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Showcase Pentacon 50mm f/1.8 MC

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by lesioc, Oct 25, 2010.

 
 
  1. lesioc

    lesioc Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 25, 2010
    Gliwice, Poland
    My favorite lens for Lumix G1

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    This lens can be reversed to achieve quite good macro. I usually have this lens with two adapters attached: m4/3-to-M42 on the camera side, and m4/3-to-52mm reverse mount ring with 52mm extension tube on the filter side. In this way I can switch between portrait lens (with a hood) and macro lens in 2 seconds (and the same m4/3 cap can be used to protect glass in both configurations).

    reversed=macro sample:

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  2. RetroBoy

    RetroBoy Mu-43 Regular

    Gorgeous colours.
    I also have one of these, close up manual focus is super finely tunable due to the long throw of the focus ring. I have to manually press the little lever to close the aperture blades though, so it's a bit of work using it.
     
  3. andyw

    andyw Mu-43 Veteran

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    Surrey. UK
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  4. knocker88

    knocker88 Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 24, 2011
    Salisbury, U.K
    Pentacon...

    I also use this lens with my G1.....love it!

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  5. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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  6. bball12

    bball12 New to Mu-43

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    May 15, 2012
    Nice images, I have one which came on a Praktica Camera. I was quick to discover that this is a good lens and it is much sharper than my Yashica 1.9.
     
  7. Jaffa1975

    Jaffa1975 Mu-43 Regular

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    May 26, 2012
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  8. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
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  9. nayneshdev

    nayneshdev Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 24, 2015
    Vadodara
    Dr. Naynesh Devlani
    Hi dear friends I am a newbie in the photography world. Sorry to revive this old thread but i have had a few clicks with this lens that I would like to share. First my daughter
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    Then some flowers.
    Kindly help me learn and take a minute to point out your thoughts/suggestions
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    I have cropped the first two to my liking and converted them to bw using my Lumia 920(sorry). The third one has a contrast and saturation boost and the last one is frozen cold in Lumia 920(sorry again).
     
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  10. tkbslc

    tkbslc Super Moderator

    No need to apologize, sharing images is what these threads are for. Editing on a phone or computer is all the same - end result is what matters.

    The images have a bit of a film-like quality to them. Very pleasing.
     
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  11. Lurch

    Lurch Hi, I'm a gear addict

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    Apr 21, 2014
    Canberra, Australia
    Jason
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  12. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    looking at the samples here made me realize that I don't have a "bad copy", it's just the nature of the beast ;) 
    I took the lens for some street photography as I wanted to have shallow depth of field I mainly shot wide open. Well, the results I got were a bit too glowy for my liking even tho through the viewfinder they really looked good. I think this lens is best suited for portrait, or images at closer distance, when wide open. Closed down a bit the lens is fine.
    On the other hand it renders the bokeh in a very particular way, almost painting-like.
    It's like Helios 44-2 and Trioplan 50mm had a child :laugh1:
    So far I only like close up pix from it:
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  13. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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  14. Fuzzdog

    Fuzzdog Mu-43 Rookie

    21
    Jul 15, 2017
    Southampton, UK
    I've had one of these for a while now, used it a lot on my DSLRs - soft at 1.8, but stop it down just a tiny bit and it's one of my favourite lenses. Works even better on my EM-1 as focusing is a million times easier! :D 

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  15. callie

    callie Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 28, 2016
    Eddie
    Not Surprising given its Lineage! I have two,one 'Electric' and one basic. My first Legacy lens.
     
  16. Tua52

    Tua52 Mu-43 Veteran

    299
    Oct 9, 2016
    Adam Varga
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