Showcase Pentax M 50mm f1.4 (SMC Asahi)

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by SpaceManSpiff, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Eric
    I just picked up a SMC Pentax-M 50mm f1.4 (6722514 Asahi Opt. Co., Japan) lens from my local thrift store. In good condition, with only a little paint wear on the aperture ring. Minimal dust otherwise, snappy aperture blade action, no oil on the blades, no fungus, etc. I was unnecessarily worried about it at first since the ME-super body it came with was pretty beat up.

    Initial test shots on my NEX-6 look promising! Soft wide open (but not as 'glowy' as my Olympus Zuiko 50 f.18) and is noticeably sharper by f2.0 with a nice bokeh. I am looking forward to using this lens.

    EDIT: there are sample images from a damaged version of this lens at https://www.talkemount.com/showthread.php?t=2904
    but I thought it would be misleading to add to that thread.

    Series of shots of my permanently flowering bush (focusing on the bottom flower). ISO 100

    f1.4
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    f2.0
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    f2.8
    DSC03027-M.

    f4.0
    DSC03028-M.

    f5.6
    DSC03029-M.

    Two portraits at f1.4 of my loyal test subjects

    ISO 1600
    DSC02989-L.

    ISO 100
    DSC03023-L.
     
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
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    Nick
    Pretty nice results ;)
     
  3. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Eric
    Thanks, Nick!

    I am super excited about it, especially considering that I got it for $19USD. So far, it seems to be the best of my nifty fifties.
     
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Pretty descent results, enjoy.
     
  5. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran

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    Suzanne
    It's one of my fave lenses. I found mine at my father in law's house with his old Pentax Super ME. Love it.
     
  6. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Eric
    Sweet! Got any pics?
     
  7. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran

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    Suzanne
    I will have to look. I'm at work now so I do not have any pics here. I recently had back surgery, so I haven't had my camera out for a few months. And plus January in Wisconsin is just one big bummer anyhow. Not much time is spent outdoors and my family is tired of being my guinea pigs indoors. ;) I will see what I can find though!
     
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  8. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran

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    Suzanne
    Correction, I'm sorry. I found my father in law's camera with a 50mm 1.7 lens. I ordered the 50mm 1.4 lens in early November and that's when I started going downhill with my back and everything was put on hold. I was wondering why I wouldn't have posted any pics! So I have to apologize. The 50mm SMC 1.7 is my fave lens. But once I get using the 50mm SMC 1.4, I'm sure I will love it just as much, if not more.

    Sorry for the confusion! I will definitely post some when I get around to using it. I am just a beginner, but I've sort of been sucked into the old lenses buying and can't seem to stop now. So I'm having a blast trying all these fun lenses that show up at my door. Ebay is trouble.... ;)
     
  9. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Eric
    No worries! :cool: But feel free to share some pics when your back starts feeling better. There has to be some nice wintery scenery to shoot now?
     
  10. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran

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    Suzanne
    I'm a wuss and scared to take my camera outside. It was negative 3 today! Wouldn't that hurt it? I don't want to do anything to my camera.
     
  11. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Eric
    idk, but I wouldn't be overly concerned about it. Just keep it inside your jacket until you take a picture...but I wouldn't leave it in snow drift or out on the porch overnight...just sayin' ;).
     
  12. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran

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    Suzanne
    OK so no snow drifts...Got it....Let me write that down so I don't forget.... ;)
     
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  13. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    A pair of interesting visitors to our humble aerodrome today. You can see the second V-22 on final as the first taxis past the ANG ramp. The final pic shows one making a low, high-speed pass down the runway before turning on course. NEX-6 + Kiron MC-7 + SMC Pentax-M 50/1.4. I received the lens just a few days ago. Even with the teleconverter, this lens is sharp. I used f/4 so I could have a decently high shutter speed.

    Tony

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