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05-27-2016, 08:31 PM - 1 Like   #13381
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QuoteOriginally posted by chickentender Quote
Better overall (IMO, and I am not alone), depending...
Ektar FTW!
I thought about buying the K-1, then realized there was nowhere to load Ektar...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Ektar FTW!
I thought about buying the K-1, then realized there was nowhere to load Ektar...


I keep getting the tickle of the that dang thing. But then I look through my K-3 images, and I've shot with it - man I'm not sure exactly - probably 1/8 the amount I shot with my past DSLRs simply because film finally took nearly completely over again just a few months after I bought it. And then I realize, I'll probably never buy one - or at least not until the next 1, possible two iterations come out. And even then, I dunno - I'd rather have a 67ii. The black LCD comes off - you load it there.

(also, shooting my gal today with the K-3 reminded me it's more than enough... as well as reminding my why I don't shoot with it often haha)
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Hope y'all aren't getting tired of my non Pentax photos... I have some coming I promise...




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Colton, we're never going to get tired of your photos.

Recently, I finally pulled the trigger on the A35-105, having read so many good reviews. I'm sceptical about things that have a lot of hype, but this lens delivers on its promises. It looks great on digital and, if anything, even better on film (used as it was intended, I guess). These photos are from a test roll I ran on my Chinon CE-5 with cheapo Agfa Vista 200 film (apologies for the lack of interesting subjects).







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A shot with my Samsung Evoca 70se with panorama mask engaged. The Schneider-Kreuznach Varioplan 35-70mm macro lens it has is pretty nice.

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I don't think I posted this:



One of my fav of the museum as there is not much of the green cast, I got a decent exposure for a white subject and good separation between it and the background...I think I shot with the K50mm f1.2 at f4 or so.

Of course I tried to emphatize the gaps between the fins of the radiator trying to capture the light from the flash that would have passed through it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by edmundrt Quote
Colton, we're never going to get tired of your photos.

Recently, I finally pulled the trigger on the A35-105, having read so many good reviews. I'm sceptical about things that have a lot of hype, but this lens delivers on its promises. It looks great on digital and, if anything, even better on film (used as it was intended, I guess). These photos are from a test roll I ran on my Chinon CE-5 with cheapo Agfa Vista 200 film (apologies for the lack of interesting subjects).
Thanks
I have had to adapt more to cameras that are easier for me to use, otherwise I would still be shooting Pentax more.
This place feels kinda like my home for film photography and is a big reason I got so into film, so I like to keep posting here

The A 35-105 is an awesome lens, especially with film.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
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I have had to adapt more to cameras that are easier for me to use, otherwise I would still be shooting Pentax more.
This place feels kinda like my home for film photography and is a big reason I got so into film, so I like to keep posting here
Even "technically" you're good. From the OP:
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"Hi folks...Since our film community is small here, I thought it would be a great idea to have a thread on images that show the beauty of film...Does it have to be a Pentax? ''No'', lets make it about photography...I and others, I am sure, would like to see what different films put out, so film type would be a help if you know. Now lets see those film shots.
Keep 'em coming.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
The Jupiter-12 is a good lens, but from what I have seen it has rather bad distortion.
QuoteOriginally posted by g026r Quote
Very noticeable distortion, IME.
???

I haven't noticed any particular distortion with either of mine. I get keystoning (perspective), but lines stay straight.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Here's one of my unedited scans of the test roll I shot when I got my Jupiter-12.
I guess I can see some pincushion distortion with my LTM copy, but not as bad as what you show above. My Contax/Kiev copy seems to be free. Both are black LZOS, if that makes any difference.


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I guess I can see some pincushion distortion with my LTM copy, but not as bad as what you show above. My Contax/Kiev copy seems to be free. Both are black LZOS, if that makes any difference.


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I have a 1961 copy on LTM, made by KMZ (the lens was made by various Soviet factories) and as you can see from the pics I posted I never noticed any distortion...while wide open the K50mm f1.2 does have barrel distortion, a pity because at f1.2 it's seriously sharp, no coma, no vignetting that I can see.

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I guess I can see some pincushion distortion with my LTM copy, but not as bad as what you show above. My Contax/Kiev copy seems to be free. Both are black LZOS, if that makes any difference.


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That's interesting that the Contax mount Jupiter-12 wouldn't have any and the LTM version would have it.
My LTM version definitely has it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Cuthbert Quote
I have a 1961 copy on LTM, made by KMZ (the lens was made by various Soviet factories) and as you can see from the pics I posted I never noticed any distortion...
Your examples don't really have straight lines close enough to the edge to show if it's there.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
That's interesting that the Contax mount Jupiter-12 wouldn't have any and the LTM version would have it.
My LTM version definitely has it.

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Your examples don't really have straight lines close enough to the edge to show if it's there.
1) the formula of the J12 (as well as the pre-war Sonnar) is different in Leica and Contax form, in particular the LTM has a bigger rear element, or so it looked to me

2) True but I don't have other examples with me, I also used it on my M3 and IMO it's as good as the Summaron I bought for much more money.

Here there is an interesting and exhaustive article from Marco Gavina (albeit just in Italian you can use google translate) regarding the three RF Soviet wide angles (J12, O15 and R20) also in comparison to Leitz glass and according to him the J12 is still a great performer with little to no distortion.

OBIETTIVI¬ WIDE¬ SU¬ LEICA¬ A¬ TELEMETRO

Worth reading IMO, a lot of good info there.

Out of curiosity, where and when was your J12 made?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cuthbert Quote
1) the formula of the J12 (as well as the pre-war Sonnar) is different in Leica and Contax form, in particular the LTM has a bigger rear element, or so it looked to me
It was my understanding they are supposed to be the same, but am not able to confirm. As I mentioned, both of mine are LZOS (1982 for the LTM and 1980 for the C/K) and eyeballing the two lenses on the counter in front of me, the rear elements appear identical. I did little Google work and the pincushion distortion has been noted by other users, so I guess I just never noticed before or avoid subjects with tangential lines

There is a Flickr group for the J-12 with lots of examples

https://www.flickr.com/groups/jupiter-12/pool/


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