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10-13-2010, 04:43 AM   #1
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Hi, new Pentax user here - Film Photo 365 project with an ME-F

Hi all, having been raised on a strict diet of shooting a Digital SLR the Canon way, I've decided to go back to basics and see if what I've learned will work the old way with film.

I've picked up an ME-F with a Cosina 50mm f2.0 for less than the price of a roll of Ilford Delta, and I'm wondering where to start. I'm very used to using manual modes, so technically the ME-F shouldn't present me with too many challenges.

What do I need to look out for on the camera when it arrives to check it all works properly?

I'm aiming to do a Photo 365 using this camera and black and white film which I'm also hoping to self develop. This way I'm hoping to hone the skills I've learned so far around metering, composition and become a better photographer by learning new ones around developing film and how to work within the confines of a few preselected parameters i.e. film speed, fixed focal length, limitations on shutter speed, a fixed number of exposures, film costs etc.

I'd be very grateful for any tips you'd like to pass on or any suggestions as to the use of this type of equipment. I gather the 50mm Cosina isn't that well regarded and I have my eye on an SMCP-A 50mm f1.2...

Many thanks,

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