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01-23-2020, 04:21 AM - 1 Like   #7951
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QuoteOriginally posted by Piotrek K Quote
I always planned to get M150. And, looking at the photos, you prove it is a good idea. How do you like it?

Now I can rationalize not getting M150 little bit as I have M 75-150, which is nice also, but...
You could, but you'd be wrong

M150 is one of the genuine gems in M series. I know I used to praise M120 as the best tele lens in series, but that was before I got M150. Now I can't decide between the two. Both are rare and undervalued. Their score on PF reviews is misleading. I only reason I can imagine for Pentax to make these odd focal lengths is that they are so good.

I'll write better review at the end of the month wrap up.

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K1ii M150/3.5 ISO100 f16 1/250:

At f16 the amount of dust spots in the sky was massive. Looks like something needs to be cleaned
Actually, I think you need to clean the sky rather than the camera. May I recommend borrowing my J.Tobin side by side 12 gauge?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Piotrek K Quote
I always planned to get M150. And, looking at the photos, you prove it is a good idea. How do you like it?

Now I can rationalize not getting M150 little bit as I have M 75-150, which is nice also, but...
You definitely need that extra half stop or so that the prime offers...
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Actually, I think you need to clean the sky rather than the camera. May I recommend borrowing my J.Tobin side by side 12 gauge?
I don't believe that police would tolerate it, if I went shooting them down. And there were more dust spots before I cleaned them out

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With the M 20/4, shot wide open on the K-1:

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We don't see many M series zoom shots on here.

I have an old and battered M 80-200mm that only zooms as far as about 160mm, then it hits a dent in the barrel. Otherwise it in in great physical condition, with smooth aperture clicks and focus ring rotation.

These at max zoom, f8 and ISO400 on a K-70, mainly to test sharpness and colour
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QuoteOriginally posted by northcoastgreg Quote
With the M 20/4, shot wide open on the K-1:
Pretty good bokeh from 20mm. Rarely seen here.
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January Single In Challenge 2020 with K1ii & M150/3.5

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Bottle message from Adelaide Hills arrived. You can blame Sandy for this

K1ii M150/3.5 ISO100 f5.6 1.5s on tripod 2" extension tube:


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Take a walk. Take the same walk you usually take. A routine, or well worn path you think you know. Take your camera, and count your steps. On every Xth step, stop and look for a photo. It doesn't matter where you live, you will find something interesting you hadn't seen before.

Taken with K-1mII Limited Silver and M120f2.8. On this day (yesterday) I set the lens at f/5.6 and left it there to (a) add to the challenge and (b) keep it so I could remember the frickin aperture and therefore record it. Turns out f/5.6 was a good choice.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jcdoss Quote
Take a walk. Take the same walk you usually take. A routine, or well worn path you think you know. Take your camera, and count your steps. On every Xth step, stop and look for a photo. It doesn't matter where you live, you will find something interesting you hadn't seen before.
+1 Great advice.
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January Single In Challenge 2020 with K1ii & M150/3.5

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More long exposure stuff today. Thought this place is only about 20km away, this was my first visit there.

K1ii M150/3.5 ISO100 f11 30s on tripod ND100 filter:
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QuoteOriginally posted by iheiramo Quote
Pretty good bokeh from 20mm. Rarely seen here.
Yes, although not really what the lens is designed for. Here's a more typical M 20 shot at f16:

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QuoteOriginally posted by iheiramo Quote
25th

More long exposure stuff today. Thought this place is only about 20km away, this was my first visit there.

K1ii M150/3.5 ISO100 f11 30s on tripod ND100 filter:
Why no snow?
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Why no snow?
At this time of the year we should have, but southcoast of Finland is having the warmest January in recorded history. The autumn just keeps on going. So no snow and the ice cover that we had from the short cold periods has melted. Kind of hope we can skip the winter altogether and go straight to the spring.

In the north there's full winter going and plenty of snow. More than typical. Weather forecast look strange as for today it says +5 on south coast and -31 in some parts of the Lapland. This country has split in two totally different parts.
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January Single In Challenge 2020 with K1ii & M150/3.5

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My son made us sunday lunch.

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