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01-03-2012, 10:54 AM   #2956
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QuoteOriginally posted by wolfiegirl Quote
My Brand New (to me) 100mm 1:4 M Macro

First shot off the block.
Nice. The M100 macro is at the top of my wishlist. I'm looking for a lightweight close focus telephoto to complete my 3 lens travel kit (DA15 and DA40). Currently I carry the M135 around on trips but I rarely use it and I would like to have some sort of close focus ability in my kit.

I have also found out why shorter macros like the M50macro and the current DA35 are made. It's not really for the macro capability (it's nice) but they make nice normal lenses with close focus. The M50/4 is really nice to grab when you want something small and could be taking pics of everything from people to flowers to landscapes. It might not be perfect but there are a lot of times that I go out without any photography plans with just the camera.

Here's a pic from my relatively new to me M50/4macro on a morning hike. I'm not great at focusing so I stopped it down to f8 or f11 and carefully chose a distant background. iso400, 1/100sec and close to 1:2 mag.


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QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
I think this is a common problem . Congrats on the M100 macro Wolfiegirl - interested to see some of your latest with that one. Enjoy!
Thanks Paul

I think I'll try and keep this lens on my camera body for a while and give it a proper chance to argue its case to stay in the 'keeper' pile.
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WolfieGirl - the M100/4 macro is one of my favourite lenses. Sharp, easy to use, light and all those other good things about M series lenses, plus 1:2 without assistance. The more you use it the more you will like it.
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Hi Canada Rockies.

I'm pretty happy with it so far. Just playing around with it, it's showing lots of promise and potential. I also love the versatility of having a lens designed for macro that also lets me take telephoto-ey shots. 100mm is a nice distance My poor Tammy macro looks like it's going to be neglected for even longer while I learn to get acquainted this the 100mm.

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The M-50mmf4 is my prefered lens for landscapes. The details are much better with this lens.





QuoteOriginally posted by abacus07 Quote
Nice. The M100 macro is at the top of my wishlist. I'm looking for a lightweight close focus telephoto to complete my 3 lens travel kit (DA15 and DA40). Currently I carry the M135 around on trips but I rarely use it and I would like to have some sort of close focus ability in my kit.

I have also found out why shorter macros like the M50macro and the current DA35 are made. It's not really for the macro capability (it's nice) but they make nice normal lenses with close focus. The M50/4 is really nice to grab when you want something small and could be taking pics of everything from people to flowers to landscapes. It might not be perfect but there are a lot of times that I go out without any photography plans with just the camera.

Here's a pic from my relatively new to me M50/4macro on a morning hike. I'm not great at focusing so I stopped it down to f8 or f11 and carefully chose a distant background. iso400, 1/100sec and close to 1:2 mag.


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one from last March - taken around sunset: *istD, M50/1.7
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Hey guys, I'm new to this and I was wondering if you guys can help me out with my M 50mm. Is there a way for me to set the aperture on this lens? because even though I set the aperture on the lens itself, nothing happens to it, it seems that it's still always at its widest, I also tried optical preview and it's still the same.

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What is your dial set to kaiserz? I had the same problem until I switched it to "M".
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QuoteOriginally posted by kaiserz Quote
Hey guys, I'm new to this and I was wondering if you guys can help me out with my M 50mm. Is there a way for me to set the aperture on this lens? because even though I set the aperture on the lens itself, nothing happens to it, it seems that it's still always at its widest, I also tried optical preview and it's still the same.
Did you follow the instuctions here? https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-beginners-corner-q/110658-using-ma...x-dslrs-f.html
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You're awesome!!! Thanks wolfiegirl!!! (It was set to Av mode)
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No worries kaiserz. Glad I could help

It happens all the time with my kx. I keep on pressing the green button and nothing happens. And then I look down and it's set to macro or portrait or something crazy like that. That dial of mine never wants to stay on M.
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Just finished editing from this morning's quick shoot before work.

Still happy with this lens. Need to clean the sensor though. *sigh* I keep on getting dirt in there. grrr. Hope it's not the blower putting more in! Have PP'd out what I could see anyway.



k100d, M 100mm Macro 1:4, f16. click on image for exif data

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More on the 100mm M Macro f4 today.

Really happy with the rendering on this one. It looks almost real! Obviously I was doing something wrong in the past, as I thought my kx was the only one that could render pictures like this.



rain droplets on a lawn chair



interesting that the light 'stars' are only two pronged... as in | and not * like on my tamron 60-300 23a. It's the number of blades that creates that effect, isn't it?

k100d, 100mm M Macro 1:4 open wide (although the first one might've been f16. I can't remember ) click on images for exif data
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