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04-01-2016, 04:39 PM   #16
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I foresee Pentaxians upper body strength increasing by 30-40%. They will also benefit aerobically through the extra steps they'll take each day towards the photographic subjects.


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I have a nice copy of the FA 20-35 which on APS-C has been kinda 'meh' I think it will work much better on FF. The other lens I think will change the most for me is the F 135mm. On APS-C it is too long but not long enough, waiting to see what it does on FF.

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I foresee Pentaxians upper body strength increasing by 30-40%.
Yeah, I started working out again in anticipation of the extra load.
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Don't forget the M42's and the M42 to K-mount adapter.

135's like the CZJ DDR 135/3.5 MC, Tair 11A 135/2.8 (20 oily old blades of joyous glorious bokeh!) and Jupiter 11A are wonderful lenses in every respect. They are sharp, colour is lovely, in fact I can't fault them.

Edit: You can adapt Leica-R to Pentax-K too, using a Leitax adapter.
Still got a full collection of M42 mount Vivitar Chrome Nose lenses and the 28mm and the 135mm will be among the first I try out on the K1, Followed closely by my 50-500 Bigma. The courthouse was shot using the 28mm chrome nose the I cropped to show how sharp it can be. These were shot with my K7.
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04-01-2016, 05:20 PM   #19
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QuoteOriginally posted by Big Dawg Quote
Still got a full collection of M42 mount Vivitar Chrome Nose lenses and the 28mm and the 135mm will be among the first I try out on the K1, Followed closely by my 50-500 Bigma. The courthouse was shot using the 28mm chrome nose the I cropped to show how sharp it can be. These were shot with my K7.
Ooooo . . . they are lovely . . . and like new!

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The obvious one is 50/55 - goes from being a short tele/portrait lens to a normal.

I use the D FA 50 Macro, K55 f1.8 and even the plastic fantastic DA50 on a Sony A7.
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Ooooo . . . they are lovely . . . and like new!
My second such collection. They are hard to find., The first collection I sold to a Doctor in Malaysia.
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My second such collection. They are hard to find., The first collection I sold to a Doctor in Malaysia.
I have a collection of tat I got off ebay, wrapped up in freezer bags with silica gel to ward off fungus. But these old lenses sure can make nice pics.
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The obvious one is 50/55 - goes from being a short tele/portrait lens to a normal.

I use the D FA 50 Macro, K55 f1.8 and even the plastic fantastic DA50 on a Sony A7.
Makes me wish now I hadn't gotten rid of my Zeiss 50mm Pancolar or my Zeiss 50mm f/4 Flektagon Zebra.

I still have a Pentax-F 50mm f/1.7, Vivitar 55mm f/2.8 Macro and my Asahi 55mm f/1.8.

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Makes me wish now I hadn't gotten rid of my Zeiss 50mm Pancolar or my Zeiss 50mm f/4 Flektagon Zebra.

I still have a Pentax-F 50mm f/1.7, Vivitar 55mm f/2.8 Macro and my Asahi 55mm f/1.8.
I did that! Gave the CZJ DDR 135 and 50 Pancolar Electric to a friend so skint he couldn't afford flip flops.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Big Dawg Quote
As a young man in the 1960's, I was not able to afford good cameras or lens. Those adds in the photo magazines at the doctor's office were enticing to say the least, but they (cameras and lens) cost so much and were beyond my reach. Then in the late 1970's my wife saved up enough money to buy me a K1000 with a 50mm kit lens and a Sear's brand 135mm tele for Christmas. My dream had come true....partially anyway. There were still all those adds for those exotic (to me anyway) 70-210 zooms and those nice 24mm,28mm and 35mm wide angle lens. I had no idea what a macro was so they didn't matter but those zooms......Man, I dreamed of a zoom!

So I finally in the early 2000's I was able to step up to digital....
Some of my story is similar to yours; I bought a Pentax ME SE when my rangefinder camera was ruined in an exotic incident my then-fiance and I had just before we were married; four years later I bought the Pentax Super Program when the ME SE never quite recovered from getting damp at a later trip to Niagara Falls. However, for many years I had just two lenses, a Pentax-A 50mm and a Vivitar 75-205mm {which I bought with the first holiday bonus I received}. If I were to find the dollars to buy a K-1, I would probably move back to that pattern, at least for now. I still have that 50mm lens; I had to dump the Vivitar lens because of serious fungus, but I did buy a Tamron AdaptAll 60-300mm lens with a KA back, and I would be quite happy to go back to my old patterns {*} using those two lenses if I could just figure out how to raise the cost of a K-1.

{*} My style has been more "Weegee" Fellig ["f/8 and be there"] than artistic, so I've always tended to work at mid-range apertures and the resulting comfortably thick DOFs. Under those conditions, practice with my K-30 convinces me that the Pentax "focus confirmed" signal is more than adequate for my 68-year-old eyes to achieve the manual focus I need.

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04-01-2016, 06:16 PM   #26
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The rub is lack of automatic aperture (actuation). Manual focus is not big deal, but constant fiddling with a fully manual aperture (open to focus...stop down to meter/shoot) is a pain for other than pre-set lenses or types having an auto-manual switch.


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There's no reason to do that (open to focus...stop down to meter/shoot) on an A7 - EVFs don't not get darker if you stop down (ok, if it is _really_ dark and you stop down, then the EVF's refresh rate might drop to some annoying level)
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I am getting plenty of full-frame perspective training with my film cameras. Depending on how slick I can be with my developing technique, I may end up with one humungous full frame for digital and another tiny one (ME or MX) for film...
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I did that! Gave the CZJ DDR 135 and 50 Pancolar Electric to a friend so skint he couldn't afford flip flops.
If he sold those he could get a real good set of flip flops.

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There's no reason to do that (open to focus...stop down to meter/shoot) on an A7 - EVFs don't not get darker if you stop down (ok, if it is _really_ dark and you stop down, then the EVF's refresh rate might drop to some annoying level)
I think I've used the green button twice when I first got my K10D. Haven't used it since. at F/8 and below I just set the aperture, set the camera at aperture priority and focus till I get a green light then shoot. Works so far. My M42's have a manual auto switch so you can set the aperture .

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There's no reason to do that (open to focus...stop down to meter/shoot) on an A7 - EVFs don't not get darker if you stop down
Yeah, they do on the Sonys.

In fact, you have to switch that mode off for flash to be practical.
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There's no reason to do that (open to focus...stop down to meter/shoot) on an A7 - EVFs don't not get darker if you stop down (ok, if it is _really_ dark and you stop down, then the EVF's refresh rate might drop to some annoying level)
Yes - and now we can chase each other round and round the tree about not actually seeing what I am photographing. What's the refresh rate of my retinas?

I don't want to use an EVF. I don't want to use an adapter. Full Stop.
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