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Birding with a Nifty Fifty?
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Mar 14, 2019 14:29:09   #
Blurryeyed (a regular here)
 
I will try and be brief with this explanation, I had an old Pentax K mount 50/1.2 on my Fuji camera which I had planned on changing when I got down to the water to an old 300mm preset lens back from the 50's to early 60's however to my disappointment I had left the appropriate adapter at home. Oh well, I made the best of it anyway. I know that a couple of these are clipped but, I just could not bring myself to leave them out of the post.


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Mar 14, 2019 14:33:34   #
NMGal (a regular here)
 
Old lenses on modern cameras do work well. Nice job.

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Mar 14, 2019 14:39:10   #
Terrymac
 
Nice clear shots. Thanks.

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Mar 14, 2019 14:43:34   #
saxman71 (a regular here)
 
Super detail and color.

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Mar 14, 2019 14:43:35   #
Blurryeyed (a regular here)
 
Thanks Terrymac and New Mexico Gal.... I appreciate your looking and taking the time to comment.

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Mar 14, 2019 14:53:50   #
Blurryeyed (a regular here)
 
saxman71 wrote:
Super detail and color.


Thanks Saxman.

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Mar 14, 2019 17:57:30   #
UTMike (a regular here)
 
Very nice set!

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Mar 15, 2019 06:43:47   #
Blurryeyed (a regular here)
 
UTMike wrote:
Very nice set!


Thanks Mike.

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Mar 15, 2019 09:25:34   #
tesseagles (new user)
 
Beautiful!! Love the one taking off in flight.

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Mar 15, 2019 11:00:50   #
Earnest Botello (a regular here)
 
Great captures, Geffory.

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Mar 15, 2019 11:32:38   #
Blurryeyed (a regular here)
 
Thanks Earnest, thanks Tesseagles…. I am kinda surprised that nobody seems as surprised as I am that I was able to capture these with a 50mm lens. I almost left the camera in the car and certainly did not expect to get some decent bird pics, even if the birds are rather large.

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Mar 15, 2019 12:03:37   #
Blair Shaw Jr (a regular here)
 
That's a very crisp lens and you got good images with it. Nice Job.

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Mar 15, 2019 12:31:26   #
Blurryeyed (a regular here)
 
Blair Shaw Jr wrote:
That's a very crisp lens and you got good images with it. Nice Job.


Back in the day it was the King of Pentax's 50's, some say it is soft, but considering that it was manufactured before the M series it really is not bad at all, softness often comes from an inability to focus such a shallow DOF at f/1.2, I find it completely usable at f/1.2 but like I said the focus has to be spot on. I have a love affair with fast lenses, I have an 85/1.2 a 105/1.4 a 135/1.8 and of course a stable full of 50-58mm 1.4s mostly vintage lenses with the exception of a Sigma Art.

These images were taken at f/11 as I was constantly walking towards the bird to get him to fly so I really needed a deep DOF to maintain focus.

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Mar 15, 2019 12:51:48   #
rmm0605 (a regular here)
 
Blurryeyed wrote:
I will try and be brief with this explanation, I had an old Pentax K mount 50/1.2 on my Fuji camera which I had planned on changing when I got down to the water to an old 300mm preset lens back from the 50's to early 60's however to my disappointment I had left the appropriate adapter at home. Oh well, I made the best of it anyway. I know that a couple of these are clipped but, I just could not bring myself to leave them out of the post.


Very nice, lens problems or no lens problems!!

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Mar 15, 2019 12:53:47   #
JeffDavidson (a regular here)
 
Still shoot even with the wrong camera rather than lose it. Nice shots.

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