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02-16-2014, 04:39 AM   #1
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SMC 67 45mm sample photos?

I just bought the 45/4 for my 67ii today. I'm very excited to finally get this lens! I was curious whether this site or other sites have an easy way to find photos taken with this lens. I would be interested in seeing how others are using this lens. When I tried to search the photo section of this site that lens resulted in "no matches".

02-16-2014, 07:58 AM   #2
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I tried a flickr search, and here's what came up. Flickr Search: Pentax 67 45mm f4
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Thanks filoxophy! Some great photos there! It inspires me to get out and use the lens. Hopefully the weather will cooperate tomorrow.
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I use mine for seascapes a lot... and landscapes.

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Here are all the photos I have from this lens. I have the version labeled 6x7, but AFAIK they are identical except the label.
Flickr Search: smcpentax6x7454
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It has been said here on the forum that there are very sharp specimens of this lens (e.g.my own) and on the other hand, soft versions out there. I remain a bit skeptical about the claim to soft versions (I'm one of a large number of owners using this lens and all report it has the same beautiful sharpness about it) but each to his own. I use mine in hyperfocal and rarely beyond f11.
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Congrats on getting this lens....I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Here's one of my photos taken with a P67 and the SMCP 45mm lens. I have the latest version of this lens. I have always been impressed the sharpness. This image was scanned at 2400 dpi with an Epson V750 Pro. Off hand, I don't recall which particular film this was, but it was almost certainly ISO 100.

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And a 100% crop from the same image

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45mm

Flickr Search: 45mm

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Thanks to everyone. Lots of great photos! I shot two rolls today with the new lens and the negatives are drying as I post this! Probably won't stay up late enough to scan them tonight. It will have to wait till tomorrow.
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Look forward to seeing the results!
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Pentax 67 + smc Pentax 45/4, film Fomapan 100 developed in Ilfotec LC29, Scanner Nikon 8000ED:







Pentax 67 + smc Pentax 45/4, film Fuji Velvia RVP-50, Scanner Nikon 8000ED:








Pentax 67 + smc Pentax 45/4, film Fuji Neopan400CN, Scanner Nikon 8000ED:





It is almost perfect lens, but 8 aperture blades sucks a lot. I want 7 not rounded, like my 15/4 ltd for K-7!
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As with flickr, you can also go to 500px.com and do a search too.
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Mine is sharp even one the 645D, when stopped down to f/8. Even if checking it at 100%. OK, there are lenses bringing even a little bit more details in the 100% view on the 645D, for example the 645 SMC-A 35mm. But this difference is really small!
I use my 45mm for panorama photos using the 67II (by cutting the image to a 1:2 side ratio later, I use a mask of this ratio in the view finder).
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Those are really impressive results with a Coolscan 8000!
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therion, those are some lovely images. Especially 2 and 5!! TFS

I've done 3 rolls thru the lens now and am enjoying it.
Roll 1 on T-Max 400

Roll 2 on HP5+

Roll 3 on Neopan 100 Acros

One thing I noticed. It very well may be my eyesight and the need for a diopter adjustment but even when focusing on far away subjects it seems like it looks sharper when I come back from infinity just a bit. Does the focus ring take this lens past infinity? I would need to shoot some shots wide open at infinity to confirm this and I didn't do that yet so I really can't tell from the results.

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