What's your latest acquisition?


HarisF1

Link Posted 28/11/2018 - 00:16
Fat Fifty arrived today. It's definitely earning the nickname, that's probably the first impression for most users. It's as thick as the FA*85 but about an inch longer and a slight bit heavier.

The image quality in my limited testing is excellent. It feels as though the lens outresolves the sensor (centre of frame) even at f/1.4. I've found that a little bit jarring when snapping close up portraits - every fine detail and blemish stands out as long as it is in the focal plane.

I'm interested in seeing how it fares with slightly less human subjects, but at the moment I'm in awe. The only other lens that has been close to this sharp wide open is the Samyang 135 and that's at f/2. Bring on the future!

Kim C

Link Posted 28/11/2018 - 00:53

McBrian

Link Posted 28/11/2018 - 07:38
A few retirement goodies
K1 to K1 ii upgrade.
Expert Shield Pentax K-1 Glass Screen Protector.
Pixco Lens Adapter For Pentax K to Nikon Z with manual aperture control.
Nikon Z7 with FTZ adaptor and Z 24/70.

The Z7 EVF is a wonderful experience, MF is now a pleasure
Cheers
Brian.
LBA is good for you, a Lens a day helps you work, rest and play.

wvbarnes

Link Posted 28/11/2018 - 09:32
New batteries, my K3II official one died suddenly.

Lots of photos. That is the point surely?

No new kit as there hasn't been anything new I needed to buy.
Bill

DOIK

Link Posted 28/11/2018 - 11:02
wvbarnes wrote:

Lots of photos. That is the point surely?

Spot on, Bill. After all the forum is the Pentax User

John
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derek897

Link Posted 28/11/2018 - 12:10
Sigma 24mm f1.8
Samyang 35mm f1.4 (still in the post )
Velbon sherpa 555R tripod with ball head.
I know what i like, If not always why.

HarisF1

Link Posted 09/12/2018 - 13:34
Pentax 645z and a few lenses :S

Really really interesting in seeing what makes this the top dog. A couple of shots have already revealed astounding detail so looking forward to better weather!

derek897

Link Posted 09/12/2018 - 14:31
HarisF1 wrote:
Pentax 645z and a few lenses :S

Really really interesting in seeing what makes this the top dog. A couple of shots have already revealed astounding detail so looking forward to better weather!

What, no photos, come on spread the love 😁😁😁
I know what i like, If not always why.

walt

Link Posted 09/12/2018 - 15:57
Pentax DFA 100 WR, couldn't resist srs's black friday prices... well I suppose I half resisted, 'cause that 150-450 price looked very tempting...
The macro couldn't half do with a focus limiter, but it won't really get a workout 'till the bugs appear again next year.
Walt
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HarisF1

Link Posted 09/12/2018 - 17:33
derek897 wrote:
HarisF1 wrote:
Pentax 645z and a few lenses :S

Really really interesting in seeing what makes this the top dog. A couple of shots have already revealed astounding detail so looking forward to better weather!

What, no photos, come on spread the love 😁😁😁

You've seen this one - quick shot of the family


derek897

Link Posted 09/12/2018 - 17:55
I'm just a little green with envy
I know what i like, If not always why.

davidstorm

Link Posted 10/12/2018 - 22:39
A replacement DA*50-135, as my existing one is slowly dying with the dreaded SDM failure, despite it having one of the newer replacement SDM motors that apparently don't fail

Cheers
David
My Website http://imagesbydavidstorm.foliopic.com

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Kim C

Link Posted 10/12/2018 - 23:50
davidstorm wrote:
A replacement DA*50-135, as my existing one is slowly dying with the dreaded SDM failure, despite it having one of the newer replacement SDM motors that apparently don't fail

Cheers
David

Convert it to screwdrive.

davidtrout

Link Posted 11/12/2018 - 09:35
davidstorm wrote:
A replacement DA*50-135, as my existing one is slowly dying with the dreaded SDM failure, despite it having one of the newer replacement SDM motors that apparently don't fail

Cheers
David

Hasn't another firm taken over Johnsons and are in business on their behalf? If so it would be cheaper to have the SDM replaced in your existing lens than buying a new one. I'm considering contacting them for the same reason regarding my DA*16-50.
Or as Kim C says, have it converted to screw drive for a fraction of the cost of a new lens.
David.
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Kim C

Link Posted 11/12/2018 - 10:48
davidtrout wrote:
davidstorm wrote:
A replacement DA*50-135, as my existing one is slowly dying with the dreaded SDM failure, despite it having one of the newer replacement SDM motors that apparently don't fail

Cheers
David

Hasn't another firm taken over Johnsons and are in business on their behalf? If so it would be cheaper to have the SDM replaced in your existing lens than buying a new one. I'm considering contacting them for the same reason regarding my DA*16-50.
Or as Kim C says, have it converted to screw drive for a fraction of the cost of a new lens.
David.

I had my motors replaced. It wasn't cheap and they have gone again. From my experience and from all the comments I have seen from others, I have come to the conclusion that it is not a question of "if they will fail" but rather "when they will fail". Rather than having to pay around 100 every few years to keep the lenses working with the SDM or even more buying new ones, I will use the screwdrive which is reliable, as quick and as accurate.
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