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04-18-2018, 08:08 AM - 7 Likes   #6541
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This morning in the flower garden:K30/M50mm f2.0



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M40 feels like a fun lens. Small, great FOV on APSC and nice rendition.







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QuoteOriginally posted by iheiramo Quote
M40 feels like a fun lens. Small, great FOV on APSC and nice rendition.






These look very good. I've never gone for an M 40mm as they don't have a reputation as a sharp lens and are usually over-priced, plus I have the 40mm limited. These shots indicate that it's a lens that could be worth keeping on the shopping list.

How is it for sharpness at wider apertures?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
These look very good. I've never gone for an M 40mm as they don't have a reputation as a sharp lens and are usually over-priced, plus I have the 40mm limited. These shots indicate that it's a lens that could be worth keeping on the shopping list.

How is it for sharpness at wider apertures?
I don't think I have taken any shots wide open so far. I have used it only couple of times. I have planned to shoot SIC with 40 on July, so after that I know a lot more.

There was a thread on the forum about 40 pancakes with some comparison shots. Wide open apparently: Is the 40mm 2.8 Pancake really that bad? - Page 3 - PentaxForums.com
Wide open the corners are weak on both lenses on FF camera and M40 is softer overall than modern 40. Stopped down M probably compare better. As you already have ltd I can't see why you should get M other than simple joy of owning it. But, honestly, between M35/2 and all the M50's, it's the only real reason why I got it and I still consider it 95€ well spent

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M 40 is not bad at all. Quite usable for night shots wide open and really good at f 4.5 overall. Nice on DSLR, but very handy on mirrorless where adapter adds some distance from camera body.
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This morning in the flower garden:K30/M50mm f2.0



xposted from the DIC thread.

Beautiful, Don! Great camera with a great lens. Brilliant colors!
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Beautiful, Don! Great camera with a great lens. Brilliant colors!
Thank you Dewman.

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As you already have ltd I can't see why you should get M other than simple joy of owning it.
If already owning a lens with that focal length and max aperture were reason not to buy, then my lens cupboard would look very different. My wife would also be a lot happier.
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MX + SMC-M 28/f2


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MX + SMC-M 28/f2
Nice film shots. Thanks for posting.
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nickthetasmaniac, what is your method of scanning? Those are great shots.
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Went too early to shoot sunset for Single In Challenge. Spare time and great view to all direction resulted in quite a lot of shots.

M40:






M200:




And as a last a 15 shots Brenizer method shot.
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nickthetasmaniac, what is your method of scanning? Those are great shots.
I scan myself with an Epson V550. It does the job but it's not perfect...

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Alas, this didn't turn out too well as I had a gap quite close to the subject on the right hand side when stitching so I had to crop most of the out-of-focus area away, leaving an image that barely looks like a Brenizer

Taken with the M 120mm f/2.8 wide open, cross-posted to the Brenizer method thread.


Atocha Brenizer 1a
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A Tuscan landscape with the 120mm f/2.8


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