as well. I posted those shots in my review Pentax Lens Review and Specification Database - SMC Pentax-M 20mm F4.

A couple of posters asked for digital. I will do some more shooting on digital, but I have to honestly say that of the 6 ways I have to get to that focal length on APS-c, this would be in the lower half in terms of my preference. At a maximum aperture of F:4, the focus on this lens indoors takes some getting used to, and then there is the "green button" exposure on a DSLR. Perhaps I have been spoiled by the DA21.

At current prices, I would not buy this lens over the DA21 if I were using it primarily for digital. A nice copy of this lens usually goes for $400 now on Ebay, and a like new is $500. I bought mine for $300 (the cheapest I've seen), and it is a well worn but well-functioning example. The DA21 goes for $500 brand new, and less if used. For that difference, if any, in price, I'll take a sharp, autofocus, autoexposure lens with a half stop more speed.

However, as an ultrawide on film this lens is a blast. From F:8 on, it is plenty sharp corner to corner, and the color is superb. In addition to the review, here are some more examples from my visit to the farmers market. (Fujicolor Pro 160s)

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Gene, I've owned the M 20 f4 for a while now, but have never shot it with a film body - I think I ought to give it a try... On my K20D, prior to getting the DA 15, it was my widest lens, and I really like the 20mm FL on aps-c.

Congratulations - I know the price of that baby has increased of late, but it's still in line with the 20mm MF AI Nikkors everyone raves about. I wish my AF Nikon 20 2.8 had the kind of color/contrast/sharpness I get from my M 20.

QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
With the M85/2 at the circus. A truly magical lens!

Direct link: http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo293/spotmatic/m852-02.jpg




And you show that incredibly well, nice shots.



QuoteOriginally posted by yeatzee Quote
The M 85mm and K-7 captured the atmosphere perfectly IMO...

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Yeatz, once again, superb.



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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
Yeatz, once again, superb.



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Thanks Jay. I always appreciate it

What is so incredible to me is how close that shot is to its original Jpeg. I couldn't be happier with this setup.

Here's a pixel peeping version for you guys..

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3305/4572352581_946de6d038_o.jpg

(the lens was wideopen)
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Hi,
purchased my first M lense and thought I better get some practice on focusing. Now I know how lazy we get with auto lenses. makes you actually think.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
Gene, I've owned the M 20 f4 for a while now, but have never shot it with a film body - I think I ought to give it a try... On my K20D, prior to getting the DA 15, it was my widest lens, and I really like the 20mm FL on aps-c.

Congratulations - I know the price of that baby has increased of late, but it's still in line with the 20mm MF AI Nikkors everyone raves about. I wish my AF Nikon 20 2.8 had the kind of color/contrast/sharpness I get from my M 20.
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I was somewhat affected in my opinion about the M20 on digital by the fact that I have had the DA21 for a couple of years, so I did not really need the M20 for my DSLRs. I started looking for the M20 as a film lens after I took some lightly vignetted shots with the DA21 on film, and realized how interesting this FL could be in full frame.
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Well I took my K-7 and M 50mm F/1.7 to school today for the heck of it, and was only able to get one picture of any of my friends.... why is everyone so sensitive with having their picture taken? Turns out we were disecting frogs today, which turned out great on video (ill post it later.... maybe )

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I love my M50/1.7 for landscapes.

~ 2 sec shutter f/22, CPL
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Mike that's gorgeous picture!
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Mike that's gorgeous picture!
I always miss my tripod when I have the opportunity to capture these nice landscapes!
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