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Forum: Lens Clubs 5 Hours Ago  
55mm Lens Club - Pentax, Vivitar, Cosina, Porst - bring 'em all!
Posted By pepperberry farm
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delicious reds!!!
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 7 Hours Ago  
Pentax lenses with a mirrorless camera
Posted By pepperberry farm
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K-01 comes to mind...
Forum: Lens Clubs 9 Hours Ago  
Lens Fetish Club
Posted By pepperberry farm
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Views: 91,896
where has this club been?

it's my new favorite!

the whole manual (lens) family by Pepperberry Farm, on Flickr

this is about two & a half years ago; a lot has changed since this shot, many lenses gone and many moved in...
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 9 Hours Ago  
Alphabet Race (a very quick game)
Posted By pepperberry farm
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thank you - one of the projects she's been working on; she's an amazing creator...
Forum: General Talk 9 Hours Ago  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By pepperberry farm
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Views: 915,372
the handful that I have so far:

Vivitar (Komine) 55mm f2.8 Macro | Flickr

most are sprinkled throughout the PF here - there will be more... I promise...
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 9 Hours Ago  
Alphabet Race (a very quick game)
Posted By pepperberry farm
Replies: 41,725
Views: 1,490,632
boo

<boo> by Pepperberry Farm, on Flickr
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 10 Hours Ago  
Thematic Post Your Cloudscapes
Posted By pepperberry farm
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Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 10 Hours Ago  
Thematic Bad Weather Makes Good Pictures
Posted By pepperberry farm
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Views: 15,229
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10 Hours Ago  
prime, prime, everywhere a prime...
Posted By pepperberry farm
Replies: 4,238
Views: 239,647
summer thunderstorms

thunderstorms by Pepperberry Farm, on Flickr

thunderstorms by Pepperberry Farm, on Flickr

this is the tail end of a series of storms that kicked-off tornado warnings across four states - highly unusual for this late in the year...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10 Hours Ago  
prime, prime, everywhere a prime...
Posted By pepperberry farm
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the lens is in surprisingly-good shape, given its age

Vivitar (Komine) 55mm f2.8 Macro by Pepperberry Farm, on Flickr

Vivitar (Komine) 55mm f2.8 Macro by Pepperberry Farm, on Flickr

even has the original slip-on cap.... which is responsible for the slight rubbing marks at the top edge of the barrel you see in these shots

lens cap by Pepperberry Farm, on Flickr


all the mechanics are in good shape - the focus ring is well-damped and does not stick or bind anywhere in its ridiculously-large path, nice snickety from the aperture ring....

only two faults that I've found: there is a cleaning mark/scuff on the bottom element (you can see it if the light is right, but hasn't appeared in any shots) and the focus ring grip is loose - if I don't grip it intentionally, it will spin in my hand...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10 Hours Ago  
prime, prime, everywhere a prime...
Posted By pepperberry farm
Replies: 4,238
Views: 239,647
shots of the new lens (Vivitar (Komine) 55mm f2.8 Macro), with an SMC A 50mm f1.4 for comparison purposes:

Vivitar 55 vs SMC A 50/1.4 by Pepperberry Farm, on Flickr

and the Vivitar's party piece, the full extension at 1:1

Vivitar 55 vs SMC A 50/1.4 by Pepperberry Farm, on Flickr

this is the first lens I've had that the focus ring spins beyond a full 360*


Vivitar (Komine) 55mm f2.8 Macro by Pepperberry Farm, on Flickr Vivitar (Komine) 55mm f2.8 Macro by Pepperberry Farm, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 10 Hours Ago  
24mm Club - Any and All 24mm
Posted By pepperberry farm
Replies: 85
Views: 1,448
I am surprised by the versatility of this lens - it is not a macro, not really even a close-focusing lens, but still capable of sharp details at MFD

sewing machine by Pepperberry Farm, on Flickr

and then thrown out at the opposite end

thunderstorms by Pepperberry Farm, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 10 Hours Ago  
Tamron Adaptall-2 01BB 24mm f2.5
Posted By pepperberry farm
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 10 Hours Ago  
Tamron Adaptall-2 01BB 24mm f2.5
Posted By pepperberry farm
Replies: 4
Views: 189
adding a few more examples here:


raindrop on leaf by Pepperberry Farm, on Flickr

sunflower by Pepperberry Farm, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 10 Hours Ago  
55mm Lens Club - Pentax, Vivitar, Cosina, Porst - bring 'em all!
Posted By pepperberry farm
Replies: 35
Views: 581
thistle by Pepperberry Farm, on Flickr
Forum: General Talk 19 Hours Ago  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By pepperberry farm
Replies: 13,524
Views: 915,372
Vivitar (Komine) 55mm f2.8 Macro - arrived yesterday

Vivitar 55 vs SMC A 50/1.4 by Pepperberry Farm, on Flickr
at infinity focus and at at full 1:1 macro focus

Vivitar (Komine) 55mm f2.8 Macro by Pepperberry Farm, on Flickr Vivitar (Komine) 55mm f2.8 Macro by Pepperberry Farm, on Flickr
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 1 Day Ago  
Alphabet Race (a very quick game)
Posted By pepperberry farm
Replies: 41,725
Views: 1,490,632
this fabric has bumps on it; I call them 'nubbies'

nubbies by Pepperberry Farm, on Flickr
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 1 Day Ago  
Alphabet Race (a very quick game)
Posted By pepperberry farm
Replies: 41,725
Views: 1,490,632
or the manufacturer of the keyboard/organ...
Forum: Lens Clubs 1 Day Ago  
55mm Lens Club - Pentax, Vivitar, Cosina, Porst - bring 'em all!
Posted By pepperberry farm
Replies: 35
Views: 581
no.. but I am considering buying a 55/1.4.....
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 Day Ago  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By pepperberry farm
Replies: 12,975
Views: 1,196,125
thank you - I'm gonna try...

unless something startling happens, we're going to see a lot more of this lens in September, as I'll probably be using it in the Single In Challenge...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 Day Ago  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By pepperberry farm
Replies: 12,975
Views: 1,196,125
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 Day Ago  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By pepperberry farm
Replies: 12,975
Views: 1,196,125
Forum: Lens Clubs 1 Day Ago  
55mm Lens Club - Pentax, Vivitar, Cosina, Porst - bring 'em all!
Posted By pepperberry farm
Replies: 35
Views: 581
Forum: Lens Clubs 1 Day Ago  
55mm Lens Club - Pentax, Vivitar, Cosina, Porst - bring 'em all!
Posted By pepperberry farm
Replies: 35
Views: 581
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 Day Ago  
prime, prime, everywhere a prime...
Posted By pepperberry farm
Replies: 4,238
Views: 239,647
Christian, this old Vivitar macro that arrived yesterday is capable of stunning detail - it does not like the combination of strong light + reds, but anything beyond that is SHARP....


jeans & pegs by Pepperberry Farm, on Flickr

wild garlic by Pepperberry Farm, on Flickr

thistle by Pepperberry Farm, on Flickr



now, I'm not going to trade in my Tamron 72B for it, but it's quite capable...
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