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44/365 Primes Nifty Fifty at Germania

I took the 50mm f/1.4 to germania park.

Camera: Pentax K1

Lens: smc Pentax FA 50mm f/1.4

This pano is stitched together with 12 frames.

ISO 400 50mm f/4 1/1600th hand helf 12 frame pano.

I kept the ISO a little high because it was getting dark and I wanted a fast shutter for the hand help images.

ISO 400 50mm f/1.4 1/800th Hand held.

I wanted a somewhat dream like feel to the image so I focused on the dead tree and shot wide open to get a shallow depth of field and a blurred winding pathway.  Edited in Lightroom.

ISO 400 50mm f/1.4 1/500th Hand held.

I'm shooting into the low sun and I got a little bit of purple fringing. Easily removed in Lightroom.



25/365 Primes 50 vs 77 in Old Midvale

Today was an excersise in two contrasts. 50mm vs 77mm and dof with only the focus point changing. In addition I was shooting with the crop sensor Pentax K3.

Camera: Pentax K3

Lenses: SMC Pentax FA 50mm f/1.4 75mm effective focal length

         smc Pentax-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited 115mm effective focal length

LENS: 50mm ISO 200 f/8 1/125th

Note the diference on crop below with the 77 Limited

77 Limited ISO 200 f/8 1/125th

I just shot these to contrast the feild of view.


Each of the following two images were shot with the same lens and settings. The only real difference is hoe close the focus poin was. It makes a big difference with the bokeh.

77 LIMITED ISO 200 f/8 1/3200th

77 LIMITED ISO 200 f/1.8 1/2500th

Same settings but moving the focal point makes a big difference in the depth of field.

The rest of the images can be found here.


10/365 Primes 50mm vs 200mm

John Bigler came along to assist me with a model shoot. I had planned to give a couple of lenses a thorough work out. But the model was a no show/no call. So John graciously stepped in front of my lens. 

Camera: Pentax K1

Lens one: Pentax SMCP-FA 50MM F/1.4

Lens two: Pentax SMC f/2.5 200mm K series legacy lens. Full manual.

Nifty Fifty at ISO 200, F/5, 1/30th

By contrast, this next shot was also taken from the same positions (subject and camera) but with the 200mm at ISO 200, f/4, 1/30th

Here is the full gallery.


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