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  1. VidThreeNorth

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    This is one of those cautionary tales where the guy who bungled the situation tells you "don't do what I did." :)

    I recently tested a Pentax K100D (which is in good working order) using an 50mm F2.0 SMC M (fully manual) lens. I intended to take a few handheld landscapes, testing the IBIS, and getting used to focussing such a setup manually, which is difficult because of the aerial-focus screen. When I got to the park, I saw that some of the colours had started. But it was all very small, very new stuff -- near-macro range. Since I had specifically intended to test the IBIS this was one of the few times I had not taken a tripod or at least a monopod. But hey, the first colours of spring?

    Anyway I did my best and I did get a couple of usable pictures. At 50mm one tends to think that depth of field won't be an issue, especially at F16 - F22 apertures, but at near-macro distances and manual focus, even breathing can mess up a picture. So in the end, the lesson for today? Take a monopod, even when you are sure you don't want it.

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    Partial EXIF
    Software K100D Ver 1.02
    Date and Time (2006 00:20:20) reset?
    Image width 3040
    Imae height 2024
    Components per pixel 1
    Planar configuration Chunky
    Exposure program Aperture priority (actually "Program")
    Scene type: Direct capture
    Scene capture type Standard
    Exposure mode Auto exposure
    Exposure bias 0.00 ev
    Exposure time 1/640 sec.
    F number f/0.0 (actually, F22 or F16)
    Focal length 50.0 mm
    Focal length in 35mm 75 mm
    ISO speed 200 (Forced)
    Metering mode Center weighted average
    CFA pattern 0x0200.0x0200.0x00.0x01.0x01.0x02
    Custom rendered
    White balance Auto

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    [Probably a forsythia. The blooms are so new that I am guessing.]
    Partial EXIF
    Software K100D Ver 1.02
    Date and Time (2006 00:26:33) reset?
    Image width 3040
    Imae height 2024
    Components per pixel 1
    Planar configuration Chunky
    Exposure program Aperture priority (actually "Program")
    Scene type: Direct capture
    Scene capture type Standard
    Exposure mode Auto exposure
    Exposure bias 0.00 ev
    Exposure time 1/4000 sec. (at ISO200 and maybe F16? I was surprised.)
    F number f/0.0 (actually, F22 or F16)
    Focal length 50.0 mm
    Focal length in 35mm 75 mm
    ISO speed 200 (Forced)
    Metering mode Center weighted average
    CFA pattern 0x0200.0x0200.0x00.0x01.0x01.0x02
    Custom rendered Normal Processing
    White balance Auto


     

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    2 1/2 years along and lots of practice and the K S2 and I are finally becoming a team.

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    Very nice!!!! Oh, nice shots also. LOL
     
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  8. VidThreeNorth

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    I am still trying out the K100D that I mentioned above. I do not know how long I will have it. The lens used for this picture was the SMC Pentax-DA 1:3.5 - 5.6 18 - 55mm AL lens. I am fairly sure that I used autofocus for this picture. I was trying manual focus in a later set.

    There are many small "traffic islands" throughout the Toronto. Some of them have flowerbeds which are cared for by the city's Works department. Many are surprisingly nice. Of course if I step back or change the angle, you see trucks rolling by. . . .

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    K100D Ver. 1.02
    Image width 3040
    Image Height 2024
    Components ver pixel 1
    Planar configuration Chunky
    Exposure Program Not defined
    Subject distance Close view
    Exposure time 1/250 sec.
    F number f/10.0
    Focal length 31.0 mm
    Focal length in 35mm 46 mm
    ISO speed 200
     

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    This weekend I was gifted a Zenit E with the 58mm Helios f2. Internet research said that it was a fairly decent lens noted for characteristic "swirly" bokeh. Cranked it down front of the K S2 and came up with this.

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    Pentax KP DA 18-55mm
     
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