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08-21-2017, 03:12 AM - 3 Likes   #6241
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M 400/5.6

The M 400 f/5.6 isn't too shabby when treated right. This shot was taken on a Manfrotto 055B tripod with RH2 gimbal head.

K-3, ISO 800, 1/350 @ f/11

Sauterelle is a 30 foot trimaran. She was motoring through the strait North of Drumbeg Provincial Park on Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada. She has raced and done well. A web search will bring her history up.

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M 400/5.6 - Black Oyster Catchers

Orlebar Point, Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada.

65% crop. K-3, M400, ISO 400, 1/500 @ f/11
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Just joining the M club after a good friend gifted me his like new ME Super with the M 50/1.7 attached. Had so much fun shooting manual again I bought a M85/2 and M28/2 from a couple of nice people here on the list. Got the 85 in the mail today and couldn't wait to try it out. I am impressed. The colors are amazing. I only adjusted exposure a little bit in LR. No increase in saturation at all.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mbceft Quote
Just joining the M club after a good friend gifted me his like new ME Super with the M 50/1.7 attached. Had so much fun shooting manual again I bought a M85/2 and M28/2 from a couple of nice people here on the list. Got the 85 in the mail today and couldn't wait to try it out. I am impressed.
Welcome to the club. Great selection of M lenses to start. All are among the best of the series.

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I had taken only 85 with me as I had only intended to take a couple of portraits at my friends party. I regretted my decision at sunset. Don't mind building a panorama, but would have liked to include more of the foreground and that beautiful sky into to the final image. K30 M85/2:





Also tripod would have been nice for night shots. I really don't like to go above ISO800. Oh well, at least it forced me to be social and not shooting all the time

K30 M85/2 ISO3200 1/60 Don't remember if f2 or f2.8:
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QuoteOriginally posted by iheiramo Quote
Welcome to the club. Great selection of M lenses to start. All are among the best of the series.
Thank you. Looking forward to learning their ins and outs.
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Threw my favourite M lens, the 50/1.4, on yesterday for the eclipse. Think I'll be doing the Single in September challenge with it. Been far too long!



---------- Post added 08-22-17 at 14:46 ----------

Hahaha, had a feeling that was going to be a Gulf Island, before I even saw you say it was Gabriola! Was going to say Saturna, haha.


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QuoteOriginally posted by wkraus Quote
Sorry, I may have been too brief. I meant a portrait of the family of M lenses!
OK, here's my current lineup. *300/4, 200/4, 120/2.8, 100/2.8, 85/2, 50/1.7 & 28/3.5. Of these lenses 200 and 100 are currently out of my camera bag.









Definitely getting more M's in the future. At least 20/4 and 35/2. Possibly both macros 100/4 and 50/4. I'm also considering upgrading 28/3.5 to 28/2 at some point, but not sure if it's worth the money. Especially if I manage to acquire 20/4 and 35/2, then there might not be need for 28 in my bag. I don't think that I would have any use for the rest of the focal lengths (40, 135, 150, 400), so getting those would be mainly for the collections. My mind seem to be changing daily, so not sure if I end up collecting all focal lengths (except 2000) or not.
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QuoteOriginally posted by iheiramo Quote
OK, here's my current lineup. *300/4, 200/4, 120/2.8, 100/2.8, 85/2, 50/1.7 & 28/3.5. Of these lenses 200 and 100 are currently out of my camera bag.
Sweet!
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I like the M400 also. This is the WW1 museum and memorial tower in Kansas City, which is about a mile away from where this photograph was taken. It was humid here, so it looks quite a bit clearer due to the dehaze function in Lightroom.
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QuoteOriginally posted by iheiramo Quote
OK, here's my current lineup. *300/4, 200/4, 120/2.8, 100/2.8, 85/2, 50/1.7 & 28/3.5. Of these lenses 200 and 100 are currently out of my camera bag.









Definitely getting more M's in the future. At least 20/4 and 35/2. Possibly both macros 100/4 and 50/4. I'm also considering upgrading 28/3.5 to 28/2 at some point, but not sure if it's worth the money. Especially if I manage to acquire 20/4 and 35/2, then there might not be need for 28 in my bag. I don't think that I would have any use for the rest of the focal lengths (40, 135, 150, 400), so getting those would be mainly for the collections. My mind seem to be changing daily, so not sure if I end up collecting all focal lengths (except 2000) or not.
Nice collection. The 35/2 is a very nice lens, one of the few manual lenses that can rival the modern DA 35mm limited in image quality. I often use it instead of the limited if I have time to not worry about AF and don't need macro capability.
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Nice collection. The 35/2 is a very nice lens, one of the few manual lenses that can rival the modern DA 35mm limited in image quality. I often use it instead of the limited if I have time to not worry about AF and don't need macro capability.
I have seen and enjoyed the shots you have posted here with 35/2

Some shots from past weekend. 120 is proving to be everything I hoped it would be.

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I seldom go for b&w, but here it felt the right choice. K5 M28/3.5:


K5 M50/1.7:
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A couple of galaxies from last week - Andromeda and the Whirlpool Galaxy, M200 f4, ISO800 Pentax K-70 with the O-GPS1 (Astrotracer), no dark frames to bring down the noise.

Whirlpool, 18x50sec:


Andromeda, the M110 galaxy and a satellite 13x50sec:


Just to show some other ways of using an old M lense
If I didn't have to get up early in the morning to go to work (went to bed at 2:15 AM ), I would have had more photos to stack = better images.
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I really enjoy the bokeh of M series. So smooth and easy. K5 & M120/2.8:
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Some kids playing near the creek - you may have to look closely to see all of them! M50/1.7 on *ist D:
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