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09-05-2019, 12:52 PM   #1
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Greetings from the Netherlands - part 1

Hi Folks!

I've been a Pentaxian since the 'eighties, last century, of course :-) I started out with some of the Pentax legends of old, first with the K1000, followed by the Super A. I bought and sold many lenses in those days,
mostly from Pentax but there were lenses from other companies. Had quite a lineup of K lenses, M lenses and, mostly of A lenses. Never tried the M42 ones, stop down metering did not appeal to me (nor does it now).


In school, as I was in my 'teens in those years, I learned the arts of the "darkroom". Needless to say I collected everything for my own "darkroom" and used it for a few years. Black & White prints, mostly.

When I finshed school & Militairy Draft (Conscription Sergeant, Tank Commander) in the 1990's I began my "working carreer" I sold all my "non AF" gear, bodies, lenses & such to buy MZ Autofocus
bodies and their F and FA lenses.

This concludes "Part One", will update it soon!

TDR

09-05-2019, 04:36 PM   #2
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Hi from Australia.
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Another "Hi" from Australia. Don't be afraid of stop down metering. It sounds more challenging than it really is. Plus it opens up a whole new world of Super Takumars and old Zeiss glass.
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Hi from Germany.
I have not been in the Netherlands since my school days (in1963), but in the eighties quite often for business in Belgium.

By the way (but you probably know anyway): for M42 lenses with Pentax DSLRs you don't need stop down metering, Av will do alright.

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Welcome! So let's see where part II leads us, I guess you're still with Pentax if you're here, or maybe you're back with Pentax?
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Hello from Poland! I'm also waiting for part II
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Greetings from the Netherlands - part 2

After going all autofocus, I've owned several AF Pentax "film" bodies. Sold eveyone last of them except for my MZ-5n (called ZX-5n in other parts of the world). I still own the original battery grip FG.
By modern standards it has many limitations. I don't even know if it still works, it has a reputation of being a bit fragile over time. Still, I had loads of fun with this camera! Wished I owned a PZ-1p
in that period of time but it was quite expensive back then.Did have (and still have) a really nice Metz flash system (40MZ-2, SCA 3000 adapter, G16 battey "hammerhead" grip) I used with it.


In those days, the 'Nineties, I quit the "darkroom" work. Instead I started shooting slides & making slideshows, had a shot at infrared photography & macro photograpy and discovered my love
for shooting social events, parties, receptions, weddings & such. Tricky, at first but what a challenge!

I kept a few 'gems of that time when moving the next, digital era, the Pentax FA 100 Macro, the Pentax FA 28mm AL, and the Pentax FA 50mm. The latter with their original 'snap on hoods.

Aside from some issues (which all can be corrected by software) I regularly use them! I'll never let those go, the pictures I shoot with them have a certain 'character to them which makes them
special in my opinion. The three held up pretty well over the years.


I did keep the Pentax FA 1:4 28-70 AL and the (second Tamron lens I own), the Tamron 28-200 1:3.8-5.6 AF ASP LD IR. Why? Honestly, I don't know... they just sit in the cupboard,
never to be used again.


Part 3 will be posted here soon!

TDR

---------- Post added 09-07-19 at 08:57 AM ----------

After going all autofocus, I've owned several AF Pentax "film" bodies. Sold eveyone last of them except for my MZ-5n (called ZX-5n in other parts of the world). I still own the original battery grip FG.
By modern standards it has many limitations. I don't even know if it still works, it has a reputation of being a bit fragile over time. Still, I had loads of fun with this camera! Wished I owned a PZ-1p
in that period of time but it was quite expensive back then.Did have (and still have) a really nice Metz flash system (40MZ-2, SCA 3000 adapter, G16 battey "hammerhead" grip) I used with it.


In those days, the 'Nineties, I quit the "darkroom" work. Instead I started shooting slides & making slideshows, had a shot at infrared photography & macro photograpy and discovered my love
for shooting social events, parties, receptions, weddings & such. Tricky, at first but what a challenge!

I kept a few 'gems of that time when moving the next, digital era, the Pentax FA 100 Macro, the Pentax FA 28mm 2.8 AL, and the Pentax FA 50mm 1.7. The latter with their original 'snap on hoods.

Aside from some issues (which all can be corrected by software) I regularly use them! I'll never let those go, the pictures I shoot with them have a certain 'character to them which makes them
special in my opinion. The three held up pretty well over the years.


I did keep the Pentax FA 1:4 28-70 AL and the (second Tamron lens I own), the Tamron 28-200 1:3.8-5.6 AF ASP LD IR. Why? Honestly, I don't know... they just sit in the cupboard,
never to be used again.


Part 3 will be posted here soon!

TDR

---------- Post added 09-07-19 at 08:58 AM ----------

Just corrected a few typo's

---------- Post added 09-07-19 at 08:59 AM ----------

After going all autofocus, I've owned several AF Pentax "film" bodies. Sold eveyone last of them except for my MZ-5n (called ZX-5n in other parts of the world). I still own the original battery grip FG.
By modern standards it has many limitations. I don't even know if it still works, it has a reputation of being a bit fragile over time. Still, I had loads of fun with this camera! Wished I owned a PZ-1p
in that period of time but it was quite expensive back then.Did have (and still have) a really nice Metz flash system (40MZ-2, SCA 3000 adapter, G16 battey "hammerhead" grip) I used with it.


In those days, the 'Nineties, I quit the "darkroom" work. Instead I started shooting slides & making slideshows, had a shot at infrared photography & macro photograpy and discovered my love
for shooting social events, parties, receptions, weddings & such. Tricky, at first but what a challenge!

I kept a few 'gems of that time when moving the next, digital era, the Pentax FA 100 Macro 2.8, the Pentax FA 28mm 2.8 AL, and the Pentax FA 50mm 1.7. The latter with their original 'snap on hoods.

Aside from some issues (which all can be corrected by software) I regularly use them! I'll never let those go, the pictures I shoot with them have a certain 'character to them which makes them
special in my opinion. The three held up pretty well over the years.


I did keep the Pentax FA 1:4 28-70 AL and the (second Tamron lens I own), the Tamron 28-200 1:3.8-5.6 AF ASP LD IR. Why? Honestly, I don't know... they just sit in the cupboard,
never to be used again.


Part 3 will be posted here soon!

TDR

---------- Post added 09-07-19 at 08:59 AM ----------

did it again, keep the last part
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QuoteOriginally posted by TDR Quote
I've been a Pentaxian since the 'eighties, last century, of course :-)
Welcome to the forum, you should fit right in around here...

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Welcome from New Zealand!

All those F and FA lenses go very nicely on the K-1 ;-)
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