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09-04-2013, 02:37 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kobayashi.K Quote
Please can you tell us who you are addressing? Like your Death Valley photo's.
I was addressing Arjay Bee. Sorry for the oversight.

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I was addressing Arjay Bee.
Thank you for the positive comment - I assumed you were talking to me by the learning comment reference.

Kobayashi.K thank you for the additional Data added to the thread - I look forward to seeing other people's unpost processed B&Ws on this thread.
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I might chime in on the quirky metering. It is known that the ist D focusing screen (forgot the model number now) is more consistent at stop down metering than the default K20D screens. ist D can be had for a song these days and you can swap the focus screens with no adverse affect on either cameras (I've done this).

Might help someone with istD floating around doing nothing
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I can't work out how to set up the K-7 to take mono images.

Never mind.

Found it.


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I might chime in on the quirky metering. It is known that the ist D focusing screen (forgot the model number now) is more consistent at stop down metering than the default K20D screens. ist D can be had for a song these days and you can swap the focus screens with no adverse affect on either cameras (I've done this).

Might help someone with istD floating around doing nothing
I am using the horizontal split image screen, -not sure who the maker is. It works fine at the larger apertures but becomes a nuisance with the autozooms.
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Hmm, I have a split image screen I bought for the K-7 but, like you, found it problematical with zooms. If I refit it, add the A 50mm f2 or Takumar 55mm F1.8 (with M42 adapter), I'll be good to go with a digital version of my first SLR - the Spotmatic. I'll have to learn to zoom with my feet. It could be fun.

I can leave it set up in BW and use the K-5 for colour - and carry both in my bag.
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I can leave it set up in BW and use the K-5 for colour
That's the conclusion I came to - look forward to seeing some of your shots - brought my BW K20 to work today -see if I can get some shots in my break.

I also turned off the red AF dots so as to further unclutter the viewfinder. Seldom used them anyway.

Like you I used a Spotmatic for several years and just like that way of working. Used Super Takumars, 35 F2 (67mm filter version) 50 1.4 8 element version and 135 3.5 - my dad's handed down gear - he was well advised when he bought into the system in the late 60s early 70s.

Which is why I am waiting for the FF - so I can really get that original lens feel again.

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Hmm, some nice lenses there Arjay.

I had a look for my SMC Pentax-A 50mm f2 and couldn't find it. I think I've given it to my daughter to try some sports photography with the K100D (she does roller derby). The trouble is she lives 450km away. I'll have to get a list of what stuff she has. I keep giving her stuff to try. She has my Q at the moment to try before taking it on holiday to NYC next month.

Never mind, I have the M42 55mm f1.8 and a Takumar Bayonet 28mm f2.8 (which gets a bit of bad press but seems OK to me).

What I really notice is the very short focus throw on the 28mm (about 90 deg) vs. the very long throw of the 55mm (about 270 deg).

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Never mind, I have the M42 55mm f1.8 and a Takumar Bayonet 28mm f2.8 (which gets a bit of bad press but seems OK to me).
I like that 55 too, haven't tried the 28 in that copy.

Yep, Dad's slides look geat as a consequence. I sold the Spottie and the 35/2 at the start of the digital foray, and gave away the 50 1.4 but still have the 135. Since 2006 I have added about 12 more Takumars between 28 and 300 including about 5 50&55s... Like wire coat hangers they just seem to breed in the cupboard - (my story anyway).



These are for the ff when it comes.
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One grab shot from today - patio in front of my office:

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I like that 55 too, haven't tried the 28 in that copy.

Yep, Dad's slides look geat as a consequence. I sold the Spottie and the 35/2 at the start of the digital foray, and gave away the 50 1.4 but still have the 135. Since 2006 I have added about 12 more Takumars between 28 and 300 including about 5 50&55s... Like wire coat hangers they just seem to breed in the cupboard - (my story anyway).



These are for the ff when it comes.
Flamin' heck! I love it. I'll have to show my wife.

I can't take any pics - it's nearly 9.30pm. Maybe tomorrow at the polling booths (federal election tomorrow).
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Curses. It seems I can't set the *istD to monochrome.
Pulled out the old K10D after reading this thread, It won't work either
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I like that 55 too, haven't tried the 28 in that copy.
Probably just as well. I took a few shots yesterday and today. I haven't downloaded them yet but zoomed in on the camera display they are either out of focus or very soft.


EDIT: Hmm, I might have to try a few shots with the 28mm f2.8 and a focus card. When focussed on distant objects, i.e., infinity, they are still OOF or soft while the foreground is relatively sharp. This image is not one of those.
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Hey nice river shot - I have taken many similar with fallen branches like that... Nepean River?

Three of mine from today all with the S-M-C Takumar 3.5 28mm:






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I look forward to seeing other people's unpost processed B&Ws on this thread.
Ok here you go. An old k20 file taken in BW mode as a test shot.
Took the usual PP I would do on any file to get it presentable however. ISO 1600 full frame. Sigma 105mm macro.

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