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08-15-2019, 06:34 AM   #946
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
I have both types - with and without control over aperture. The one without aperture control is better built and I prefer it for old manual lenses, but the one with aperture control works very well. Mine are both "K&F Concept" brand, which is my preferred brand for adapters (I have a couple of others for other mounts). They cost a bit more than the cheapest Chinese ones but they're worth it.

Here's a link to a K&F Concept one with aperture control, but this is not the same model as I have. It looks like it offers click-less control, rather than the seven or eight different click-stops that mine has:

K&F Concept adapter for Pentax DA PK mount lens to Fujifilm X-Pro2 M1 T20 KF?DAX 6936069206975 | eBay

I've used DA limited lenses on my X-M1 and it's a combination which works very well indeed, due to the small size of the lenses and the decently smooth focusing action. In fact I used the X-M1 for a couple of years purely with adapted lenses before starting to buy some Fujifilm lenses (which I've found to be excellent). These days I use an X-T20 but the experience of shooting manual lenses is very similar and I thoroughly recommend the Fujifilm cameras for the purpose - they work better than Pentax DSLRs, providing auto-exposure and good focus peaking. The X system cameras have fantastic image quality and what started as a second camera to have something lighter than my K-3 has developed into a second system which I use as much as my digital Pentax stuff.

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Here's a recent shot from the X-T20 and 35mm f/1.4. It was taken wide open but I should have stopped down a bit.


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Thanks, this is extremely helpful!

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X-T20 and 35/1.4 wide open.


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X-E1 in pano mode with a Pentax-110 18mm f/2.8 ... Pont du Gard, France.



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Lovely shots of an amazing place.
Edit: I've just remembered what one of my university friends told me about research diving here (this is Milford sound in NZ). There is an inversion layer a few meters down that causes much less light to pervade below. Consequently, black coral is found there much shallower than would be elsewhere located. It's apparently quite the temperature change, too.

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Changing the topic a bit. Cross-post from the Tak thread:

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QuoteOriginally posted by Clarkey Quote
Lovely shots of an amazing place.
Edit: I've just remembered what one of my university friends told me about research diving here (this is Milford sound in NZ). There is an inversion layer a few meters down that causes much less light to pervade below. Consequently, black coral is found there much shallower than would be elsewhere located. It's apparently quite the temperature change, too.

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Thanks a lot!!!!








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X-T20 and 35/1.4 wide open


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Samyang 12mm X-Pro2


That is a vivid photo...colours are scintillating,,and the composition is very appealing. Hope the tree is ok, but given the predicament it appears to be in, doesn't seem to be much hope.

Is this a recently flooded area...or is it a shallow lake ?
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Very nice indeed.
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That is a vivid photo...colours are scintillating,,and the composition is very appealing. Hope the tree is ok, but given the predicament it appears to be in, doesn't seem to be much hope.

Is this a recently flooded area...or is it a shallow lake ?
It's a pretty famous tree, and the lake goes up and down, fed by snow melt. The tree is a willow, so very water tolerant.

I agree the photo is nicely done.
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The hurricanes come through and in their wake we get clean, dust-free air and washed out sky. My Alberg 35 on the dock in Edenton days after Dorian gave us a glancing blow. Vivitar 19mm f/3.8 on Fujifilm X-T20.


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