Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Another Dragonfly

I am so pleased with the output of an old manual Pentax 50mm lens that my mother-in-law (picked up from a thrift store) gave me. The Olympus 50mm manual lens that I bought from an online store some time ago was given away to my niece. I thought about getting another one to replace the one I gave away, but now I don't think I need another similar Olympus lens. The Pentax lens performs just as well if not better than the Olympus lens!

Today, I took several pictures of a dragonfly that didn't mind my getting close to it to photograph it with the 50mm Pentax lens.

Initially I thought the bokeh from the Pentax was not as smooth as the Olympus' (based on earlier photos I had taken) but I was wrong. Today I shot a few pictures of the dragonfly with a background that was creamy smooth. I learned that the faster the speed, the smoother the bokeh.

The next time I use the lens, I will use it to take portraits of my kids.


  1. Puteri,
    Great shots. Been using some Pentax before during the film age. They are great cameras.

  2. Thank you! Yes, Pentax is a very well-known camera brand. I have never had the opportunity to use it in the past. But the lens, if the one I am using is anything to go by, seems superb. Like I said, I am happy I was given it! With the right adapter, most old manual lenses can be used with the modern dSLR cameras! :-)


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