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01-02-2011, 05:40 AM   #2026
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QuoteOriginally posted by timo Quote
Now that is a fantastic photograph.

Eddie I have the same lens which is, as everyone says, very sharp. Or at least mine is in the centre. Perhaps not so much at the left and right edges. Did you have to stop down a lot to get that ship sharp?
If i remember i was at 5.6 may have been 8 but i doubt it light wouldnt have allowed it at the shutter speed used
I rarely close down more than f8 unless its a really bright day

It is a pretty sharp little lens though

Thank for the comments everyone

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Day two from my SIJ entries with the 28 3.5

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I love my 50mm f/1.4. Nothing approaches its cost & quality value. I have a number of manual lenses, but this is the only one I have that qualifies for this thread.





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Day four from Single in january
Getting harder now with work getting in the way




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Eddie,

Nice work on that Royal Ontario Museum shot #1. It's not easy to make the ugliest addition in the world look good.

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Eddie,

Nice work on that Royal Ontario Museum shot #1. It's not easy to make the ugliest addition in the world look good.

Tom G
i've seen a number of good angles, the AGO on the other hand is near impossible to get the right FOV

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M 50 1.7

f2, 1/8th, ISO 800. Handheld, little crop--this lens is a little gem in low light.

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Backstage at the Singapore opera (M28 f/3.5, handheld with K100D)



Nice old opera, nice old glass!

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For the first time, I have dug out one of my old M lenses and attached it to my K20D! I got inspired by looking at this thread, so thanks guys, there is fun ahead (why didn't I do this years ago??).
This is a test shot with the SMC-M 28mm f2.8, wide open and near closest focus- can't believe how sharp it is and how the bokeh isn't too bad at all:

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QuoteOriginally posted by shiner Quote
For the first time, I have dug out one of my old M lenses and attached it to my K20D! I got inspired by looking at this thread, so thanks guys, there is fun ahead (why didn't I do this years ago??).
This is a test shot with the SMC-M 28mm f2.8, wide open and near closest focus- can't believe how sharp it is and how the bokeh isn't too bad at all:
Nice job on this
and yep the 28's are hardly bokeh monsters are they but they are sharp and fast and easy to focus. I'm in the process of playing the single in January game with my 28 3.5 (the 2.8 I have has some issues and will likely go to the bin or experiment table)
not too late for you to participate you've only missed a couple of days (and this would be a good start if it was shot in january
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QuoteOriginally posted by Hi Canada_Rockies Quote
The journalist standard set of lenses, pre zoom, was 28/55/135.
Hi Canada Rockies, I would amend your pre digital/pre auto focus journalist standards a little. A fast f2/28 for a wide, a fast 85/1.4orF2 for portraits, and a 200mm 2.8 tele for tight shots, or distance shots. And of corse a fast 50/1.4, on the camera. I always had those lenses in my bag (still do!), all m-series, except the 200mm is an A-series. Zooms were not fast enough or sharp enough for professional use, till auto focus came around. I would ad other lenses as the job demands. I used 2 LX bodies with a winder on one. Now I just keep an LX with a macro 2.8 series-A 50mm on it for general one lens work non pro casual shooting. Most my glass is M series, as they were designed to be compact like the LX. Remember, the LX was the only pro-camera Pentax ever made. They developed a fully evolved system for it- all at once. It may be the only camera body that Pentax developed a whole lens family for. Sorry for the lecture, just wanted to pay homage to the inspiration for the subject of this great club.

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Hi Canada Rockies, I would amend your pre digital/pre auto focus journalist standards a little. A fast f2/28 for a wide, a fast 85/1.4orF2 for portraits, and a 200mm 2.8 tele for tight shots, or distance shots. And of corse a fast 50/1.4, on the camera. I always had those lenses in my bag (still do!), all m-series, except the 200mm is an A-series. I would ad other lenses as the job demands. I used 2 LX bodies with a winder on one. Now I just keep an LX with a macro 2.8 series-A 50mm on it for general one lens work non pro casual shooting. Most my glass is M series, as they were designed to be compact like the LX. Remember, the LX was the only pro-camera Pentax ever made. They developed a fully evolved system for it- all at once. It may be the only camera body that Pentax developed a whole lens family for. Sorry for the lecture, just wanted to pay homage to the inspiration for the subject of this great club.
Interesting variation on the theme, Valarie. My set was the basic set - you obviously have/had more lenses. The 28 was the indoor lens for groups, the 55 was the portrait lens (presentations, glad handing, etc.) and the 135 was the soccer/hockey/track & field lens. Mine were M28/3.5, 55/1.8, and M135/3.5. I was issued ASA 400 B&W film. Two rolls of 36 for a soccer game, and they expected at least two quality images per roll. I was just a stringer of course.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
Interesting variation on the theme, Valarie. My set was the basic set - you obviously have/had more lenses. The 28 was the indoor lens for groups, the 55 was the portrait lens (presentations, glad handing, etc.) and the 135 was the soccer/hockey/track & field lens. Mine were M28/3.5, 55/1.8, and M135/3.5. I was issued ASA 400 B&W film. Two rolls of 36 for a soccer game, and they expected at least two quality images per roll. I was just a stringer of course.
A friend/artist/antiques collector, pulled me aside the other day and said, I didn't know you use Pentax, he proceeded to take out an old Aluminum Case... It's filled with exactly the same thing but only in Takumars, 28 3.5, 50 1.4, 55 2, 135mm 3.5 along with a spotmatic, beautiful site!

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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
i've seen a number of good angles, the AGO on the other hand is near impossible to get the right FOV

Eddie,

If the new addition to the ROM were standing alone in a field I think it would be an interesting structure. Grafted as it is to that wonderful old building it is just a mess.

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