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05-03-2012, 06:00 AM   #1546
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Just spotted : (american ?) Student, with a K1000 and either M50/1.4 or M50/1.7, on the champs elysées, Paris, France.

He saw my big smile when i looked to his gear.

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QuoteOriginally posted by aurele Quote
Just spotted : (american ?) Student, with a K1000 and either M50/1.4 or M50/1.7, on the champs elysées, Paris, France.

He saw my big smile when i looked to his gear.
Students with K1000s are still fairly common around here (at the right time of year). They usually have the woeful 50/2 kit lens though...
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Didn't like his review on Q ;( The intern girl was really pretty..
Ah... THAT friggin' guy... Ugh. I skimmed through it with the sound down to get to the girl, and I concur. She is quite the tasty dish.
05-03-2012, 08:52 AM   #1549
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Around here, K1000 are not easy to find. The "A" and "M" body series are more common.

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Today a young salesman called on me and, trying the latest "know your customer" stuff, asked me to lunch. His first question had to do with my hobby - when I told him Photography. . . .

He started to tell me everything about his Nikon bodies and L lenses - rapid fire, as if I of course shared his jargon and social knowledge - until he sensed that I wasn't responding and stopped talking.

Filling the pregnant pause, I said, "I shoot Pentax," and shut my mouth.

Thankfully he was able to rally by asking me to tell him why, and could converse because his father still uses a SuperProgram. He understood the MF "A" lenses K-mount concept, etc, and smaller and innovative ergonomics.

I confess I did let him squirm on the line a bit before I gave him some advice about how to listen when asking a prospect for personal information - then back in my office I whipped out the K-01 and XA from my briefcase and let him play. He was shocked by the DA40Ltd quality, QS focusing, focus peaking - - - and the 30-year-old compact XA.

Then I gave him an order.
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^can't believe I actually read all that. Could it be spam?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alizarine Quote
^can't believe I actually read all that. Could it be spam?
SPAM is Spiced Ham. The above was a metaphor, though alluding to Pentax as beans seems a bit off to me.
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The above was a metaphor, though alluding to Pentax as beans seems a bit off to me.
Tried that too. Couldn't find the connection though. I was thinking Chowhound meant Canon... or something? Too lazy to analyze anyway, lol... *goes to feed on pizza while waiting for interpretations*

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A female C word.
I was watching my children play herd soccer recently and noticed a woman close by taking pictures. Just to annoy my wife, I criticized the woman outloud for having her lens hood still attached in reverse, forming her index finger and thumb in a letter C to focus, leaving only her thumb as partial support for lens and camera and standing with weight on one leg almost like a crane.
My wife joked, "So, she doesn't turn you on in the least?"
"Well, I did say that. She has nice hair and great hips. But..."

I borrowed my cousins 50-500 "Bigma" and walked around our area's zoo unhindered a few days ago taking photos. Yesterday, my daughter had a special event at her school so some of the time I walk around (not with Bigma, mind you) getting candid shots of the kids playing. While walking around the zoo, the larger 50-500 lens usually gets some remarks. I was carrying two cameras as well so people are always curious if I am a "pro". One woman said, "Now that's a nice camera!" "Which one?" was my reply.
It's the lens.

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QuoteOriginally posted by vonBaloney Quote
Students with K1000s are still fairly common around here (at the right time of year). They usually have the woeful 50/2 kit lens though...
Do any professionals (who still shoot film) use the K1000 at all? It would give me a lot of hope for my future plans.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
SPAM is Spiced Ham
Round our way SPAM is Specially Produced Artificial Meat... Rationing sucked...
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QuoteOriginally posted by keyofnight Quote
Do any professionals (who still shoot film) use the K1000 at all?
I wouldn't have thought so to be honest... Pentax's Pro-35mm bodies were (feel free to correct me...) the LX, MX and MZ-S...
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QuoteOriginally posted by keyofnight Quote
Do any professionals (who still shoot film) use the K1000 at all? It would give me a lot of hope for my future plans.
I'm curious how a pro using a K1000 would give you hope for your future plans? What's the connection? If there are any actually DOING THEIR PRO WORK on a K1000, that number is very very small -- any pro using an all-manual film camera is much more likely to be using a larger format. I guarantee that many pros once learned on a K1000, however, and still may have affection for it.
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I saw a Pentax MF 645D camera being used. Wow. That is rare. A group of photogs trying to capture a landscape scene just as the sun was setting. Didn't realize til I saw the red Pentax letterings on the camera strap and the boxy looking body.
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QuoteOriginally posted by vonBaloney Quote
I'm curious how a pro using a K1000 would give you hope for your future plans? What's the connection? If there are any actually DOING THEIR PRO WORK on a K1000, that number is very very small -- any pro using an all-manual film camera is much more likely to be using a larger format. I guarantee that many pros once learned on a K1000, however, and still may have affection for it.
It's just a matter of solidarity and curiousity, you know? It would be interesting to know if people are still out there doing work with their K1000—and if not, it'd be cool to know what they use.

Either way, your point is well taken—it's more likely for film users to have moved to medium format.

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I wouldn't have thought so to be honest... Pentax's Pro-35mm bodies were (feel free to correct me...) the LX, MX and MZ-S...
I see! That makes sense.

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