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Forum: Lens Clubs 08-02-2020, 08:07 PM  
The FA Limited Club
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 11,106
Views: 1,884,353
Manzanita Lake and Mount Lassen with the FA 43:

Forum: Lens Clubs 02-08-2020, 04:07 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By stubyles
Replies: 17,588
Views: 3,353,358
A couple more from the Königssee (K1):

Super Takumar 50/1.4


Auto Takumar 35/2.3
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-22-2018, 03:29 AM  
Takumar club
Posted By Dartmoor Dave
Replies: 17,588
Views: 3,353,358
Stage 1 of the wooly sweater manufacturing process. With the Super Tak 55mm/2.0.

Wooly Sweater Factory by David Holland, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 07-11-2018, 04:14 AM  
The DA Limited Club
Posted By iheiramo
Replies: 5,495
Views: 1,067,563
Had to go take some shots yesterday at 11pm before going to bed.

DA21ltd:




Forum: Lens Clubs 07-06-2018, 04:59 AM  
The DA Limited Club
Posted By EricBT
Replies: 5,495
Views: 1,067,563
The University of Melbourne underground carpark, AKA the Halls of Justice carpark from Mad Max.
K3 and DA 21mm
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-07-2018, 09:53 PM  
The FA Limited Club
Posted By ChatMechant
Replies: 11,106
Views: 1,884,353
The 43 on 12mm ext tube.

Parsley by Yūgen, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-15-2018, 03:51 AM  
*Macro* lens club
Posted By Kerrowdown
Replies: 4,076
Views: 547,841
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-10-2018, 09:05 PM  
DSLR fun with 28mm: Club for any 28mm lens
Posted By pres589
Replies: 1,016
Views: 150,088
Kalt 28mm & K-5 II

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-03-2018, 11:32 PM  
portrait lenses
Posted By Sandy Hancock
Replies: 39
Views: 3,240
What lenses do I use for portraiture?

Nearly all of them ;)

Why? (beware - pic heavy)

DA70 on crop



FA*85 on full frame



Sigma 35 Art on full frame



A50/1.2 wide open



FA150 on 645Z



FA77 on full frame



DA*55 on full frame



DFA*70-200 on full frame



DFA24-70 on full frame



DA*16-50 on crop



DA21 on crop



FA77 on crop



FA43 on crop



01 on Q7



06 on Q7



Sigma 70-200 on crop

Forum: Lens Clubs 03-14-2018, 11:20 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By Jonathan Mac
Replies: 17,588
Views: 3,353,358
Apparently the later bodies meter better than older ones, but I gave up on DSLR stop-down metering long ago and just use manual - it's easier, faster and provides better results. Other than that there should be no difference except for those from the sensor. My K200D is fitted with a Katzeye screen so manual focusing is easy and much more accurate than with the K3 and standard screen.



Not really - many people use non-Pentax cameras, especially for M42 lenses which are very adaptable. I use a Fujifilm X-M1 because, like your Sony, focus-peaking is a far better experience than with my K3.
Forum: Lens Clubs 03-07-2018, 02:44 PM  
The M Club!
Posted By womble
Replies: 8,351
Views: 1,238,459
Pentax KM, M200/4, Ilford Delta 100 film. (Cross-posted with the BW film and trees threads).


Out walking (6), AKA "Flying home" par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity
Forum: Lens Clubs 02-20-2018, 08:44 AM  
The M Club!
Posted By jcdoss
Replies: 8,351
Views: 1,238,459
Messenger Coffee, KCMO
K-1 (silver) & M50/1.4
Forum: Lens Clubs 02-11-2018, 09:19 AM  
The FA Limited Club
Posted By sundown
Replies: 11,106
Views: 1,884,353
K3II+FA43 f2.2
Forum: Lens Clubs 02-13-2018, 10:25 PM  
The FA Limited Club
Posted By clackers
Replies: 11,106
Views: 1,884,353
K-1, FA31 Ltd, FA77 Ltd.



Forum: Lens Clubs 02-18-2018, 08:53 AM  
The FA Limited Club
Posted By sundown
Replies: 11,106
Views: 1,884,353
k3II and 43 at f1.9
Forum: Lens Clubs 08-04-2017, 04:31 PM  
Tessar Club (4 elements / 3 groups)
Posted By Cipher
Replies: 30
Views: 3,791
Carl Zeiss Jena, 80 mm f2.8 Tessar, Exakta 66 (1953 version) 1975, TXP @320:
WAVE110 by Skinny Manny, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 02-06-2018, 09:34 AM  
Post your ƒ1.2 Photos! (ƒ1.2 ONLY!)
Posted By Jean Poitiers
Replies: 2,000
Views: 484,563
New toy from from my b-day finally in use ... I picked a used Sony Nex 5 at my local B&M store and then ordered an "FD" adapter ... here, the Canon FL 55/1.2 ...

C in color bonnet by Jean Poitiers, on Flickr

C in B&W bonnet by Jean Poitiers, on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-04-2018, 09:32 AM  
Backyard Wild Animals Contest Ring Neck Pheasant
Posted By Tako Kichi
Replies: 8
Views: 515
This is why....and it's a perfect name for him! :lol:
















You Tube



Forum: Lens Clubs 01-28-2018, 09:42 PM  
The FA Limited Club
Posted By yorik
Replies: 11,106
Views: 1,884,353
Two cool cats... (K5+FA 77)



Forum: Lens Clubs 01-28-2018, 05:07 PM  
The FA Limited Club
Posted By irek83
Replies: 11,106
Views: 1,884,353
K-1 + FA77 @F2.5
Forum: Lens Clubs 05-05-2017, 08:28 AM  
Auto-Takumars
Posted By ChatMechant
Replies: 27
Views: 5,848
I need more auto-taks. First one with the 35 2.3 second with the 55 2.2 both on K-1
If I had to get rid of all my lenses but one it would be the 55 2.2

Untitled by Yūgen, on Flickr

Untitled by Yūgen, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-17-2018, 11:00 AM  
Primary lens, 300 or 400?
Posted By Fenwoodian
Replies: 89
Views: 5,602
.

A K3 with a relatively fast 300mm prime lens (and maybe a 1.4 teleconverter) would be a decent Birders rig. Given your budget, you will likely need to go with a manual lens, because a decent auto-focus prime will be far too expensive for you.

For 6 years I used a MF 300mm lens (sometimes with a 1.4x) for birds. They can capture some terrific images, although you will not achieve the keeper rate with a MF lens that you would with an AF lens.

I know of no serious birders who shoot with a hand held camera. Heavy telephoto lens that serious birders use puts far too much stress on a camera mount. Plus such rigs are too heavy to hand hold for long periods of time. Also, hand holding (even with IBIS) will induce shake into your bird photos and degrade their IQ.

If you don't care to use a tripod, at least consider using a monopod (with a tilting head) that's attached via a tripod collar to the lens (not the camera).

[IMG]Swans On The Wing by Dave Weber, on Flickr[/IMG]
Forum: Lens Clubs 01-16-2018, 04:21 AM  
DA* Club
Posted By Rondec
Replies: 5,450
Views: 824,544
Three Trees (DA*55)

Three Trees by Vincent1825, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 01-08-2018, 02:55 PM  
Is the 40mm 2.8 Pancake really that bad?
Posted By murrelet
Replies: 71
Views: 8,901
The SMC-M 40mm is a great lens when paired with any M series body. Almost pocketable; a great travel combination. Not a low light performer. But how often do you go below F2.8? Some samples below. These were probably F5.6-F11. Can't comment on how well it performs at F2.8





Forum: Lens Clubs 12-13-2017, 04:03 PM  
The M Club!
Posted By iheiramo
Replies: 8,351
Views: 1,238,459
When you hit share button on flickr, choose BBCode sheet from popup window. You can copy that link directly to message window in PF and it will show the image, with hyperlink to flickr page attached to it, when you send the message.

M100/2.8:
09122017 by Ismo Heiramo, on Flickr

I usually delete the end of the provided BBCode after the first URL closes. I like to keep only the image and hyperlink attached to it and get rid of the additional info and links after it.

I liked 3rd and 4th shot the most.
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