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07-25-2011, 08:14 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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Pentax K 50mm f/1.2 samples



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This lens needs no introduction, just some shots illustrating what its all about

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1.2 = magic


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No one? Well I'll add some more recent shots to cover your guys's lack of effort

all @ F/1.2 unless stated otherwise

bokeh pano (13 images @ F/1.2)







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long time ago i added some photos on dpr

pentax 50mm F1.2 a small in field test.: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review


by the way, some good stuff you showed in this thread.
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Here's a thread I posted back in Feb of '07.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/3052-you-allowed-fall-love-lens.html

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Great to see samples of this at f1.2 - thanks for posting. Interesting to compare this to the superb Cosina f1.2 or Porst f1.2. My problem is I like them all and they are all great lenses (though I'd go for the Cosina bokeh if it came down to "there can be only one") !!
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Some excellent shots, especially the yellow daisy in the original post.

I had one of these lenses . . . and sold it

But I have the DA 55mm SDM now and I like it just as much.
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A couple more. Fireflies taken in late June of this year. I found them difficult but rewarding to photograph. Their lights are both dim and ephemeral. I found that anything above 2.0 resulted in black screens. These were taken the the K 50mm F1.2 wide open focused at infinity. Shots are 1.3 and 1.6 seconds.




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^ always wanted to try shooting them




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Like the PP on the police cruizer Yeatzee. On shooting fireflies, I tried my FA 35 f/2.0 but got nothing but a black frame. I would imagine they need f/1.4 or wider. Their flashes are quite dim. I used the K 50 wide open and focused to infinity, it doesn't really matter if the flashes are in perfect focus or not, in fact, the nearby ones are a bit spectacular, big green/yellow blobs, they really look alien. One of the problems around here (northeast) is that they are active for only about 2-3 weeks in late June/early July. But I did have fun once I recovered from the blank shots of the FA 35.

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Some from my archive of f/1.2 shots with the K50.



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QuoteOriginally posted by yeatzee Quote
No one? Well I'll add some more recent shots to cover your guys's lack of effort

all @ F/1.2 unless stated otherwise

bokeh pano (13 images @ F/1.2)







@ F/8














I knew this thread wouldn't be good for the LBA. I like low depth of field shots and now my FA50/1.4 is looking inadequate.
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The K 50 1.2 stopped down a little bit (I don't remember the f-stop... probably f 2.0)

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Damn! I'm gettin' one of these beasties these shotz absolutely kill. Is there any difference between a 'K' and 'A' optically?
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