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02-01-2016, 08:54 AM   #3931
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That 200 K is a dream, congratulations.

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I have recently managed to buy a K200/2.5 to add to my slowly growing collection of K series lenses. What a beast, but beautiful. Thanks Karl!


SMC Pentax 'K' 200mm f/2.5 lens on a Pentax K2DMD par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity
Beauty, looks nice on the K2DMD!

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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
Beauty, looks nice on the K2DMD!

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It seemed an appropriate body to use. It was the one fixed-up by Eric last year. I guessed you would appreciate it! K.
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First - thanks for all the info that helping to decide whatgear to get - be lurking here for a couple months.

Have had the desire to do film again for a while. Had a OM-10FC through the 80's that was with me from Hawaii to the Artic Circle, through the Aleutian Islands, back to the Oregon Coast while in the Coast Guard and afterwards. Unfortunately, had to sell it to pay bills. Now, years later even though I have a K-3 & K-3II with some really good lenses, still missed film.


Already had the FA Limiteds, bought the KX & MX's from PF members over the last two months and the manual lenses from various places. Had each one checked out at Advanced Camera, a Authorized Pentax Repair shop, which is nearby. Paul is one of the tech's, who actually worked as a supervisor with Eric at the Chicago Pentax Center back in the day. I can verify he knows what he's doing, as he went above & beyond bringing those old cameras back to top condition at very reasonable price and did great job.

I've started scanning my negatives (Epson V800) so will be posting soon, a few photo's actually look pretty good




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02-02-2016, 08:50 AM   #3935
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QuoteOriginally posted by longbow Quote
Already had the FA Limiteds, bought the KX & MX's from PF members over the last two months and the manual lenses from various places. ...
Great looking kit there!
I hope that you find many interesting things to point them at
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Great looking kit there!
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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
+1

Phil.

Thanks to both of you
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QuoteOriginally posted by womble Quote
I have recently managed to buy a K200/2.5 to add to my slowly growing collection of K series lenses. What a beast, but beautiful. Thanks Karl!

SMC Pentax 'K' 200mm f/2.5 lens on a Pentax K2DMD par Kris Lockyear, on ipernity
Beautiful indeed!

Perhaps OT (because of its lack of p0rn quality) but gear-related: you appear to be using a Manfrotto X-Pro 3 head. Would you recommend it?

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@longbow. Nice cameras. If you have any interest in mounting your FA Limited to an MZ-s PM me. I have one I can lend you.
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@longbow. Nice cameras. If you have any interest in mounting your FA Limited to an MZ-s PM me. I have one I can lend you.
Thanks for the offer, but that's all I need is to be tempted to buy another camera
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
@longbow. Nice cameras. If you have any interest in mounting your FA Limited to an MZ-s PM me. I have one I can lend you.
QuoteOriginally posted by longbow Quote
Thanks for the offer, but that's all I need is to be tempted to buy another camera
I hear you. I purposefully avoid all potential exposure to MZ-s.


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Well I have a cosmetic beater that's mechanically just fine . . .
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I am liking this Minolta Hi-Matic G.



It is battery dependent auto exposure. Which I generally dislike, if there is no manual option to over ride.
However this one does a needle capture exposure lock, by a half press of the shutter. Which lends some far ranging creative control on exposure and image appearance.
The zone focus is by estimation, but my experience with the old film folders with scale focus lets me do that well, and the 38mm short lens makes DOF easy.
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Here are a couple of quick shots of my MX with K 50mm f/1.4. Taken with the K3 and K 28mm f/3.5. The MX, which I was using at the weekend, is currently loaded with Tri-X at 1600.


MX with K 50/1.4
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MX with K 50/1.4
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Except for a few specks (?) between the shutter speed dial and the prism n d a few other places on the top plate, that MX could almost be fresh out of the box.
The Minolta is a really lovely little 35mm no-excuse-for-not-taking-along camera, but pity it isn't fully manual. A grey card with half-press might be a useful way to exercise some exposure standardization and control.
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