Pentax DFA 100mm Macro WR with PZ1-p

It was a beautiful day today and the flowers are starting to bloom.  I wanted to continue testing my new macro lens so I though that it would be interesting to try it with a film body.   I used Kodak color 200 film and the PZ1-p.  I then scanned the negatives with the Epson V700 at 3200 dpi.  While it was interesting to do this I certainly missed the immediate feedback that you derive from using a digital camera and trying to squint through a viewfinder at odd angles is not as easy as using live view for composition.  After all that though I am pleased with the results and can’t wait to shoot some more with this wonderful lens.

3 Responses to “Pentax DFA 100mm Macro WR with PZ1-p”

  • Marc Says:

    Beautiful. Nice shallow depth of field. Makes me want to take the old K1000 out for a field trip.

  • Nikhil Ramkarran Says:

    Your camera takes nice photos 🙂 Seriously though, whether it is your experience as a painter or just innate skill, the photographs are brilliant. I especially like the whole of the third row.

  • Pentax Super Program, Oops | Wallace Koopmans Artlog Says:

    […] The smc PENTAX D FA 100mm F2.8 WR Macro doesn’t have an aperture ring but relies on the camera body to adjust the aperture. That is not a problem when using it with a DSLR or even a more modern film camera. The Super Program though is not one of these it indicates a particular aperture in the viewfinder but that doesn’t correspond with the lens setting. This fact makes this type of lens/camera combination incompatible. The images I took are terribly due to underexposure, it seems that the lens was completely stopped down as far as possible f32. It does work very well with my Pentax PZ1p though. […]

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