Thanks so much, guys. I really am trying hard to achieve a certain "look" after seeing some pix by a guy called _downfall_ in pentax forums a long time ago. He's on flickr and his shots are here. Done with a K5 and K200D and Cosina 55 f/1.2. Might see how I go with my MC Rokkor 50mm f/1.4 next week. The 200mm is so heavy I could not keep it steady enough and I did have to use a lot of sharpening on the shots above.
Infinity focus... no... tried today, it was a washout, but its not why I use the Minolta lenses. I use the glass because I already had it (old Minolta SRT303 with a jammed shutter) and it was way cheaper to buy an adapter than go and buy primes in the 50mm f/1.4 + 200mm f/3.5 range. I can't afford them, and i already had the others. Its what made sense, and these shots show that theres a use for it.Why use Minolta glass on your Pentax? Infinity focus isn't possible, is it?
Oh really, do you think so? Thanks you I really like that look, but I dont think all his shots have it. I think he went looking for it. Mine is looking like it is because there is a lot of distance between the subject and the background, I think. Its not just the lens, wish it was, it would make a lot of things easier .I gotta say that I prefer the way your photos/lens renders the bokeh than the Cosina 55/1.2. The Cosina's bokeh looks a little too busy and somewhat weird to me.