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11-13-2011, 12:35 PM   #1
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So here is where the Pentax shooters hang out

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I found this site recently and was impressed by the community here enough to join. I'm looking forward to contributing and sharing insights with other users of my preferred gear. I've been a Pentax shooter personally and professionally since the Spotmatic era and watched in frustration as Pentax started it's slow slide into obscurity. I was beginning to think I was the last holdout in a Canon world and it comforts me to know I'm not. Always bittersweet to see a Tak on a Canon Rebel. Great site guys and gals.

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Welcome; I for one look forward to your insights from your long photographic career. Re Pentax and obscurity, some cautious optimism around here after the sale to Ricoh.
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Welcome.There are a lot of us here like that.My first was a Honeywell Pentax.Have had a KX for about 9 months but can's get the controls to stay in my head.If the camera isn't doing what is right in auto just go to manual,my head is still programed to Spotmatic.
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Pentax shooters.
Pentax collectors.
Pentax whisperers.
Pentax blatherers.
Pentax ranters.
All sorts here.
Welcome!

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Pentax FF Dreamers
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QuoteOriginally posted by bobmaxja Quote
Pentax FF Dreamers
Yeah, I was going to include:

Pentax fantasists.
Pentax punters.
Pentax purists.

But why tempt fate?
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Welcome! Talking of obscurity I was talking to a friend about that the other day and she looked at me all confused. She has a slr and said to me, when she bought it, Pentax was The Brand if you were serious about photography. I'd never heard that before. But then again, when I look back all my cameras have mainly been Pentax for whatever reason.. no matter how hard I try to shop for another brand, I always come back to this one.

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QuoteOriginally posted by wolfiegirl Quote
when I look back all my cameras have mainly been Pentax for whatever reason..
I had a Nikon in my hands yesterday. I couldn't believe how heavy it was
Welcome *LTD
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This is what Pentax users call a Porn site. Welcome
11-13-2011, 11:35 PM   #11
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Thanks all for the warm welcome! Great to see I'm not the only one who "Gets" the Pentax experience. Back in the day, Pentax, aside from the German brands was THE camera. Canon and Nikon was playing catch-up. Entire generations learned the craft on a Pentax. Ergonomics were the best. The lenses were world class. There was a certain something about using a Pentax that was extremely rewarding.

"Pentax FF Dreamers"

A full frame Pentax DSLR would indeed be a dream come true. I have assembled a healthy collection of old classic lenses over the years that just screams to be used full frame. APS format simply doesn't do them justice. Bordering on insulting their excellence and the engineers that designed them. However, my dream goes beyond just a Full Frame body. I want a Digital back that can be retrofitted to my beloved LX. Does that make me a "Pentax Lunatic?"
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QuoteOriginally posted by bjake Quote
Welcome.There are a lot of us here like that.My first was a Honeywell Pentax.Have had a KX for about 9 months but can's get the controls to stay in my head.If the camera isn't doing what is right in auto just go to manual,my head is still programed to Spotmatic.
Jake
Thanks. I'm absolutely sure we're not the only ones from the old school.I have no quams with going full manual on a DSLR to simplify things. Compose, focus, set shutter speed, stop down and expose. Just like its always been. The dial is in a different place and more plasticky though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by *Ltd Quote
Thanks. I'm absolutely sure we're not the only ones from the old school.I have no quams with going full manual on a DSLR to simplify things. Compose, focus, set shutter speed, stop down and expose. Just like its always been. The dial is in a different place and more plasticky though.
There are quite a few of us on the forum here. I have shot kid sports, and been published, with the first ever Asahi Pentax. It was a bit more complicated than the new cameras to operate. Here is the basic operating sequence.
  1. Load film and advance four frames.
  2. Put the end of the film box in your pocket, so that you could remember what you had put in the camera
  3. If you have a hand held meter, Set ASA on meter
  4. Aim meter at subject and transfer needle reading to dials
  5. If you don't have a meter, read the paper from the film carton
  6. From the available options, select a shutter speed and find the appropriate aperture, or
  7. Select the aperture and find the appropriate shutter speed
  8. Pick up the camera, and decide which of the two shutter speed dials on the camera has the speed you need
  9. Make sure the other dial is set to 1/25 so as not to confuse the mechanism
  10. Set the aperture on the aperture ring that clicks into place
  11. Open the aperture with the other aperture ring
  12. Wind film to cock the shutter
  13. Frame
  14. Focus
  15. Just before releasing the shutter, stop down the lens with the free moving aperture ring
  16. Press shutter button to take picture
And you think you have it difficult these days.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
There are quite a few of us on the forum here. I have shot kid sports, and been published, with the first ever Asahi Pentax. It was a bit more complicated than the new cameras to operate. Here is the basic operating sequence.
  1. Load film and advance four frames.
  2. Put the end of the film box in your pocket, so that you could remember what you had put in the camera
  3. If you have a hand held meter, Set ASA on meter
  4. Aim meter at subject and transfer needle reading to dials
  5. If you don't have a meter, read the paper from the film carton
  6. From the available options, select a shutter speed and find the appropriate aperture, or
  7. Select the aperture and find the appropriate shutter speed
  8. Pick up the camera, and decide which of the two shutter speed dials on the camera has the speed you need
  9. Make sure the other dial is set to 1/25 so as not to confuse the mechanism
  10. Set the aperture on the aperture ring that clicks into place
  11. Open the aperture with the other aperture ring
  12. Wind film to cock the shutter
  13. Frame
  14. Focus
  15. Just before releasing the shutter, stop down the lens with the free moving aperture ring
  16. Press shutter button to take picture
And you think you have it difficult these days.
17. Ignore SR, because you ain't got it.
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Good point, Ira - I missed that one!
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