Hurray Got my Pentax-A SMC 50mm F1.4

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by Bhup, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. Bhup

    Bhup Guest

    Did a buy it on ebay for a mint spotless one one for £79 I guess thats a
    lot of quality for so little.
    This must be one of the best lens around performance /price best reslontion
    background blur ( bokeh to the japanese speakers)
     
    Bhup, Dec 20, 2005
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  2. Hummmm.....I wonder if , "bokeh" to the Japanese trumpets means that the out
    of tune notes sound pretty good........
     
    William Graham, Dec 20, 2005
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  3. Hi Bhup,

    I bought the 50mm f1.4 recently, and have been using it none-stop for about
    5 months, my normally excellent 35-70 SMC-A has not had a showing at all.

    It's quite sharp (sharp enough, without looking oversharp), and has a really
    nice tonal response (maybe this is subjective?), with good tone, colour and
    hues. It's bokeh is excellent, and does a really excellent job of
    effortlessly allowing the eye to focus on the subject without distraction.
    I find it an especially good portrait lens.

    Here are some photos I've taken with it:

    http://www.pbase.com/ogps/image/52438235

    http://www.pbase.com/ogps/image/52438245

    http://www.pbase.com/ogps/image/52438253

    http://www.pbase.com/ogps/image/52438263

    http://www.pbase.com/ogps/image/52438265
    (note the excellent flare + glare control - but there is some ghosting)

    Enjoy this most excellent lens!
    Duncan.
     
    Duncan J Murray, Dec 20, 2005
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  4. Bhup

    Bhup Guest

    The pictures you posted are not sharp. there is something wrong in the
    process of taking the photograph to me seeing the photographs. They seem be
    blurred all over as if not been printed correctly try a different place to
    print using the same negs. or even camera shake such as mirror slap. is it
    just me.
     
    Bhup, Dec 20, 2005
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  5. Bhup

    Paul Furman Guest

    Agreed, I think they simply were not sharpened when downsizing though.
    Here are some photos I've taken with it:
     
    Paul Furman, Dec 20, 2005
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  6. Bhup

    no_name Guest

    Olly and Sinead? Where's Lena?
     
    no_name, Dec 21, 2005
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  7. Always a problem with scanning from film. But don't think it's anything to
    do with shutter speed. Maybe Pbase's algorithm for downsizing the photos -
    deleted originals.

    Duncan.
     
    Duncan J Murray, Dec 21, 2005
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