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11-21-2016, 05:13 PM   #5866
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This is sort of a joke between friends, but why not share here as well, right?

M 50 1.4, at 1.4, taking a picture of a smoked oyster perched delicately on a Triscuit;



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Park Bench taken with K-1 and M85 by Jason Doss, on Flickr
11-25-2016, 06:23 PM   #5868
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Took this last night. Not much post-processing, a little playing in Adobe Camera Raw, and a slight crop & resize. M 50 1.4, I believe taken at 1.4;



What I don't like about this image is how the highlights, like the stoplights and such, have that blown out, halo weirdness going on. I think this lens is known for this sort of thing wide open? What should I do differently beyond a ton of time in Photoshop trying to reduce that effect?
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Hi

Looks like I'm buying my way into the M Club. After infamous aperture block failure on my K-30 I chose the third road and decided to give manual lenses a change instead of spending money on the body. Got myself M 50mm F1.7 and M 100mm F2.8 and was hooked. Quickly noticed I also need to get a wider lens and ordered M 28mm F3.5, which I'm currently waiting to arrive. I somehow suspect that this won't be the end and most likely end up getting also 20mm and some telephoto primes from M series to complete the selection.

Yeah, I'm in love. Been since the first test shots in the shop. Pictures are so effortless. Smooth and sharp at the same time with lovely colors. I was already deep in the transition to primes with DA 50 1.8. It's sharp, but so is M 50 1.7 and overall much more pleasing to the eye. And the value for the money! As this is not my only hobby value is very important factor to me. With M50 and M100 I feel like I'm finally where I have wanted to be all along. I think I'm going to be in this club for a long time.

The tread was way too long to read completely from the start. Lot of beautiful pictures when skipping thru the pages. Nice work everybody
I already posted following pictures in a welcome section, but I believe it's not followed by everyone and really feel that these show what I love in M series, so I gonna send them here also. At this point I'm still bit limited on the choices.

M 50 F1.7 Panorama from 4 vertical pictures:



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Looks way too cold there. Nice photo though.
11-27-2016, 09:11 AM - 1 Like   #5871
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Pentax K-3 and SMC pentax M 50mm f1.7, at f1,7, 1/400s, iso 400
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Nice capture krollou.

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M 35mm f/2 in Santiago de Compostela


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11-28-2016, 03:35 AM   #5874
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Jonathan,

You have a very nice eye for detail, people tend to overlook all these little things about a building that makes up the whole, it's a pity to see such nice buildings run down.

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Very nice series Jonathan.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jcdoss Quote
Park Bench taken with K-1 and M85 by Jason Doss, on Flickr
Like this image. Has a two dimensionality that gives it character, strangely enough. Reminds me of paintings by Jeffrey Smart, an Australian artist now deceased. I encourage you to google for some of his paintings. Coincidentally I live in the street named after him by his father who was doing a land subdivision in the 1920's.
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Thanks, southlander! I'll check that out.
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QuoteOriginally posted by PenPusher Quote
Jonathan,

You have a very nice eye for detail, people tend to overlook all these little things about a building that makes up the whole, it's a pity to see such nice buildings run down.

CD
QuoteOriginally posted by djb47 Quote
Very nice series Jonathan.
Many thanks. There were some very attractive buildings around where we stayed, it is a pitty they were run-down.

Here's another M series photo, this time the 85mm f/2. Taken in Asturias.


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Got the M 28mm F3.5 from the post. Sea is freezing and weather is super nice today, so I took it to test by the seaside. Looks to be quite close focusing. Infinity isn't really infinity. It's only sharp to somewhere around 15m, but I can live with that. Gives some DOF to landscapes. Unedited test shots below:







Yep, someone's been swimming. The local winter swimmers keep the other side of the wharf open all winter, so it's really no surprise.







100% crop of the frozen boat above.
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QuoteOriginally posted by iheiramo Quote
Got the M 28mm F3.5 from the post. Sea is freezing and weather is super nice today, so I took it to test by the seaside. Looks to be quite close focusing. Infinity isn't really infinity. It's only sharp to somewhere around 15m, but I can live with that. Gives some DOF to landscapes. Unedited test shots below:







Yep, someone's been swimming. The local winter swimmers keep the other side of the wharf open all winter, so it's really no surprise.







100% crop of the frozen boat above.
The infinity focus calibration has probably been fiddled with by someone. Eg people using Pentax lenses on Canon dslrs via adapters need to adjust infinity focus to deal with a slightly different registration distance.

It's easy to correct. This thread gives the basics of what needs to be done https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/10-pentax-slr-lens-discussion/204073-help...-infinity.html

I use magnified live view to dial in infinity focus then align the focus ring correctly and tighten off the screws. Getting the dress ring off can be a little tough. Some people drill holes which I think is a bit agricultural but I found a piece of pvc pipe that fits inside the filter mount works well. I line the circumference rim of the pipe with rubber self-amalgamating tape which gives plenty of purchase. In Australia 42mm pvc pipe is a standard pressure pipe size and works for me.

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