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Cheap Pentax 110 50mm available - tiny portrait lens

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by correos.e, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. correos.e

    correos.e Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 25, 2012
    By the way, the best MF lens I have so far (the most satisfying experience) is the Pentax 50mm f2.8 from the Pentax Auto 110. I don't mind the fixed aperture (the Pentax Auto 110 had the aperture on the camera body) since I use it for portraits with OOF background. The 18mm and 25mm are nothing to write home about, not very fast and not very interesting results. But the 50mm is great, tiny, easy to focus, no vignetting, reasonnably sharp and with fairly nice OOF.
    I saw two copies on KEH today for 25 bucks, and there is a cheapo, not great but functionning adapter available on the interwebs for about the same. 50 bucks for this jewel is a great deal in my humble opinion, at least while you save for the Oly 45mm.

    ps no, I don't get a commission!
     
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  2. LVL8hacker

    LVL8hacker Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 4, 2012
    Pinehurst, North Carolina
    Larry Anderson
    Sounds good..can you post a picture of it on your camera for us to see?
     
  3. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    $25 is rich for this. They go on ebay for $10-$15. I got one on ebay for 25 cents shipped. No one else bid on it.

    Personally, I prefer the 24mm. I keep a few of them in my pocket at different aperatures.
     
  4. correos.e

    correos.e Mu-43 Regular

    46
    Jan 25, 2012
    Hoarder, what do you use the 24 for? It's a bit boring for me, perjaps i'm too used to the 14 so without som nice OOF effects i'd rather go wide...
    Will post some pics later!
     
  5. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

    411
    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
    i never used the 50mm 2.8 even though i have it in my collection....

    the 70mm 2.8 is where it's at.....:wink:




    another note: the 18mm pentax 110 lens goes perfectly with olympus's VF1, frame lines are perfect...although you might want to check focus with screen though.
     
  6. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 9, 2011
    Canada
    The Pentax 110 was my first camera, my dad got it for me when I was 10. The 50 was my favorite , although I never had the 70. Wish I'd kept it!
     
  7. correos.e

    correos.e Mu-43 Regular

    46
    Jan 25, 2012
    the 70 looks great. how hard is it to focus? how nice is the OOF?
    I haven't seen much of the 20-40 (continuous aperture, obviously) zoom. Anyone's used it in MFT?
     
  8. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

    411
    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
    yeah i love my pentax 110! (although finding film for it will become a treasure hunt soon) the 70mm feels very loose actually, but its easy to focus, and on my ep there's some wazcky swirly bokeh! i'll try to post an example up soon.

    i have too many 50mm legacy lens i love to use already so i only really use the pentax 110 24mm 'bottle cap' and the 70mm. even the 18mm sits unused most of the time.
     
  9. punkman

    punkman Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 30, 2011
    Europe
    The tiny lenses of the Pentax 110 are the cutest thing I've seen.

    I got a kit with 18mm, 24mm and 50mm. Now I need to find the newer lenses, 70mm, 20-40mm and 18mm pan-focus. The newer ones especially seem to be fetching much more than $25 on Ebay (Europe sellers) and there's plenty of people bidding on them. If anyone has the 70mm or the Super 110 body, I am definitely interested in buying it.

    Now I have to wait for my adapter to get here from Hong Kong. Anyone got some samples taken with these lenses to show me?
     
  10. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

    411
    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
    my collection


    these three were taken with the 70mm


     
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  11. correos.e

    correos.e Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 25, 2012
    awesome pics, thanks! now I want the 70mm...
    By the way, in your Ikea couch pic of the 110 (it is the Ikea couch/bed futon, right??) I think you should add an m43 camera for perspective. People just don't get how small these things are!
     
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  12. punkman

    punkman Mu-43 Regular

    151
    Dec 30, 2011
    Europe
    Here it is next to a GH1.

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  13. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
    much love to the pentax 110 system....btw sorry for the thread hijack since it was supposed to be about the 50mm 2.8!

    here's the pics for reference as well with my gf1

     
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  14. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    UK
    I have this lens too ! and the 18 and 24 mm. I enjoy the 50 and 18 but the 24 is sooo tiny hard to focus accurately....
     
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  15. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    UK
    Just got the 70mm one today ! Won on eBay... nice chunk of glass. interesting bokeh.
     
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  16. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

    411
    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
    Yeah definitely the swirly bokeh on the 70mm is quite cool. However the weakness of the auto 110 system lenses are the min focus distances of the lenses
     
  17. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    UK
    Yes I was shocked at how far the minimum focus distance was on the 70. The 50mm lens is much more " useful" but it's nice to have the full set of primes.
     
  18. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    UK
    However.....I have a set of Minolta screw on close-up lenses ( no's 0 and 2 ) with a 49-55 step up ring which fir the 70mm lens !! yippee......off out to test.
     
  19. miniaznray

    miniaznray New to Mu-43

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    Mar 10, 2012
    I love the 50mm, i used it quite a lot during my trip to China and Tokyo. It's like a little gem
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    The bokeh is nice and swirly
     
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  20. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2012
    UK
    Gorgeous image...