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    Felix bro, u can level up too....there is one selling now. Go go go

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    The macro shots here are an inspiration to dust off my stuff and give it a try.

    Since its a regular walk with the kids (too late for serious macro as it was 10am), I just grabbed a Q7+06 zoom+Hoya +4 close up filter, and a A4 paper as diffuser.
    Butterflies were too skittish with the heat and I only had like 10mins, so settled for dragonflies instead.



    IMGP3328-1 by jenkwang, on Flickr



    IMGP3333-1 by jenkwang, on Flickr



    IMGP3339-1 by jenkwang, on Flickr
    really nice for the Q....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranchy View Post
    One with the DA*55.. super nice lens...

    Win!

    DA*55, really something special.
    I did not believe it till I saw the o/p.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post

    Win!

    DA*55, really something special.
    I did not believe it till I saw the o/p.
    The one in bns just sold liao....did u just get it bro or felix? Hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaiyen View Post
    The one in bns just sold liao....did u just get it bro or felix? Hahaha
    Ha...ha... Not me, but it was seriously tempted.

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    Nope not me. kekeke
    Pentaxian for Life
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    Quote Originally Posted by simon6z View Post
    buay steady la bo jio!!!
    u interested ah.. this one is overseas one woh.. hehe.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zenten View Post
    ..wahh .....this thread is getting frisky .....
    lol.....

    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    Win!

    DA*55, really something special.
    I did not believe it till I saw the o/p.
    yes yes.. i never thought of the lens before. now i know we have a gem!

    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    Someone has level up already!! Nice!!
    bo lah.. it's always learning..

    By the way, i also did got the lens from BNS. dunno who is the lucky person!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranchy View Post
    u interested ah.. this one is overseas one woh.. hehe.



    lol.....



    yes yes.. i never thought of the lens before. now i know we have a gem!



    bo lah.. it's always learning..

    By the way, i also did got the lens from BNS. dunno who is the lucky person!

    The more recent Nikon 58/1.4 lens is a lens of a similar vein (a portrait orientated longish 50mm, with the same sort of optical characteristics)
    That lens goes for probably $1800.

    This one is smaller and goes for like what? $580? (that guy was selling; about $1K new)
    Sometimes, I feel that we really don't give our own stuff the respect they deserve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post

    The more recent Nikon 58/1.4 lens is a lens of a similar vein (a portrait orientated longish 50mm, with the same sort of optical characteristics)
    That lens goes for probably $1800.

    This one is smaller and goes for like what? $580? (that guy was selling; about $1K new)
    Sometimes, I feel that we really don't give our own stuff the respect they deserve.
    😔😔😔...i getting mine ard 700. Waiting for shipment now......

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    The more recent Nikon 58/1.4 lens is a lens of a similar vein (a portrait orientated longish 50mm, with the same sort of optical characteristics)
    That lens goes for probably $1800.

    This one is smaller and goes for like what? $580? (that guy was selling; about $1K new)
    Sometimes, I feel that we really don't give our own stuff the respect they deserve.

    Yes, I fully agree. The hand-me-downs on BnS are real value for money considering the fact that new Pentax lenses cost a bomb.....
    Nikomi Canpen Zenten :eek:
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    The more recent Nikon 58/1.4 lens is a lens of a similar vein (a portrait orientated longish 50mm, with the same sort of optical characteristics)
    That lens goes for probably $1800.

    This one is smaller and goes for like what? $580? (that guy was selling; about $1K new)
    Sometimes, I feel that we really don't give our own stuff the respect they deserve.

    I owned the DA 55mm f/1.4 twice and I liked it a lot but it was a sleeper of a lens because when it first came out the common criticism of the lens were:

    - it was expensive compared to the FA 50mm f/1.4, the DA 50mm f/1.8 is even cheaper. How to sell a lot when Pentax users not willing to pay for that price for a lens body that's polycarbonate plastic? I felt the build quality was good enough.
    - there was the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 which was just as good but with slightly different color rendering (funnily enough I kept the big bodied Sigma)
    - there was the Voigtlander 58mm f/1.4 manual focus lens that had better build quality and cheaper with color that's just as good (I regretted letting go of it but old guy like me needs AF)
    - competes closely with the FA Limiteds (FA 43mm and FA 77mm) and to a lesser extent the DA 70mm Limited
    - many felt the SDM focusing was slower than screw drive
    - many were spooked by SDM motor failure
    - some experienced focusing errors (my first copy was average, my second copy was sent back to Japan for calibration). With the newer camera bodies this might not be an issue. IMO I sense the lens does exhibit slight focus shift at different distances.
    That said the images from the DA 55mm are great, just that as a value proposition, I lost money trying to sell it when I switched systems.

    The comparison with the Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G may or may not be valid, especially where price is concerned. There is always a premium when buying Nikkor lenses new. Nowadays Pentax lenses are dirt cheap because the demand and user base is a lot smaller as few want to invest in the system. The 58mm f/1.4G Nikkor is milking that kind of price because it is supposed to replace the old and legendary 58mm f/1.2 Noct which I think it has done. The coma correction is definitely there on the Noct, but you're paying a lot for that kind of bokehlicious performance. The DA 55mm isn't as well corrected for coma. Better to compare the DA 55mm with the more common Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G which has similar performance, build quality, quiet focusing and ahem, it's cheaper too!

    Now obviously as Pentax hasn't come up with a FF sensor model yet, so one will be using that 55mm focal length on a cropped sensor. Compare it with the Nikon 85mm f/1.8G or Canon 85mm f/1.8 on a FF sensor and I think the results are pretty close. Just my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    That said the images from the DA 55mm are great, just that as a value proposition, I lost money trying to sell it when I switched systems.
    Painful process I am sure.

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    Shooting of minions at Bandung.. gotten them from the Mac at there.

    FA77 - Minons joining us on the topof Tebing Keraton Dago


    FA31 - Awe over the food..

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    Shooting of minions at Bandung.. gotten them from the Mac at there.
    So cute!

    They sure came in handy during the trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otc View Post
    beautiful shots.
    otc
    Thanks Marcus.

    Quote Originally Posted by ranchy View Post
    Shooting of minions at Bandung.. gotten them from the Mac at there.

    FA77 - Minons joining us on the topof Tebing Keraton Dago


    FA31 - Awe over the food..
    Cute and nice bokeh.

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    Fireworks yesterday.

    Fireworks @ArtScience Museum (Round 3) by Ken Goh, on Flickr

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    #94 CBD Night View

    This photo was taken a few years back . Wanted to retake it again as my buddy accidentally kick my tripod after his camera go battery flat at that time and it's spoil some of my blending shots . However that place was close shortly after that .
    This is what happen when you miss yr old camera and lens. Re-look at my archive folder today . With some magic , manage to salvage it. Hope you guys like it .
    Taken with Pentax K5 and the legend Sigma 8-16mm


    Singapore CBD Night View by Simon Teo (supersimon27), on Flickr
    My Flickr ->Flickr

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    K3 with FA*85..




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    K5IIS.....





    Nikomi Canpen Zenten :eek:
    Not exactly 100% Natural but definitely the closest you can get to it

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