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12-28-2012, 03:25 AM   #1
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Light Scoop with K-R and A 50mm f1.7

Hello,

Anyone using a Light Scoop (or an eBay cheapy as I have)?

I've been trying it with my manual Pentax-A 50mm f1.7 but can't get a good focus using 'green hexagon' as a guide.

Does the green hexagon focus guide have the same front focusing issues as an AF lens does under tungsten light?

Thanks,

Neil

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QuoteOriginally posted by ShepProudfoot Quote
Does the green hexagon focus guide have the same front focusing issues as an AF lens does under tungsten light?
Yes. Get a proper focusing screen.
Options are ebay (cheapest - around $30, not sure of quality, shipping from Hong Kong), focusingscreen.com (shipping from Taiwan, good quality, around $100), and KatzEye (most expensive, shipping from US).
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Why do DSLRs not come with them? Great photos on Flickr.
12-29-2012, 08:41 PM   #4
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You can get decent results with the stock screen just takes some practice. These were with a K-5 and the A50 1.7 bouncing off the ceiling just Holiday snaps nothing spectacular but pretty sharp and decently lit.











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hangman43, your photos look great and far, far sharper than mine.

This one is sharper than my earlier efforts;



I got a DA 35mm f2.4 a few days ago and it seems to autofocus OK under tungsten light, compared to kit lens.
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hangman43, your photos look great and far, far sharper than mine.

This one is sharper than my earlier efforts;



I got a DA 35mm f2.4 a few days ago and it seems to autofocus OK under tungsten light, compared to kit lens.
Actually that last one was with a DA 50-200mm AF, not A 50mm f1.7.
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