Brighton with DA 18-55 AL WR


McGregNi

Link Posted 24/10/2017 - 04:17
It seemed like a safe bet for a lens to take to the Brighton seafront and pier with the family .... the little SMC DA 18-55 AL WR, a useful thing sometimes, although I probably don't take advantage enough. This was a rare trip out with the camera during the summer .....

All shots with the K7 ...


1. ISO 100 / F16 / 1/90th / 18mm






2. ISO 100 / F13 / 1/180th / 55mm






3. ISO 100 / F11 / 1/250th / 24mm






4. ISO 100 / F16 / 1/180th / 24mm / Built in Flash






Here's 2 versions of this one .... what do you prefer ? This shot is with on-camera High Speed Sync Flash .....

5 (A/B). ISO 100 / F5.6 / 1/500th / 55mm / AF-540FGZII








Thanks for your views, and viewpoints
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Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver

Kevriano

Link Posted 24/10/2017 - 04:46
Nice. I like Brighton, but never take my camera! Love the B and W of your daughter.
K3, K3 II, 100MM 2.8 Macro, Sigma 10-20 3.5, Sigma 17-50 2.8, Nikon D7500, Tamron 150 600 G2

stub

Link Posted 24/10/2017 - 12:29
A much undervalued lens.. I always overlook mine..Nice set of images..
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Stuart..

NaimKhan

Link Posted 24/10/2017 - 13:13
Nice set Nigel.
I like the colour version of your daughter.
PPG

Dorset_Mike

Link Posted 24/10/2017 - 16:54
As stated above, Nigel, a much undervalued lens. I replaced mine with an 18-135 only to get the extra reach on my walkabout lens. I still have my 18-55 in pristine condition if anyone is looking for one. Lovely shots, as usual, by the way.
Regards,
Mike

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McGregNi

Link Posted 24/10/2017 - 17:04
Thanks Kebriano, Stuart, Naim and Mike ....

I'm kind of gravitating towards the mono one on the beach, strangely for colour fanatic me! Just seems to suit the situation and surrounds .....

I really enjoyed giving the 18-55 a good blast, and it got worked through a wide range of apertures, from F5.6 to F16.
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver
Last Edited by McGregNi on 24/10/2017 - 17:04

jemx99

Link Posted 24/10/2017 - 20:57
Excellent shots Nigel. I like no 4 very much and the one of your daughter is smashing, think I like the mono best!

pschlute

Link Posted 24/10/2017 - 22:12
No.1 nicely framed with enough detail captured in the black pillar in foreground right to keep the eye travelling back and forth in the shot

No. 3 great choice of angle which makes the shot. Why don't I think to do this more often ?

No. 5 I am a sucker for b+w portraits so no choice really !

ps. I see you remembered both flash and kids for this trip !
Peter



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Last Edited by pschlute on 24/10/2017 - 22:13

McGregNi

Link Posted 25/10/2017 - 17:44
Thanks Peter ....i was surprised that even at F13-16 the depth of field was quite small ay such close focus distances. I think it's helped bring out the best if the lens however....
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver

davidstorm

Link Posted 25/10/2017 - 21:47
I think these are some of the best shots you've posted Nigel, I really like them. They are different from your usual style and very refreshing.

No. 4 in particular is great, very imaginative use of composition, perspective and flash! I also like the aperture choices you've made, they effectively focus attention on the subjects.

Regards
David
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MrB

Link Posted 25/10/2017 - 23:40
A very good and interesting set, Nigel. I like the compositions of numbers 1 and 3. I also prefer the mono version of your daughter (but is the background blur in both images a natural D.o.F effect?).

Cheers.
Philip

McGregNi

Link Posted 26/10/2017 - 14:27
jemx99 wrote:
Excellent shots Nigel. I like no 4 very much and the one of your daughter is smashing, think I like the mono best!

Thanks Jeremy, good to see you out on the forum again! Yep, mono for me too ....

Thanks also David and Philip. Yes, something refreshing, and this was a very rare chance over the summer to get a short while alone with the camera and work hard at it ....(well, the baby was asleep in the Pram next to me while the rest were with my wife playing the slot machines! ....the bliss only lasted about 25 minutes )

Philip, thanks also .... yes, the OOF areas are all the result of optical effect, aperture setting, focus distance etc. Certainly the small apertures in some produced great results .... take a look at the railing in No 2 . I very much doubt that anyone would pick that out as taken with the kit lens !
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver
Last Edited by McGregNi on 26/10/2017 - 14:28

davidwozhere

Link Posted 27/10/2017 - 00:24
People always knock that lens. Maybe I have a good copy but I was taken with it from the start. Nos. 2 and 4 show it off well.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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McGregNi

Link Posted 28/10/2017 - 17:21
Thanks David. My 18-55 has been really good, so much so that I've managed to get by without buying an upgrade, such as one of the popular Sigma 17-50 options. I've considered a few times trying a Pentax 16-45 or 17-70, but kept coming back around to thinking the 18-55 was good enough.

I think now that the logical upgrade, and sort of extension, would be the 16-85 (assuming that a constant F2.8 is not needed). However I went for a new D FA 28-105 last year, always being the optimist and imagining I might "go FF" one day!
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver
Last Edited by McGregNi on 28/10/2017 - 17:22

alfpics

Link Posted 28/10/2017 - 19:38
A different take on Brighton and as above 'refreshing'. I like nos 2 & 4 with the old pier in the background. As for the portrait; difficult to choose - I would probably change my mind from day to day depending on wind direction!
Andy
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