A few samples with a Pentax 50mm prime

This is a short post with a few pictures I snapped over the last few days with a pentax 50mm prime lens (75mm on aps-c) fitted to my nex 6.

I acquired this lens when my Dad gave me his Pentax P30 a couple of years ago. This is the standard lens which was supplied with that camera so it became another candidate for trying on my Nex 6. The formal type number for this lens is the SMC Pentax-A 1:1.7 50mm.

Being a fast prime means there is plenty of opportunity for shallow depth of field experiments and that is what I’ve been concentrating on over the last couple of days. Most of these shots were taken at f/2.8 or less and shot with shutter priority mode selected on the camera and auto iso.

Shooting with this lens has been a lot of fun over the last few days – so much so that it made me start to think about buying a Lens Turbo adaptor to remove the crop factor and reduce the lens focal length back to about 50mm. If I do that I’ll be sure to post !

As always click on any picture for a bigger, clearer view or follow this link for the full sized versions.

Categories: Photography, Takumar/Pentax, Vintage

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