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07-22-2008, 07:09 AM   #361
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M 50MM f/4 macro

Nice shots Mike.

I'm gaining a lot more respect for this little macro. I found it a bit limited on film but the "digital dividend" pumps it up to about 75mm which is a much more useful focal length for a macro. You won't find a sharper lens and it is so light-wieght you can carry it around all day.

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QuoteOriginally posted by 8540tomg Quote
Nice shots Mike.

I'm gaining a lot more respect for this little macro. I found it a bit limited on film but the "digital dividend" pumps it up to about 75mm which is a much more useful focal length for a macro. You won't find a sharper lens and it is so light-wieght you can carry it around all day.

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Thanks Tom,

I only bought it because it went for a silly price on Ebay and to be honest I used it once and put it away. Only got it out as I was going to put it on the forum marketplace but not so sure now.
Only thing is it over exposes horribly on the K10D.
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Mike,

Over exposure. Hmmm. I hadn't noticed it on my K10. It probably happens with my M 50 macro as well. I just fiddle around with the aperture and shutter speed until I get something I like in the LCD panel. I then check the histogram for further confirmation. I use this procedure with all my manual focus lenses. I find I use my K and M series primes almost all the time and I don't even think about it any more. The results are usually worth the little bit of extra time and effort to my mind. I suppose one could adjust the exposure on the K10 to compensate if you were going to use the lens for an extended period of time.

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Hi all,

Over exposure/under exposure whatever. I took the M 50mm macro out after reading Mike's post to see what I could find and have some fun. Nothing spectacular but here's what I got today:









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Ahem.

Hey, bruloup, if you're reading this... want to sell that M 50 f/4 macro back to me?





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i would jay but its stuck on my camera at the moment
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M 85 f/2

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OK, I'll just have to make do with my other M's.


Some quick M85 f/2 snapshots from the backyard a couple minutes ago.

The M85 f/2 is my fave M.














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Another with the 50mm F4 Macro.

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Way to go Mike. You are going to be personally responsible for driving up the price of this lens on the used market.

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Way to go Mike. You are going to be personally responsible for driving up the price of this lens on the used market.

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Hope so, I bought a spare the other day ... pleased with the cost as well.

Pentax 50mm lens on eBay, also, Lenses, Lenses Filters, Cameras Photo (end time 16-Jul-08 21:00:20 BST)
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Hope so, I bought a spare the other day ... pleased with the cost as well.

Pentax 50mm lens on eBay, also, Lenses, Lenses Filters, Cameras Photo (end time 16-Jul-08 21:00:20 BST)

What the heck, why can't I find stuff like this on sleaze-bay?!? I paid over $130 for mine shipped (although it was absolutely mint)


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Hi to everyone... My first M Lens is a 50mm 1.7, great DOF!
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M100 vs FA77

Just a quick test of the M100 f2.8 again

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Just a quick test of the M100 f2.8 again

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The M100 f2.8 renders more pleasing skin tones, at least to my eye..And for a lot less money than the FA77..

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M 100 vs FA 77

Brian,

On my monitor the FA 77 appears to be a bit sharper but the M 100 has the more pleasing skin tones. I agree with Bruce on this score. I always liked the M 100 2.8. Like a bloody fool I sold it ages ago.

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