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05-15-2016, 08:19 PM   #31
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In that K-1 review, they tested the SMC Pentax-K 85mm F2.2 Soft... not much but they tested it nonetheless!




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Again, the F 85 f2.8 Soft:



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F 85/2,8 soft

F4,5




F 5,6

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F 85/2,8 soft @ F4,5




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F 85mm soft

A few flowers.
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06-26-2016, 06:51 PM   #36
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A couple with the F 85 f2.8 Soft:



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Some roses on Valentines Day

K-1 with Pentax-F 85mm f 2.8
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A counter-intuitive rose:



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I love soft focus lenses, i am so crazy for them that i own most those made by Pentax, and mentioned by the OP (actually i miss only the 85mm FA, cause has the same optics of the F).
Though the lens i prefer, for its flexibility and usability, is the Tamron SP 70-150mm f/2.8 Soft Focus (51A).
Not easy to master (i'm far from that!), but definitely a wonderful lens.

I have some pics i'd like to post. I'm starting with the first two portraits, shot either at 0 or 1.
Quite sharp, but with a nice bokeh and a pleasant rendition.
Just a touch of softness...







cheers

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More pics.
If i remember correctly, the first two were shot at 0, the last at 1 (the soft ring has 4 positions, from 0 to 3):








To be sincere, i'm not so sure about the SF setting, i could have shot all of them at 1.

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QuoteOriginally posted by cyberjunkie Quote
I love soft focus lenses, i am so crazy for them that i own most those made by Pentax, and mentioned by the OP (actually i miss only the 85mm FA, cause has the same optics of the F).
Though the lens i prefer, for its flexibility and usability, is the Tamron SP 70-150mm f/2.8 Soft Focus (51A).
Not easy to master (i'm far from that!), but definitely a wonderful lens.

I have some pics i'd like to post. I'm starting with the first two portraits, shot either at 0 or 1.
Quite sharp, but with a nice bokeh and a pleasant rendition.
Just a touch of softness...







cheers

Paolo

---------- Post added 11-04-17 at 01:22 AM ----------

More pics.
If i remember correctly, the first two were shot at 0, the last at 1 (the soft ring has 4 positions, from 0 to 3):








To be sincere, i'm not so sure about the SF setting, i could have shot all of them at 1.
Nice shots. I have only the SMC Pentax-F 85mm f 2.8 soft. The soft settings are denoted by the aperture settings (2.8, 4.0, and 5.6 with additional non-labelled click positions between each of these settings). You refer instead to numbered positions (1, 0, etc.) that I was not aware of. I am wondering if these numbered positions correspond to specific known apertures. Also, is the 0 position the softest or least soft position. Thanks for your comments.
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no, i'm referring to the "soft" ring on the Tamron zoom
On the Tamron you control the amount of "glow" both ways: diaphragm and position of a floating element inside the lens...

I don't have any picture shot with Pentax soft focus lenses with me.
I'm in another continent, and i just have my laptop with me...
These are all shot with a K-1 and the Tamron.



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Tamron Soft Focus zoom almost at its sharpest (Pentax K-1):



Tamron's glow fully unleashed (on K-01):





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QuoteOriginally posted by cyberjunkie Quote
no, i'm referring to the "soft" ring on the Tamron zoom
On the Tamron you control the amount of "glow" both ways: diaphragm and position of a floating element inside the lens...

I don't have any picture shot with Pentax soft focus lenses with me.
I'm in another continent, and i just have my laptop with me...
These are all shot with a K-1 and the Tamron.



cheers

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Nice ones,.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cyberjunkie Quote
Tamron's glow fully unleashed (on K-01):
window is amazing
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Soft focus

Here are a couple with K-1 and Pentax-F 85mm f 2.8 in early morning sunlight.

NOTE: EXIF says 85mm-FA, but it really is 85mm-F--probably not much difference.
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