A Pentax ES


womble

Link Posted 04/04/2010 - 01:25
I was out using my ES and my "new" S-M-C 28mm f/3.5 lens today (see this thread and this one) and took a few snaps of my gear while I was about it.

1. Detail of the ES. Taken using a Jupiter-9 85mm lens mounted on a K20D with an extension tube. Note the wacky bokeh on the X of Pentax!



2. The ES mounted on a tripod with a right-angle finder, the 28mm lens and a green filter. Taken using a K20D with a SMC-M 100mm f/2.8 lens.



3. Wider view of the same set-up.



4. Same set-up, but showing what I was photographing.



Best wishes, Kris.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
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i-Berg

Link Posted 04/04/2010 - 03:48
That's a useful feature of the Manfrotto tripod, to be able to slide the extension up and then out to the side. Good for macros too!

The cable release brings back memories...
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matwhittington

Link Posted 04/04/2010 - 07:35
I love that wacky bokeh in the first one. Very groovy - makes the lettering look slightly alien. I also can't helping thinking I would find a right angle viewfinder really useful!

Regards

Mat W
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womble

Link Posted 04/04/2010 - 08:51
That is the old-style right angle finder which fits everything up to the K series cameras (K2, KM, KX and K1000). The M series cameras onwards up to and including the K7 have a slightly larger viewfinder. Sadly genuine Pentax refconverters for M onwards go for silly money. There are third party ones available on ebay but I haven't used one.

K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

rothwell

Link Posted 04/04/2010 - 10:10
Nice to see somebody else still using an ES.
Best regards.
Geoff Davis

hefty1

Link Posted 04/04/2010 - 19:47
womble wrote:
1. Detail of the ES. Taken using a Jupiter-9 85mm lens mounted on a K20D with an extension tube. Note the wacky bokeh on the X of Pentax!


The little Jupiter makes quite a good macro lens!
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womble

Link Posted 04/04/2010 - 20:31
hefty1 wrote:
The little Jupiter makes quite a good macro lens!

I was amazed at how sharp I managed to get the "Asahi Pentax" on the filter given its position in the frame. Wacky bokeh in the lettering in the background though!

K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

hefty1

Link Posted 04/04/2010 - 20:40
She's a Sonnar design so sharpness was never going to be an issue...

As for the bokeh I rather like it! Gives the lens some character rather than just turning everything to a colour soup (like most modern lens designs do).
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womble

Link Posted 04/04/2010 - 20:57
I am so intrigued I have just bid on a Jupiter 11! Just what I need, another 135mm lens

K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

hefty1

Link Posted 04/04/2010 - 21:04
Another nice Sonnar. The 11 is a direct copy of the Contax rangefinder lens (often made with genuine confiscated Zeiss parts), the 11A was a slight modification to allow for a simplified manufacturing process. Both good lenses though.
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womble

Link Posted 04/04/2010 - 21:51
Missed it. Oh well, I dare say there will be another one along soon...

K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website
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