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04-22-2012, 05:39 AM - 3 Likes   #1
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Pentax FA 50/2.8 Macro

Hi all.

Here is one photo to start with:
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Beautifully delicate, but I wonder if the white point is set correctly. The histogram shows no information about about 90% of full scale - if I tweak it a bit, I get a much "snappier" rendition.
But it is a lovely shot.
Thanks for sharing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jford Quote
Beautifully delicate, but I wonder if the white point is set correctly. The histogram shows no information about about 90% of full scale - if I tweak it a bit, I get a much "snappier" rendition.
But it is a lovely shot.
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the tips! I tried with a new version here:
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FA 50 Macro is becoming my favorite lens lately! Great sharpness edge to edge, wonderfully accurate color, etc.

Here are a few detail shots, and one landscape, from a recent autumnal hike on Holston Mountain. (Blackberry leaves, Bracken Fern, False Solomon's Seal fruit, Woodland Sunflower, Bumblebees working Goldenrod, and Blue Hole middle falls...)













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i got one coming from japan, should be here in a few days . can"t wait to try it ..how do you think it will do on my K10D...i now its a older body but thats all i have right now
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This is the macro lens I intend to purchase when the time is right.

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It seems really outstanding. I'm going to plan its purchase for studio and all days shooting.
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Very happy with this so far. These shots are handheld with my K-1 on Auto, so doesn't get any simpler.
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Sharp lens. Very happy with results.
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K3 + FA50 Macro for city landscape. I should have used f16 for nicer starbursts.

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I'm almost thinking I should get a second just in case. It's a really good lens!
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QuoteOriginally posted by mwilky55 Quote
I'm almost thinking I should get a second just in case. It's a really good lens!
It is really a good lens for both macro, landscape and portrait photo
FA 50/2.8 Macro

If you can ignore its weight and the ... of cause... the clamp
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