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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

    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

    Jan 27, 2010
    Surrey. UK
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  4. knocker88

    knocker88 Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 24, 2011
    Salisbury, U.K

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



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  5. gracefruit

    gracefruit Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 23, 2010
    central scotland
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  6. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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  7. bball12

    bball12 New to Mu-43

    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.
  8. Jaffa1975

    Jaffa1975 Mu-43 Regular

    May 26, 2012
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/84272470@N03/7745674818/" title="P1020224 by Jaffa1975, on Flickr"> 7745674818_e1f628b2ba_z. "640" height="480" alt="P1020224"></a>

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/84272470@N03/7735643564/" title="P1020088 by Jaffa1975, on Flickr"> 7735643564_7b464e73f5_z. "640" height="480" alt="P1020088"></a>
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  9. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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  10. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 15, 2010
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/slorenzi/9687786046/" title="Yellow Flower por sLorenzi, no Flickr"> 9687786046_0203399fa5_b. "1024" height="796" alt="Yellow Flower"></a>
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  11. nayneshdev

    nayneshdev Mu-43 Rookie

    Feb 24, 2015
    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 my colleague
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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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  12. 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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  13. Lurch

    Lurch Hi, I'm a gear addict

    Apr 21, 2014
    Canberra, Australia
    Ahh, the Pentacon 50mm 1.8 Such a fantastic lens. When I found my late mothers camera (a Praktica MTL 5) one of these was stuck on the front of it. I've since adapted it to Pentax, Nikon, and Canon. It's always the first non-native lense I play with.
    Love, LOVE the bokeh

    Bokeh. Pentacon 50mm 1.8
    by Mr Lurch, on Flickr
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  14. 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:
    OOC, no process
    24920876054_58a0741aa7_b. DV060023 by gnarlydog, on Flickr

    25551368205_272d655f84_b. DV060029 by gnarlydog, on Flickr

    25525295266_a25d0ca8eb_b. DV060113 by gnarlydog, on Flickr
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  15. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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  16. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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  17. Fuzzdog

    Fuzzdog Mu-43 Rookie

    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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  18. callie

    callie Mu-43 Regular

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

    Tua52 Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 9, 2016
    Adam Varga
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