Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by dbuckle, Jul 15, 2012.
Going to Long Point by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Pat 6 by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Belvedere, Bath by Alex G, on Flickr
The sun came out for the first time in a week this evening, so I took a 30 minute stroll around town with the Pentax 35-70 f/4 mounted on an E-M5 mk II with a Kiwifotos adapter. I was happy with the number of keepers I got - this is a really solid lens. It's not terribly fast, so not an obvious choice for easy subject separation or low light shots, but for street and architectural photography on a sunny day, for example, it's a real pleasure to use. Beautiful, 80s Pentax build quality, and very sharp around f/8, with well-controlled CA. To my eye (or possibly my imagination) there's a sort of firmness and 'bottom end' to the images, to use an audio analogy, which makes them look great both straight OOC and also after some PP.
The following were mostly shot between f/5.6 and f/9.5, at, um, a variety of focal lengths. I'll label them like this, for reference:
OOC — Raw files converted to jpegs in LR with a little sharpening but no tone adjustments.
MA — As above, but with minimal adjustments to exposure and/or contrast.
Else they've been processed more heavily, starting with a VSCO Film Lightroom preset.
I'll also state when the image has been cropped.
So, in shooting order:
MA plus some defringing, cropped
Entrance to Victoria Park by Alex G, on Flickr
OOC, no cropping
God Rays Over Bath by Alex G, on Flickr
MA, slight crop
On The Scent by Alex G, on Flickr
Kodak Ektar 25, no cropping
Bench in Vicky Park by Alex G, on Flickr
Kodak TRI-X 320, slight crop
Black and White Dogs Playing by Alex G, on Flickr
MA, heavy crop
Man and Black Dog Running by Alex G, on Flickr
OOC, slight crop
Royal Crescent Sunset by Alex G, on Flickr
MA, no cropping
Cute Alley Cat by Alex G, on Flickr
There are a few more from this set on my Flickr page.
Separate names with a comma.