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04-24-2021, 09:22 PM   #3751
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
I've barely used any other lens since I got it last Monday and the colours are indeed nice. The sharpness wide open is impressive, I've barely taken it off f/2.


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Well, this is the famous Hollywood K28/2, right? You're right to be addicted to it.

04-25-2021, 12:34 AM - 1 Like   #3752
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Well, this is the famous Hollywood K28/2, right? You're right to be addicted to it.
Yes, it is. I've had it since last Monday. This is the only photo I've taken of a person with it. Even the best manual glass is not ideal for photographing kids.


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K 50mm F4 macro



X-posted on 'Post your best KP shots'.
04-25-2021, 09:51 PM - 1 Like   #3754
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
Yes, it is. I've had it since last Monday. This is the only photo I've taken of a person with it. Even the best manual glass is not ideal for photographing kids.


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But this turned out rather well, enjoy that lens!

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This is nice, with lots of tonality, but it looks a bit dark to me.

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Thank you for your response HoutHans. I have indeed kept the photo on the dark side. I did this to keep the color tones full. With a much lighter photo, you largely lose the atmosphere from the photo. Below I have placed a slightly brighter version.



But indeed making the photo lighter certainly doesn't hurt it.
04-26-2021, 01:21 PM - 5 Likes   #3756
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My little one with the K 28mm f/2, wide open, and a crop from the same image to show the sharpness this lens is capable of even at f/2. If you want to see the 100% crop then click on the image and go to Flickr where you can blow it up a bit more.


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04-26-2021, 02:51 PM   #3757
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^^^^^
That's why it's a legend. Very nice.
04-26-2021, 03:10 PM   #3758
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
My little one with the K 28mm f/2, wide open, and a crop from the same image to show the sharpness this lens is capable of even at f/2. If you want to see the 100% crop then click on the image and go to Flickr where you can blow it up a bit more.


La
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La (crop)
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Wow - great capture. Amazing details!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
My little one with the K 28mm f/2, wide open, and a crop from the same image to show the sharpness this lens is capable of even at f/2. If you want to see the 100% crop then click on the image and go to Flickr where you can blow it up a bit more.


La
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La (crop)
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Wow, these are amazing! I love the scene and the way you've captured it.

Here's what I did with my only K-lens, the K135/2.5 wide open:

04-26-2021, 10:15 PM - 2 Likes   #3760
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Testing out my K-3iii with the K50/4 macro.


Blossom par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity

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And the K28/3.5 shift (handheld!)


Ayot New Church par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity


Ayot Old Church par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity
04-27-2021, 01:09 AM   #3761
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Wow - great capture. Amazing details!
Thanks. I've been using this lens for a week but even so I was shocked by how sharp this shot was when I zoomed in.

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Testing out my K-3iii with the K50/4 macro.


Blossom par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity

---------- Post added 04-27-21 at 06:17 AM ----------

And the K28/3.5 shift (handheld!)


Ayot New Church par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity


Ayot Old Church par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity
Looks like the K-3 III's image quality is beyond reproach from what I've seen so far.
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Looks like the K-3 III's image quality is beyond reproach from what I've seen so far.
It's pretty good, but what I am really enjoying is it makes using old manual glass really easy compared to earlier models: Av mode for older glass, hugely improved exposure accuracy, bright viewfinder, in viewfinder levels, excellent catch-in-focus. Definite thumbs up from me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by womble Quote
It's pretty good, but what I am really enjoying is it makes using old manual glass really easy compared to earlier models: Av mode for older glass, hugely improved exposure accuracy, bright viewfinder, in viewfinder levels, excellent catch-in-focus. Definite thumbs up from me.
This is great news - I wondered how they were going to implement the legacy lens improvements. Is there much hassle to inputing the Aperture setting for your M42/K/M lenses?
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Can you direct me to info on those changes/improvements to using legacy glass?
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Testing out my K-3iii with the K50/4 macro.


Blossom par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity

---------- Post added 04-27-21 at 06:17 AM ----------

And the K28/3.5 shift (handheld!)


Ayot New Church par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity


Ayot Old Church par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity
That is excellent image quality indeed. I'm wondering about the ease of using legacy glass as well.
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