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Forum: Lens Clubs 06-18-2018, 06:37 PM  
Carl Zeiss T* ZK mounts (Distagon, Planar, Makro-Planar)
Posted By subidoc
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This was with the ZK 35/F2.
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-16-2018, 10:41 AM  
Carl Zeiss T* ZK mounts (Distagon, Planar, Makro-Planar)
Posted By subidoc
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ZK 100mm/F2.... Always a pleasure to use.
Forum: Sold Items 09-01-2019, 12:51 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Zeiss 35mm/F2 ZK Mount (minty)
Posted By subidoc
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I thoroughly enjoy mine. I am surprised to see you sell this. You have been an active voice in the Zeiss lens thread.
Friendly bump and nod to a fantastic lens.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-11-2019, 02:42 AM  
Why the 40 if...
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 33
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These comments above are the sum of cummulative knowledge and experience... It never ceases to amaze me how inclusive and helpful all of you are.

Keep up the good work. Cheers!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-11-2019, 03:05 AM  
Old lenses are calling...
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 78
Views: 4,282
To the OP:
There's a fair amount of technical information provided, alone with a healthy dose of philosophy. Both are extremely important when it comes to the art of photography. So pick an excellent lens with any mount or lens type (K or it's various iterations, M42, etc), use it to your heart's content, and move on to the next if it doesn't seem to resonate with you. If you enjoy it, you will use it..
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-11-2019, 02:55 AM  
Is the 43mm really that bad? (APS-C)
Posted By subidoc
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To the OP: Have you considered trying the FA 35/F2? It's inexpensive, fast and sharp, lightweight, and comes with a functional hood (pardon me for for missing any related prior comment on this lens. In case I missed it...).

I have found that having a system of lenses that include focal lengths of 28, 35, 50-58, 70-77, 85-100, 100-135 can satisfy most needs (but for LBA).

Sometimes, you connect with images taken with a specific focal length more than others. Personal state of mind, mood, ambient lighting, the subject, etc can greatly influence the perception of our images at the time... That's what art is about. It doesn't have to be perfect. It just needs to make you feel a little better...
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-30-2019, 07:02 AM  
One K-Mount PRIME to rule them all 2019
Posted By subidoc
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With a crop sensor, I would be happy with the ZK 35/F2. If I had a K-1, then my VL 58/F1.4 would probably be the one. Although even the ZK 100/F2 is a strong contender... Aargh... Choices, choices, choices..
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-02-2018, 06:52 PM  
Carl Zeiss T* ZK mounts (Distagon, Planar, Makro-Planar)
Posted By subidoc
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You guys are posting some very inspiring images. So here's my first try at a Pano. This was taken in Chicago, Dec 2016. I specifically went out at night. It was cold and windy as always, but totally worth it. I need to learn how to straighten the horizon if possible. I was standing off to one side, so I'm not sure if how easy that will be... I guess I need more practice... :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-16-2018, 10:45 AM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By subidoc
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With my ZK 100/F2...
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-16-2018, 06:47 PM  
Carl Zeiss T* ZK mounts (Distagon, Planar, Makro-Planar)
Posted By subidoc
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Thank you! I remember some wise words spoken to me a few decades ago.. "If you have a $50 lens and a $1000 camera, you get $50 pictures. If you have a $1000 lens and a $50 camera, you get $1000 pictures." Of course, it isn't meant so literally, but the message wasn't lost on me. I spent decades putting together my lens set before upgrading my *ist DS to the K5. I still feel like I am learning..., but having a good lens helps.

Thanks for the encouragement, and sharing your view on the Milvus lenses.

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-09-2015, 07:30 PM  
Your set of 3 primes - and nothing more?
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 238
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ZK T* 35/f2
VL 58/f1.4
ZK T* 100 f2 Makro

Biding my time waiting for 2nd generation of Pentax FF (when the first generation goes on clearance:lol:)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-14-2014, 04:35 AM  
Poll: Demographics of Pentaxian's....
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 138
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I just celebrated the 21st anniversary of my 21st birthday this weekend.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-29-2014, 04:09 AM  
How good is DA Limited zoom?
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 48
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One can always consider the HD 20-40 coupled with the FA35 f2 for the benefits of sharpness and low light advantages. Both are excellent in performance.

BTW - that dying chicken is sharp but grosses this vegan out.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-15-2012, 09:19 AM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By subidoc
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With my Zeiss 85mm/f1.4....
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-08-2013, 12:25 PM  
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 21
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Ever since stumbling on a good deal for a Zeiss ZK35/2, I have found it did a few interesting things to my photography. For one, it became my universal go-to lens. Second, it prompted me to look for, and obtain, its larger ZK85/1.4 sibling, which also delivered very tasteful images. Between the ZK35, ZK85 and VL58 (yes, all from Cosina), I feel un-motivated to look for any additional glass.

The first image was by the ZK85/1.4; the next was with the ZK35/2....
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-22-2012, 08:50 AM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By subidoc
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M 50/1.7, wide open on my *ist DS.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-16-2012, 06:55 AM  
Final Lens collection, and never looking back
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 26
Views: 3,097
LBA sucks....:lol:

I now possess a Leica 180mm/f4 in K mount. Shaaarp! I have an incoming VL 90mm/F3.5 (I took your advice. I am done.... or am I?)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-28-2012, 07:09 AM  
Upgrade now?
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 37
Views: 3,120
Really?? You think the images are going to be wanting?? In what way? I don't mean this in any hard manner, but I am in a simmilar situation. I have, in fact, an *ist DS, bought new in 2004. I have found that my limitations are related to my skills (only use MF lenses) rather than the camera. My personal goal is to shoot images that need little or no processing (I don't own any such software, but need to learn that too). This may be because I choose to teach myself skills, and not rely on software to make up the difference (agreed... sometimes you absolutely need corrections by software).

I too am struggling between K5 and K30. The new focus peaking is "peaking" my curiosity, though. I think it will be a HUGE advantage since I use MF lenses only.

Soliciting additional thoughts here....
Forum: Lens Clubs 08-04-2011, 06:06 AM  
Voigtländer LBA - post your pics, notes and thoughts.
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 1,083
Views: 224,259
Its getting harder and harder to find these. I believe that the people who DO get these kinds of lenses do not do so on impulse, as may happen with limiteds and DAs, given there is more "hooplaa" about those. I look at these lenses as somewhat premeditated purchases, with remote lilkelihood of buyer's remorse. As a result, fewer used onces come up for sale on this forum.

Keep an eye out for some returned pieces at some of our favorite stores, and you may snag an open box or demo version. Once the decision is made, keep the money aside, and keep looking - you may not have much time once you see it!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-02-2011, 12:54 PM  
What happens if you sell a takumar ...
Posted By subidoc
Replies: 45
Views: 6,305
There are various forms of this disease called LBA. Most are denovo mutations – they occur in an individual, and are not passed down the genes. Regardless, mutations occur in the long arm of the X and Y genes. The ones that are genetically transferred tend to be the LBA-tak, LBA-smc, LBA-gc (german glass) mutations. The more recent mutations are denovo, and tend to be the LBA-da and LBA-lim. There are a smattering of others, but not too significant.

Now, while these can occur in isolation, the combination of more than 1 mutation in the same person is associated with more devastating effects. Combined mutations could be of different permutations/combinations, eg LBA-takda, LBA-dalim, etc. (You get the idea). The denovo LBA-gc mutation can have a negative effect on financial stability.

Regardless, this disease is associated with the unrelenting need to sit on this forum, post repeatedly about the perceived need to change glasses due to self-perceived visual disturbances, excitement with old or new glasses, transient contentment with new possessions, and repeated discussions with the significant other on how life could be better perceived.

Drink & be merry. Cheers....:D
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