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03-08-2020, 09:26 PM   #8026
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Forgive my ignorance, but "SIC?"

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QuoteOriginally posted by MXLX Quote
Forgive my ignorance, but "SIC?"
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Aim of the Game:To use the same lens each day for a month, posting one picture captured each day with that lens.
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I've been shooting thru my set of 17 M primes there. I did first round with APSC body. Mostly K5, but some with K30. Now I'm on second round with K1ii. I have a plan to finish in the end of August. That would mean 34 months of daily shooting in excatly 3 years. I've taken 2 off months to rest during that period.
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This is from a lake somewhere in Baden Wuerttemberg a few years ago. That's my boy taken with a Pentax ME and a M135 3.5. I love this lens for portraits. It's so small and easy to use. I have taken most of my best portraits with it, even more than my M 85 2.0.
I was in Udine, Italy a couple of weeks ago and shot this portrait there of some Doctors without Borders representatives. They were very lively Italian women and I had fun talking with them. It sort of ties in with the times since this was close to ground zero (over two weeks now, no Covid 19 symptoms!) I took this with a Pentax MX and a 35 M 2.8.I can't remember which film stock I had in the camera, but probably Portra 400. I didn't nail the focus, but it's still ok. The kid in the background saw my camera and started talking me up about the old Praktica he got handed down to him by his dad. .[url="https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=489819"]
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Keeping with the theme for the M100f2.8, which I've always thought was sharper than I deserved.
Kawai has retrieved the orange ball.
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The last year I have bought and evaluated a number of Pentax manual lenses on APS-C, mostly from the M-serie. Now reviewing some of the photos again and I think I'm slowly starting to learn what to do and what to not with them. They are all great lenses in their own different rights.

Posting a couple of the photos:

First photo Pentax M120/2.8@4(?) Not much done in post to the image.

Second Photo the non smc Takumar 135/2.5 Bayonet@2.5 The somewhat harsh bokeh is softened in LR, also some contrast boost and blacks added, some sharpening on the model.

Third photo Pentax M50/1.4@1.4 Not much done in post to the image.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nokturner Quote
The last year I have bought and evaluated a number of Pentax manual lenses on APS-C, mostly from the M-serie. Now reviewing some of the photos again and I think I'm slowly starting to learn what to do and what to not with them. They are all great lenses in their own different rights.

Posting a couple of the photos:

First photo Pentax M120/2.8@2.8 Not much done in post to the image.

Second Photo the non smc Takumar 135/2.5 Bayonet@2.5 The somewhat harsh bokeh is softened in LR, also some contrast boost and blacks added, some sharpening on the model.

Third photo Pentax M50/1.4@1.4 Not much done in post to the image.
Very nice series. I particularly like the second teasing image.

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That's a neat shot!
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My copy of this lens, even with a bit of fungus, is sharp wide open on my K-S1 (20MP)... so I was a bit surprised when you said your copy was a bit soft.
We'll see if your opinion of it changes on the K-1ii...
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My copy of this lens, even with a bit of fungus, is sharp wide open on my K-S1 (20MP)... so I was a bit surprised when you said your copy was a bit soft.
We'll see if your opinion of it changes on the K-1ii...
I don't know if it's just my sample, but the lens just didn't resolve enough detail with K5. It renders nice and on clear surfaces results are nice, but areas with lot of small detail were lacking. But K1ii really help when sharpness of the lens is limited and results are a lot better than with K5, so it really has not been a problem. Still I expect M120 to outperform it once I get to shoot it for a month with K1ii.
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I don't know if it's just my sample, but the lens just didn't resolve enough detail with K5. It renders nice and on clear surfaces results are nice, but areas with lot of small detail were lacking. But K1ii really help when sharpness of the lens is limited and results are a lot better than with K5, so it really has not been a problem. Still I expect M120 to outperform it once I get to shoot it for a month with K1ii.
The K-5 and K-1 have the same pixel density so that is strange...

But I haven't had the M120 and my M150 has fungus that does affect the image quality, so I might think my M100 is sharp because I don't now a better tele lens
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The K-5 and K-1 have the same pixel density so that is strange...
Not really. It's 16Mp vs 36Mp of information downsampled to same size. If I make same composition using same lens, FF obviously have advantage of pixels and also shot is taken closer to target. I think it's only logical that results with K1ii appear sharper. Especially on settings where K5 struggle with sharpness. I think it's pretty much the same happens when you have a shot that's lacking in sharpness on monitor but look perfect on mobile phone.

K5 also has that AA filter, but I can't judge how much it affects.
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M 35mm f2.8 with K-70.

This is an old pumping station which has been stained by iron in the bore water. I like the colours of the staining on the bricks and painted stonework
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