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02-15-2019, 02:52 PM - 6 Likes   #15376
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Feeling your pain

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This is why I stick to Pentax. 3 Mounts is enough for me. I just received a NOS 645 for K adapter after viewing months of posts from a certain member and then buying a job lot of A lenses and a 645 with bunged up eyepiece threads.

This has to. Stop
I feel your pain. I mean your pain is same as my pain!

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02-15-2019, 02:57 PM   #15377
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marcus Rowland Quote
No acquisitions, but finished making stops for the weird Itorex 50mm f40 thing and took it out for a walk. I think it's even less sharp than the first one I had! Truly horrible bit of kit, but if you want blurry with lots of colour fringing and added unsharpness it's possibly the lens for you. I'll post the pictures in a day or two.
Had a bit of luck today - I'd been thinking about bidding on a Tamron 28-200 LD 3.8-5.6 AF for Nikon someone was selling on eBay, which was up to 23, but the dealer in Portobello Road I've mentioned a few times had exactly the same lens on an old 35mm body, and was prepared to sell me the lens for 20! Nice bit of kit and works well. Only problem is that we were talking about something else while I was buying it, and I remember actually saying "did I pay you for this?" and getting a "yes." Except that when I got home I checked my wallet (which I should have done straight away) and I still had the money I'd started with. So I'll have to go back next week, apologise, and pay for it...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marcus Rowland Quote
Had a bit of luck today - I'd been thinking about bidding on a Tamron 28-200 LD 3.8-5.6 AF for Nikon someone was selling on eBay, which was up to 23, but the dealer in Portobello Road I've mentioned a few times had exactly the same lens on an old 35mm body, and was prepared to sell me the lens for 20! Nice bit of kit and works well. Only problem is that we were talking about something else while I was buying it, and I remember actually saying "did I pay you for this?" and getting a "yes." Except that when I got home I checked my wallet (which I should have done straight away) and I still had the money I'd started with. So I'll have to go back next week, apologise, and pay for it...
i got a superb 50 1.4 tak on potobello for a fiver a few years back on vacation

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QuoteOriginally posted by ivanvernon Quote
I feel your pain. I mean your pain is same as my pain!
I need to print some of these " collection " photos so I can prove to the wife ( who has been very good to me without a doubt ) that I don't have a large collection of gear

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I need to print some of these " collection " photos so I can prove to the wife ( who has been very good to me without a doubt ) that I don't have a large collection of gear
ha good luck with that . mine just said don't get any ideas


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QuoteOriginally posted by ivanvernon Quote
I feel your pain. I mean your pain is same as my pain!
Seems to ba a room on the lower left and upper right . . . . .

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QuoteOriginally posted by ivanvernon Quote
I feel your pain. I mean your pain is same as my pain!
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Seems to ba a room on the lower left and upper right . . . . .
And that central bay on the middle shelf... the smaller lenses could cozy up tighter to the left to make room for a whole new column of goodies.
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And that central bay on the middle shelf... the smaller lenses could cozy up tighter to the left to make room for a whole new column of goodies.
Aren't we the helpful bunch? All the ways to make room for what SWMBO has forbidden and so that it's all hidden among what you already have. Problem solved unless, of course, SWMBO reconciles the bank account ...

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Talking to all who commented . . .

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Aren't we the helpful bunch? All the ways to make room for what SWMBO has forbidden and so that it's all hidden among what you already have. Problem solved unless, of course, SWMBO reconciles the bank account ...
Yes, there is some vacant space, but that space on the lower left is where my K-1,used to take the photo, normally reposes. I made room earlier this week by moving all my film cameras, except the 645N, to a different shelf outside this repurposed white French Provencial dining room hutch. I have about all the Pentax 645 and 67 lenses I plan to get, but may pick up a few of the better full-frame lenses for the K-1. Most of the lenses that I still want to acquire are at prices north of $1,000, so this has slowed me down quite a bit. Well, there are several Takumars I would like to have, and I was just reading about a couple of the Russian lenses, and some of those old Tomiokas , well, you know how it goes.
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QuoteOriginally posted by eddie1960 Quote
they are fun litrle cams. how are you rml

OK, Eddie, apart from not getting much photo done, between eyes and a period of time without a reliable computer to do photo with, and a lot more physically to do, which is generally good, if also often in the way of slinging cameras. (But that's why I got the little metal compact and optical finder and all. ) I've been a bit lurkey and sometimes chatting on car threads. But busier is happier for me than being kinda stuck in a chair most of the day.
02-15-2019, 07:11 PM   #15386
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I feel your pain. I mean your pain is same as my pain!
Plenty of room for more cameras and lenses Ivan.
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I need to print some of these " collection " photos so I can prove to the wife ( who has been very good to me without a doubt ) that I don't have a large collection of gear
If my wife sees what goes on in these forums I'm done
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QuoteOriginally posted by ivanvernon Quote
I feel your pain. I mean your pain is same as my pain!
Your pain seems to being treated under private care whilst mine languishes in the public system
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Hey! Maybe nothing incredibly special, but I'm happy with having scraped up for a used Fuji X20 for my pocket, (well, any large pockets, but I wear a lot of those.)

I'm hoping to really start shooting again after a period of a lot of back pain and eyesight/migraine trouble really blunting my enthusiasm, (Also the fact that most of the rest of what I do can't really be done slinging a full-sized camera kit, but I'm kinda hoping to also use this to get myself back into film. ) I'm already loving the optical finder: it shows information and focus targeting, and some idea of framing, but works for me even if I'm too dayblind to read one of those darn screens or have been wearing my reading glasses too much.

Even got a black one, which doesn't really matter much, but when I was a young photog gal, having a lot of 'chrome' bodies had annoying status implications I coulda done without, even if they're seen as kinda special and old-school now. Also got the OEM slotted lens hood: I'm surprised the slots aren't anywhere near as helpfully-shaped as they should be, but I may consider putting it on the drill press if I can set up a jig and bit I can be confident about.

Anyway, I should be popping up on the compact cameras board again, soon. Especially cause I didn't get a manual.
Good luck with your new camera. I've never tried their compacts but the APS-C cameras from Fujifilm are great fun to shoot with.

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the second of the three arrivals this week:






and the money shot:

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on the measuring table today:








(I thought the Tak 55/1.8 I have was dainty...)
Very nice.

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I feel your pain. I mean your pain is same as my pain!
Looks to me like you've got plenty of space in there still that needs to be filled up.

For my part, I got some cheap third party extension tubes for my Fujifilm cameras which allow for AF and full lens control. Putting both of them between the camera and my little 18mm f/2 allows focusing almost touching the front lens element.
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Good luck with your new camera. I've never tried their compacts but the APS-C cameras from Fujifilm are great fun to shoot with.

Yeah, I can tell the bigger sensor would be a lot nicer for the often-low-lightey shooting I like to do, but something like the x100 series is probably a bit over the line as far as stretching the 'pocket camera I can work with' parameter goes. Also I think they still cost more than I could get like a K-5II or something for and just do the one-lens-carry option if I have to sling something on a strap all the time anyway. I do think the bigger ones are just that cool, though.

And, well, maybe I'll see if people still seem so crabby about getting real cameras pointed at them as they used to around here. Which is silly, cause there's like two cameras on every damn smartphone and all these days. This will definitely work much better for me than borrowed smartphone cameras, which are just embarrassing by the time I try to see the screens and get them to focus where I want and trigger at a good time and all those little things you get with, say, a real shutter release and all.
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