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.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.
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.
I think that explains it. There's this film-like feel and the Pentax colour palette is still present.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.