Pentax Pentax image thread..

tonyturley

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Nov 24, 2014
Scott Depot, WV, USA
Tony
Sometimes I think I get a little bit of DSLR envy. Then I pull out my old *ist D with a Vivitar 70-150 and I'm reminded why I gave up most of my legacy gear. This was the best of 6 attempts - I'm just not very good with old manual glass these days. Or maybe I just lost my touch with the split screen focus. Which is odd, considering my only camera for 20 years was a film SLR with split screen focus. IS and focus peaking have ruined me. :)

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tonyturley

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Tony
A few more attempts while watching a feeding frenzy. The tree rats have figured out a way past the squirrel guard - for now. These are rather gritty and film-like. I wonder if what many have thought of as the "film look" was just the film, or how much the old lenses we used played a part?

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gordo

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Jul 6, 2017
Arizona
Gordon
Sometimes I think I get a little bit of DSLR envy. Then I pull out my old *ist D with a Vivitar 70-150 and I'm reminded why I gave up most of my legacy gear. This was the best of 6 attempts - I'm just not very good with old manual glass these days. Or maybe I just lost my touch with the split screen focus. Which is odd, considering my only camera for 20 years was a film SLR with split screen focus. IS and focus peaking have ruined me. :)

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I can relate. I've pretty much given up manual focus on anything other than my Fuji gear. I don't do well with moving subjects anymore, and narrow DoF gives me fits unless on a tripod. So, mostly AF for me these days. (However, I do love the handling and rendering of the new Heliar 50/3.5 on my X-H1.)
 

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