Another try with the SMC Pentax-A 1:2 50mm Lens


PentaxBabe

Link Posted 10/08/2009 - 19:59
I had a go with this lens some time ago with no very good results Decided Sunday was too nice a day to miss weather wise and managed to persuade a friend to join me on a "walk" in the Peak District to try and get some shots I really must remember that Derbyshire people start "walking in the Peaks" as soon as they can toddle and then just keep going After a 6 mile round hike up to the "tops" I am still suffering today Anyhow, I did manage a few shots with various lenses - yes I took a full kit with me including a tripod that wasn't used this is possible the best. Does it work? How could it be impoved? Was it the wrong lens? Taken with the K20D, F9.5, ISO 200 focal length 50mm, speed 1/45th.

http://i606.photobucket.com/albums/tt148/PentaxBabe/IMGP9888Trees.jpg

Mannesty

Link Posted 10/08/2009 - 22:03
I think it works really well. My only comment relates to the overall lean to the right of the trees, grass, well everything really.

Was the scene actually like this, prevailing winds etc, or does it need straightening up?
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Hardgravity

Link Posted 10/08/2009 - 22:08
Now now Mannesty, we can't all be verticle all the time!

I hadn't noticed the lean I was more interested in the clarity and colours, which seem fine to me.

Funnily enough I've just posted a shot taken with a M50 f1.7 in the gallery.
Cheers, HG

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PentaxBabe

Link Posted 11/08/2009 - 08:21
I told you it is windy up here I thought it looked slightly skew. I will try and straighten it as link it. Thanks for your comments though.
HG is it the bird shot?

Hardgravity

Link Posted 11/08/2009 - 12:19
No the content cat.

He was sitting on my lap at the time.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

sanderscapes

Link Posted 11/08/2009 - 13:17
Overall i like the picture' composition is great it draws the eye right in.

paulyrichard

Link Posted 11/08/2009 - 15:10
Can we all call you 'Babe for short?

Seriously, this is a nice shot, all those tones will work well in a B&W too.
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PentaxBabe

Link Posted 11/08/2009 - 17:56
Hi,

I answer to most things So are you comparing me to a cute little pig

I have straighten the trees and will upload them to the Gallery this time.

Thanks for all your feedback. Finally managed to take a nice shot with the lens

PentaxBabe

Link Posted 11/08/2009 - 18:16
Here's a black and white on for you. Hope I have done it correctly

http://i606.photobucket.com/albums/tt148/PentaxBabe/Landscapes/IMGP9888TreesStra...

aminstar

Link Posted 12/08/2009 - 07:51
I prefer the coloured version, although the B&W conversion also looks very nice, but the coloured one is stunning, in my personal view
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PentaxBabe

Link Posted 12/08/2009 - 08:30
Overall I think I prefer the coloured version although I wonder if the B&W version would have looked any different if I had changed the camera to B&W rather than doing it in pp?

Not sure I would describe it as stunning though Amin I like it and can see why other people say it works but it is only trees Maybe I am missing something? But glad you like it Not as exciting as your wine glasses - some of them really are stunning

George Lazarette

Link Posted 14/08/2009 - 17:27
I suspect that it is better to do the conversion in PP. More power, and more sophisticated software.

It looks good, but I would have hoped to see a bit more deep black somewhere.

G
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PentaxBabe

Link Posted 14/08/2009 - 18:29
George, I have never tried B&W before so don't really know what I am doing. However, I have had a go at pping the B&W image I may well have got this completely wrong

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Mannesty

Link Posted 14/08/2009 - 18:35
Personally, I can't make up my mind. Here they are together.






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George Lazarette

Link Posted 14/08/2009 - 18:54
PentaxBabe wrote:
George, I have never tried B&W before so don't really know what I am doing. However, I have had a go at pping the B&W image I may well have got this completely wrong

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I think you have it nearly right.

Send a PM to Pauley, and ask his advice. He's the b&w expert.

G
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