Pentax Pentax image thread

Iron

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Tímo
Daisies a few days before trimming:
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Basil plant against the curtain:
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The Crassula oviata getting a sprinkling:
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drd1135

Zen Snapshooter
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Virginia
Name
Steve
I bought an MV1 back in the early 80’s and it came with the M40 2.8. (I picked up the combo new for $100 in a camera shop in San Francisco.) A great pancake. The focus ring was so thin I used to think of the knurling as serrations.
 

drd1135

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Virginia
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Steve
Nice shots, Walter.

I think among the many fine Pentax lenses I've used, the DA 40 is right up near the top. So small, so capable - and such a useful focal length.

The cheaper plastic-y one is every bit as fine, optically, as its metal sibling. Either one makes a great keep-on-one's-camera-most-of-the-time lens.
I bought an MV1 back in the early 80’s and it came with the M40 2.8. (I picked up the combo new for $100 in a camera shop in San Francisco.) A great pancake. The focus ring was so thin I used to think of the knurling as serrations.
 

phigmov

Probably Not Walter Kernow
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Aotearoa
Hmmm. I am liking the images you are posting coming out of the K-7. They have a different character/look that I can't explain.

Reading the wikipedia article on the K-7 (& its predecessor the K-20) and the follow-up K-5, it looks like Pentax & Samsung worked together on the 14.6MP sensor before switching to the Sony on the K-5. That would certainly explain the some of the different look to the sensor. I'd forgotten Samsung also released a K-mount digital camera in the late 00's too.
 

Iron

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Tímo
Reading the wikipedia article on the K-7 (& its predecessor the K-20) and the follow-up K-5, it looks like Pentax & Samsung worked together on the 14.6MP sensor before switching to the Sony on the K-5. That would certainly explain the some of the different look to the sensor. I'd forgotten Samsung also released a K-mount digital camera in the late 00's too.
I think that explains it. There's this film-like feel and the Pentax colour palette is still present.
 

Iron

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Tímo
Here are some quick SooC sample shots using the SMC Pentax-DA 50-200mm ED WR.

Overcast day and through a window.
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Overcast, still
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This one is technically a BIF shot, haha.
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Iron

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Tímo
Here are some of my first shots using the 28mm Pentax-M. The lighting was properly dull and I haven't taken the setup with the lens outside with good lighting yet. These are all SooC and noise reduction is set to 0.
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The obligatory night shot... This beast only goes up to ISO 1600! I can EV comp this a notch higher and use RawTherapee to denoise.
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