I've dug up my dad's old Pentax K1000 SE, along with his old lenses, and picked up some 400 film. I'm wondering which of these lenses I should go with to get the best shots tonight (outdoors, no flash):
- SMC PENTAX-M 1:1.7 50mm
- SMC PENTAX-M 1:3.5 135mm
- Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm 1:3.5
I'm leaning towards the 50mm, because I think it has the lowest f-stop, meaning it lets in more light? But, I might want to have a bit more of an ability to zoom to frame my shots?
Also, I'm not sure if the meter still works, or if the battery was just dead, but approximately what sorta shutter speeds should I be using (so that I can hopefully get something reasonable if the meter doesn't work)?
Update: Thanks for the advice. Here are the best results:
I definitely see the trade off from a wide open aperture: the depth of field is pretty limited. But, they seemed to work.
(I'm not sure if the graininess is the result of the scanner that Costco used or my film (Fuji 400) and the low light.)