May 17th, 2012, 06:11 PM
I pulled the trigger on a new lens
Its a Horusbennu and only costs $54.50 AU (with free shipping) and its winging its way from Korea as I type. All manual, its a 50mm f/1.7 with really quite pleasant bokeh. Can't wait for it to arrive. Looks like its pretty small too :)
Sure, it wont be like the Pentaxes, but for that price, who cares!
Here it is on ebay
There are a few examples on flickr from the lens but not a lot.
Nick Faiello seems to be the main user posting shots there
May 17th, 2012, 06:24 PM
May 26th, 2012, 04:51 AM
Well I've played with it for a couple of days now, and I must have a good copy because the bokeh is really fairly decent. Here are a few from today, only one with OOF areas tho
Glass Front by kyte50, on Flickr
and a 100% crop from the full size version of the above. Fairly pleased with it.
Glass Front 100% by kyte50, on Flickr
Then theres these
DogJogging by kyte50, on Flickr
Afternoon Walk by kyte50, on Flickr
Bokeh looks fine by kyte50, on Flickr
I think its going to have been a really worthwhile purchase.
May 26th, 2012, 07:46 AM
Bargain of the year me thinks!!! Nice one!! Images are fantastic in colour, contrast and sharpness.
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May 26th, 2012, 10:06 AM
Thanks, Andy. I can't quite believe how good it is. Doesn't mean I am not still hunting Pentax M or K 50s though :)
May 26th, 2012, 12:21 PM
The oof is indeed really nice, worth every penny!
May 27th, 2012, 02:35 AM
Funky lens flare :)
Funky Flare by kyte50, on Flickr
Bokeh works for me by kyte50, on Flickr
And now, back to your regular program.
No more testing from me. Future shots will be mixed in with the rest :)
May 27th, 2012, 02:36 AM
Thanks, Kristen. The more I use it, the more contented I become with the decision to buy. Big difference between that, and the FA43 for which I think I paid over $700AU. I'm actually not convinced this is worse, or that the FA is better.
Originally Posted by Isoterica
May 27th, 2012, 03:48 PM
Congrats on the new lens Sue. I like your pics taken with it a lot! Great!
Have a nice day, Herman
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May 27th, 2012, 03:52 PM
If you still feel that way after awhile, you should cash out the FA.
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