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11-14-2020, 07:27 PM   #46
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Dang, that's beautiful Greg...
was that with the M https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/SMC-Pentax-M-20mm-F4-Lens.html

Or K version of the 20mm f4?
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11-14-2020, 08:09 PM   #47
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Lots of great lenses mentioned to consider for future purchases. For me, I've really enjoyed my Zeiss 135/2 leitaxed from Nikon mount -- wonderful smooth focus and great blurred backgrounds wide open. I also really enjoy playing with the Lensbaby velvet 85mm -- fun for flower portrats, and sharper stopped down than most people give it credit for.

On a tripod I almost exclusively shoot live view with magnified manual focus and seldom rely on autofocus.


That 20mm looks great -- hope it is an indication of what we can expect from the upcoming 21mm ....
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QuoteOriginally posted by heinamj Quote
Dang, that's beautiful Greg...was that with the
Thanks. It was the M version.
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Thanks. It was the M version.
Thanks Greg

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I have 100 mm f4 macro which I bought s/h years ago and which I still use even in preference to a Tamron f2.8 90 mm which I bought years later.

The 100mm is just so nice to use and I love the feel of it and the results.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Morston Quote
I have 100 mm f4 macro which I bought s/h years ago and which I still use even in preference to a Tamron f2.8 90 mm which I bought years later.

The 100mm is just so nice to use and I love the feel of it and the results.
I own both the Tamron and the M 100mm F4. I have to confess that I consider the Tamron is a "better" lens objectively, but I too prefer the look of the Pentax images and the general feel in use.
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QuoteOriginally posted by richard0170 Quote
I own both the Tamron and the M 100mm F4. I have to confess that I consider the Tamron is a "better" lens objectively, but I too prefer the look of the Pentax images and the general feel in use.
Not sure what I did there?

I tried to ‘like’ your post and hope it did not come out as ‘unlike’.

I agree... the Tamron probably gives better results but, for me, it is not all about ‘results’.
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I own both the Tamron and the M 100mm F4. I have to confess that I consider the Tamron is a "better" lens objectively, but I too prefer the look of the Pentax images and the general feel in use.
Feel and ease of use is becoming as important as IQ to me... and is so satisfying when you can get both!

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plenty to choose from, nearly impossible for me to narrow it down to just one.....
I'm with you on that. The Helios 44 58mm lenses are great and the Cosinon Auto MC 50/1.7 gives great colours, but if I had to choose one it would be the Tair 3S 300mm Photosniper.
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It's like choosing my favourite child.

On the K-1 it's hard to pick one out of this lot:

K 15/3.5
K 28/2.0
A 50/1.2
K 85/1.8

But as the 645Z is also a DSLR, I'll go for this one:

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Mine would be the Vivtar 55mm 2.8 Macro.
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I use my 50/1.2 K (I wish I had the 'A' but I bought the 1.2 K for my MX when I bought it new, the 'A' hadn't been released yet) on my K-5 for low-light situations and I can keep the ISO setting low.

Another favorite is the M42 60/2.8 Tomioka Macro Yashinon, it provides lovely results!

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You have all recommended some amazing lenses from across the decades. I'm curious which of those mentioned is the oldest?
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QuoteOriginally posted by heinamj Quote
You have all recommended some amazing lenses from across the decades. I'm curious which of those mentioned is the oldest?
Good question. I can feel another column in my Lenses spreadsheet coming on.
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Good question. I can feel another column in my Lenses spreadsheet coming on.
Please share the results after you've crunched the numbers
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