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Photos from Borrowed SMC Pentax 1.8/55mm lens.

Scot Tremblay , Apr 18, 2008; 11:36 p.m.

I've been drafted into the photo pool for my nephews wedding tomorrow. They are keeping it a low budget affair so any kin with reasonable cameras are...well, drafted.

As the church does not allow flash and I haven't gotten around to picking up a 43mm or any other fast lens I did what all children do and hit up the ol' man. He has a hugh collection of film cameras, of all makes, so quickly produced this SMC Pentax 1:1.8/55mm.

It took me a few moments to figure out how to use it (and a search of this forum...thanks gang) on my K10D and K100D Super but I think I have it all sorted out. I think it's going to be perfect for those wedding portraits and such.

Here's a few shots taken today as I figured it out. Sorry 'bout the flower pics but it's my Moms garden so...enough said.


K100D Super, SMC Pentax 1.8/55

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Scot Tremblay , Apr 18, 2008; 11:38 p.m.

A second from the same garden.


K100D Super, SMC Pentax 1.8/55

Scot Tremblay , Apr 18, 2008; 11:39 p.m.

The Ol' loan shark himself...my Pop.


K10D, SMC Pentax 1.8/55mm, Window Light Only

Maria McManamey , Apr 18, 2008; 11:48 p.m.

SSSOOOOOooooo - - once this wedding is over, that lens will be hardly missed from such a collection, right? right? I promise, it will find a good, loving home, that will give it regular exercise and TLC right here in the heart of the country....

:-D (that's a huge big hopefull grin)

Javier Gutierrez , Apr 18, 2008; 11:54 p.m.

Great stuff scott, great stuff...I lobe that portrait of your Pop...

Michael Costello , Apr 18, 2008; 11:55 p.m.

That is just a super picture of your Dad. Very well done. That seems like a terrifice lens. Maria, get out of the way......:)

Maria McManamey , Apr 18, 2008; 11:58 p.m.

for the record I like all 3 pictures (not that I'm buttering you up or anything...)

And we live in a warmer climate than Michael. The lens will be happier. Promise.

Miserere Mei , Apr 19, 2008; 06:56 a.m.

I'd forgotten this lens existed :-)

Personally, I love the 1st pic most. Great colours and composition. I think you've figured this lens out, Scott.

Sigh, I wish my dad had a camera/lens collection I could "borrow" from.

Good luck at the wedding, Scott! Don't forget to post some pics for us, yeah?

David Scott , Apr 19, 2008; 08:08 a.m.

Scot, really nice shots. I love that lens, and have been looking for it in K mount.

AFAIK, it's the same as my 55/1.8 Super Tak, which is my favourite in my collection. Without SMC, flare can be an issue unless I work with it.

Best of luck at the wedding!

Jeff Polaski , Apr 19, 2008; 10:41 a.m.

The f/1.8 55mm lens is a perfect match for my Pentax KX. I do believe they were made for each other. Now that you've gotten over the hurdle of using much older manual lenses with state-of-the-art Pentax DSLRs, you got some great shooting ahead of you.

Wait until you put an Pentax-M SMC f/3.5 135mm on that K10D.


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