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03-17-2019, 09:12 AM   #991
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QuoteOriginally posted by goatsNdonkey Quote
Lovely shots. I even like the faint Spaghetti-Os bokeh in the background on the second one.

Thank you.

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K-3 with Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 55BB

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KP+Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 500mm f/8 Mirror

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Tokina 500mm F8 Mirror Lens on Pentax KS-2

I am becoming a fan of the Tokina 500mm F8 mirror lens (and my KS-2). These images were shot handheld at 1/250th or 1/320th of a second @ ISO 1600 in overcast conditions. Focusing the lens is the biggest challenge. I adjusted light and contrast in PP . The colors are straight from the camera. I made a deep felt lens hood for the stubby Tokina which helps a tremendous amount in reducing flare and ghosting. The mid 1980's Tokina is the best $50 I've spent in a while.

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Tamron 55BB 500mm f8 mirror

Samsung NX20. more pics in 300mm lens club/adaptall lens club.

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Quite exceptional.
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Yeah I look at these and I think "this is the one I keep, it's a sharp one" - but I listed it on ebay and it sold instantly, even without pics.
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More Tamron 55BB samples: a couple of shots, one quite close, one farther away, each with accompanying 100% crops. Levels and sharpening applied.

When things click, the results are very good. But this lens is a harsh taskmaster, and mercilessly brutal to shoddy technique, but then that is to be expected when you try running it handheld like I do. There were a lot of duds in today's shooting, but that's on me. I know this because sometimes I can get clarity and detail like this:

Taken from about 60 meters away. I think. At least that's about what it looked like on Google Earth. Cropped a bit to straighten.

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Wow! Congrats!!
Thats a lot of detail!

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