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Showcase Pentax 55mm 1.8 SMC K-mount

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by RutgervanLoo, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. RutgervanLoo

    RutgervanLoo Mu-43 Rookie

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    Aug 29, 2014
    This lens really surprised me. At 1.8 I'm not that thrilled, but stopped down tot 2.8 it's an extreme sharp lens :)

    Does anyone else have experience with this lens?

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  2. coffeecat

    coffeecat Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 4, 2012
    SW England
    Rob
    I have what might be a close-ish relative - a non-SMC Super Takumar 55mm f1.8 on an M42 mount. It's a really nice lens that I don't use much since I got an O45. I ought to give it some use again - especially now I have a VF-2 to go on my E-PM2!

    I particularly like your third shot.

    Rob
     
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  3. coffeecat

    coffeecat Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 4, 2012
    SW England
    Rob
    Here's one I made earlier...

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    by wi-fli, on Flickr

    If it's not a closely related lens, let me know and I'll delete the link :)

    Rob
     
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  4. RutgervanLoo

    RutgervanLoo Mu-43 Rookie

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    Aug 29, 2014
    That's very funny! The lens you're speaking about is the one I've bought a couple of days ago. It will be deliverd in a few days. I ordered it with the Pentax Spotmatic and have some other M42 lenses, so I'm going to use it.

    Yeah me too. I used it a lot before I bought the 45 1.8, now I do use it for analogue photography en sometimes for my olympus, but I like the 45 better. It's so sharp, even at 1.8, it almost scares me.

    I've heard very good things about the Takumar Super 55 1.8 and I'm looking forward to have it, especially for the Pentax Spotmatic for the extreme Bokeh, but if it performs nice, maybe as well on the Olympus. I've gote some extension tubes for M42 and a teleconverter, so I should be able to do some great stuff with it!

    The photo is telling the story of a good lens, that's good to see :)
     
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  5. saladin

    saladin Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 29, 2015
    jason
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