These shots were taken in and around Naples, Italy in the summer of 2016. They were shot on a Pentax ME Super with it’s Asahi 50mm f1.7. The film used was once again Photo Warehouse Ultrafine asa 400. I shot three rolls of film while on my travels. I developed it at home and scanned in my canoscan 9000f. I was a bit disappointed with the results the lens was not as sharp as I would have liked.
Most of the shots were shot around f5.6 to f8, as far as I can recall. I would have preferred to shoot wider open to get more depth of field. From more recent experiences with this same setup I think it has a nice depth of field and a very nice bokeh effect.
One of my biggest disappointments was in how the sky is rendered on film. there is a lot of grain. I found this strange since all of the photos were shot in bright conditions. Again I had issues with the film getting dirty, I will have to be more careful with my storage in the future. While using the Pentax, I preferred its feel in the hand and the response of the controls and film advance lever over the Canon AE-1 Program. But after seeing the results I think the Canon lenses are of a higher quality. I still think the Pentax body has better features and is easier to use than the Canon. In the future I may have to take both out at the same time to get a good idea of which is the better setup.