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02-24-2008, 08:47 PM   #46
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Asahi Pentax Spotmatic, and a K10D. Love and shoot them both.

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02-25-2008, 09:05 AM   #48
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And me...

Film: Z-1, Z-1p and MZ-S (all used frequently)
MF: Mamiya 645 Pro (used)
Digital: *istD (on long term long to my Dad), K10D (all mine)

The film cameras get used because:

a) takes forever to edit raw images on PC, not good when dayjob involves staring at a screen for 40 hours/week
b) velvia tranny on a light box still beats a digital image on screen
c) the fact that a five pack of Velvia costs more or less the same as a 4 GB card makes you think about your picture taking more.
d) of the excitement of receiving films in the post

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02-25-2008, 09:50 AM   #49
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I've still got my ME-Super. That reminds me that I need to take it out and shoot a roll or two. I've been neglecting it since getting my k100d last June.

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yesterday, Claire and I went out with the K10D (in my hands) and the MZ-S (in her hands). I used the DA* lenses and she used the FA 24-90. We had a great time on a Sunday drive, and caught a couple of pictures of nice places and cute ungulates.
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2 LX's
1 K1000
1 *istD
1 K10D

Primary "users" now are the LX's (film) and the K10D (digital). If I'm taking pictures that I'm concerned with the quality/longevity of, it's on slide film though

Digital is extremely handy for progress snaps of my home improvement projects, since I can't exactly tear out and redo if the film gets lost or something lol. Projects have been swallowing up so much of my time that I haven't done much shooting lately though, and I'm getting restless. Hope to get some time for an outing before I kick off the house projects for the season.
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I've just completed cutting back to just the cameras that I regularly use, with no guarantees that I'll stay with just these.

H3, Spotmatic F, LX, K10D. Since my wife uses the K10D most of the time I'm saving my pennies for a K20D.

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Just my 40 year old Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic and a bunch of Pentax M42 glass. Only dislike is the poor batteries that we are forced to use now. The old mercury based ones would last for years.

I use it, weather and time permitting throughout the year.

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Pentax film:
ME Super
MZ-5N
I had an MZ-7 but sold it - I shouldn't have done that.

DSLR:
*ist DS
K10D

Other 35mm:
Practika L
Konica Auto S2
Yashica Lynx 14E
Canonet Q17 GIII QL

Medium Format:
Yashica Mat 124G
Agfa Shur-Shot

Except for the antique Agfa I can safely say they are all working in great condition.
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Film wise I've only got an old PZ-20, and a Nikon F1

I've also got an old Pentax p&s 35 mm cam (PZ-1P I think it's called)

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SF1

and it has burped groaned and grinded to a halt, will groan when turned on, I love it and want to fix it...but Pentax and their repair dealers say it's too old. Any ideas? :

lol, yes I have new battery but maybe I'll try another one, battery light did not go on when croaked, or on now....

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QuoteOriginally posted by TLcat Quote
and it has burped groaned and grinded to a halt, will groan when turned on, I love it and want to fix it...but Pentax and their repair dealers say it's too old. Any ideas? :

lol, yes I have new battery but maybe I'll try another one, battery light did not go on when croaked, or on now....
I'm sure you can have it fixed at some other company. It doesn't have to be pentax that does the sevice. If it's worth it is another story, I guess you can find one for sale in good condition for less than the repairs would cost you.
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I noticed here in the forum others having it groan, and I noticed too that the red go light to tell you that the flash is ready stays on. Removed battery, till I figure something out. Looks like I came to the right forum, available help and experience. Thank you, Sue
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QuoteOriginally posted by TLcat Quote
and it has burped groaned and grinded to a halt, will groan when turned on, I love it and want to fix it...but Pentax and their repair dealers say it's too old. Any ideas? :

lol, yes I have new battery but maybe I'll try another one, battery light did not go on when croaked, or on now....
Someone on this site (edit: Finn, just saw the original post, thanks again by the way since I now know exactly where to go if my LX's ever develop the dreaded "sticky mirror syndrome") has turned folks on to this guy, and he seems a Pentax user's dream. Might check it out.

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Film - User
KX - had it for years.
XA - Olympus - really fun walking around

Digital - User
K10D - had it for days
A40 - Just got it (edit 01/05/09)

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Polaroid SX-70 (Dad's from the 70's)
MESuper - meter funky. (Eric has tried to fix it, and even he is stumped)

Film - Sold or For Sale
MX
ME (FS)
SPII (2)

Digital - Sold
Olympus E-20N (nice at the time, but not Pentax)

Just a hobbyist, and trying to control camera addiction, so I cut way back when the prices were high a few years ago.

As has been stated a few times on this thread, I have binders full of negatives that document the last 35 years of my life - I can imagine having binders full of DVD's.

The one thing that troubles me is, what if they stop making film? Polaroid just went away!!

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