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01-29-2014, 06:34 PM   #1
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DA 18-55 II on film

Is it just me, or is this lens really really good on film?
Was looking through some older photos and ran across this shot that I took in 2012.
I took the photo using my MZ-L with the DA 18-55II set around 50mm IIRC. Film was Kodak Ektachrome E100G and scanned at 3200dpi on my ScanDual IV.



Here's a 100% crop from the 3200dpi scan.



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Colton, I'm asking the same thing since I saw this. How much is it cropped? I love the photograph. That should not be glossed over. As to the lens, nice color, detail, and contrast.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jacquot Quote
Colton, I'm asking the same thing since I saw this. How much is it cropped? I love the photograph. That should not be glossed over. As to the lens, nice color, detail, and contrast.
David the image itself isn't really cropped at all. The 18-55 will cover a full frame from around 24mm onwards. Only certain Pentax film bodies can shoot with the DA lenses though.
I'm quite impressed by the lens on film.
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Here's another. This was shot at around 22mm I would guess. Cropped to 5x7, but full width of frame.



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I always loved my DA* 50-135 on my film bodies
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it's not just you ;-)

Yes this Lens perform very well on film. it can seems surprising but i guess the improvement in designing Lens is real. :-)
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I always loved my DA* 50-135 on my film bodies
From where is it useable without too much cropping ?
Never thought about using mine on film...
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