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12-31-2019, 01:19 PM - 5 Likes   #7891
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M85/2, Pentax KX, Ilford Delta 100 film.


The drive in the snow par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity

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Nice winter film shot.
12-31-2019, 01:32 PM   #7893
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Nice winter film shot.
Thank you. Rather lacking in snow so far this year. Mosty damp and grey...
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December Single In Challenge 2019 with K1ii & M85/2

I write this on the first morning of 2020. Didn't have time to do wrap up yesterday with skiing, packing, driving and party in the evening, but now feels like a good time, as others are still sleeping. Happy new year everyone

I chose M85/2 for December on purpose as I had plenty of travel in program and wanted to have a lens I knew to provide excellent results and it didn't let me down. Plenty of keepers from this month and of course only handfull visible here on the challenge. So photograficly a good month. My performance on SIC, on the other hand, not a perfect ten. I did the main functions of shooting daily and posting pretty much on time, so that's allright. But I didn't have time and energy to go thru the shots from the others. So I apologies my antisocial behaviour and thank everyone who had the motivation to go thru my shots and leave comments. I'll try to do better on January.

M85/2 is the cheapest 85mm in Pentax catalogue and, I believe, also the smallest. I guess this is very much you get what you pay for -situation. I do like my M85, but based on the shots I've seen lenses like A*85/1.4 are even better. But as I don't do paid work, the M85 is budget friendly and perfectly good enough portrait lens that is also easy to carry along on travel. As typical with M's this lens gets softer wide open. I remember avoiding it on APSC, but with FF it looks sharp enough on monitor size and I took plenty of shots wide open this month. There's an old sharpness test available on internet which give this lens really bad results wide open, but I don't believe my copy falls that much in sharpness, so there might be sample variation or K1ii is a real miracle maker

This lens can produce annoying purple fringing and lots of green fringing, which to me is less disturbing. I had to manually desaturate purple out of some shots as the automatic clean up didn't manage to fix it. Stopped down to f5.6 fringing is pretty much gone, so wide open in strong contrast might not succeed with this lens and it's something you need to be aware of.

Otherwise I have no complain. Bokeh is nice, Transition good and sharpness easily good enough for me. Definitely a keeper and will stay on my travel bag also in future. I continue SIC in January with M150/3.5.

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January Single In Challenge 2020 with K1ii & M150/3.5

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I start the year with M150/3.5. One of the few M primes that doesn't lose sharpness wide open, so you can expect a lot of wide open action from this month. Starting from today.

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QuoteOriginally posted by iheiramo Quote
1st

I start the year with M150/3.5. One of the few M primes that doesn't lose sharpness wide open, so you can expect a lot of wide open action from this month. Starting from today.
Happy New Year, my friend!
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Happy New Year, my friend!
Thanks, Happy new year to you also.

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January Single In Challenge 2020 with K1ii & M150/3.5

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Not perfectly sharp, but good enough to go with. My tripod was in max height and all foots didn't have solid ground under them, so there probably is some camera shake or slight movement on the target. Shouldn't bother without pixel peeping.

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Back home. Unfortunally my holiday is over. Not much time for photography today, so something simple from our walls.

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January Single In Challenge 2020 with K1ii & M150/3.5

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Aaaaarrrrgggg!!! Too productive day. No matter what I choose I feel I'm not giving enough respect for the other shots
Lovely weather and spare time, so I took my monthly special and loaded my son with K3 and DA18-135. We headed to seaside to shoot. I can see we are different generation. He has totally different way to view the world and edit the shots, but he sure has vision and ideas. This was the first time he shot with K3 and liked the camera way more than K5, as it provided what he had in mind. Great day.

My official shot for the day. K1ii M150/3.5 ISO100 f3.5 1/250:


Some other day I might have gone for Broken Series, but today I was too stupid not to keep this idea as a back up for cloudy day



And one more since Pentax shooting action is such a rare sight:



I might drop few more to PF when I have time.
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Aaaaarrrrgggg!!! Too productive day. No matter what I choose I feel I'm not giving enough respect for the other shots
Lovely weather and spare time, so I took my monthly special and loaded my son with K3 and DA18-135. We headed to seaside to shoot. I can see we are different generation. He has totally different way to view the world and edit the shots, but he sure has vision and ideas. This was the first time he shot with K3 and liked the camera way more than K5, as it provided what he had in mind. Great day.

My official shot for the day. K1ii M150/3.5 ISO100 f3.5 1/250:
Some other day I might have gone for Broken Series, but today I was too stupid not to keep this idea as a back up for cloudy day

And one more since Pentax shooting action is such a rare sight:

I might drop few more to PF when I have time.
Today is one of those days when I feel that I would rather be doing what the subject in the first shot is doing instead of shovelling several meters of driveway and walks.
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January Single In Challenge 2020 with K1ii & M150/3.5

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I went for a walk on the hill by the house. In theory it offers a view over the suburb. In reality there's no open view to shoot. But as I wanted to have a landscape today, this is what you get.

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K30/M50f2.0 reversed
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