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Old Aug 22, 2007, 4:06 AM   #11
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One question. The Zenitar - is the M42 screwmount, or the Pentax K-mount?





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Excellent shots well done.

Dal I'm pretty sure it's only available in M42 screwmount, I had one back in my film days, think it was passed on to a relative ... Jack
Not true. I had the K-mount version until I sold it a couple of weeks ago.



Never got the same quality that Daniel was getting, so I sold it.



That's why I was wondering, as maybe the M42 version was better.



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Old Aug 22, 2007, 4:12 AM   #12
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OK Dal, I stand corrected, M42 is the only one I've ever seen. ... Jack.
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Old Aug 22, 2007, 12:01 PM   #13
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Thanks for the comments

I have the PK mount Zenitar.
I just noticed all of those photos were taken with the Zenitar, except the mermaid which was taken with the Pentax-M 135mm.
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Old Aug 22, 2007, 5:59 PM   #14
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Never got the same quality that Daniel was getting, so I sold it.
That's why I was wondering, as maybe the M42 version was better.

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It is a delightful lens. Cheap and foolproof. Your case could just be a sample difference. I know that there are a few factories in the former Soviet Union making that. Q C could be hit and miss. According to dpreview, most of the people ordering through a fellow 'Victor' all seem to have the decent one.

Here is another simple snapshot I took just last weekend



One thing I learned about this lens is that all you need is set the focus to around 1 yd or 3 ft or 1 m at F5.6, everything except infinity will be in focus.

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" I was surprised to hear she has been vandalised many times over the years"

When I was there the person guiding us around blamed the Germans for all the vandalism! I thought the statue would be a bit larger and further from shore.

Nice shots.

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Old Aug 22, 2007, 6:24 PM   #16
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Thanks Daniel - you have set my mind at rest.



Rather blame the lens than my lack of skills - esp when using it as a point and shoot lens!



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Old Aug 22, 2007, 6:47 PM   #17
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Very nice shots, I like the first one best as well.

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Wonderful pictures - you certainly can get quite a lot out of that lens, and make me jealous that I don't have one!
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