Picture using my NPS 400mm F5.9 M42 lens


Stuey

Link Posted 28/09/2010 - 16:00
Here are some more photo's from probably my rarest and favourite long lens.




And a crop







And the crop







And guess what - a crop



K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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i-Berg

Link Posted 29/09/2010 - 08:26
No 2 would be my pick - it's less busy, and the pigeon very sharp.
http://www.pbase.com/iberg

Stuey

Link Posted 29/09/2010 - 14:11
Thank you.

The lens is excellent (when you get the manual focus bang on) considering it's age and cost, I am happy with it.

I bought this and the Tokina 300mm to practice with longer lenses and to help decide if I would use something such as a Sigma 150-500, thing is I have no immediate plans to upgrade now as I like these lenses as lot


Cheers



Stu.
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

My Flickr site link

Algernon

Link Posted 29/09/2010 - 15:46
Looks at good lens regardless of price. Pity they didn't
make a few more
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

Stuey

Link Posted 29/09/2010 - 19:20
Too be honest the lens out performs anything I had expected from it at 29.99 plus postage and with no info available it was a bit of a risk really.

Photo's from it can look a bit low in contrast however the contrast slider in camera raw does not solve the issue but a small slide to the right with the black slider and the photo's come to life

After that just normal raw processing is needed.

Things have got better since I obtained a lens hood for it though

It's a shame that the weather will be wet this weekend it's about time it had another outing

Oh yeah - a sturdy tripod is a must it's an unwieldy beasty
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

My Flickr site link
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