Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/08/29

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Subject: [Leica] 135mm Hektor-M on a Pentax DSLR
From: don.dory at (Don Dory)
Date: Tue Aug 29 18:07:01 2006
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Great experiment.  Yes, the Hektor always did well in the close up range and
was fine in the distance.


On 8/29/06, Phil Swango <> wrote:
> I have a 135/4.5 Hektor that I seldom use, though I have always liked it.
> It's kind of a beater but still makes good pix.  Too bad it won't fit on
> my
> Pentax istDL, I thought.  Well, it fits OK but you have to hold it in
> place
> while you shoot and it only shoots close-ups because of the film-to-flange
> distance.  But what the heck, might as well give it a try.  Coaxed my
> daughter out in the yard at dusk while there was still light enough to
> shoot
> at ISO 800.  Stopped down the lens half a stop to f/5.6, shutter manually
> set to 1/180 sec.  Not very promising at this point, I'm thinking, since
> the
> effective focal length is now ~200mm and I'm hand-holding at 5 ft., trying
> to keep the lens pressed against the camera body with left hand and
> shooting
> with the right, moving my whole body back and forth to get focused on
> those
> eyelashes in that smallish DSLR finder at f/5.6.  OK, click click click.
> The result surprised me, since I never hear anyone rave about Hektors, but
> obviously it's a sharp cookie:
> --
> Phil Swango
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