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06-07-2012, 12:21 PM   #1
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Hello from Ohio

Hi all, I'm Bradley. I shoot a K-5.

I also recently parted with a K200D (to family, whew), same with a K-01. I'm into Micro Four Thirds and film, too. Shot my first roll of 120 (Provia) on my Kiev 60 yesterday. Don't tell anyone, but I have a Canon T3i that mostly sits unused.

Too many lenses to list. 95% are manual K and M42. Pentax, Meyer/Pentacon, Zeiss, Yashica, Fuji, and various Russian/Soviet makes. A couple Ricoh, and a few Olympus OM.

I make photos of anything and everything.

Been lurking here for awhile. Perhaps it's time to change that, as time permits.

06-07-2012, 01:40 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums, it sounds like you'll fit right in. Why did you part with the K-01 though? Seems like it would have been perfect for all your legacy glass. I am a huge fan of focus peaking.
06-07-2012, 02:18 PM   #3
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Recent photos

This year has been slow for photo making, but here are a few.

This one is close to where I live. Made with a Voigtlander Color-Skopar X 1:2.8/50 mounted on my K-5 with DKL-M42 and M42-K adapters. ISO 80, 1/200 sec, approximately f/5.6-8:

Here's another close to me. Made with an Asahi-Kogaku Takumar 1:2.4 f=58mm mounted on my K-5 with M37-M42 and M42-K adapters. ISO 200, 1/125 sec, f/5.6. Dark skies approaching:

Reprocessed, split tone:

The obligatory moon portrait. Jupiter-21M 4/200 (export) with Tamron-F 1.4X Pz-AF MC4 tele-converter. K-5, M42-K adapter. ISO 2000, 1/160 sec, f/5.6. Through a tree in our courtyard:

Lastly, beautiful organ and architecture at a church in Bath, Ohio. They hold an art festival each year called Epiphany. SMC Pentax-A 1:2.8 24mm on K-5. ISO 400, 1/40 sec, f/3.2:

06-07-2012, 02:24 PM   #4
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kenafein, I parted with the K-01 because I originally purchased it for a video project that didn't materialize. If I didn't have a K-5 I might have kept it. When it really came down to it, the < 1 second burst mode when shooting RAW made the K-01 mostly a video camera in my eyes (and a great one at that). Made good photos, however the performance just wasn't up to par with what I'm accustomed to.

Fully agree, focus peaking is *awesome*; not sure Pentax's reasoning behind not incorporating it for video mode on the K-30. Here's hoping for a full-frame Pentax digital with full peaking support!


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