Showcase Pentax 50mm f2.8 (fixed) Auto 110

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by CCRoo, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. CCRoo

    CCRoo Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 22, 2011
    Focus is sharp at center.

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  2. edwardconde

    edwardconde Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thought I would some of my recent images using this lens wide open...
    As stated before, the Center is sharp as a tack!

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  3. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    I am honestly surprised by this diminutive lens and it outperforms most of the vintage Russian glass I have
    Being small is the icing on the cake for me
    First images while I still learn how this lens works and how much DOF I get

    25748652860_24a999acf1_b.jpg Beer o'clock_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr

    25416918153_0643c23d03_b.jpg Martini ciclismo team_3 by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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  4. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
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  5. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    one more

    25993560602_b5a112ac09_b.jpg Fluffy rider_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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  6. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    flare and bokeh test
    OOC, no edit

    26107017672_2f4669f5a2_b.jpg JX310001 by gnarlydog, on Flickr

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  7. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    close-ups to see what the bokeh looks like with speckled highlights

    26202470476_4bc8efcfac_b.jpg Pentax-110 50mm f2.8 by gnarlydog, on Flickr

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  8. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    Dining outside in a public space; warm weather most time of the year
    hand-held at 1/6sec

    26233082162_fb897aca6a_b.jpg Sth Bank alfresco dining_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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  9. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    As I wanted to travel light on a 3 nights off-track backpacking trip I had me with me the Pentax-110 50mm
    I like the fixed f2.8 made me think to compose my subjects more carefully to not make them appear blurry. While manual focus was a challenge on moving subjects I like how the lens renders the natural OOF background.

    26380402560_f6f2134b59_b.jpg Melt and Gill_5_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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  10. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
    pellicle
    again, I can't believe there hasn't been a post of mine to showcase for this lens....

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    and its quite compact on a "compact" style body:
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  11. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    the Pentax-110 lenses are truly compact, to the point that the 24mm is kind of hard to grab by the focus ring without a lens hood. Not a totally versatile lens as "walk about" (the fixed f2.8 makes me occasionally wish for more DOF) but it makes up in portability :dance2:
    Not exactly a "manly" lens to impress the ladies ;)
     
  12. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
    pellicle
    tell them you're not compensating your keeping a proper balance
     
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  13. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    this one with an extension ring of 10mm since the minimum focusing distance isn't that close, however if I had the Pentax 37.5mm close-up filter I could have achieved similar results

    26401787120_a897432887_b.jpg Spider in the rain_3_c by gnarlydog, on Flickr
     
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  14. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
    pellicle
    actually I think you'll have better results the way you've used it. I started out using close-up filters and they can be good, but the improvement of the image using extension rings is worth it. I think too you'll find that you minimise the issues with "curvature of field" in the focus as well as clean up the bokeh too.

    Its a great shot btw.
     
  15. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    Thank you.
    The 10mm ring on the 50mm or the 70mm is OK allowing still decent close-up but not total ├╝ber macro style. If I put 10mm on the 24mm however the subject distance becomes way too close and magnification is too big for most in-the-field stuff.
    I have ordered some small rings for C-mount that I might use between lens and adapter. I have not mounted the Pentax-110 lenses on the "proper" P110 to M43 adapter but directly glued them on a M39 to m43 adapter as the spacing is pretty close to what it needs to be. With C-mount rings I will unglue the lens and mount it differently.
    I will fiddle around and see if I can come up with a better, more gradual macro rings set up for those lenses.
    Some will ask why I just don't use a proper close-up lens (which I have: the brilliant Vivitar 28mm f2.0) but I want to use the Pentax-110 lenses for when I really need to travel light (like backpacking).
    And ultimately to subscribe to the "It's not what you have, it's how you use it".... or that is what she said :)
     
  16. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
    pellicle
    you may find that a set of ultra cheap no electronics m43 mount extension rings will exactly do the trick in giving you more extension and allow you to slap them on any other legacy lens mounted to m43 to boot
     
  17. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    that is exactly what I use: cheap extension rings for M43, with contacts, that work of course just fine on vintage lenses.
    The problem is that the shortest ring is 10mm thick and that's way too much on the Pentax-110 24mm lens. I need something about half that thick and I think the C-mount rings will be about right.
    Of course for the 50mm and the 70mm lenses the M43 macro rings are fine.
     
  18. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
    pellicle
    ahh ... mis understood

    I myself think that the 24mm is an inappropriate focal length for macro. I reckon that in 35mm land there was a reason that the 100mm range was the more popular. Better working distance.

    It'd hard to beat the 50mm and a couple of extension rings for light compact rugged packable macro in the field.

    You may want a small disk of paper cut out with a small hole in it to jam in behind the 50 to give you a better aperture for macro...
     
  19. richardp

    richardp Mu-43 Regular

    93
    Jun 17, 2015
    Europe
    Richard
    Good to see another Pentax 110 fan reviving this thread. There is some discussion about how best to stop down on the thread for the 18mm lens. Pellicle likes to use bits of paper, I used Lens Baby discs, others seem to like the adapter with variable aperture. Personally I mainly stay at f8 now, and whip the disc out if I want shallow dof. I must post a few.
     
  20. richardp

    richardp Mu-43 Regular

    93
    Jun 17, 2015
    Europe
    Richard
    Here are a couple...
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