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05-20-2017, 02:23 PM - 3 Likes   #6106
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More from M*300/4. Such a peaceful bokeh in this lens.







Beautiful shots by luisalves. Especially the first one.

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M 200mm and M 400mm

Elephant photo --K-3 with M/200mm f 4.0.
Onanger/ass --K-3 with M/400mm f 5.6. (No idea why the "15" appears on animal's backside!

The 400mm is a little long for zoo photos unless you are just looking for eyes and heads, that sort of thing. The 200mm is just about perfect, remembering that the K-3 is giving 1.5X FOV. The 400mm FOV would have been a little better and the 200mm FOV possibly a little worse for zoo photos. Anyway, image quality was good for both of these M lenses, with little post-processing necessary.
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keeping an eye out for squirrels at the ponds with the M50/1.7

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Windsurfing

Yeah, it's M*300/4 again. It's so good

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And freeride further away:




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M 85mm f/2


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Pentax M SMC 200mm f4

It's not a lens I use all the time and as long as I remember that it doesn't focus properly at infinity and I "knock it back by a tad" it usually produces very good results. Especially for the $40 I paid for it. Has all the features that (to me) make this lens series such a favourite. Compact, easy to use and great build quality. I also think they are rather good to look at too.
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smc Pentax M Macro 1:4 100mm on Pentax K-S2:



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QuoteOriginally posted by rjm007 Quote
Pentax M SMC 200mm f4

It's not a lens I use all the time and as long as I remember that it doesn't focus properly at infinity and I "knock it back by a tad" it usually produces very good results. Especially for the $40 I paid for it. Has all the features that (to me) make this lens series such a favourite. Compact, easy to use and great build quality. I also think they are rather good to look at too.
Very nice pic
What exactly do you mean by that? that it hasn't got an infinity stop/it isn't properly regulated?

I'm asking because generally M lenses had infinity stops, my M200/4 actually stops a wee little bit short of infinity (couldn't notice on a 6MP body, but I do on a 16MP one): this might also have something to do with barrel thermal expansion (contraction in my case)... and generally it is desirable to have a little bit of leeway because of this.

Calibrating the infinity stop should not be too difficult on a manual prime, at any rate.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LensBeginner Quote
Very nice pic
What exactly do you mean by that? that it hasn't got an infinity stop/it isn't properly regulated?

I'm asking because generally M lenses had infinity stops, my M200/4 actually stops a wee little bit short of infinity (couldn't notice on a 6MP body, but I do on a 16MP one): this might also have something to do with barrel thermal expansion (contraction in my case)... and generally it is desirable to have a little bit of leeway because of this.

Calibrating the infinity stop should not be too difficult on a manual prime, at any rate.
You will not be able to readily access the adjustment screws unless you take apart the helical on this lens, so the short answer is no.Unless you know how to rebuild Lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by niceshot Quote
You will not be able to readily access the adjustment screws unless you take apart the helical on this lens, so the short answer is no.Unless you know how to rebuild Lens.
Which I am not about to do. I suspect it's an adapter problem rather than lens. I can rotate the lens to infinity but when I use the focus mag on the A6000 I refocus more accurately (to my eyes anyway).

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Very nice pic
What exactly do you mean by that? that it hasn't got an infinity stop/it isn't properly regulated?
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Oh it's got an infinity stop but if simply rotate to "the end" the image is not 100% sharp (based on focus mag in my camera) so i refocus very slightly. Pretty sure I get that on all my K-Mount lenses which points to it being an adapter tolerance issue.
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QuoteOriginally posted by niceshot Quote
You will not be able to readily access the adjustment screws unless you take apart the helical on this lens, so the short answer is no.Unless you know how to rebuild Lens.
Mmkay, thanks...
Note to self: don't fidget with infinity stop
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Sunset on Lago d'Iseo

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Yup the 50mm 1.7 is one of the sharpest ever. Nice lighting in #2
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The flowers

QuoteOriginally posted by niceshot Quote
Yup the 50mm 1.7 is one of the sharpest ever. Nice lighting in #2
Thanks. Indeed M50 is lovely. In my stack second only to M*. Might need to buy K1 to get the correct field of view out of it

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Had a long week end in Italy at Lago d'Iseo where Franciacorta wine area is located. Lovely scenery, warm, sunny, Italian cuisine and sparkling wines just as good as Champagne. Now I'm drowning with photos. So for awhile my posts have a fixed theme. Here are the best flower shots from the trip.

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M*300/4:


M*300/4:


M28/3.5:

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