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01-14-2016, 02:38 AM - 2 Likes   #5446
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Since I put VSCO software on my phone I occasionally pass the time by playing with older shots I have on the memory card - running them through a filter and fiddling. So here's a VSCO version of a shot from earlier this year with the M 75-150/4.


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01-14-2016, 08:09 AM - 1 Like   #5447
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I put my M 85mm f/2 lens on my X-M1 this morning and got these two. Passed them to my phone with wifi & PP'ed them a little in VSCO. These were both taken at f/4.


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SMC Pentax 75-150mm.... the red-headed stepchild!

Of all the manual zooms, I think the little 75-150mm lens is probably the most overlooked lens of the lot. It's a stellar performer in just about every category you care to grade it in. It's sharp far beyond all expectations, it's color rendition is awesome, it's build quality is.... well, it's a Pentax-M.... that pretty much says it as far as quality of build. It's easy to operate, with a good focus ring throw. What's NOT to like? No auto-focus? Aw, gee whizz! No quick-shift? Oh, Darn it! Say what? NO "A" setting? Well, I'll be hornswaggled!


But, if you can find your way past all those missing new-fangled doo-dads and whizz-bang options, then you've got yourself one hell of a nice lens! Then, if you attach it to a half-way competent photographer, it will turn out some amazing images.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Dewman Quote
Of all the manual zooms, I think the little 75-150mm lens is probably the most overlooked lens of the lot. It's a stellar performer in just about every category you care to grade it in. It's sharp far beyond all expectations, it's color rendition is awesome, it's build quality is.... well, it's a Pentax-M.... that pretty much says it as far as quality of build. It's easy to operate, with a good focus ring throw. What's NOT to like? No auto-focus? Aw, gee whizz! No quick-shift? Oh, Darn it! Say what? NO "A" setting? Well, I'll be hornswaggled!


But, if you can find your way past all those missing new-fangled doo-dads and whizz-bang options, then you've got yourself one hell of a nice lens! Then, it you attach it to a half-way competent photographer, it will turn out some amazing images.
Agree 100%

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Another astro shot with my M28/2.8. Really a great lens for mixing stars and landscapes.


K-30, 60 s iso 400. Astrotracer function activated
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My wife with K-30 and M 35 / 2:

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M50/1,7 has become nice portrait lens on k30..and with catch in focus its butter smooth wide open








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M 28/2.8 at f4

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That's a very nice, moody night winter scene, Piotrek.

Nice vanishing point.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Piotrek K Quote
M 28/2.8 at f4
Beautiful.
01-18-2016, 07:05 AM   #5456
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Thanks for all the kind words! M 28/2.8 is maybe not ultimate sharp at wider apertures, but it is sharp enough across the frame at infinity which is not the case for the most cheap 28 mm lenses.
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My first contribution to a lens club:

M 28mm F2.8 probably at f5.6

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