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Old Aug 27, 2010, 1:42 PM   #41
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Thanks for the input, Mark-

Silly me, I thought that I had found a way to "pump-up" the image resolution. Let's do one more test. Here is a link to the F-28 photo of my husband in the largest size. Has that increased the resolution any, Mark??

http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/Pa...5_MMug5-X3.jpg

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Wow...that resolution is great. Quite a good, sharp pix. That was the Panasonic, not the Pentax KM with 40mm F2.8 I think. Am I correct ?
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Hi Les-

That is correct the last photo posted was from the Panasonic FZ-28. Here is another at that enlarged resolution. This is the Salt & Pepper Shakers again, but this time with a different camera, the Sony A-230 equipped with the 18-55mm kit lens.

http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/So...9_7zZFE-X3.jpg

Again I think it as good as the Pentax 40mm.

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Hi Les-

That is correct the last photo posted was from the Panasonic FZ-28. Here is another at that enlarged resolution. This is the Salt & Pepper Shakers again, but this time with a different camera, the Sony A-230 equipped with the 18-55mm kit lens.

http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/So...9_7zZFE-X3.jpg

Again I think it as good as the Pentax 40mm.

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Thanks Sarah,

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That one is 960 x 1200. This one is 2214 x 2768. The file size is
8.4MB.

http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/Pa...935_MMug5-O-LB
That seems to work, so changing the last part of the link from X3 to O-LB will show the original which will hopefully help with an objective view.
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Sarah,



I did look closely at your comparisons and I do agree completely with you, that in the photo comparisons, the 40mm Pancake that you used did not fare well against other lenses. No question in my mind at all.

In view of these owner's reviews (link, below) I'm wondering if you received a lens (Pentax 40mm F2.8) that was not functioning properly ?


http://www.pentaxforums.com/lensrevi...cake-Lens.html

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I bought it from KEH and they have a 14 day return policy. So I will be shipping it back to them for a refund.

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This is the Salt & Pepper Shakers again, but this time with a different camera, the Sony A-230 equipped with the 18-55mm kit lens.
That one is much nicer. Much sharper and a lot less noise. I notice
that there is a radical difference in ISO and shutter speed between
this and the Pentax K-m shot. Lighting conditions seem quite different
too.

The full size version is here:
http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/So...729_7zZFE-O-LB
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That one was shot with the lowly Sony A-230 and the Sony 18-55mm kit lens. Rather than early in the morning, that photo was taken at 1:00pm local time, which accounts for the changed lighting conditions.

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