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09-11-2009, 06:30 PM   #1021
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First Pic from my M28/3.5

Thanks to Albert's recommendation I bought a M 28mm/3.5. This is my first photo with it. I love this lens!
Now if only I can get the image to post this time around

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09-12-2009, 03:21 AM   #1022
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QuoteOriginally posted by auto110 Quote
Thanks to Albert's recommendation I bought a M 28mm/3.5. This is my first photo with it. I love this lens!
Now if only I can get the image to post this time around
Nice shot. Sharp and great color. I love that lens too.
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M200/4 still a good one

Hi folks - I've got an M50 f2, f1.4, and f1.7; and M135 f3.5; and an M200/4. The 200 is not a lens you would normally use for flowers, but here are a couple of orchids (posted also on DPR):





K7D, Lightroom, the second one cropped, both resized and sharpened.

I took several also with the FA50 1.4 on the same afternoon - I liked the bokeh produced by the 200 more than the 50. I know the longer focal length helps get things really out of focus, but it's a satisfying performance for such a bargain lens.

Cheers. And I really like these threads devoted to categories of old lenses - they remind us what we can achieve without spending a fortune on glass.

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Over the past week I have picked up three M lenses (28 F3.5, 50 F1.7, 135 F3.5)to go along with my DA21 and DA70 limiteds. Initial impressions are very high - can't wait to try them out! Trying to decide if I should go after a 35 F2.0 (or just save for the DA35).

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QuoteOriginally posted by joeyc Quote
Over the past week I have picked up three M lenses (28 F3.5, 50 F1.7, 135 F3.5)to go along with my DA21 and DA70 limiteds. Initial impressions are very high - can't wait to try them out! Trying to decide if I should go after a 35 F2.0 (or just save for the DA35).
I have the DA 40 and DA 70 Ltd's and they're both great. I am getting m-lenses to cover focal lengths I seldom use. The only one I own right now is the 135mm F3.5, a great little lens and I use it a lot to capture my daughter playing with friends. With the 135mm I am unobtrusive but at the same time not too far away. I hoping to get the 50mm F1.7 as a low light alternative for the DA 40 and then the 200mm F4 and the 300mm F4. I think this will cover my needs for a long time, but I still want the DA* 200 F2.8.
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If you're going to sacrifice autofocus and A-contacts then why not allow yourself a little cosmetic luxury...(if you can afford it).
Sure, makes sense. But for many, the appeal of these lenses is how cheap they are - and it would seem to me anyone asking "is this a good price for this lens" would be in that category. Also, I think you be underestimate the condition of even a BGN rated lens from KEH. The EX lenses I've bought look nicer than any other lens I own, and my understanding is that even the BGN lenses usually look as good or better than average person's lenses he bought new a year ago. UG, however, is to be avoided. But KEH isn't the only source. I bought mine for $69 at a local camera store that carries a fair number of used lenses, and you'd need a magnifying glass to discern that it had ever been used before. The point being, it is very easy to find it in amazingly good condition for under $100.
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M 400/5.6 Hunts Great Egret

I used my M 400/5.6 and managed a shot or two of a Great Egret which has been hunting in the marsh area up the road. I've seldom seen this bird in the area before. I inadvertently got a bonus turtle shot in the background.



Seems there are some fish in this marsh. Who knew?



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M50/1.4 with 20mm extension tube. Natural lighting, handheld.

This is gold braid from the epaulets from the 50s of a Royal Navy Lt Cdr. It's just coiled gold wire.





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QuoteQuote:
Marc Sabatella: Not sure what you mean by that.
Marc, you answered my question here--thanks again.

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Marc Sabatella: Anyhow, I have heard more than one ACDSee user comment that this is its single best feature, and one of the main reasons they prefer it to other programs.
Yes, it is an awesome feature and I see why so many like it. I can't wait to start using it. Not only can I save on ND filters in particular, but it saves the hassel of having to thread the filters on and off. as well as the need to have to carry them.
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SMC-M 28mm f/3.5



More Samples Here >>>>> Flickr: LenSamples' Photostream
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Finally I got my second SMC-M lens....the 200mm F4 in LN- condition for $100 USD including tax and shipping.

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Harder than it looks

There was some kind of bike race this weekend so I went to practice my panning technique (such as it is). The M 135/3.5 was just the perfect focal length from where I set up. The guys showed up intermittantly and I couldn't see them very far down the road (searching for excuses:-)). I shot about 70 exposures, deleted 51 of them on my first pass through and out of the rest this is probably the best, such as it is. Good practice, though, and I've got a better idea of how to handle this type of photography. This was all I tried to do, I just wanted one great panning shot and was quickly verifying that I wasn't attaining my goal by chimping between times that guys showed up. Of course I'm now kicking myself that I didn't try any other more creative type shots. I've got other shots where the rider wasn't clipped but overall I like this shot the best.
One thing's for sure, it wasn't the len's fault.

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Great shot! I don't think the cut off of the rear wheel detracts at all. The intense expression on the rider is perfect.
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I agree with Albert, I think this is a great shot. It really makes me feel like I am there.
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