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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 06-13-2017, 10:45 AM  
Autofocus any (incl. manual) PK lens with Sony A7II
Posted By hinman
Replies: 7
Views: 1,169
I now have this adapter and all of my FA limited are going well with AF in Sony A7RMII. I am surprised that this adapter actually strong enough to AF my Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4.0 and Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 that are in Pentax K-mount. Will show more and update as I go through the paces with my new adapter and newly arrived camera.

Cheers,
Hin
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 04-22-2017, 05:09 AM  
NEX System Pictures Thread
Posted By hinman
Replies: 2,407
Views: 225,426
I finished a spring break vacation in Las Vegas traveling with my family with 2 crutches. I don't need to use crutch now but I take it with me on the hiking where i have difficulty in going downhill as I can't bend my knee easily after ACL reconstruction surgery.

I brought three lenses to the spring break vation
  • Zonlai 25mm f/1.8 (used most frequently #1)

  • Sony E 35mm f/1.8 (#3)

  • Sony E 50mm f/1.8 (#4 I only use it for few pictures at night)

  • + Sony AS100V on a selfie stick for wide angle shots (#2 I use it for wide angle and small video)

I thought I would use the E 35mm f/1.8 most and as it turns out, 70% of my images were shot with Zonlai while I use the E 35mm f/1.8 for some as in 15% and 13% on the Sony Action Cam and a few night shots were made the E 50mm f/1.8


Las Vegas City Lights
by Hin Man, on Flickr


Valley Of Fire -- Slot Canyon
by Hin Man, on Flickr
Picture get explored yesterday


Valley Of Fire -- Couple
by Hin Man, on Flickr



Valley Of Fire -- Slot Canyon
by Hin Man, on Flickr


That Zonlai MF lens that I call Leica/Voiglander knock off make me really proud. Yes, it has its fair share of issues but boy, the center sharpness along with its bokeh make it a great favorite of mine in traveling light.

Cheers,
Hin
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-17-2016, 10:19 PM  
NEX System Pictures Thread
Posted By hinman
Replies: 2,407
Views: 225,426

20161217-DSC03343
by Hin Man, on Flickr
A6000 and Zonlai 25mm f/1.8 in E-mount



20160625-DSC02231
by Hin Man, on Flickr



20161217-DSC03319-Edit-Edit
by Hin Man, on Flickr


20161217-DSC03342
by Hin Man, on Flickr

Cheers,
Hin
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-08-2016, 05:03 AM  
Question for those using Sony A7II with LA-EA3 adapter
Posted By hinman
Replies: 4
Views: 784
I suggest to check on the guide from Brian Smith such as confirming the setting on selecting PDAF over CDAF

Guide to Using Sony A-Mount Lenses on Sony a7RII


from Brian's Smith guide



I don't have the newer A7II but I have A7 and LA-EA4. From what I have learned in reading other comment, the LA-EA3 is supposed to work closer to native lens using PDAF in the newer camera and firmware in A7II, A7rII, A6300 and after. I will suggest to keep looking and try AF-C and Wide mode where you can bring up the small squares AF points in PDAF.

Cheers,
Hin
Forum: Sold Items 06-28-2016, 07:15 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Macro Tak 50mm f/4.0, SMC Tak 28mm f/3.5, Super-Tak 35mm f/3.5
Posted By hinman
Replies: 19
Views: 2,394
Packaged and ready to ship in the morning. Marking this as sold to Cindy.

Thanks everyone!
Hin
Forum: Sold Items 06-28-2016, 06:40 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Macro Tak 50mm f/4.0, SMC Tak 28mm f/3.5, Super-Tak 35mm f/3.5
Posted By hinman
Replies: 19
Views: 2,394





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Recommendation: The genuine adapter has the least issues, long lasting, and work without the need of a key. But this one needs some time to get used to its operation.



Thanks,
Hin
Forum: Sold Items 06-25-2016, 03:10 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Macro Tak 50mm f/4.0, SMC Tak 28mm f/3.5, Super-Tak 35mm f/3.5
Posted By hinman
Replies: 19
Views: 2,394
Thank you!!!

Hin
Forum: Sold Items 06-22-2016, 09:43 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Macro Tak 50mm f/4.0, SMC Tak 28mm f/3.5, Super-Tak 35mm f/3.5
Posted By hinman
Replies: 19
Views: 2,394
Thanks! I have my adapters pictured, may as well share my experience here:






  • top left: genuine pentax m42 to K adapter -- recommended.

  • top right: Kipon that is built like the genuine adapter. And the Kipon has an extra flange at bottom that work with Auto-type of M42 lens. the extra flange pushes the auto pin up.

  • bottom: forget the brand but this one is the easy for mount and dis-mount as it has no locking pin. The catch is loss of infinity focus.









locking pin






locking pin


Recommendation: The genuine adapter has the least issues, long lasting, and work without the need of a key. But this one needs some time to get used to its operation.

The Kipon has a good build but I dislike it in actual usage, the extra flange on bottom does not depress some of the auto-pin type of m42 mount such as the Helios 44; otherwise, a reasonable choice.

The 3rd one without locking pin is easy to use but it flaws in not getting infinity focus due to extra distance from sensor added by the flange thickness.

Cheers,
HIn
Forum: Sold Items 06-20-2016, 09:38 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Macro Tak 50mm f/4.0, SMC Tak 28mm f/3.5, Super-Tak 35mm f/3.5
Posted By hinman
Replies: 19
Views: 2,394
Forum: Sold Items 06-18-2016, 11:30 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Macro Tak 50mm f/4.0, SMC Tak 28mm f/3.5, Super-Tak 35mm f/3.5
Posted By hinman
Replies: 19
Views: 2,394
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Thank you.
Hin
Forum: Sold Items 06-16-2016, 10:39 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Macro Tak 50mm f/4.0, SMC Tak 28mm f/3.5, Super-Tak 35mm f/3.5
Posted By hinman
Replies: 19
Views: 2,394
Both SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5 and 35mm f/3.5 are sold. We shall meet again some day when I manage to live a better LBA life.

The SMC Macro Takumar 50mm Macro f/4.0 is still available and it does beautiful pictures. My casual home depot and backyard pictures can't do its justice.


Cheers,
Hin
Forum: Sold Items 06-16-2016, 04:13 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Super-Tak 105 f/2.8, Tamron (01A), Super-Tak 55 f/1.8
Posted By hinman
Replies: 11
Views: 1,634
3. Super-Takumar 55mmmm f/1.8 ($45.00 + shipping) [SOLD]
  • $30 for lens alone without hood and without lens case, both caps included


For the budget minded who is looking for a better bargain, you can have the lens alone option for $30 + shipping. Shipping is around $8 to most cities in US.

Cheers,
Hin
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-16-2016, 03:46 AM  
Dongzheng Optics Kerlee 35 mm f/1.2
Posted By hinman
Replies: 45
Views: 6,791
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Forum: Sold Items 06-14-2016, 04:38 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Super-Tak 105 f/2.8, Tamron (01A), Super-Tak 55 f/1.8
Posted By hinman
Replies: 11
Views: 1,634

20160610-DSC02044-Edit
by Hin Man, on Flickr

Shot with Sony A6000, Super-Takumar 55mm f/1.8 and Lens Turbo adapter. B&W uses Silver efex pro.

Hin
Forum: Sold Items 06-14-2016, 04:10 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Macro Tak 50mm f/4.0, SMC Tak 28mm f/3.5, Super-Tak 35mm f/3.5
Posted By hinman
Replies: 19
Views: 2,394
Shot with Sony A7 and SMC takumar 28mm f/3.5


20160607-DSC01603-Edit
by Hin Man, on Flickr



20160607-DSC01599-Edit
by Hin Man, on Flickr


Cheers,
Hin
Forum: Sold Items 06-12-2016, 05:39 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Super-Tak 105 f/2.8, Tamron (01A), Super-Tak 55 f/1.8
Posted By hinman
Replies: 11
Views: 1,634

Coffee My Day
by Hin Man, on Flickr


20160610-DSC02052-Edit
by Hin Man, on Flickr


20160610-DSC02044
by Hin Man, on Flickr

All shot this morning with Sony A6000, Super-Takumar 55mm f/1.8 and Lens Turbo adapter. B&W uses Silver efex pro.

Cheers,
Hin
Forum: Sold Items 06-12-2016, 05:36 AM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Macro Tak 50mm f/4.0, SMC Tak 28mm f/3.5, Super-Tak 35mm f/3.5
Posted By hinman
Replies: 19
Views: 2,394
All shot wide open in f/4.0 with Sony A7 and SMC Macro Takumar 50mm f/4.0


20160610-DSC01619-Edit
by Hin Man, on Flickr



20160610-DSC01621
by Hin Man, on Flickr



20160610-DSC01623
by Hin Man, on Flickr

All shot wide open in f/4.0 with Sony A7 and SMC Macro Takumar 50mm f/4.0

Cheers,
Hin
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-10-2016, 08:00 AM  
Takumar club
Posted By hinman
Replies: 15,238
Views: 2,634,825

Coffee My Day
by Hin Man, on Flickr

Shot with Sony A6000, Super-Takumar 55mm f/1.8 and Lens Turbo adapter

Man, I have this lens on marketplace. I love this 55mm but I also get the super-tak 50mm f/1.4 with 8 element. If I can come up with excuses and lens storage space, I want to keep this. But it is hard, it pulls my legs when I have a lens that I leave unused. The 8-element has magic but this is likely the cheapest 55mm that I actually enjoy every single time I use it.

Hin
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-09-2016, 07:08 AM  
Adaptall Mount Club (Tamron).
Posted By hinman
Replies: 3,485
Views: 541,603
Have listed the Tamron 70-150mm f/3.5 (20A) on marketplace and I have placed a hold after shooting test pictures. Those are not outstanding shots but for a $39.00 lens, I have to hold my thoughts and think it through some more. Please convince me to keep it if you happen to like this zoom lens. I know my very admired friend Stevebro is still using this zoom lens.

Cheers,
Hin
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-09-2016, 05:48 AM  
Takumar club
Posted By hinman
Replies: 15,238
Views: 2,634,825
I totally hear you. I am using my FA and DA type of lenses for Pentax. On Sony aps-c, I mostly use the cheap AF alternatives with Sigma 19, 30 and 60 all in f/2.8. The takumar beats all of my existing lenses on the manual focus throw design. They are butter-ly smooth and offer excellent precision. I just happen to have more lenses coming off from impulses in discovering the Takumar Beauty. On manual focus lenses, I recently discover and enjoy Voiglander 21mm f/1.8 and 40mm f/1.4. The MF experience is in par with the Takumar but the edge still goes to the Takumar for the fine focusing feel. Had my eyesight not going downhill, it is a pure joy to use Takumar for manual focusing.

If I manage to sort out my mess at home with double up on lens storage space through better organization, I will close out some of my sale threads. Among the few on marketplace, my most favorite is the Super-Takumar 105mm f/2.8, I think that lens is totally under-rated. It is lightly the smallest 105mm that I have used and the focusing is the best that I have ever experienced.


Super-Takumar 105mm f/2.8 next to Contax G 90mm f/2.8


As much as I love the SMC Macro Takumar 50 f/4, that extra macro lens in my collection has to go as I have purchased DF-A 100mm WR and I have changed my mind in not letting go my DA 35mm limited. The two macros pair in 35mm and 100mm works out perfectly well for me on Pentax use while I can still use them surprisingly well on Sony with a PK-A to E adapter with a step-less aperture ring


20160527-DSC01803
by Hin Man, on Flickr

Strangely enough, none of the DA and DF-A in 35mm and 100mm limited offer the same manual focusing experience. I have to work harder with the newer lenses in manual focusing while it is more on the joyful side with Takumar.

Cheers,
Hin
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-09-2016, 03:10 AM  
Takumar club
Posted By hinman
Replies: 15,238
Views: 2,634,825
Some old shots, all shots wide open in f/4.0 with SMC Macro Takumar 50mm f/4.0 and Sony nex 5N.


DSC07426
by Hin Man, on Flickr



DSC07430
by Hin Man, on Flickr



DSC07408
by Hin Man, on Flickr



DSC07420-2
by Hin Man, on Flickr

I have bunch of Takumar lenses in Marketplace and this macro is a gem. I have too much gear, I can't justify keeping them while lacking space for lens storage.

---------- Post added 06-09-16 at 03:11 AM ----------

How the SMC Macro Takumar 50mm f/4.0 looks on Sony A7


20160605-DSC01009
by Hin Man, on Flickr



20160605-DSC01010
by Hin Man, on Flickr



20160605-DSC01012
by Hin Man, on Flickr

I tried out more test shots on the SMC Macro Takumar 50mm f/4.0 and I do find flare on the lens but the problem is easily compensated with a lens hood



20160607-DSC01610
by Hin Man, on Flickr
SMC Macro Takumar 50mm f/4.0 and Sony A7



20160607-DSC01614
by Hin Man, on Flickr
SMC Macro Takumar 50mm f/4.0 and Sony A7


The color and bokeh in this simple macro is outstanding. I only sell this gem because I am keeping a pair of DA 35mm limited and DF-A 100mm WR macro.

Cheers,
Hin
Forum: Sold Items 06-09-2016, 02:53 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Super-Tak 105 f/2.8, Tamron (01A), Super-Tak 55 f/1.8
Posted By hinman
Replies: 11
Views: 1,634
Much thanks! A great transaction with both happy seller and buyer.

Truth be told that I hate selling my gear but I have way too much gear. If I figure out an easy way to be organized with my lenses, I will keep all of my Takumar and Tamron adaptall-2 lenses. They are the finest and underrated value types that I have used. When I move to Sony mirrorless, I tried others as in Konica AR, Canon FD, Minolta AF, Contax G, DLK. I keep come back appreciating more on the Takumar and adaptall-2 series.

Cheers,
Hin
Forum: Sold Items 06-08-2016, 08:54 PM  
For Sale - Sold: SMC Macro Tak 50mm f/4.0, SMC Tak 28mm f/3.5, Super-Tak 35mm f/3.5
Posted By hinman
Replies: 19
Views: 2,394
Sold my Super-Tak 35mm f/3.5 through TalkEMount forum, the Sony E mount forum.

I tried out more test shots on the SMC Macro Takumar 50mm f/4.0 and I do find flare on the lens but the problem is easily compensated with a lens hood and I will add in a 49mm round metal lens hood for the Macro. Hood is not pictured and it will be a nice add-on for the wonderful macro lens.


20160607-DSC01610
by Hin Man, on Flickr
SMC Macro Takumar 50mm f/4.0 and Sony A7, f/5.6



20160607-DSC01614
by Hin Man, on Flickr
SMC Macro Takumar 50mm f/4.0 and Sony A7, f/5.6


The color and bokeh in this simple macro is outstanding. I only sell this gem because I am keeping a pair of DA 35mm limited and DF-A 100mm WR macro. More test shots to come when time allows, please PM me if you have questions.

Cheers,
Hin
Forum: Sold Items 06-07-2016, 08:42 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Tamron Adaptall-2 70-150mm f/3.5 (20A) - reduced
Posted By hinman
Replies: 28
Views: 2,355
Did some test shots of the Tamron (20A) while visiting Home Depot with Sony A7. The close up at 150mm goest to 1:3, quite handy for flowers.



20160605-DSC01581
by Hin Man, on Flickr
Tamron 20A and Sony A7, likely in f/5.6 in 105 to 150mm range



20160605-DSC01588
by Hin Man, on Flickr
Tamron 20A and Sony A7, likely in f/5.6 in 150mm



20160605-DSC01556
by Hin Man, on Flickr
Tamron 20A and Sony A7, in f/5.6



20160605-DSC01568
by Hin Man, on Flickr
Tamron 20A and Sony A7, in f/5.6, likely in 150mm



20160605-DSC01548
by Hin Man, on Flickr


The one-touch zoom design in this lens makes it quick to zoom and focus. I hope my test pictures help you a bit with potential buyers. Few things that I like about this zoom lens:
  • one-touch zoom design quick to reaction

  • small and compact, not like any 70-210mm MF zoom, filter size is 49mm

  • great close up down to 1:3, it can get to 1:1.5 if one gets the adaptall-2 2x tele converter

  • comes with a built-in lens hood

  • very reasonable in sharpness, ideal for Pentax use with SR, I find it more challenging to use on Sony A7 without SR

  • a cheapo alternative to DA* 50-135. It can't compete in quality to DA*, but I will prefer the smaller size in hiking and less bulk in street shooting

  • color and contrast surprisingly good

  • bokeh is decent for a zoom



Cheers,
Hin
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-07-2016, 08:36 AM  
Takumar club
Posted By hinman
Replies: 15,238
Views: 2,634,825
Fantastic pictures, both of them.

If I can have shot a picture like yours, I will ban myself from selling any Takumar lenses. I have a different version of of your 28mm titled as Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 28mm f/3.5. And I have shamefully placed them in marketplace. I just happen not to use my Takumars frequently in 28, 35, 50 macro, 55 and 105. And I have placed all of them in marketplace. The 35 is already gone. I wish I can come up with excuses and most importantly the right storage space to keep them. They do look gorgeous. I especially like the Manual Focusing experience.


20160605-DSC01013
by Hin Man, on Flickr





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