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03-27-2011, 04:51 PM   #2431
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That is a lens i am waiting on Lowell, not all the m's are great, but generally they represent great value

like the cat shot it really shows off the cat and the lens


a couple of todays spares from my SIM with the m50 f1.7







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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
That is a lens i am waiting on Lowell, not all the m's are great, but generally they represent great value

like the cat shot it really shows off the cat and the lens
Thanks

he is prety patient, in fact I would die to have a cat's life, especially a show breed.

I am quite pleased with the lens, and it does not seem to suffer from my general impression of the mechanics of the M50's and the M100 that I have tried. I took a K105 over the M100 mostly because of the difference in feel. Having said that, the K105 is an interesting beast, quite soft wide open, which is unusual for many other pentax lenses. Maybe I should have taken the M100.....

But I digress, as I said the lens fills out my K mount line pretty well when you also add in the Samyang 14 i picked up.

My lineup is now 8mmF3.5 fisheye(samyang), 14mmF2.8 (samyang), 24mmF2 (kiron), 28mm F2 (kiron), 35mmF2 (SMC-M), 50mmF1.4 (SMC-K), 85mmF1.4 (samyang), 105mmF2.8(SMC-K), 135mmF2.5(SMC-K), and 300F4(SMC-K)

Really all I need is a fast 200, but that will take some time, because there are not many lenses out there better than my Series 1 70-210F3.5 Version 1.
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I still have a coupl of holes and could of course upgrade a couple
Da14, lentar 21 f3.6, m28 f3.5, m50 f1.7, tak 50f1.4, industar 50 f3.5, tak55 f1.8, k50f2.0, m100 f2.8, k135 f3.5, m200 f4.0, sigma pantel 300mm f5.6

Need 35 and 85
Maybe an 8 and 24
And the odd one will be replaced by better when i find the right deal

Id love a cat or dogs life provided the owner is good myself
03-27-2011, 06:07 PM   #2434
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Downtown camera in Toronto has an M-85f2

I only mentioned my K's. I also have an M42 kit covering 24-200mm almost as fast For them I have a few presets and other oddities just for different look

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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
Thanks Marc


Re the difference between the K and M it is (or was previously) not optics but mechanics. The other Ms I tried just seemed to be lacking the same silky smooth feel. They all seemed a little rough by comparison, but maybe when you consider my K lenses 50/1.4, 135/2.5, 300/4 I was unfairly comparing some really great lenses and expecting a "kit lens" to be the same
Bear in mind that most of these old lenses will require a little time for the focusing mechanisms to smooth out after years of neglect in a drawer or attic somewhere. The majority of mine are much smoother than they were when I got them, they´re almost always a little on the tight side & require more force than they should.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
Bear in mind that most of these old lenses will require a little time for the focusing mechanisms to smooth out after years of neglect in a drawer or attic somewhere. The majority of mine are much smoother than they were when I got them, they´re almost always a little on the tight side & require more force than they should.

True. I have a Cosina 28 2.8 which focused dreadfully, but it had been in my Dad's cabinet for ten years. It's fine now.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
Bear in mind that most of these old lenses will require a little time for the focusing mechanisms to smooth out after years of neglect in a drawer or attic somewhere. The majority of mine are much smoother than they were when I got them, they´re almost always a little on the tight side & require more force than they should.
while this may be true, and while I know one or two samples should not be used to make a general statement it still remains curious that the M lenses suffer when the K's , SMC tak's , super tak's , and takumars I own do not. I would have expected the older lenses not the newer to be problematic
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From my Craigslist $10 bargain-bin M50 f/2:



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old image that I found on the HD


Where is it looking?
by yeatzee (now 17, but still learning), on Flickr

M 50mm F/1.7 reversed, 5+ images stacked
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First go

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Purchased a M50mm F4 macro used today.
First attempt at the beach with stop down metering - seems to overexpose a bit.

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M50/1.4 @ 1.4

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Purchased a M50mm F4 macro used today.
First attempt at the beach with stop down metering - seems to overexpose a bit.

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M50/1.4 @ 1.4

Great pictures, both of you!

I have M 50 1.4 too, this is well shot man. For that macro...I have to get one too
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Mand & Schmidlapper (love the nick!) - great shots with your M50's. Here's a couple bluebonnet shots taken just this morning with a wide-open M50/1.7 (xposted from bokeh thread)



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QuoteOriginally posted by mand Quote
stop down metering - seems to overexpose a bit.
The main thing to get used with metering on M and other manual K-mount lenses is that matrix/multi-segment/pattern metering is not available. So it defaults to center-weighted. This does indeed often yield brighter exposures, as there is no way to identify individual hotspots to avoid clipping. I ended up switching to center-weighted metering and M mode permanently - even with my DA lenses - so it wouldn't be such a mental adjustment every time I changed lenses. Now you couldn't pay me to go back.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
The main thing to get used with metering on M and other manual K-mount lenses is that matrix/multi-segment/pattern metering is not available. So it defaults to center-weighted. This does indeed often yield brighter exposures, as there is no way to identify individual hotspots to avoid clipping. I ended up switching to center-weighted metering and M mode permanently - even with my DA lenses - so it wouldn't be such a mental adjustment every time I changed lenses. Now you couldn't pay me to go back.
I agree, this is the way to do it. My k-7 is welded to center weight metering.
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