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Posted 14 July 2016 - 02:06 PM

It's not as large as I thought it was going to be, but a big monster compared to older 50's. It came with free Sunpak 58mm UV and pol filters but I don't need them. It autofocuses on the D40 due to the AF-S design. Here it is on the D40. Later l'll go out and get a few shots outside. But it's so hot out there do l really want to do that? It's 68 degrees in the apartment :) The last image is showing how lenses keep growing.

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 02:45 PM

I have 2 of the three! :D  Looking good Bill have fun!

 

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 02:57 PM

Cool, looks good.


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 10:45 PM

Congratulations, Bill! I think you are going to really enjoy that lens.

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 02:40 AM

I got a couple of Crystal at her desk at work and some on the back patio of the apartment complex. These were shot at or very near wide open. I used a 3 stop ND on the outdoor shots so I could open up the aperture and use flash fill. These were shot with the D40. Looking at the hi res images it seems to be a little soft wide open. But I haven't done any critical testing with it on a tripod yet. I'll post some comparison shots of all my 50 1.8's when I have time.

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 03:58 AM

Nice inages, Bill. Looks big on the D40.

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 04:08 AM

A nice sharp prime on a neat sized body is THE perfect day-to-day photographic companion. The Pentax 50mm f1.7 on the K30 and more recently the 35mm f1.4 on the X-T1 form the backbone of my kit and I wouldn't ever want to be without them - have fun and keep posting.


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Posted 15 July 2016 - 08:44 AM

Awesome IQ on those images, Bill.

 

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 08:47 AM

Very nice, looks to function well.


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Posted 15 July 2016 - 03:47 PM

The generic 58mm screw in hood arrived today. When using with a polarizer you just rotate the hood to rotate the polarizer. Very easy. It's almost impossible to rotate the polarizer with the bayonet mount hood. And you can put a 62mm cap on the hood if you want to leave it on the lens.

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 04:09 PM

When you get to testing, let me know what F2 is like and the contrast. I'm thinking of getting a 50mm 1.??? to go with my 85/1.4. For portraits, I shoot low contrast as post adds contrast (crushed blacks). Also, studio lights have slightly differant color case at times. I have the xrite color check stuff, but there is always some stray color. Low contrast at shooting with the flash WB takes care of that. Anyway, I digress.


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Posted 16 July 2016 - 02:55 AM

The generic 58mm screw in hood arrived today. When using with a polarizer you just rotate the hood to rotate the polarizer. Very easy. It's almost impossible to rotate the polarizer with the bayonet mount hood. And you can put a 62mm cap on the hood if you want to leave it on the lens.

 

Thats a neat solution - oddly I haven't used nor even had the need to use a polarising filter for (it must be about) five years. Probablely just the stuff I shoot I suppose.


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Posted 16 July 2016 - 04:34 AM

When you get to testing, let me know what F2 is like and the contrast. I'm thinking of getting a 50mm 1.??? to go with my 85/1.4. For portraits, I shoot low contrast as post adds contrast (crushed blacks). Also, studio lights have slightly differant color case at times. I have the xrite color check stuff, but there is always some stray color. Low contrast at shooting with the flash WB takes care of that. Anyway, I digress.

Here's a contrast test at different f stops. I used a tripod and aperture priority. Contrast looks great wide open versus stopped down. The picture control was set to standard rather than the vivid I normally use. The only post processing was resizing. I haven't done any critical testing for sharpness yet, but it seems that it's a little soft wide open. I'll get to that and post here.

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Posted 16 July 2016 - 04:37 AM

 

Thats a neat solution - oddly I haven't used nor even had the need to use a polarising filter for (it must be about) five years. Probablely just the stuff I shoot I suppose.

 

I am a polarizer nut. Cutting glare on water, killing nasty glare on windshields at car shows, darkening blue sky.....l use a polarizer any time I can. I have the Hoya Moose warm polarizers in several sizes-52mm, 55, 58, 62, 67, 72, and 77mm. Some of them were bought used at a great price.


Edited by LightMeter, 16 July 2016 - 04:40 AM.

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Posted 16 July 2016 - 10:44 AM

Thanks, that helps a lot.


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Posted 16 July 2016 - 05:01 PM

I did some test shots with this lens and the 50 1.8D. For the sharpness shots I used a tripod, flash, and focused manually using live view with the image zoomed. I couldn't test the corners because I have DX bodies. Wide open the 2 lenses are very close with the G having a very slight edge, and I mean slight. At f/4 sharpness is identical. I didn't notice a difference in AF speed. Color fringing at large apertures is about the same. So it seems like the G is not really an upgrade. Well, one area where the G really wins is flare. The flashlight is very bright and I used a tripod so all the images are shot at the exact same angle. Here are the flare photos. So if you want a lens that will focus with low end bodies the G is the logical choice. If you do alot of shooting where there's flare the G is the winner also. But if you have the D and have a body that will AF it and you don't do much shooting where flare is an issue the G is not worth the upgrade. And don't forget the D is much smaller.

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 03:30 PM

I just purchased this as well. We will see when it comes.

Thanks, Dennis.

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