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Old Jan 20, 2009, 4:44 AM   #31
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Hi guys!
I came up with this topic while searching for more info on Pentax portrait lenses. I might add my experience with a Makinon 135mm F2,8 mf portrait/macro lens.. I do agree to te previous posters about the room needed to use it.. otherwise you might get a person piece by piece.. It is quiote a soft lens wide open giving such a lovely smoothness to the subject.. to get a shorter distance I am using a macro option.. I love how it works also in low light, with an artifical light.. I'll enclose only one portrait this time of my smallest daughter Dagnija, taken from a short distance with a macro enabled.. no room otherwise..

[line]This photo is taken when she has gone to bed, late in the evening:

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Camera: Pentax K10D Exposure: 0.125 sec, it was wide open, since I did a hand held shot.. ISO Speed: 320


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[line]I'll add some more examples if there is an interest for this lens.. just have to find them in archive.. At least one more from outdoors..

Have agreat day!

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Old Jan 21, 2009, 12:21 AM   #32
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I just got a Pentax 50mm f1.4 and I'm very happy with it. It converts to about a 75 mm-good for portraits on my K10D.
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Old Jan 21, 2009, 6:09 PM   #33
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Sample, A* 200mm:

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I now recall you passed on the bug onto me with this F2.8 image after which I could not shake that off

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Old Jan 21, 2009, 6:15 PM   #34
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An old thread indeed. But the subject question is always in people mind

This is from my DA200mm also wide open at F2.8




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Old Jan 21, 2009, 9:18 PM   #35
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i'll go with daniel on this one.. 200mm is great for street shots..
if you want to try out a 200/3.5 i'd highly recommend the vivitar M42.. i have also had 2 of them in pentax K mount.. this is a sleeper lens.. i've had 7-8 of them and was suprised at how sharp it is. i've never spent more than $22delivered for one..

here's a full frame wide open at f3.5. i've PP it a bit and resized it...



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Old Jan 22, 2009, 1:22 AM   #36
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I'll have to give that one a look Roy. They are higher now on most ebay auctions.

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I usually find myself putting the Sigma EX 28-70 F2.8 (77mm ver) on my K20D when doing portraits in the "home studio" which consists of our lounge room with a roll down sheet of fabric:



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Old Jan 22, 2009, 7:45 PM   #38
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I'll have to give that one a look Roy. They are higher now on most ebay auctions.

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for the price you can't go wrong. it's outstanding.. keep watching and you you'll fine one cheap.. it's also very easy to CLA if you have basic(i know you do) tools..
i'm scared to do a test between it and my M200/4 which is a little slower but only half the weight..
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robar wrote:
for the price you can't go wrong.* it's outstanding.. keep watching and you you'll fine one cheap.. it's also very easy to CLA if you have basic(i know you do) tools..
i'm scared to do a test between it and my M200/4 which is a little slower but only half the weight..[/quote]

Gee I have posted 300mm shots then 200mm.

Here is one from 135mmF2.8 - I did post some earlier 135mm shots in this forum


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I'm looking at the Viv TX 200mm f/3.5 and the Viv TX 135 f/2.8. Both Either Komine or Tokina made.

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