Post by yashica1943 on Aug 11, 2016 2:14:48 GMT -5
The local car boot came up trumps again. I bought a large old fashioned rigid camera case with a Pentax ME camera attached to a Hoya 35-105 zoom. There was obviously other items in the box because it was very heavy. The camera seemed to be ok, so I gave the seller £10 and took it home. (It was so heavy my shoulder was aching.). In the base of the case were a lot of Cokin filters and holders, and a big Miranda flashgun. Hidden in some plastic wrappers was a mint SMC Pentax 50mm f 1.7 lens. Then inside the lid was a Sigma 100-300 zoom unfortunately with fungus deep inside. The camera is very clean and with some new batteries is working. All instruction books and manuals included. The Hoya 35-105 f3.5 Macro must be the heaviest, densest lens for its size that I have ever held (740g.), the Hoya UV filter is 72 mm diameter and the front element behind it almost as big. It is in excellent condition and I am going to try it out on my Pentax DSLR.
Post by yashica1943 on Aug 11, 2016 11:19:31 GMT -5
I tried out the Hoya lens on my DSLR, the results are very good, one or two frames are slightly overexposed, probably because I was concentrating on the (manual) focusing at the expense of the exposure! But I have enlarged the best picture (at about 70mm? focal length) and it is very sharp, the edges are pretty good, well up to a decent size print. The macro is useable, but I have other dedicated lenses for that use.