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07-22-2020, 04:52 AM - 2 Likes   #31
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You're too kind! I am not sure I have really nailed it with this lens so far but my hit rate is (slowly) improving. And I finally found my 82mm CPL which will help with these botanical and woodland shots.

I love the stack, Wheatfield. I need to get the tripod out again!

I honestly think the lens is fantastic and I could spend years trying to master it! Here's a few more from me.

Rather than spam the thread with every photo I take, I have made a Flickr album with my shots from this lens:

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I will try to start a flickr group too (if no-one else did).

Flickr: The HD Pentax-D FA* 1:1.4 85mm Pool

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You probably donít realize it, but your botanical photos went a long way toward pushing me off the edge as far as this lens goes. If everyone had posted lovely portraits of beautiful models I probably would have looked, admired, and moved on to the next topic. But post incredible photos of dogs, flowers and forests and itís all over for me.

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QuoteOriginally posted by johnc Quote

Rather than spam the thread with every photo I take, I have made a Flickr album with my shots from this lens:

Flickr

I will try to start a flickr group too (if no-one else did).

Flickr: The HD Pentax-D FA* 1:1.4 85mm Pool

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I thought the whole idea of these threads was to post photos. Keep them coming. Hopefully we will attract a few more owners of the lens in.
Itís only spam if it isnít welcome......
I will also join a Flickr group if you start one.
Letís really show this lens off.

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Excellent. Thank you. Keep them coming.
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Thanks for the kind words mtngal and Wheatfield. Of course no problem to share a few more. Really looking forward to see what others will add here as well!

A couple of these are x-posted from the bokeh club.









PS I see someone has posted some astounding portraits to the flickr group for the lens. Just brilliant stuff.

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The one thing that stands out to me in all of these photos is their depth.
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Here's something I don't do often. This was shot at f/1.4 for 10 seconds.

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Is everyone posting here using just the K1 for the lens? I have both the K1 and KP, with the KP being the one I use the most. I don’t know if I would use this much on the KP, but I might. All of these photos are awesome, and I love the F1.4 and F8 comparison shots - it sure looks like the lens is incredibly sharp through it’s whole range.
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Is everyone posting here using just the K1 for the lens? I have both the K1 and KP, with the KP being the one I use the most. I donít know if I would use this much on the KP, but I might. All of these photos are awesome, and I love the F1.4 and F8 comparison shots - it sure looks like the lens is incredibly sharp through itís whole range.
I was in awe of the thing with the comet picture.
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Studio stuff

My granddaughter has decided that playing model is fun.
Shot at f/1.4
Note I missed focus by a rather substantial margin. This was using LiveView and moving the focus point around.




For those of us who are less easily impressed, behold 100%.


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I got my lens today. It arrived between thunderstorms, so I didnít get much chance to play with it.

I tried it on both the KP and the K1, and was very pleased how it works with both cameras. I might find myself using it with the KP more than I had thought - I find it almost too heavy on the K1 (but then I havenít been shooting the K1 much recently).

It is one very sharp lens!

KP, f1.4:



And a thistle (KP, f1.6)



I love sharp lenses and this is one very sharp lens. Iím going to have fun with it, even though itís a far better lens than I am a photographer.
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I took a walk yesterday and decided that I have a long way to go to really figure out the lens. But I already love it on the KP (wanted to walk with a lighter camera).

Itís not a macro lens. This was cropped quite a bit and it was not far from the minimum focus distance. I was actually rather pleased it did as well as it did, considering the tri-colored bumble bee was only there for a minute or two. (F1.4, I should have stopped down the lens more).



Leaves at f1.4:



And at f4:



Distant mountain at f5.6. Sort-of a ho-hum photo, thereís a bit of telephoto compression going on, and itís so sharp that it almost loses the feeling of depth in some way. Or maybe itís just how I happened to look at it, after shooting mostly close-up types of things all morning.



Reflection was interesting. I couldnít change my position much - I was on a trail. F1.4.



Anyway, thatís what I managed with the lens on my first day with it. The lens plays very nicely with the KP and I may end up using it more because of the lighter weight.
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