The sky was so overcast the day I shot this, it registered as almost pure white on my scanner!

I've been disappointed with the sharpness of the Takumar 28-80mm f3.5-4.5 zoom lens I've been using on my Pentax P50 over the past few years, so I decided to buy a prime lens instead. Specifically, I bought a Pentax SMC 50mm f1.7 lens on eBay for £20, and this is the first test roll with it. It's definitely sharper than my zoom, but, being a humble Pentax, it's obviously not as sharp as the 'good' lenses out there. (Next up, I'd like to find a 50mm f1.4 or f1.2 lens for my Nikon bodies, but they're damned expensive!!!)

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