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    Wow! You guys are amazing! Jonathan, those are some really nice collection. Oceanpriest got 3 fast f1.2 lenses? That's really something.

    Maybe we should do a f1.2 lens competition sometime, let's say we go out in one of those good nights, and shoot everything wide open only, on both digital and film, so we can see the difference if any at all? That'd be really fun

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    yeah.... hahhaa..
    my russian m42s dont line up properly... lol

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    In the early 90s, I did had a chance to own the Noct Nikkor 50mm F1.2 for a few months. And definitely burned a big hole in the pocket as a poor investment. The results were disappointing, mainly because I could not MF properly, and the negatives were not developed properly. Even in bright day light, the pictures did not seem to be as good as the 50mm F2 Nikkor. So I gave it up.

    I started acquiring the Cosina/Tomioka 55mm 1.2 some 15 years later. This piece of glass is definitely better than the Noct in terms of price and the results I obtained.

    Deepavali is coming? It will be great to put the F1.2 to the test in Little India. No tri pot. Shoot at ASA 800 either film or dSLR. It will be fun.
    MF Film user. Nikon D800 works too.

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    How about a F1.4 or F1.2 meet out in Hwa Par Villa?

    Come to think about it, I had not been there for over 15 years or more.
    MF Film user. Nikon D800 works too.

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    ive a k-x with

    a. dal 18-50
    b. dal 55-200
    and my favorite:

    smc m50/1.7

    anyone knows if i shld get a 49mm filter or hood for my m50? its so precious i dun want dust/nonsense to hit it..

    best if anyone is selling also..


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    Quote Originally Posted by pewpewpew View Post
    ive a k-x with

    a. dal 18-50
    b. dal 55-200
    and my favorite:

    smc m50/1.7

    anyone knows if i shld get a 49mm filter or hood for my m50? its so precious i dun want dust/nonsense to hit it..

    best if anyone is selling also..
    Cool! You got that lens too!

    I got K 50/1.4

    However some problem to me is I need to change lens if I don't want too much out of focus. hahaha. Quite troublesome. :S

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatjerom View Post
    Cool! You got that lens too!

    I got K 50/1.4

    However some problem to me is I need to change lens if I don't want too much out of focus. hahaha. Quite troublesome. :S
    It's difficult to find K 50/1.4, M 50/1.4 are more common. I am also looking for one

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanpriest View Post
    It's difficult to find K 50/1.4, M 50/1.4 are more common. I am also looking for one
    Any preference over the m version ?
    Only for the 52mm filter thread compared to the 49 of most other pentax lenses at that time ...
    Buy Film Not Megapixels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Recoil3d View Post
    Any preference over the m version ?
    Only for the 52mm filter thread compared to the 49 of most other pentax lenses at that time ...
    I have K 55/1.8 and K 50/1.2, something is missing between

    Actually I feel that K's build quality is better than M.

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    since the subject is on K series lenses, i would like to share one of mine too.

    Pentax SMC K 85mm "Soft" F2.2 - 5.6

    Not a type of lens that is commonly used anymore, since the soft focus effects can be achieved through PP these days, but a novelty item that I wanted for my collection.

    In terms of design, its one of the most unusual lens I've come across in the short time that I've spent researching Pentax lenses. Unlike other lenses, the aperture ring is in front of the focusing ring.

    The markings on the aperture ring marks out the F numbers on one side, and the degree of "softness" on the other side. Basically, the lens is softest from F2.2 and gradually sharpens like a "normal" lens at F4, F5.6.

    I've done some random tests with it. The sharpness is nothing to scream about and definitely nothing compared to some of the "legendary" 85mm out there, but its really fascinating at the opposite extreme giving images a dreamy, surreal feel. I don't have any good sample pix yet... Will post some samples in the tech discussion section when I find the time to take this beauty out for a shoot.






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    My wife gotten me this cute little bug...


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    Quote Originally Posted by detritus View Post
    since the subject is on K series lenses, i would like to share one of mine too.

    Pentax SMC K 85mm "Soft" F2.2 - 5.6

    Not a type of lens that is commonly used anymore, since the soft focus effects can be achieved through PP these days, but a novelty item that I wanted for my collection.

    In terms of design, its one of the most unusual lens I've come across in the short time that I've spent researching Pentax lenses. Unlike other lenses, the aperture ring is in front of the focusing ring.

    The markings on the aperture ring marks out the F numbers on one side, and the degree of "softness" on the other side. Basically, the lens is softest from F2.2 and gradually sharpens like a "normal" lens at F4, F5.6.

    I've done some random tests with it. The sharpness is nothing to scream about and definitely nothing compared to some of the "legendary" 85mm out there, but its really fascinating at the opposite extreme giving images a dreamy, surreal feel. I don't have any good sample pix yet... Will post some samples in the tech discussion section when I find the time to take this beauty out for a shoot.





    Wow it look so mint, so new.. How much you got it? I did try to bid it in ebay once.. but find the price too high. I gave up.
    Must take some pictures to show

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranchy View Post
    Wow it look so mint, so new.. How much you got it? I did try to bid it in ebay once.. but find the price too high. I gave up.
    Must take some pictures to show
    no lah... lens cap quite old the silver "asahi pentax" wordings are almost gone already.

    i suppose unlike M 50mm lenses, this one is relatively less common, so there's no "market price" for it... harder to determine what's a fair price for it, esp one in good condition.

    i think some recent auctions for this one went for abt USD$300? i paid less than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detritus View Post
    no lah... lens cap quite old the silver "asahi pentax" wordings are almost gone already.
    You can use permanent silver marker pen to give the "asahi pentax" wordings a new lease of life.
    Pentax for Life

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    Quote Originally Posted by gummy73 View Post
    My wife gotten me this cute little bug...

    You can name it "shutter" bug.
    Pentax for Life

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    Quote Originally Posted by pentriot View Post
    You can use permanent silver marker pen to give the "asahi pentax" wordings a new lease of life.
    true... but its ok lah... slight "rugged" look gives the lens character.

    i don't use the original lens-caps anyway. i use cheap center-pinch type caps when i take my lenses out. that way, lost also nevermind

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    Quote Originally Posted by detritus View Post
    no lah... lens cap quite old the silver "asahi pentax" wordings are almost gone already.

    i suppose unlike M 50mm lenses, this one is relatively less common, so there's no "market price" for it... harder to determine what's a fair price for it, esp one in good condition.

    i think some recent auctions for this one went for abt USD$300? i paid less than that.
    USD$276? I sniped that one also, too bad my reservation price is far below that, so my auction sniper didn't submit the bid

    http://flickriver.com/lenses/pentax/...mf22softfocus/

    waiting to see your pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceanpriest View Post
    USD$276? I sniped that one also, too bad my reservation price is far below that, so my auction sniper didn't submit the bid

    http://flickriver.com/lenses/pentax/...mf22softfocus/

    waiting to see your pics
    haha... i'll gladly pay USD$276 for an SMC K F1.2, thats for sure... but i don't think i'm that lucky

    i always refrain from taking part in auctions where the bidders have obviously gotten carried away

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    Quote Originally Posted by detritus View Post
    no lah... lens cap quite old the silver "asahi pentax" wordings are almost gone already.

    i suppose unlike M 50mm lenses, this one is relatively less common, so there's no "market price" for it... harder to determine what's a fair price for it, esp one in good condition.

    i think some recent auctions for this one went for abt USD$300? i paid less than that.
    Yah.. Recent auctions always so high... No choice, less common items. Unless you have the luck or no one notice it.

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    This just arrived yesterday.... Most exciting parcel I've received in a while.





    It put a big dent in my future K-5 budget, but I'm sure it's worth it! Maybe my DA55-300 will appear on B&S next time I'm back in Singapore....
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