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05-08-2015, 04:46 PM   #2836
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
Interesting. Did you multimount your K-01? If so, how close in are you able to focus? Did you adjust the infinity stop on the lens in order to recover some of the close focus that is lost?
Yes, my K-01 is equipped with the Adaptist multimount. Close focus isn't the problem with Nikon lenses, it's infinity. The Nikon LFD is 1.04 mm longer than Pentax's, so I shim out the Nikkor mount ring 0.8-0.9mm (the thickest small washers I can get locally). That gives infinity focus at all but the widest apertures and also moves the mount ring out flush with the edge of the aperture ring.

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I have a couple of K bodies I've been toying with multimounting, but my desire to keep them fully WR has so far won out in the end.
Understandable. That's why I do my adapting with the K-01. My K-5 IIs is my all-weather body.

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Unlike Jean's huge camera shows in France, our annual camera show here is . . . well . . . rather sparse. Here's a pic of it.



But that's ok as I got rid of a bunch of film cameras with off brand lenses for essentially "parts only" prices and bought some Kodak fixer for b&w. The Wings Camera store itself has some used cameras too.

However, one of the vendors had a very nice looking Topcon Super D + lens that wanted to go home with me . . .



Also managed to pickup the Canon F-1.



Wait a minute you say, they're both F-1? You are not alone as Canon calls the one on the left as Canon New F-1 (released 1981) and the one on the right as Canon F-1 (released 1971). Oh and if that wasn't confusing enough, there was an upgraded F-1 released in 1976 as the Canon F-1 Later model! I guess they really liked "F-1" . . .

I understand that Nikon already protected F-2 and Canon just didn't want to make a radical change in model name?

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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote

Wait a minute you say, they're both F-1? You are not alone as Canon calls the one on the right as Canon New F-1 (released 1981) and the one on the left as Canon F-1 (released 1971). Oh and if that wasn't confusing enough, there was an upgraded F-1 released in 1976 as the Canon F-1 Later model! I guess they really liked "F-1" . . .

I understand that Nikon already protected F-2 and Canon just didn't want to make a radical change in model name?
I assume that just Canon is pretty bad at naming cameras, they did the same with the EOS: EOS-1, then EOS-1n and EOS-1v.

I always assumed Canon chose the name "F-1" to suggest they were the number 1 in the business (a jab to Nikon) or that the camera was the camera number 1 on the market.

As usual your cameras are very beautiful, even too beautiful to be used!

This is the last catch on ebay:



A black ST705, very nice little camera, similar to a KX but smaller size, when it arrived it didn't focus at infinity and I dreaded the sticky mirror syndrome, but it appears that Fuji had been smarter than Pentax and the mirror sits on a screw, so I fixed it.

I shot a test roll and I'm curious to see the results, unfortunately the viewfinder is filthy as hell and I can't clean it, anybody has some suggestions? It's a pity because it's bright and big, with the 55 mm lens the image is bigger than in reality so I assume the magnification is close to 1.

Oh, I don't know if I shared the results for this other burdle, the T90 and the FD 35-105 f3.5-4.5.

It's the most modern camera I have so far...even too much, 139 pages of owner's manual!
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Canon T90, identified by Canon in their catalog as The Tank . . .

Canon T90 catalog

I was full time into Canon EOS when I first discovered the Pentax MX and figured out how to manually focus which for some reason I couldn't back in the day . . .



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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
Canon T90, identified by Canon in their catalog as The Tank . . .

Canon T90 catalog

I was full time into Canon EOS when I first discovered the Pentax MX and figured out how to manually focus which for some reason I couldn't back in the day . . .
More than the tank I consider it the Terminator: the camera from the future that travelled back in time to 1986 and change the history of SLRs (and DSLRs)...if you notive your EOS is basically speaking an AF version of the T90...

BTW I also used the one touch 35-105 mm zoom that was offered with the t series and came out to be an aspherical design:



The results are...interesting, I only regret I shot a cheap film like Superia so I can't directly compare them with m shots with pro film in terms of sharpness...I post some pics in the general thread.
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A mess of Pentax mini teles has sprung up on my shelf!

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I finally caved and got an MX Winder from KEH. Shooting at a motorbike event over the weekend the the error of my ways became painfully obvious. It was in excellent condition and less than 60 bucks. It's a sound I hadn't heard since high school.
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A bit of Mamiya goodness.

My Mamiya/Sekor DTL 2000 with the 55mm F1.8. the rarest camera I own. Only seen one of these and I bought it as soon as I saw it. It came with the typical crappy old seals and bumper. So I had the camera CLAd and battery compartment rewired. Now it is ready to rock and roll.



My Mamiya C33.



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QuoteOriginally posted by MD Optofonik Quote
I finally caved and got an MX Winder from KEH. Shooting at a motorbike event over the weekend the the error of my ways became painfully obvious. It was in excellent condition and less than 60 bucks. It's a sound I hadn't heard since high school.
I don't often use my MX winder except on rare occasions when I am using a big lens and want better grip. Subtle it ain't!

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My Mamiya C33.
Oooh. Those Maiya interchangeable lens TLR'S are a ton of fun and product some great, dreamy shots, not to mention curiosity from people who see you using them. "Wow! Cool old camera!"
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I don't often use my MX winder except on rare occasions when I am using a big lens and want better grip. Subtle it ain't!

K.
The winder is not exactly quiet, for sure. I can't see using it for anything but the type of event I was at; lively and loud. There were several occasions that day when manually advancing the film lost me a shot of someone pulling away on some bitchin' rare classic or exotic motorbike that will only make it up there a couple of times a year. I was pleasantly surprised that the diminutive MX body does a lot to mitigate the increase in size when the winder is attached. The overall size is not much bigger than my KX. That KX, however, would be a monster with a winder attached.

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QuoteOriginally posted by MD Optofonik Quote
The winder is not exactly quiet, for sure. I can't see using it for anything but the type of event I was at; lively and loud. There were several occasions that day when manually advancing the film lost me a shot of someone pulling away on some bitchin' rare classic or exotic motorbike that will only make it up there a couple of times a year. I was pleasantly surprised that the diminutive MX body does a lot to mitigate the increase in size when the winder is attached. The overall size is not much bigger than my KX. That KX, however, would be a monster with a winder attached.
FYI: Lyrebirds are notorious imitators, better than mockingbirds and maybe even parrots. I've seen/heard recordings of them imitating a car that was stubborn starting, a chainsaw, and - - a Nikon film camera both without and with a winder (crunsch - - bzzzztt - crunsch - - bzzzztt).
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I don't have a motor - as opposed to a wonder, for my LX or MX but it does seem that the higher the speed, the louder they get.

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Minolta MD System. Currently the only camera/system I made money with.

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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
I don't have a motor - as opposed to a wonder, for my LX or MX but it does seem that the higher the speed, the louder they get.
I don't have the MX Motordrive --- that appears to be one of the rarest Pentax accessories! --- but I do have a winder which covers the batteries in black goo every time I use it. They must have used the same foam as the bumpers etc.

I have an LX motordrive but I haven't had the ni-cads changed so I haven't used it yet. Oh well...

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