K-1 images with cheap lenses


davidstorm

Link Posted 06/03/2021 - 18:04
Hi All

It's a long time since I posted a set of images, so thought I would upload a few today, with the theme that they are all taken with my K-1 and all with very cheap lenses, under 40 each. The lenses used in this set are a Sigma 28-80 f/3.5-5.6 (approx 8, bought in a lot), Cosina 19-35mm f/3.5 (33), a Vivitar 28mm f2.0 (free), a Sigma DL 100-300 f/4.5-6.7 (approx 8, bought in a lot), a Tamron LD Di 70-300 (36) and a Pentax-FA 80-320 (approx 20, bought in a lot).

Cosina 19-35 f/3.5



Cosina 19-35 f/3.5



Cosina 19-35 f/3.5



Vivitar 28mm f/2.0



Vivitar 28mm f/2.0



Sigma 100-300 f/4.5-6.7



Sigma 100-300 f/4.5-6.7



Pentax-FA 80-320



Pentax-FA 80-320



Pentax-FA 80-320



Sigma 28-80 f/3.5-5.6



Sigma 28-80 f/3.5-5.6



Tamron 70-300



Tamron 70-300



Tamron 70-300



Hope you like, all comments and critique welcomed!

Best wishes
David
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Last Edited by davidstorm on 06/03/2021 - 18:12

Lubbyman

Link Posted 06/03/2021 - 19:46
davidstorm wrote:

Hope you like

I certainly do like! A joy to see such lovely, restful, pictures, including some that look like they were created from unpromising conditions.

A fine antidote to the idea that you need to spend huge amounts of money on lenses to get really good photos. And confirmation, as always, that a picture is created by the photographer's vision and ability rather than their photographic tools.

Steve
Last Edited by Lubbyman on 06/03/2021 - 19:47

reso

Link Posted 06/03/2021 - 20:30
whats the story with the fox hope he was sleeping?
k5iis sigma 10-20 3,5 hsm sigma 15-30
pentax da 16-45 f4 tamron 17-50 2.8 pentax 17-70 f4 sigma 18-125 hsm sigma af 24 2.8 pentax f 35-70 pentax A 35-105 pentax da 55-300 sigma 70-200 apo ex 2.8
kenko pz af 1.5 tele tamron pz af 2.0 tele and a flash

PRYorkshire

Link Posted 06/03/2021 - 20:39
Really impressed with the results from the Pentax 80-320, especially the view through the trees. Also the Tamron 70-300, particularly the last image. They both have quality that really brings out the subject.
Paul

K1000, istD, K70

davidstorm

Link Posted 06/03/2021 - 21:00
reso wrote:
whats the story with the fox hope he was sleeping?

Unfortunately the Fox had been shot in the chest and someone had moved it to that position for the Buzzards to eat as carrion. Very sad.

PRYorkshire wrote:
Really impressed with the results from the Pentax 80-320, especially the view through the trees. Also the Tamron 70-300, particularly the last image. They both have quality that really brings out the subject.

The Pentax 80-320 is sharper at the long end, but the Tamron is the overall sharper lens. The only issue with the Tamron is that it has a tendency to purple fringing on high contrast subjects, but on most images this isn't apparent. I would highly recommend either the Tamron or the Pentax for a budget zoom. I've owned many, many lenses in the 50-300 range and the current Tamron and Pentax I have are probably the best I've had. I won't buy any lens now that isn't full-frame compatible.

Thanks for your comments, it's very much appreciated!

Regards
David
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Some cameras, some lenses, some bits 'n' bobs

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 07/03/2021 - 15:48
Some very nice photos there. The Vivitar 28mm f/2 can actually get pricey for a third-party manual 28mm, I have both versions and they are excellent. The 19-35mm is slow and not the sharpest but for providing 19mm on FF or film I don't think you'll find anything else as cheap. I only used mine on fil (before I got a Tokina 17/3.5) but it performed well.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

johnriley

Link Posted 07/03/2021 - 17:25
It's great fun to shoot with all these older lenses, and you've done a great job here with these. I particularly like images 1 and 9 and the last one.
Best regards, John

davidstorm

Link Posted 07/03/2021 - 19:28
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
Some very nice photos there. The Vivitar 28mm f/2 can actually get pricey for a third-party manual 28mm, I have both versions and they are excellent. The 19-35mm is slow and not the sharpest but for providing 19mm on FF or film I don't think you'll find anything else as cheap. I only used mine on fil (before I got a Tokina 17/3.5) but it performed well.

Hi Jonathan, The Vivitar is great, very sharp, but I don't particularly like its colour rendering, it's a bit too cool for my taste so requires a lot of adjustment in PP. I got mine as part of a lot so it didn't cost me anything, but I had to clean oil from the aperture blades before I could use it. It's perfect now. I don't find the slowness of the 19-35 limiting in any way and in actual fact my copy is really sharp, not so much at the edges, but where it counts it is great. I really like the Cosina, it has exceeded my expectations and I use it a lot. It isn't the most contrasty lens and it has a tendency to blow highlights, but if you know that in advance it's not an issue. It's a keeper for me.

johnriley wrote:
It's great fun to shoot with all these older lenses, and you've done a great job here with these. I particularly like images 1 and 9 and the last one.

Thanks very much John, for me it's a necessity as I can't afford the current 15-30 or the 24-70, much as I would like them, but I've found some real gems very cheaply. I had to completely dismantle the 80-320 and clean every element as it had fungus, but now it is working great and I will never part with it.

Regards
David
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1stEverPentax

Link Posted 07/03/2021 - 19:53
Some excellent shots there David.

Something very satisfying i find from getting good results for not a lot of cash!

regards

Karlo

davidwozhere

Link Posted 08/03/2021 - 01:17
Some super shots there David and you prove the point beautifully.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 08/03/2021 - 11:35
Maybe be cheap and cheerful lenses but goes to show that the person using the camera ultimately makes or breaks the image and it's not the gear
Gareth
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