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Old 09-08-2016   #1
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Default Test shots from an older lens

I have a small collection of Pentax-F lenses and sadly, they mostly collect dust. So, this afternoon I decided to take one of them that's known for it's sharpness and give it a whirl in the neighbor's yard.

It is a SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm Macro lens that was only in production from 1987-91.

SMC Pentax-F 35-70mm F3.5-4.5 Reviews - F Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

I was amazed at the images it produced! I bought it last year and only took a couple of shots out the front door to make sure the auto focus worked! Today was the first time I actually put it to work. Take a look at these images and see what you think?

All were shot with a Pentax K-30, ISO 200 @ f:8. Although the lens is listed as a "macro" lens, it will only shoot to a ratio of 1:4, so it's more of a "close focus" lens rather than a genuine macro lens. The results from this lens gives me the incentive to try my others in this series.... a 35-105mm, a 35-135mm and a 70-210mm. I've tried the 70-210mm and it's amazingly sharp! Ugly as a mud fence.... but a very nice lens, nonetheless.

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