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03-29-2013, 04:08 AM - 2 Likes   #3856
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03-30-2013, 03:39 AM   #3857
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M150 3.5

Recently, I purchased an M150 3.5. I like the compact design and built-in lens hood. Here are some examples at F8 taken at my son's first day of soccer practice:


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Pentax M SMC 50 mm f/1.4 - problems

Greetings Pentax M fans!

I've just given a new lease of life to my Pentax M lenses (50/1.4 & 28/2.8) - finally managed to get an adapter to use them with my NEX-5N and I am absolutely thrilled!

But I've noticed a problem with the 50 - I find that the aperture changes slightly when I'm focussing..and there's some noise when I move the lens - sounds like a little metal part inside is loose. I don't know if this is related but the little off-white plastic(?) thingummy on the lens has fallen off (the bit above the '8' of the f2.8 marking in the attached pic). Would someone know if this problem is fixable? Finding someone who can fix it is another story..... And should I stop using the lens until this is fixed..?

Thanks for any info advice you can give..

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QuoteOriginally posted by plasmolbio Quote
Greetings Pentax M fans!

I've just given a new lease of life to my Pentax M lenses (50/1.4 & 28/2.8) - finally managed to get an adapter to use them with my NEX-5N and I am absolutely thrilled!

But I've noticed a problem with the 50 - I find that the aperture changes slightly when I'm focussing..and there's some noise when I move the lens - sounds like a little metal part inside is loose. I don't know if this is related but the little off-white plastic(?) thingummy on the lens has fallen off (the bit above the '8' of the f2.8 marking in the attached pic). Would someone know if this problem is fixable? Finding someone who can fix it is another story..... And should I stop using the lens until this is fixed..?

Thanks for any info advice you can give..
That little white thing on the exterior is only a mark and should not have anything to do with any interior mechanism, at least as far as I am aware...

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QuoteOriginally posted by harmonica2 Quote
Recently, I purchased an M150 3.5. I like the compact design and built-in lens hood. Here are some examples at F8 taken at my son's first day of soccer practice:

Nice set and really enjoy your PP, very natural look! The M150 is one of my favorites and a very good lens!
03-31-2013, 06:00 AM   #3862
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QuoteOriginally posted by plasmolbio Quote
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Hi and welcome to the forum!
Of course the lens is fixable. I've had that happening to my 50/1.4 Takumar. Turns out that two screws holding the optical block in place fell out somehow.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/maintenance-repair-articles/193521-broken...p-repairs.html

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Here are a couple from the M135 from a music festival a month ago. It was an M weekend with the 28, 50 and 135 going along with the DA15.






Japanese heavy metal is crazy. I was extremely confused by the half American lead singer until I read about the band. I really didn't expect a white lead singer.
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theunartist & kcobain1992 - Thanks a lot for your replies. That's what I thought - that the white thing was only a marker..but there's a small hole underneath, looks like a small screw has fallen off so kcobain might just be right! Will update if I can get it fixed...and post some pics too of course!
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These don't look like f/8 to me at all. I could be wrong though...
Posting another picture taken with my girlfriend's K-5 II and M50/1.7. I would also want to know if you prefer the 16x9 or the 2x3 aspect ratio.



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These don't look like f/8 to me at all. I could be wrong though...
f8, I'm certain! 150mm and a big field of grass make for some nice bookeh.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kcobain1992 Quote
Posting another picture taken with my girlfriend's K-5 II and M50/1.7. I would also want to know if you prefer the 16x9 or the 2x3 aspect ratio.
Nice shot. After looking at these for a few minutes, somehow I like the 2:3 version better. I guess I like the extra space above the guy's head, even though there's some glow above.
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I agree with Paul on natural aspect of camera being better in this photo.

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How did I miss this thread? I practically stole a 50mm f/1.4 back in February, and after finding out that my off brand 200mm K-mount was actually an off brand something Else someone slapped a k-mount to, I went and bought an M 200mm. Haven't shot much with the latter, but I just used the 50mm in a Single In challenge, so here are some shots from me from that.












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Jody, that sunset is absolutely gorgeous.

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