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05-12-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
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Short Walk With My K 55mm f/1.8

Hello All,
My first K Pentax, after many M's and newer lenses. I must say I'm impressed with the rendering and sharpness, it has the classic 1960's pastel colors, bright but not overdone in saturation like some digital lenses. Greens are especially well-rendered and the photos have a film-like look that I like.
It was a cloudy, gray day, so I added a bit of contrast. Other than normal cropping, that's all the PP used, and all it needed!
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Good renditions here of an old classic (lens). Thanks for sharing.
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Fun With An Old Lens!

Thanks, Ash, I'm still finding ways to use this lens. It's very easy to focus, nice and bright. Love the colors!
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K 55mm/1.8

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K55 coupled with my K10.



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some of these cross-posted from the k-club thread, but all shot with the K55/1.8 (on K10D and K5).










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Great Photos!

Thanks to Zantaphia and Saladin for posting, very good photos! Love the colors, rendering, detail and Bokeh. I'll have to use mine more!
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i'm enjoying this lens more and more. there's something delightfully tactile about a well-sorted manual focus system, and the rendering and colors seem somehow better than many modern lenses. these are just a few snapshots taken without any real attempt at a particular outcome:
















what i would like to do now is find an equivalent wide angle. 20mm or so ideally.

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A pair of shots at f/1.8:



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With LX


With *ist DS2


With K7



See more in my 1.8/55 flickr-set: SMC Pentax K 1.8/55 - a set on Flickr
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QuoteOriginally posted by jt_cph_dk Quote
With LX, With *ist DS2, With K7
A wonderful lens.
I've cherished a few of these over the years and they(1.8/2.0) remain as my all time favorites. Along with the 28/3.5, 35/3.5, 50/1.4 etc etc
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I'm just getting to know this lens and my K-5, but I'm digging both. Wanted to share a few shots, nothing remarkable, but they make me happy.






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And some neighborhood animals




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more bokeh with an *istD:
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