Ancient & Modern


Photo Information
An image shot with an old Hanimar Auto S 135mm f/2.8 lens, attached to my Pentax KP via an adapter. This lens is a bit of a bokeh monster and works great wide open (as per this shot), which is at f/2.8. A lot of fringing on the highlights, but definitely a lens worth seeking out.

BTW, I have got a lot of kit! A few examples are in this shot!
21/01/2021 - 15:16davidstorm
CategorySpecialist / Abstract
Shutter Speed1/15
Aperturef/2.8
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length135mm
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 21/01/2021 - 17:17
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 22/01/2021 - 00:28
I can see why you are praising the lens in terms of its crispness and contrast but I find that particular bokeh very jarring - especially as that on the DSLR's controls keeps grabbing my attention.
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tommyt

Link Posted 22/01/2021 - 09:30
Nice one.

davidstorm

Link Posted 24/01/2021 - 00:16
davidwozhere wrote:
I can see why you are praising the lens in terms of its crispness and contrast but I find that particular bokeh very jarring - especially as that on the DSLR's controls keeps grabbing my attention.

Hi David

Thanks for the comment! I think the jarring bokeh is just this particular subject, not the lens. The light was shining on the K-5iis, making the buttons into highlights. The lens is great, just need to find a way to keep the aperture pin pushed in so I can use it at all apertures. It's an 'auto only' lens so there's no switch to turn the auto aperture off, which of course is no use on a modern K mount DSLR.

Cheers
David
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drofmit

Link Posted 25/01/2021 - 06:08
My view is that the "jarring" bokeh is actually what makes this ....
without that pull to an object in the background the whole meaning of "Ancient & Modern" is lost....
it isn't unpleasant to my eye and highlights the "Modern" dslr, which would otherwise become fairly "lost".
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Rissonec

Link Posted 04/02/2021 - 14:04
Very beautiful photo. I would also like to learn how to photograph in order to design my new project. I am engaged in the design.
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