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05-07-2012, 12:29 AM   #3376
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Absolutely excellent and my compliments to the model too.

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QuoteOriginally posted by 8540tomg Quote
No argument here - I've got a bag full.

Wonderful image.

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Thanks very much for the complement Tom, you have a Bag Full of Gems there Mate !! Hang on to those dear Lenses as they will never be made to same build quality and optical sharpness

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Absolutely excellent and my compliments to the model too.
thanks Ariban , glad you liked the photo , the models are dear friends who were patient enought to stand and pose in front of the camera , small sacrifice for such worthwhile gain I reckon .
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K5, M50/1.4

Boring live-view M bokeh test on new K5!
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Pentax M f1.4/50 spotted another Pentax user in Osaka



a crop


( ehh..camera used was a NEX5n though )

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Looks like he's droppped the camera or Lens on the MZ-S
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QuoteOriginally posted by disco_owner Quote
Looks like he's droppped the camera or Lens on the MZ-S
he must be a heavy user...and was happily snapping with his obviously well working FA43 on his MZ-S
the lens on the MZ-3 was a manual Pentacon f1.8/50
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QuoteOriginally posted by kuuan Quote
he must be a heavy user...and was happily snapping with his obviously well working FA43 on his MZ-S
the lens on the MZ-3 was a manual Pentacon f1.8/50
Well damage is only at hood(I hope). Seems to be proud owner of his stuff...nice shot.

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First shot with new M50 1.4, difficult lighting. I knew I was going to like this lens

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QuoteOriginally posted by dunerunner Quote
First shot with new M50 1.4, difficult lighting. I knew I was going to like this lens
Ah, good ol' dim mixed fluorescent and daylight. The M50/1.4 was one of the first vintage lenses I bought, and it remains a favorite.
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Pentax 50mm A-lens vs M-lens

I had some free time this afternoon to compare my A 50mm 1.7 with my M 50mm 1.4 and M 50 1.7. My test gave me the following result:

(1) The A lens was spot-on with its metering.
(2) Both the M 1.4 and M1.7 were over-exposing by 1 stop. After pressing the Green Button on my K7, I had to close down the apertures on both M lenses to get an exposure identical to that of the A lens. Meaning, if my A lens showed 1/200 at f8, the two M lenses would show 1/100, resulting in over-exposure. To get the same exposure as the A lens, I fthen had to close down the Ms from f8 to f11. I tested at different apertures and the results were the same.

I also noted this "variance" when I had my Pentax K200D but not with my old *ist DS. Something wrong with the K7 and K200D design? I'm almost certain there's nothing wrong with my M lenses. I would like to use them more but they're proving to be not as easy to use and not as accurate as my A lens. Any comments or suggestions will be much appreciated.

Thanks and regards.
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That's about normal... nothing unusual, not to worry... I increase shutter speed instead of stopping lens down but that's just me, once I have metering correct, most of my shots will remain at this setting, till my eyes tell me different
QuoteOriginally posted by el baroda Quote
I had some free time this afternoon to compare my A 50mm 1.7 with my M 50mm 1.4 and M 50 1.7. My test gave me the following result:

(1) The A lens was spot-on with its metering.
(2) Both the M 1.4 and M1.7 were over-exposing by 1 stop. After pressing the Green Button on my K7, I had to close down the apertures on both M lenses to get an exposure identical to that of the A lens. Meaning, if my A lens showed 1/200 at f8, the two M lenses would show 1/100, resulting in over-exposure. To get the same exposure as the A lens, I fthen had to close down the Ms from f8 to f11. I tested at different apertures and the results were the same.

I also noted this "variance" when I had my Pentax K200D but not with my old *ist DS. Something wrong with the K7 and K200D design? I'm almost certain there's nothing wrong with my M lenses. I would like to use them more but they're proving to be not as easy to use and not as accurate as my A lens. Any comments or suggestions will be much appreciated.

Thanks and regards.
K20D + Pentax M 200/4.0 I cloned out a person on 2nd base

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QuoteOriginally posted by theunartist Quote
That's about normal... nothing unusual, not to worry... I increase shutter speed instead of stopping lens down but that's just me, once I have metering correct, most of my shots will remain at this setting, till my eyes tell me different


K20D + Pentax M 200/4.0 I cloned out a person on 2nd base

https://picasaweb.google.com/109915535894116388289/May2012?authuser=0&feat=directlink
Thanks a lot for the quick reply and for the reassurance. Much appreciated. Best regards.
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QuoteOriginally posted by el baroda Quote
I had some free time this afternoon to compare my A 50mm 1.7 with my M 50mm 1.4 and M 50 1.7. My test gave me the following result:

(1) The A lens was spot-on with its metering.
(2) Both the M 1.4 and M1.7 were over-exposing by 1 stop. After pressing the Green Button on my K7, I had to close down the apertures on both M lenses to get an exposure identical to that of the A lens. Meaning, if my A lens showed 1/200 at f8, the two M lenses would show 1/100, resulting in over-exposure. To get the same exposure as the A lens, I fthen had to close down the Ms from f8 to f11. I tested at different apertures and the results were the same.

I also noted this "variance" when I had my Pentax K200D but not with my old *ist DS. Something wrong with the K7 and K200D design? I'm almost certain there's nothing wrong with my M lenses. I would like to use them more but they're proving to be not as easy to use and not as accurate as my A lens. Any comments or suggestions will be much appreciated.

Thanks and regards.
I replaced the focusing screen with an older version, and things are much closer with my M400 and M100. The screen I put into my K10D is the LL-60 screen. Apparently the metering gets upset with the brighter screens in the new cameras.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
I replaced the focusing screen with an older version, and things are much closer with my M400 and M100. The screen I put into my K10D is the LL-60 screen. Apparently the metering gets upset with the brighter screens in the new cameras.
Hi. Is this something I can do or do I have to send my camera to a service centre? Also, once installed, will the replacement focusing screen not adversely affect metering with modern lenses (A series and above)? Thanks and regards.
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Hi. Is this something I can do or do I have to send my camera to a service centre? Also, once installed, will the replacement focusing screen not adversely affect metering with modern lenses (A series and above)? Thanks and regards.
It has not seemed to affect my DA lens metering adversely and greatly improved the metering with non-A (i.e. M, K and M42) lenses. Have a look in your camera manual under focusing screens, and you will see the instructions there. The thing to keep in mind (voice of experience, here) is to handle the screens very carefully when putting them in and out. They scratch easily.
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