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05-22-2008, 07:58 PM   #121
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smc-p m 50mm f/1.7

last night i ask her to return to the previous pizza cafe, just to nab some picture of her. i love to see the blue blur background lit by some blue neon lighting. a glass wall behind her adding some nuance too.

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fearview, nice shot - she's very beautiful, and you captured the essence
and the mood very, very well - her eyes are playfully suggesting 'hurry up and
take the shot', but her smile is very mona-lisa - belies her true mood.
Love the background color/blur too.


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SMC M 135mm f/3.5

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Here are a few more shots from the M 135 today:
















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Interesting Thread

Jay, Great thread. I am new to Pentax. Is there a thread or primer on the older manual focus lenses. I am confused with the nomenclature or SMC M, Takumars, Super Takumars. Which ones need a special adapter to mount (to a K10D) to my camera? Are the adapters hard to find? I went to KEH and there were several variants of the say 50 mm/1.4. I would love to try an older manual prime say 135, 200, a fast 50 and a 28 mm. Anyone have any recommendations? You have to type slow, because I am so dense.

I love everyone's posted pics!!

Many thanks!

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QuoteOriginally posted by MSM Quote
Jay, Great thread. I am new to Pentax. Is there a thread or primer on the older manual focus lenses. I am confused with the nomenclature or SMC M, Takumars, Super Takumars. Which ones need a special adapter to mount (to a K10D) to my camera? Are the adapters hard to find? I went to KEH and there were several variants of the say 50 mm/1.4. I would love to try an older manual prime say 135, 200, a fast 50 and a 28 mm. Anyone have any recommendations? You have to type slow, because I am so dense.

I love everyone's posted pics!!

Many thanks!
if youre using M lenses, or the older K, or the younger generation like A or F lenses. you dont need any adapter. fit nicely to your new generation pentax dslr.

buat if youre using takumar , any takumar you need an m42 to k adapter.

hope will help.
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And if you're interested in getting a M42 to Pentax K-mount (also known as "PK" mount) adapter, don't do what I did initially and get a "flange" type adapter. You want to get a "flush" type adapter. Otherwise, the extra thickness introduced by the flange (although relatively thin) is enough to reduce the max. focus distance below infinity. With a flange-type adapter and a Super-Takumar 50/F1.4, I was unable to focus past about 4M (13').


An example of a flush-type adapter:
Pentax ScrewMount M42 Lens to K Mount Camera Adapter - eBay (item 110254709954 end time May-23-08 11:35:21 PDT)

An example of the flange-type adpater (beware!):
New M42 to Pentax PK Mount Lens Adapter - eBay (item 150248754335 end time May-23-08 01:24:43 PDT)


M42 lenses, being older, manual focus and out of fashion are a good buy.

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Great photos.

@jsherman999 you should take your cat to a modelling agency
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Pentacon 50mm 1.8f with bellow. A 5-8mm fly.





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f1.4 wide open, K100D.

I'm guessing she was a part-time model, as she didn't immediately scream for the bouncer when I took this shot.
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SMC M 85mm f/2

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Another snapshot from the 85 taken today:



The sneeze:





Cropped a bit. Hella sharp for being stopped down only one (f/2.4) I like the hair
and skin detail. He was sitting on a blue blanket, so a lot of blue wavelength bouncing
around.



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Those are from today. Taken with SMC-M 28 F72.8:

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Nice shots Pentagor. That 28mm does a nice job. Time to take mine out of mothballs. Weatherman predicts fine weather for the weekend. We are not as picturesque as Slovenia but I'll see what I can find.

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QuoteOriginally posted by MSM Quote
Jay, Great thread. I am new to Pentax. Is there a thread or primer on the older manual focus lenses. I am confused with the nomenclature or SMC M, Takumars, Super Takumars. Which ones need a special adapter to mount (to a K10D) to my camera? Are the adapters hard to find? I went to KEH and there were several variants of the say 50 mm/1.4. I would love to try an older manual prime say 135, 200, a fast 50 and a 28 mm. Anyone have any recommendations? You have to type slow, because I am so dense.

I love everyone's posted pics!!

Many thanks!
Mark, what others have said - no need for an adapter unless you want to use
an M42 mount (screw mount) lens, and then it's best to get a genuine Pentax
adapter.

The manual focus M42 lenses including the Super Takumars (and Super
Multicoated Takumars, etc) came first, then the K's, then the M's, then the
A's (& A*'s), then the autofocus F's (& F*'s), FA's (FA *'s) , FA J's, DA's, and
then the DA *'s.

There are 'limited' series lenses in both the the FA and DA lines - super high
optical and build quality. The "*'s" also denote top quality and usually technical
innovation.

'SMC' or Super MultiCoating started appearing with the "M" line, although
Pentax had been using an unbranded version of it before then. SMC cuts down
on glare and can greatly increase contrast in certain situations. Since Pentax
came out with it, other manufacturers have introduced their own
multicoating formula, but in the 70's, Pentax alone had that.

Everything except the M42's are considered 'K-mount'.

Have fun!



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Zewrak, nice shots, the elusive 'bug eye' has been obtained!

Lithos, I remember seeing that girl before (how could I forget?) Whether or
not she's a model, she knows how she looks on camera, thus the confidence
and charisma. An M 50 has never been put to better use

Pentagor - wow. That kinda sets the standard for M 28 2.8 usage we all
have to strive for now. Very, very nice. That last shot is frameable, IMO.
Would you be able to post some crops, especially the church detail?

TG, we'll have to get going with our 28's more.

On a side note, my Jupiter-9 just arrived today from Russia. I'll have to
see how it stacks up against my M 85 f/2...


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fearview, very nice. I like the colour of the blurred background too!

lithos, that's a lovely shot of a very pretty lady.

jsherman999, what a gorgeous cat. Loved all your shots with the SMC M 135mm f/3.5.
I'm thinking this might be my next purchase.

Zewrak, love the detail you got with the fly.


pentagor, i loved seeing your whole series. Thanks.
I think your lens will end up on my wish list.


Yesterday wasn't the best of days for outdoor shots. Here's a few more with the 50/1.7 and the 1.4x TC.

They are doing some sort of work on Sydney Harbour. I had forgotten to change my focal length for this shot.







Lots of cloud cover.



The harbour was extremely quite yesterday and this isn't the best of shots, but here's a small part of what Sydney's CBD looks like.



This is just some moss that was growing on one of the boat ramps. It's colour caught my eye.


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