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06-09-2017, 06:07 AM - 5 Likes   #6136
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Hostaria al Vecchio Portico, Arona, Lago Maggiore

All shots with M50/1.7:







Took 10 days to go thru the shots I took in 5. I think there is 3 more posts coming from Italy. After that it's time for something else. Maybe even leave some space for others to post also

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So what do you get when you combine a K10D (CCD colors) with an M 28 3.5 (crazy colors) and a Hoya Polarizer filter? Some pretty bold colors even out at noon time







The M 28 3.5 is not a bokeh lens by any means... but if the background is far away it can still work...

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Evening walk with K-1 and M50/1.7

Colors, clarity, and rendering from the M50/1.7 make lots of more expensive lenses redundant. It is always a pleasure to look at a shot on the back screen and know you have a keeper with no post (except cropping) just like these three. Bench is lightly cropped, and the flowers and pond shot are heavily cropped--M50 lets you do that!
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06-10-2017, 04:16 AM   #6139
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Especially like that third one ivanvernon.

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QuoteOriginally posted by djb47 Quote
Especially like that third one ivanvernon.
Thank you. However, after posting, I thought I should have brightened it up a bit in post. That flower is Ville de Lyon, one of my favorite clematis flowering vine.
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Ceraino

Before Verona the Adige river flows thru a canyon. 5 shot panorama with M28/3.5:


10 shots in 2 rows. M28/3.5:


On the north end of the canyon is a small city, Ceraino. Well, nothing really extraordinary there. View to the castle on the other side of Adige was the most interesting thing and mirror selfie made it more fun. M50/1.7:
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Frankfurt international airport

On our way to Italy we had over 3 hours more time than expected on the airport. Spent some of the time in playing with my K-30. Last fall, when I was buying M50/1.7, my first manual lens, the first things I noticed when taking few test shots in camera store, were the beautiful bokeh, great 3D feeling and very relaxed and easy overall picture rendering.

M50/1.7:


M50/1.7:


And then there is the M*300/4 which does it all even better:


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QuoteOriginally posted by D. Obermann Quote
K-1 + M 1:2 28mm; @f/2.0
...a little Dobi (8 years) in the big city (Hannover, Lower Saxony)...first time, dead beat...

Always happy to see someone in my hometown, nice picture as well

QuoteOriginally posted by iheiramo Quote
On our way to Italy we had over 3 hours more time than expected on the airport. Spent some of the time in playing with my K-30. Last fall, when I was buying M50/1.7, my first manual lens, the first things I noticed when taking few test shots in camera store, were the beautiful bokeh, great 3D feeling and very relaxed and easy overall picture rendering.



And then there is the M*300/4 which does it all even better:
Love what you're doing with these old gems, I'm a little bit jealous of your M*300/4!
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QuoteOriginally posted by p4trick Quote
Love what you're doing with these old gems, I'm a little bit jealous of your M*300/4!
I understand. It's THE STAR in M series and I adore it. Ivanvernon was 100% right in his comment when I told I had ordered it. Technically it's a birthday gift from my wife and I love her for it. I only wonder why there isn't more fuss about it on the forum.

And thanks for the compliment. I try to keep it simple. I have noticed that I mostly shoot with F8 and practically never wide open. I try to keep ISO as low as possible. I'm not happy with results above ISO800 on my K30, so I don't shoot above it. When hand held I try to keep shutter speed fast. On shorter focal lengths 1/125 or faster produce good results. With M*300 I try to avoid going under 1/500, because success rate drops below that Shooting short bursts help. Below 1/180 there's just no point to even try.
But I think that a lot of the current results go for the Capture One I bought couple of months ago. I'm still learning it, but it can do wonders to the shots. The middle one from previous post was shot to back light without the flash. I did spend some time adjusting the light and color levels around the picture and made four versions of it until I was satisfied. Programs ability to pull shadows is incredible.
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Night time is the right time

5 shot panorama with M50/1.7:


M50/1.7:


M28/3.5:


M28/3.5:


M28/3.5:


M28/3.5:


M28/3.5:


That's it, folks. The end. No more Lago d'Iseo after this. At least until next time I go there, 'cause I'm pretty sure I will return there someday.
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M200/4

How do I use this thing on a K3II? No (A) ring is annoying.

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QuoteOriginally posted by donlass Quote
How do I use this thing on a K3II? No (A) ring is annoying.
Use the green button: How to use/meter Manual & M42 Lenses on all Pentax DSLRs (K-1, K-3, K-5, K-30, etc) - PentaxForums.com

Catch in focus is also handy.

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Windsurfing yesterday. Forecasts promised more wind than weather delivered, but at least something to get the board to plane from time to time. Also managed to take some shots after I had finished before the wind died down. All shots M*300/4 at ISO400, f5.6, 1/2000, catch in focus and camera set to high burst:







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QuoteOriginally posted by donlass Quote
How do I use this thing on a K3II? No (A) ring is annoying.
Looks like you have it figured out.

I go full manual with that lens on my K5IIs.

Even slipped an extension tube in the mix.

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But I really like how a $4.99 thrift store lens is working out.

Again, with extension tubes.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
But I really like how a $4.99 thrift store lens is working out.

Again, with extension tubes.
Lovely smooth bokeh.

I think I have mentioned before, but I really like the soft creamy way M series lenses draw bokeh. Very easy on my eyes. Many lenses draw bokeh so that my eyes try to focus on it, but naturally can't get it right. Makes it hard to look at those pictures.
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