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12-19-2013, 12:25 PM   #4141
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@paulh Paul you have been playing with this lens for quite a while, very nice lens that you know so well how to use to make great photos.



So here is another one from the M35/2.0
Thanks - I really don't know the M28/3.5 that well, that's why it's seeing a lot of use lately! Beautiful Christmas tree & ornaments shot - the M35/2 looks like a gem.

Here's another with the M28/3.5 (xposted to bokeh thread):



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Sunglasses and Christmas tree from the excellent M50/1.4

That's really excellent!
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Getting another M: 28mm f/2.8. Bought this morning from eBay; can't wait to get my mitts on it.

Last night I was snapping away at the kids with my Sigma 30mm, and just not getting anything right. Switched to my M50/2, and everything just fell into place. It's not as sharp as the Sigma, but it's so easy and fun to use, and my proportion of keepers is higher. So I'm really looking forward to the 28mm.
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@ Tsuken, thanks! And I've had the same experience. While I've been taking nearly all of my photos with the DA35 this month, as soon as I put on the M50.1.4 (and took that sunglasses photo) it felt so comfortable, and somehow more real, and definitely more fun. The M28/2.8 is really cute, harder work than the M50, but a challenge well worth taking!

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@ Tsuken, thanks! And I've had the same experience. While I've been taking nearly all of my photos with the DA35 this month, as soon as I put on the M50.1.4 (and took that sunglasses photo) it felt so comfortable, and somehow more real, and definitely more fun. The M28/2.8 is really cute, harder work than the M50, but a challenge well worth taking!
Cheers. Harder work in what way? The focus?
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Cheers. Harder work in what way? The focus?

No, focus is fine. Physically its a gem. It was the second used Pentax lens I ever purchased, after the M50/1.7, in 2011. I still have it.

Compared to the M50/1.7 I found it harder to get the metering, contrasts and rendering right. In retrospect I didn't have the experience/skills to get the most out of the lens, and relied too much on the green button - its needs more over-riding than the M50 for sure, and I should have shot RAW to overcome rendering issues post-processing. Its better IMO at close ups than distant landscapes; its sharp closer up. And as one of the forum reviewers quite rightly comments, its particularly strong for B&W conversions. Having said all this, the 28 focal length on crop is a really good length and I took my subsequently purchased K28/3.5 on holiday as my main walk around lens and it was great.

Hope this helps....if/when you use it in January I will follow your experiences with great interest, and anyone else's view. All the best, S
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No, focus is fine. Physically its a gem. It was the second used Pentax lens I ever purchased, after the M50/1.7, in 2011. I still have it.

Compared to the M50/1.7 I found it harder to get the metering, contrasts and rendering right. In retrospect I didn't have the experience/skills to get the most out of the lens, and relied too much on the green button - its needs more over-riding than the M50 for sure, and I should have shot RAW to overcome rendering issues post-processing. Its better IMO at close ups than distant landscapes; its sharp closer up. And as one of the forum reviewers quite rightly comments, its particularly strong for B&W conversions. Having said all this, the 28 focal length on crop is a really good length and I took my subsequently purchased K28/3.5 on holiday as my main walk around lens and it was great.

Hope this helps....if/when you use it in January I will follow your experiences with great interest, and anyone else's view. All the best, S
Thanks for that matey. I figure, starting from a press of the green button, I'll snap, chimp, adjust, repeat... A month or two (judging by my experience with the 50) should get me feeling at least fairly comfortable with it.

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M Lens Selfie Madness.
50/1.7 on a K-30, showing off my new gear. (K-3, Sigma Contemporary lens, Sigma Super flash)
The heart on my left cheek was not edited in. It was a very pleasant surprise.

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paulh Nice one

QuoteOriginally posted by Jon Quote
M Lens Selfie Madness.
Great auto-portrait, lucky on the heart.

M200/4 From as far as I could backup in my living room


There is a leprechaun sitting on the TV
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Nice examples posted here!
*istD + M50/1.7

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Nice examples posted here!
*istD + M50/1.7

Nice one, paul ... saw the B&W version first, but kinda like this one better ... TFS, J
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Nice one, paul ... saw the B&W version first, but kinda like this one better ... TFS, J
Thanks Jean - here's another one, a bit more festive Happy Holidays!
M50/1.7

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Sitting here in wet , dark Helsinki and wondering if we are ever going to get some snow this winter so I can go out and shoot with my M lenses. Cabin fever is really starting to set in after seeing all these great shots...
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QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
Nice examples posted here!
*istD + M50/1.7
Nice reflections. I like that you included the reflections from the table top.

QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
obligatory ornamental selfie
Nice creamy bokeh.

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Sitting here in wet , dark Helsinki and wondering if we are ever going to get some snow this winter so I can go out and shoot with my M lenses. Cabin fever is really starting to set in after seeing all these great shots...
Don't despair, you will have the opportunity to use even without snow.


Happy Holidays every one

Another one with the M35/2.
Two shots in HDR to get enough density for the curtain.
WB adjusted on the snowman's head to get decent colors.


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Well done Pierre.

Love my M 35/2 although I don't use very often.

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