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09-06-2015, 02:46 AM - 5 Likes   #5281
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The M 35mm f/2 in action close to the Alhambra, Granada, last year.


Granada 2014
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Granada 2014
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Granada 2014
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And one from the M 85mm f/2:


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M 85 f2.0

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28/2, at the docks with the K3. I'm liking this lens...
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50/1.4, hand held. Moderately tweaked for brightness, and white balance. This was taken around 7pm, so it was pretty dark (sun was not visible). Wasn't able to get F down lower, otherwise the shutter would be too slow, even for me!




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The Alhambra in Granada, Spain, shot by twilight and then by night with the K200D and M 50mm f/1.7.

These are both crops from larger stitched panoramas, but they're really too long to look good on anything other than a huge screen.


Alhambra panorama 3 (crop)
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Another couple of landscapes with the M 85mm f/2


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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
The M 35mm f/2 in action close to the Alhambra, Granada, last year.


Granada 2014
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr


Granada 2014
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr


Granada 2014
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr

And one from the M 85mm f/2:


IMGP1711a
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All I can say to these pictures is WOW

09-09-2015, 12:35 AM - 2 Likes   #5288
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote
All I can say to these pictures is WOW
Many thanks. I find the M 35mm f/2 has 99% of the image quality of the DA 35mm limited, but the added pleasure of using a manual lens.

Here are a few more with the same lens, from the same trip.


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09-12-2015, 03:53 PM - 2 Likes   #5289
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The SMC Pentax-M 100mm f:2.8 show's it's sharpness!

This past spring, I bought a Pentax-M 100mm f:2.8 lens that, for all intents and purposes, looks brand new. This afternoon, I took a little drive out into the country and left all my other lenses home, save the old 100mm. This image will attest to it's sharpness!


Taken with a K-50. ISO 800, 1/3,000th @ f:8.

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09-13-2015, 03:57 AM   #5290
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dewman Quote
This past spring, I bought a Pentax-M 100mm f:2.8 lens that, for all intents and purposes, looks brand new. This afternoon, I took a little drive out into the country and left all my other lenses home, save the old 100mm. This image will attest to it's sharpness!


Taken with a K-50. ISO 800, 1/3,000th @ f:8.
Nice one!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
The M 35mm f/2 in action close to the Alhambra, Granada, last year.
These Spanish shots have a real classic look, as they mirror many artworks of that iconic scenery. I wonder if the M35/f2 is the same formula as the earlier Tacumar version I have. The Tacumar has mixed reviews - which I don't put much weight on.
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QuoteOriginally posted by arnold Quote
These Spanish shots have a real classic look, as they mirror many artworks of that iconic scenery. I wonder if the M35/f2 is the same formula as the earlier Tacumar version I have. The Tacumar has mixed reviews - which I don't put much weight on.
I had the later SMC Tak 35/2 and while it had a similar look and central sharpness to the M version, it was very poor outside the centre, even on an APS-C camera. I sold it at a profit and kept the superior M.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MarkJerling Quote
Nice one!

Thanks, Mark. I read in one of the reviews on this particular older lens that although it makes a good portrait lens, it might be best to shoot it at wide open because it's TOO SHARP and will show any and all skin flaws on the subject! Amazing "problem,' eh? Too sharp! Imagine that!


I have read the same thing about the FA-50mm f:2.8 and FA-100mm f:2.8 macros. Too sharp for portraiture or wedding photos. In the "old days," we'd take crumpled up cellophane from a cigarette pack and use it as a diffuser between the enlarger lens and photo paper. It worked wonderfully, giving the portrait a very "dreamy, Hollywood starlet" effect.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dewman Quote
Thanks, Mark. I read in one of the reviews on this particular older lens that although it makes a good portrait lens, it might be best to shoot it at wide open because it's TOO SHARP and will show any and all skin flaws on the subject! Amazing "problem,' eh? Too sharp! Imagine that!
There's a new problem - too sharp. You'll have to buy a SMC-F 28-80. That will solve your problem!
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