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Pentax 50mm f/2.8 Macro Aperture Series: 'Map' (Pentax K1 SuperRes)

Pentax smc P-D FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro

See my Pentax K1 wish list at B&H Photo.

A macro lens should perform at very high level in macro range, along with a flat field (strictly controlled field curvature). This finely detailed map was shot at a reproduction ratio of 1:10.0 to test just such a case.

Previously, I showed the same subject using the Pentax smc FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro.

SuperRes pixel shift mode of the Pentax K1 was used, for maximum image quality.

Pentax 50mm f/2.8 Macro Aperture Series: 'Map' (Pentax K1 SuperRes)

Images up to 28 megapixels with large crops, all from f/2.8 through f/16. This provides a detailed look at the “whole package” (lens and camera in SuperRes mode).

80-year-old map of the world
f8 @ 0.3 sec, ISO 100; 2016-05-22 15:54:13
PENTAX K-1 + smc PENTAX-D FA 50mm F2.8 MACRO

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