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05-25-2008, 02:27 AM   #151
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Nice shot Transit! I've never seen that kind of race before.
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Thanks TG !
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05-25-2008, 04:12 AM   #152
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wow. i must subscribe: amazing impact to this thread. nice to see something of this kind compete with the impact of the rumours threads

i only qualify with the 50/1.4 unfortunately, which i love, although i find a bit painfull to use (mostly because the stopped down metering is a bit unreliable, which i am not used to from my old praktica, and the focusing for wide open is very tricky, which was also much easyer with the good old viewfinders with split screen, and 1.8 maximum aperture ). i still love it though, and sometimes there is no replacing it.

i also finally managed to get an m42 adapter, so i managed to put my good old zeiss sonnar 135/3.5 on the k10d (my all time favourite lens, i should think). and yesterday, i got a 200/4 m42 meyer orestegon (just couldn't help myself, and though the back lens is quite scratched, it still seems very impressive, makes me wonder what the contrast is like on a mint one.. )

so here goes, nothing near to the quality i've seen in this thread, but oh well, i'm still learning, just been at this for a decade or so :

50/1.4
web-sg102362-ufr
(wide open, i think. check the exif, no other lens could have managed that, there was virtually no light in that pub, and i hate flash)
web-sg102125
couldhave probably done it with any lens. polarizer, to control the reflections and cut down the light. used the smc-m just because i can

sonnar 135/3.5
web-sg103835
didn't have much time to play with this one (got the adapter recently, and i need to repair the aperture, i can use it only wide open, right now, maybe one stop down. it still rocks)

orestegor 200/4 (very old, "zebra" finish, no automatic aperture- which is perfect for a dslr, and less to go wrong with it)
web-sg103936
web-sg103909
web-sg103895

what a surprise. i think i love this lens, too. the bokeh is excelent, there is some CA but a lot less than i feared for such an oldie, and the sharpness seems all over the 50-200 DA, which is not bad at all (though it is hard, again, to focus precisely with that lens, wide open). the lens is heavy, btw (which i rather like), rather big (nu surprise there) and the focusing becomes a real race towards the close half of the range (arm-twisting, i would say, i found i am not able to keep up with someone walking towards me, maybe i'll get the hang of it)

i also got a pair of m42 macro tubes with the meyer, cheaply, so i think i will try them on today (both with the orestegor and the sonnar)

this is getting out of hand. i am envisaging with terror my future, with a complete set of primes, and the zoom's gathering some dust. somebody stop me, this is not reasonable...
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I guess I'm a member of the "M" club, too. I've got a 35mm f2, a 50mm f1.7, a 100mm f4 macro, a 200mm f4, and a 24-35mm zoom. Up until the digital age, I never gave much thought to which of my lenses were K's, M's, or A's. If it said "Pentax" on the front of the lens, it was usually more than adequate for anything I'd care to shoot. Here's a shot from my M100mm macro:
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M Club - SMC 150mm goes to the park.

Hi all,

Went back to the park with the M 150 f/3.5 this AM. I didnít think I had given it a good chance to show its stuff during the rains last week. I took the Pentax Rear Converter K6-2x along for the ride. Iíve had this for years and I donít think Iíve ever used it before. It is a nice, light lens to carry around. Here goes:

This duck sat still for a portrait. I like the way the light falls on this one.



I just liked the shape of this street lamp.



Victoria looks like she had a bad night



Trying to find a good angle




Befouled by the birds




Her sceptre



Her lion rampant



Clock tower details - next few shots







Cheers

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05-25-2008, 10:19 AM   #155
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Something to show to you:

M 200/4:




M 28/2.8:

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M Club - M Series Zooms Anyone?

Nice Pentagor.

Taomas I always coveted that M 100 f 4 macro. My 50mm was never long enough.

As I recall there are several M series zooms. I have the 75~150 f/4 and 80~200 f/4.5. Yes, I know they cover about the same focal lengths but I'm sure you heard of LBA. I'm in therapy but ......

The M Series zooms include:

M 24~35 f/3.5
M 24~50 f/4
M 28~50 f/3.5/4.5
M 35~70 f2.8/3.5
M 40~80 f/2.8/4
M 75~150 f/4
M 80~200 f/4.5

I know these old manual zooms are a pain in digital. On the K10, as I understand it, you have to preset the focal length (i.e. 200mm) before you shot. Sounds like a recipe for missed shots to me. For this reason I haven't toyed with them much at all. In any case, I recall my zooms worked pretty well in film. If M series glass as a whole was unappreciated (wrongly), the M zooms were the most unappreciated of the lot. Let us see how they perform in digital. I'll take mine out later this week. Any others out there with an M series zoom?

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QuoteOriginally posted by 8540tomg Quote
Nice Pentagor.



I know these old manual zooms are a pain in digital. On the K10, as I understand it, you have to preset the focal length (i.e. 200mm) before you shot. Sounds like a recipe for missed shots to me. For this reason I haven't toyed with them much at all. In any case, I recall my zooms worked pretty well in film. If M series glass as a whole was unappreciated (wrongly), the M zooms were the most unappreciated of the lot. Let us see how they perform in digital. I'll take mine out later this week. Any others out there with an M series zoom?

Cheers

TG
don't worry about that, the setting of the focal length is just so you get shake reduction. with a zoom, you can either choose something in between (as i do with my 35-70 exakta vario planar, which is A standard, not M, it seems to work, but the zoom range is not so big), or you can just turn sr off and have fun, i guess.

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M Zooms

Thanks Nanok.

I'll give it a shake.(Forgive the pun) My learning curve contines it seems. Maybe the old M zooms are more useful than I thought in digital.

TG
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M200 f4

One of the three manuals I have right now but getting more another avenue for LBA

1. I like the Bokeh of this one

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3.

4. Put the Tamron 1.4 teleconvertor on

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birding with the 200/4

in this day and age, yes. a manual focus. well, i had to try. the orestegor did well, i didn't.

here is one of the best shots of the day

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yup, that's right, it's a poppy, and it's not flying .

here is a... ahem... some sort of bird, and in flight, too (more like aerobatics, actually, than mere flight).

web-sg104002-ufr

painfull experience, but all in all very interesting.

most shots are wide open, or at 5.6. rest of the info is in the exif. SR was on all the time.

now the problem arises: if i can shoot birds in flight (and wide open, no less) with this oldie, i can shoot "flower portraits", i love the bokeh, i love the build and feel.. where does my (very nice) 50-200 DA stand? in my way to getting a fast 80(ish)mm, a 300mm/4 and maybe a 135/2.8 to suplement the sonnar and.. arrggghh..

ps: fun fact about this old meyer lens: it is built such that the first cm. or so of the lens mount, where the m42thread is, is more like an extension tube, this means i can reach to the release latch and unlock the lens with the k adapter on it easy enough. that is _great_ for me. this also means i need a second adapter, to fit to the sonnar

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Very nice series of shots nanok.

gokenin and pentagor, your shots are great. You are making it hard for me not to be tempted to trawl Ebay for a M200 f4.

8540tomg, love your duck shot. The Victoria shots are nice and sharp.


I went to a new place today and took a couple of shots with the 50mm again. Unfortunately by the time i got there it was around 12-30 - 1pm.

This Ibis was scavenging around.



Birds everywhere.






There were quite a few boats moored.







This was taken inside a friends place. Can someone tell me what happened with the leaf stem on the right side?

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Looks close to Hunters Hill there ... on the other side of Gladesville ... does that bridge lead to Burns Bay Rd????? It looks familiar (being a courier )
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Looks close to Hunters Hill there ... on the other side of Gladesville ... does that bridge lead to Burns Bay Rd????? It looks familiar (being a courier )
Simon, how good are you as a courier,eh! Yep, it's definitely in Hunters Hill, off Manning Rd. That's a good question about the bridge, i'm not 100% sure. I guess it could be considering how close Burns Bay Rd is.
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Simon, how good are you as a courier,eh! Yep, it's definitely in Hunters Hill, off Manning Rd. That's a good question about the bridge, i'm not 100% sure. I guess it could be considering how close Burns Bay Rd is.
I was thinking it was one of these bridges in the map below.

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SMC M 85mm f/2 (at the cabin)

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Back from the lake cabin ("cottage" to all you east-coasters, although to me 'cottage' sounds too 'bo-peepish'.




























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