Very nice, Cotty! I used to use a 1969 Nikkor-Q 85mm f/1.8 on FourThirds format. It's a great tele focal length/aperture for the format: The speed gives lots of options for DoF. I have no idea how the Pentax 85/1.8 compares in a technical analysis, but that old Nikkor was essentially a Zeiss Sonnar lens design and produced lovely results. Looks like the Pentax does a great job too!
G > On Sep 14, 2018, at 5:23 PM, Steve Cottrell <co...@seeingeye.tv> wrote: > > Well it's not my cat, but he happened to be strolling along the fence outside > my office window and I was fooling with the A*85/1.4 so I nabbed him. > > My son had been using this lens with an EF adapter and no spring and detent > ball in, so providing 'clickless' iris for video use. He hasn't used it in a > while, and I dug it out from the bowels of his kit drawers and assessed it > for stills use again. Raided my parts bins and found a couple of detent balls > and a spring, so set about installing the clicks in the aperture ring again. > Good job I had two balls as the first, despite my concentrated efforts to > retain it as it slid under the [reinstalling] ring, blasted into orbit! The > second one made it home though and the lens is once again as it should be - > albeit minus the aperture lever which I had Dremelled off years ago. Clean it > up and was testing when the cat came along just at the right moment. Three > shots off before he spooked and bolted, this was the best. Very slight crop > left and bottom. Out of cam jpeg (as I do all my pics) with levels and > sharpening. Lens wide open. Forgotten how much I love this glass, even though > it acts > like twice the focal length on my MFT camera. Will be great for head shots at > gigs we'll be going to soon. More to come. > > Olympus Pen F + Pentax SMC-A*85/1.4 at 1/50th sec, wide open, ISO 200. > <http://www.seeingeye.tv/PESO/peso030.html> > > -- > > > Cheers, > Cotty > > > ___/\__ UK Shoot / Edit and > || (O) | Live Broadcast News > ---------- <www.seeingeye.tv> > _____________________________ > > > > -- > PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List > PDML@pdml.net > http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net > to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow > the directions. -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow the directions.