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Old Aug 25, 2010, 12:18 PM   #21
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That is a great photo, Alex-

Considering that the image was taken at ISO 1600 with your Canon G-11, you got an excellent result.

Today's (08/25) sample photo is taken with a P+S camera that uses a Leica formula lens. It was taken with the Panasonic FZ-28 super zoom camera. Enjoy!

http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/Pa...5_MMug5-XL.jpg

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Folks-

The Fed-EX truck dropped off the package we were looking for just 20 minutes ago.

Here is what the Pentax 40mm Limited lens looks like when mounted on the Pentax K-2000/Km camera:

http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/Pe...58_o2Z3b-L.jpg

An here is that photo we have been waiting to see. It is Bradley taken with the Pantax Km with the Pentax 40mm Limited lens attached.

http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/Pe...2_vqSKG-XL.jpg

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Folks-

The Fed-EX truck dropped off the package we were looking for just 20 minutes ago.

Here is what the Pentax 40mm Limited lens looks like when mounted on the Pentax K-2000/Km camera:

http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/Pe...58_o2Z3b-L.jpg

Thanks Sarah...for the front picture. Would you be able to provide a side view and a top view of the KM with the 40 mm F 2.8 ?

What's your opinion of the physical size, weight, general handling of the KM with the 40 MM pancake F 2.8 ?

Given that the 40 mm lens is an automatic focus and you change F stops within the camera body (I use AV)....therefore you don't need to adjust F stop or focus on the lens...other then that...how do like the size of the 40 mm...too small...or OK ?
An here is that photo we have been waiting to see. It is Bradley taken with the Pentax Km with the Pentax 40mm Limited lens attached.

http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/Pe...2_vqSKG-XL.jpg

Enjoy!

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That previous photo using the Panasonic with the Leitz designed lens is quite sharp. I have an older Panasonic (DMC8) with a Leitz designed lens....your pix is much sharper then I can get with my admittedly old (bought Dec. 2005) Panasonic.

I know you will be taking more pictures with the Pentax KM and 40mm F2.8. I would be very interested in
seeing more pictures and reading your views and opinion on this combination.

I know it's a lot to ask....but any commentary, etc...you may have would be appreciated.

Thanks, Les
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Today's (08/25) sample photo is taken with a P+S camera that uses a Leica formula lens. It was taken with the Panasonic FZ-28 super zoom camera. Enjoy!
Very nice. It is of particular interest to me because I have an FZ28.
It compares very well with the previous ones.
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Here is another (08/26) for comparison. This was done low cost. The photo is taken with a Pentax K-100 using a Sigma 18-125mm lens (older version without OS). it is rather creditable, considering the low cost equipment.

http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/Pe...5_xQcFu-XL.jpg

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For today (08/26) we are going to look at additional Pentax 40mm lens images. Initially I was somewhat discouraged by my initial 40mm image. So today is the first time that I have has a chance to work with additional images.

The 40mm lens has some nice close focus abilities that are very akin to a macro image. So today I worked with an image that would be familiar to all of you to see if we could get some better image quality.

Here is today's image sample:

http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/Pe...0_otwCf-XL.jpg

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Now here is a second image for today (08/26). This is a side by side comparison of the previously posted photo for today, with a comparison photo taken with the Olympus EPL1 with the Olympus 35mm lens.

So here you can see the photos side by side:

http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/Pe...0_fHd5C-XL.jpg

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Now here is a second image for today (08/26). This is a side by side comparison of the previously posted photo for today, with a comparison photo taken with the Olympus EPL1 with the Olympus 35mm lens.

So here you can see the photos side by side:

http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/Pe...0_fHd5C-XL.jpg

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Hi Sarah,

I agree with you. I was also a bit discouraged by the first pix taken with the 40mm F 2.8, as you were.

The comparison of pix in this link makes me think. I can see some difference, but very small between the two cameras. I'm not sure if it's just me.

I think....I prefer, by a small margin the picture from the Olympus.

I'm not sure if it's any sharper....from the Olympus...just a bit of variation in colour. They're very close in quality, not much to choose between in this side by side comparison, which may indicate that both the Olympus and Pentax are very good cameras..

What do you think so far, about the photographs produced by the KM and 40 mm F 2.8 ?

Thank you Sarah, for the effort you put into your reviews. I'm sure I speak for many, when I say that I find your reviews of great value. I find the info you provide, helps considerably when it comes to making a decision.

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Les-

Clearly the Pentax 40mm Limited has not produced the sharpness and image quality that either one of us were expecting. That is why I did the side by side shot with the Oly EPL-1 and the Oly 35mm, which was as close as I could find in my equipment that matched up with the Pentax 40mm lens.

I actually preferred the Oly 35mm lens better than the Pentax 40mm.

While the Oly EPL-1 costs more than the Canon G-11, it is a very capable camera, and uses interchangeable lenses, giving you a great deal of added flexibility.

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Clearly the Pentax 40mm Limited has not produced the sharpness and image quality that either one of us were expecting. It surprised me, especially considering the lens was a Limited and a prime. That is why I did the side by side shot with the Oly EPL-1 and the Oly 35mm, which was as close as I could find in my equipment that matched up with the Pentax 40mm lens.

I actually preferred the Oly 35mm lens better than the Pentax 40mm.

Me too.

While the Oly EPL-1 costs more than the Canon G-11, it is a very capable camera, and uses interchangeable lenses, giving you a great deal of added flexibility.

Sarah Joyce
Those small Olympus cameras have a lot of advantages, as you say.

Again thanks for the comparison...it was a very effective test.

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