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08-25-2010, 07:46 PM   #1
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K1000: first two rolls thus far

So I snagged a K1000 on ebay for $25 and started shooting. The following pictures were on Fuji film (200 and 400) and I used the SMC Pentax-M 50mm lens that came with the camera. I picked the ones I liked best. This is my first time with anything fully manual. It's tying me over before I can drop the big bucks on a digital SLR. I'm having a great time with it, however! Let me know what you guys think.

















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Forget the digital. Go analogue, and keep your soul ...
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haha digital is just so convenient!
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Very decent shooting! Good work!

Nice scans too. From the EXIF, they were done at a Kiosk?


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Welcome, you seem to be doing pretty well with that K1000 right from the start. Nice DoF control.
Even when you buy a digital, no reason not to keep shooting film!
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Very nice pictures jmanhughes, good focus and composition. Have you considered trying different film types, or getting some new lenses - you could pick up a basic wide angle or telephoto on ebay for abut the same you spent on the camera.

How did you find the switch to manual? - I went from digital to manual and found it surprisingly liberating and fun to be in charge of all the settings.
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the train shot is awesome. i like it.
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I'd say you learned VERY fast, all of those photos are good !!!

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Top images.....particularly the low/artificial light shots.
One of the most difficult aspects of manual photography, I reckon, is calculating the correct exposure, particularly in low/difficult light conditions....you certainly seem to have got the knack of that.
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Very decent shooting! Good work!

Nice scans too. From the EXIF, they were done at a Kiosk?


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Yup i just got them put onto a CD at CVS.

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How did you find the switch to manual?
Not too bad. I really like the freedom too! I've had a chance to mess around with friends SLR cameras, so it wasn't that foreign to me.

Thanks for all the positive comments! And what other film types would be good to try out? I don't know much about that aspect of it.
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the train shot is awesome. i like it.
Thanks! Yeah I got pretty lucky with that one. Just happened to be driving through town at the right time (and I had my tripod!)
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Thanks for all the positive comments! And what other film types would be good to try out? I don't know much about that aspect of it.
I'm a bit of a beginner too when it comes to the different types of film, but I've been finding out more recently and have found the look of Fujifilm Velvia and Provia to be very nice, with great colour saturation (particularly Velvia). I use a lot of black and white film, Ilford HP5+ (iso 400) being my favourite, as it seems to me to have an iconic black and white film look to it, with lovely grain.

Obviously there is a huge amount you could learn about the different types, what they're good for how to get the best out of them, but I find getting a couple of rolls of a film you've not used before and giving them a go is quite fun.
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Your composition is excellent. The most important part of photography is being able to "see" something to take a photograph of, rather than having a fancy tool to carry to make the photograph. You're well on your way to life-long success, regardless of what camera you use.

You mentioned for the train shot that you happened to be there (with your tripod). That's what it is all about; being there and being prepared. Luck certainly plays a role in good photography.

Nice work all around. I look forward to seeing more of what you "see" in the future.

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Other film types to try: Ektar 100, Velvia 50 or 100, and Portra 140NC or 140VC

You did VERY well for the first roll I'd say!
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