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Old Aug 14, 2007, 4:29 PM   #11
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tom,
this is the M42 and it is very sharp wide open. as is the vivitar 200/3.5

kjell,
this was of precious on her first voyage out of the crate. here's a little about her. this really needs an update.
http://www.texasbostons.com/Mprecious.html

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Old Aug 14, 2007, 6:06 PM   #12
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I had the M42 version of the lens and it was one of the best lenses I ever had.

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this is available if someone wants it

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Old Aug 14, 2007, 8:24 PM   #13
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Thanks for the comparison shots Roy, it does look like a sharp lens. I am interested in the last shot (Precious). You mentioned that there was no PP except for resizing. Before reading that far down I had guessed you had done something to create the blur around the subject (with the ground fairly focused surrounding the dog but quickly blurring out further away). Does this lens have a very spherical focusing field or is something else at work here? Whatever the cause, it is kind of neat how it worked and I imagine it wouldhave been a useful attribute in the hands of a good photographer in the days of film and no photoshop.

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Old Aug 14, 2007, 8:32 PM   #14
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i pain a premium for this and the lens was misrepresented. it's the only negative feedback i've ever left. i took it apart and cleaned it up inside and NOW it's a good lens.* these were shot at f4* f8* f11
these old pieces of glass still amaze me.
Yes. Paying a premium is pain indeed.
But your work has been handsomely rewarded as shown. Maybe you can provide us with a little tutorial as to how to take that apart, clean and reassemble. Great work. I can never manage it

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Old Aug 14, 2007, 9:14 PM   #15
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Good job cleaning up the lens Roy. That's the nice thing about Pentax's 300's - they all seem to be sharp and contrasty wide open. Nice pooch you have there...cheers.....Don
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Old Aug 14, 2007, 9:30 PM   #16
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i pain a premium for this and the lens was misrepresented. it's the only negative feedback i've ever left. i took it apart and cleaned it up inside and NOW it's a good lens. these were shot at f4 f8 f11
these old pieces of glass still amaze me.
Yes. Paying a premium is pain indeed.
But your work has been handsomely rewarded as shown. Maybe you can provide us with a little tutorial as to how to take that apart, clean and reassemble. Great work. I can never manage it

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tim,
that's the only shot PPed in PS

i should have said that but i was PPed out..

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Old Aug 15, 2007, 1:52 AM   #17
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I have a Vivitar 300 f/4 that I've yet to shoot with. It has the TX mount on it. May do it tomorrow. Yes let's see a tutorial on disassembly. I for one would like that. They don't all come apart the same way. Similar but not the same.

PS...Peanut lens photos tomorrow.

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