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05-21-2008, 09:29 PM   #106
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Ann: I sold them because at the time, I had five or six 50mm's. I just had that
"I gotta clean house" feeling and away they went.

Simon - yes, you can use the TC with the m42 adapter on it - it's just a K-mount
on that end, like normal.


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DA* 16-50 | DA* 50-135 | FA 77ltd | DA 35ltd 2.8 Macro | FA 50 f2.8 Macro | FA 50 1.4 | Vivitar S1 105 2.5 Macro | Tamron 28-75 2.8 XR Di | Tamron 70-300 Di LD Macro | M 200 4 | M 135 3.5 | M 85 2 | M 50 1.4 | Vivitar 28 2.8 Close Focus | Jupiter-9 85 f2 | Super Takumars 200 f4 | Super Multi Coated Takumars 50 f1.4, 135 f3.5


jsherman999, Why the M 50/F1.4 in the above lineup?

And I considered it overkill that I've currently got three 50mm lenses (as well as a few others) : Super-Tak 1.4, M 1.7, A 2 (& sold a M 2).

Is this madness?
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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
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Ann: I sold them because at the time, I had five or six 50mm's. I just had that
"I gotta clean house" feeling and away they went.

Maybe one day you'll get the urge to re-purchase one.
Love your last series of shots with the TC.

I had to take a friend to the hospital this afternoon, so i had an hour to kill. Took the camera along and attached the Tamron TC and gave it a test run. This is the first time i've ever used a TC. Let me know if there's anything i can improve please. Sorry, there's not a lot to shoot at this particular hospital, got a lot of flowers though. I must admit, i'm already in love with this lens.










Part of an air conditioning system.




I have no idea what this is part of.




This is part of the above.







I've got more to post later on.

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DA* 16-50 | DA* 50-135 | FA 77ltd | DA 35ltd 2.8 Macro | FA 50 f2.8 Macro | FA 50 1.4 | Vivitar S1 105 2.5 Macro | Tamron 28-75 2.8 XR Di | Tamron 70-300 Di LD Macro | M 200 4 | M 135 3.5 | M 85 2 | M 50 1.4 | Vivitar 28 2.8 Close Focus | Jupiter-9 85 f2 | Super Takumars 200 f4 | Super Multi Coated Takumars 50 f1.4, 135 f3.5


jsherman999, Why the M 50/F1.4 in the above lineup?

And I considered it overkill that I've currently got three 50mm lenses (as well as a few others) : Super-Tak 1.4, M 1.7, A 2 (& sold a M 2).

Is this madness?
It's Madness!

I keep my M 50 1.4 because it has a very subtle warmth to the colors that my
other 50s don't have. Plus, it's an M, and I like M's, I want to keep a small
collection.

Ann - those shots are very good, especially the first - wow. I like the 5th also -
nice lightplay.


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Question for all of you in the "M" club. Aside from what looks like slight variance in optical design why do the "A" variants of the lenses come at a higher premimum? Ease of use because of the "A" setting? The images here are stunning. So much so that I'm thinking of picking up a cheap 100mm just to play with. I already have my hands full with my A50/2 but you guys are not helping me quell my my growing LBA.....
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Question for all of you in the "M" club. Aside from what looks like slight variance in optical design why do the "A" variants of the lenses come at a higher premimum? Ease of use because of the "A" setting? The images here are stunning. So much so that I'm thinking of picking up a cheap 100mm just to play with. I already have my hands full with my A50/2 but you guys are not helping me quell my my growing LBA.....

I think in most cases, the "A" equivalents are the exact same optical design as
their M counterparts (someone correct me if I'm wrong.) The 'A' setting is pretty
desirable, which is why they tend to be more expensive. I actually think that
the M's have better build quality than the 'A''s, generally, though.

I love the IQ/price ratio of the M's. Stop-down metering is second nature to me
now, and the green-hexagon-focus-indication method is almost foolproof on my
K20D, so the only real drawbacks to the M's are 1) no aperture info saved in
EXIFs, and 2) can't focus as fast as AF for fast action.

I'd suggest an M 200 f4, M 50 1.7 or M 50 1.4 to start with - they can be had
cheaply and are a blast to use!


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So, today I took my M28/2.8, M135/3.5 and M200/4, my K100D and went off to some walk. I really didn't have the opportunity to test my M lenses yet. So today was the day.
I'm really impressed! Sharpness, contrast and no CA whatsoever!
Some pictures:

M28/2.8:





The next one is M135/3.5:





And the last one is M200/4:





There is very very little of pp. Just some crops (not all) and contrast.

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Hi all,

Iíve never participated in a forum like this before and Iím quite enjoying it. I set the cameras aside for a number of years and I am just getting back to it. Digital didnít exist then and Iím in the midst of a major learning curve. Thanks for your patience. There is a nice international flavour to this forum and a lot of positive energy. Iíve noted participants from: Australia, Canada, US, Sweden, Slovenia, Indonesia, Brunei, the UK, Portugal, Romania, and Norway, so far. A diverse group linked by an interest in photography and all things Pentax. Thanks to Jay for starting/ moderating the M thread and to all who have posted. I am looking forward to seeing more of your M images.

TG
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Pentagor, those are impressive, very good job. Love the wood building by both the 135 ad the
200, and I like the tree against the sky. I just picked up a 28mm, but I haven't been able to get
shots as nice as your 28mm shots yet.


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SMC M 28mm f/2.8

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Just picked up a M 28mm f/2.8 yesterday from the local shop for a very good price!

Now my M collection has expanded a bit into the wide end (28, 50, 85, 135, 200!)

Here are some attempts with the new 28:





Slow shutter, high ISO on this next shot, so not technically good, but...














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Nice shots there everyone ... I wish my cats stayed still long enough for me to get close up shots of them.

Pentagor ... i really love the rose, mallard and the wooden roof (is it a well) shots ... the colours are awesome in these.

I find the 28 is a nice wide angle even on the APS-C sensors.
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wow really great shots
cant wait for my M 50/1.7 to arrive =]
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A few from the M 200mm f/4

Back to the pond.










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jsherman, great idea for a thread! Unfortunately, my only M series lens is no longer functional. I have a manual Vivitar 28mm and 135mm, will those count?

deudeu, you took some very dramatic pictures on page 1. You've a much better eye than I've got.

Who am I kidding, most all of you have a better eye than I've got. Must get the newsprint ink out of my blood to see things a bit more artistically.
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TG, excellent!! The thistle shots could have been taken with a macro lens. Isn't
that 200 fun?

(Pentagor, the more I look at your shots, the more I appreciate the ladybug/
dandelion shot - really well done.)

Jim, feel free to post anything you'd like, it's nice to contrast other lens types
also & I appreciate that. However, you can't officially be a club member
unless you own an SMC-M! (something to strive for ) But yes, by all means,
I love Vivitars (see my sig)

In the spirit of that, below are shots taken with a 50 f/1,7 - but an 'A'. I picked
it up when I got my M 28 f/2.8 yesterday. Check out what you can do with the
DOF, and how incredibly sharp it can be stopped down - M version is the same.
( Ann, you inspired me

8 months old today!!















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