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Showcase Pentax 28mm f/3.5 K SMC

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Tim Devine, Nov 14, 2015.

 
 
  1. Tim Devine

    Tim Devine New to TalkEmount

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    Nov 14, 2015
    All on a Sony a7R or a7RM2. My favorite 28mm lens.

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  2. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    Tim, great images and welcome to talkemount!
     
  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Yes, you sure know how to get the best out of that lens. And welcome!
     
  4. Tim Devine

    Tim Devine New to TalkEmount

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    Nov 14, 2015
    Thanks guys, it's a great lens. Holds up well against my more modern lenses...great color and contrast.

    -Tim
     
  5. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 3, 2015
    Mus
    Tim

    Welcome to Talkemount. And, yes beautiful pics.

    I must read more about this lens. :2thumbs:
     
  6. Tim Devine

    Tim Devine New to TalkEmount

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    Nov 14, 2015
    It is somewhat rare as it was only produced for 2 years. It's not the Takumar or Pentax-M version, it's known as the "original K mount" lens.

    -Tim
     
  7. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Yeah, excellent photos indeed! Welcome from me too ;) 
     
  8. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Late to the party as usual :) . Here are some pics I took in a hall intended for wedding ceremonies in a castle nearby. Am pleased with the beautiful gradation in the photos as well as the sharpness.
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  9. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
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    Ad Dieleman
    This lens benefits from a Lightroom/CameraRaw profile to correct geometrical distortion.

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  10. kevistopheles

    kevistopheles TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
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    kevistopheles TalkEmount All-Pro

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  12. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
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    David
    Life is short. Shoot what you like. :thumbsup:
     
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  13. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
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    Will
    This lens excels at landscapes. Your photography focuses on near field and macro compositions. Maybe that's the reason why you're not warming up to it. Although the shot and bokeh looks pretty good. One you may like to try out is the Vivitar 28 f/2.8 by Komine. It comes in two varieties, a standard and Close Focus version. Although both of them can focus very close. To my eye, the C.F. version isn't so good for landscapes. These are still very affordable, and they are as small as an Olympus Zuiko.
    I like the Olympus OM 28mm primes as well.
    You can sell the Pentax for $200+ ;) 
     
  14. kevistopheles

    kevistopheles TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
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    I have the Vivitar 28/2 Close Focus (Komine made) and it's wonderful. I have a few really nice 28's. The Nikon 28/2 AiS and OM 28/3.5. I picked this one up on impulse (and I got it super cheap) thinking I would probably sell it but I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I think for someone shooting an A7 model it would be pretty great. Definitely not the kind of thing I need.

    FWIW I hardly every shoot anything remotely like a landscape but the Vivitar 28/2 does pretty well when I press it into service (see link).

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  15. kevistopheles

    kevistopheles TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
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    Oh yeah, I was mostly curious about it because I generally like 28's but this lenses strengths are just not the kind of thing I use a lot of.
     
  16. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    I got a Pentax K 3.5/28 some time ago for cheap and I can't really fault it, but I hardly ever take it out. When I take a 28mm, it's mostly the Pentax-M 3.5/28. It's small and light and gives me very good images on the street; not so good for landscapes because of its field curvature. Once Zeiss comes up with a Loxia 28mm, I'll be done with legacy 28's. Probably.
     
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