Old Manual Focus Prime Lens

Challenge #5 in the Technology Enabling Art series. Hosted by ProfHankD.
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Over the last 30 years, photographers have become used to a variety of convenience features such as wide-open auto exposure, auto focus, and zoom lenses. Unfortunately, these features cost us depth-of-focus preview, precision and robustness of physical construction, and the superior IQ of prime lenses. This challenge is for photos created combining the best of both worlds: modern digital image capture and processing with an old, high-quality, manual-focus, prime lens.
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Roses with a rose in waiting shot in local Botanical Gardens. Shot with Pentax M 50mm f1.7. This lens was purchased in 1982 along with my ME Super. Both still work great. Aperture was f2.8 for this shot (I think).
Submitted: Saturday, 31st October, 2009 01:08 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 31st October, 2009
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec
Aperture: F0
ISO: 200
Notes: Handheld
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