SMC M Glass a love affair of 35 years


lxmike

Link Posted 29/05/2015 - 22:00
My first piece of SMC M glass arrived attached to a Pentax MV back in 1980, it was a 50/2, since then I have added a 50/1.7, 28/2.8, 40/2.8, 135/3.5, and an 85/2. The compact nature of the M series glass has always appealed to me and the build quality is and always was, (to me), very good. Today I added a 35/2.8 and have my eye on a 20/4, anyway the good thing, (apart from the image quality), is the price, bargains are still out there, would not mind adding a 200/4 and eventually, (in my dreams) a *300/4. What is your favorite M glass

LennyBloke

Link Posted 29/05/2015 - 22:05
The M100/2.8 is absolutely superb - I've owned several and they've all produced top IQ. I parted with my last one recently knowing that I still have the A version which is identical apart from the 'A' setting and the built-in hood.
LennyBloke

davidstorm

Link Posted 29/05/2015 - 22:13
M28 F3.5, a fantastic landscape lens.

Regards
David
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Stuey

Link Posted 29/05/2015 - 22:19
I have the 28/3.5 and 200/4 and love both of them

I have sets on flickr for both
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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Last Edited by Stuey on 29/05/2015 - 22:19

doingthebobs

Link Posted 29/05/2015 - 22:26
The M 200 f4 is well worth the low price they fetch.

Classic Pentax M, compact and beautifully built. Definitely worth adding to you bag!
Bob

lxmike

Link Posted 29/05/2015 - 22:33
LennyBloke wrote:
The M100/2.8 is absolutely superb - I've owned several and they've all produced top IQ. I parted with my last one recently knowing that I still have the A version which is identical apart from the 'A' setting and the built-in hood.

will keep my eye out for a 100/2.8

lxmike

Link Posted 29/05/2015 - 22:33
davidstorm wrote:
M28 F3.5, a fantastic landscape lens.



Regards
David

l have heard it is sharper than the 28/2.8
Last Edited by lxmike on 29/05/2015 - 22:33

lxmike

Link Posted 29/05/2015 - 22:34
Stuey wrote:
I have the 28/3.5 and 200/4 and love both of them

I have sets on flickr for both



just missed a cheep nice condition 200/4 on ebay the other day

lxmike

Link Posted 29/05/2015 - 22:35
doingthebobs wrote:
The M 200 f4 is well worth the low price they fetch.

Classic Pentax M, compact and beautifully built. Definitely worth adding to you bag!

most definately will add a 200/4 to my lens group

lxmike

Link Posted 29/05/2015 - 22:36
Do people tend to shoot their M glass on film bodies these days or on digital bodies?

LennyBloke

Link Posted 29/05/2015 - 22:45
lxmike wrote:
Do people tend to shoot their M glass on film bodies these days or on digital bodies?

To my shame I've given up on film quite a while ago But M on D can produce some superb results
LennyBloke

lxmike

Link Posted 29/05/2015 - 22:58
LennyBloke wrote:
lxmike wrote:
Do people tend to shoot their M glass on film bodies these days or on digital bodies?

To my shame I've given up on film quite a while ago But M on D can produce some superb results

nothing to be ashamed of, as long as your still using pentax,

Stuey

Link Posted 29/05/2015 - 22:59
My m lenses and my k10 are a great combo
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

My Flickr site link

womble

Link Posted 30/05/2015 - 00:49
lxmike wrote:
Do people tend to shoot their M glass on film bodies these days or on digital bodies?

Both. And another vote for the M100/2.8. 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

johnriley

Link Posted 30/05/2015 - 08:51
The 100mm f/2.8 was one of my favourite lenses, so it came as no surprise when I really liked the 70mm f/2.4 on digital.
Best regards, John
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