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10-27-2015, 07:28 AM - 4 Likes   #5356
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Here's the Grand Canyon, probably f/8 or f/11, taken with the M85. I've got a few more landscapey shots taken with this lens at my Flickr page. Check the M85 album I created.


Grand Canyon taken with Sony NEX-6 and Pentax-M 85/2 by Jason Doss, on Flickr

10-27-2015, 08:13 AM - 1 Like   #5357
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JC-- Very educational, thanks! From your shots of Hamburg harbor and the "Bingen Treeline" capture, the M85 does seem to be a bit more well-mannered than my K135/2.5. Now I just have to convince myself that there's a "gap" between that lens and the K55/1.8...
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Jonathan--what a great landscape! I'd be very interested in your experience with that lens stopped down a bit--it's not quite the legend that the K85/1.8 is (much less the A* version)--but I seem to remember Utak's approbation. Since I shoot more trees and rocks than supermodels, I can live without exquisite bokeh if the lens is sharp at infinity and reasonably well-behaved, fringing-wise.
Thanks. The 85mm is quite soft wide open and with significant blue fringing. Stopped down to f/2.8 both of these improve a lot. For landscapes, so stopped down to around f/8, the lens is quite sharp. I don't think it reaches the sharpness levels of a fast fifty or 35mm lens at such apertures but it's very respectable.
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it's very respectable

Thanks for the feedback--it's such a great focal length on a crop sensor, I think. (I just have to decide whether the "gap" is on the short or long end...I've been obsessing over 35mm options at the same time.)


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Thanks. The 85mm is quite soft wide open and with significant blue fringing. Stopped down to f/2.8 both of these improve a lot. For landscapes, so stopped down to around f/8, the lens is quite sharp. I don't think it reaches the sharpness levels of a fast fifty or 35mm lens at such apertures but it's very respectable.


Mmm...mine is sharp a f2:








At f8 it looks like this:








It's one of my favourite lenses and the "standard" choice for my LX. The Nikkor 85mm f1.8 is also a good lens but it has much more distortion barrel and a swirly bokeh, it's also an older lens.
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M 135 f 5.6 on K200D

I had to use M 135/3.5 for wildlife which was totally enexpected. Anyway I'm quite happy with some of the results.





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Slightly overcast day. But here's my shadow of the last 8+ years.

SMC-M 28/2.8 (I could probably upgrade it but after nearly 40yrs I'd feel disloyal)



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M 28/2.8 @ f/4.8, 6 s iso 100 on K-30. This is actually a two frame panorama of Venus Mars and Jupiter over Montreal skyline. As rjm 007 I'm thinking of upgrading someday but it still can do the job.



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Wesley taken with Super Program and Pentax-M 20/4 on HP5+ pushed to 1600 by Jason Doss, on Flickr
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Remain very impressed with what something as simple and cheap as a SMC-M 50mm F1.7 can do.
Wow. Great reds!

This is also the M 50 1.7.

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Slightly overcast day. But here's my shadow of the last 8+ years.
lovely image!
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OK - it's more shots of the hound but this Pentax SMC M 28/2.8 continues to be fun to use. Original is even sharper than this link.

Mustard mit I use the focus magnifier to get it sharper than I can rely on using my own eyes on the full frame. I'm getting old :-)

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My very favorite picture taken with my M28 2.8. It is comet Hale-Bopp seen on the evening of March 27 1997. Shot with my K-1000 on a fixed Manfrotto tripod. 45 sec exposure @f/2.8 on Kodacolor Gold 200. Took a whole week to get the prints back and then have them scanned for posting on "sci.astro.pictures".


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QuoteOriginally posted by SunValley Quote
My very favorite picture taken with my M28 2.8. It is comet Hale-Bopp seen on the evening of March 27 1997. Shot with my K-1000 on a fixed Manfrotto tripod. 45 sec exposure @f/2.8 on Kodacolor Gold 200. Took a whole week to get the prints back and then have them scanned for posting on "sci.astro.pictures".

Fantastic! Great capture.
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Great shot SunValley.
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