K-5 plus Formula 5 200mm f/3.5 MC/MD mount on a P/K adapter.

Discussion in 'Pentax DSLR Forum' started by kyteflyer, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. kyteflyer

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    Jan 31, 2011
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    I think I need to use a tripod with this lens. It was very windy today and this lens weighs twice what the camera body does, I swear it.

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    rose20035 by kyte50, on Flickr

    I'll add more shots as I find some which approach acceptability.
     
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  2. kyteflyer

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  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

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    Good dof control and sharpness Sue.
     
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  4. Armanius

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    Jan 11, 2011
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    Wow. That super thin DOF just melts the background away like hot butter! Very nice!!!
     
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  5. kyteflyer

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    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.
     
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  6. stratokaster

    stratokaster SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Why use Minolta glass on your Pentax? Infinity focus isn't possible, is it?
     
  7. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
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    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.
     
  8. kyteflyer

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    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.
     
  9. kyteflyer

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    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 :).