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08-11-2008, 05:52 PM   #16
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Woof, That is the Santa Monica pier, 6 miles south of Malibu.

As for film, Well today I received my latest addition. I can't wait to shoot a roll through it...







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QuoteOriginally posted by jgredline Quote
Woof, That is the Santa Monica pier, 6 miles south of Malibu.
Sign. That's what I thought. I miss that pier a lot. Right around the corner from there is the King's Head, my favorite English Pub, and there is a Chinese Restaurant in the mall right there that is also a great favorite.

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As for film, Well today I received my latest addition. I can't wait to shoot a roll through it...
Spotmatic SP. Next to my '57 Asahi AP, my favorite M42, none barred. Very nice.

woof!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jimfear Quote
Yes, and no.

I shoot only film and do not own a digital P&S. That makes us four here in this thread that are still hardcore film users ...Kind of depressing...

Last time I went shopping for film I asked my local photo store how many that still buy B/W film there, he answered that he could count them on one hand, and that is in a town of 60 000 people. No wonder it's hard to get film with that few people buying it.

The reason I still use only film, don't know. Haven't yet seen a FF pentax?
I also like the thought of me pressing a button that mechanically moves something in the camera, does that make me strange?

/jim
When I was told by the sales person at one of the two local 'brick and mortar' camera stores (in a town of 80K) that they just don't bother with film anymore, I haven't 'bothered' going back to buy anything from them.

I like the whole mechanical experience - turning dials to get the proper settings, pushing a button to activate a mechanical shutter and best of all, cranking the advance lever. But the hand crank on my Yashica Mat 124G is WAAAAAY better than an a thumb lever any old day! Now there is a fun camera!
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Hello fellow photo addicts. I'm new to Pentax. My first camera was a Canon AE1 back in 1985. My dad let me take over the use of this wonderful camera when I was 15. From 15-19 I was deep into shooting B&W and took photography 101 at 19. My career path took me away from my first love(I was discouraged from pursuing photography as a career), and not until 4 years ago the only composing I did was with my eyes. Finally I started looking into the new cameras out there while recooping from shoulder surgery. I bought 2 Canon 20d's and converted one to false colour IR. For the last 4 years I renewed my passion for photography and have leared a lot in Photoshop. 1 month ago I sold all my equipment with the intention of converting to Pentax digital. Instead I bought a plustek 7500, Pentax ME, *ist (film) and a 77, 43, and 35 2.0. My friends think I'm crazy, but I love it. I'll eventually get a K20D, since some of the work I will be doing requires it, but I intend to buy a 67II as well as a 8x10 field camera. I do have NIK photo effetcs. It's great, and gets close to mimicing film, but digital has a long way to go to really copy film. I hate dealing with the many scratches from having a store develop my color, but I'll soon remedy that with getting the right setup to develop my color. getting back to developing my own film is a bit of trial and error, but fun.
http://www.pbase.com/theeccentric/image/101546833.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/theeccentric/image/101546835.jpg
a couple of test shots with my 77 limited and the ME. both with photoshop adjustments applied. I even used the NIK filter for mimmicing fujifilm although I shot with Kodak UC. I have a CD cover photoshoot coming up. I'll be using T-Max 3200 and Fuji 800. My client is stoked about using film.
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QuoteOriginally posted by eccentricphotography Quote
Hello fellow photo addicts. I'm new to Pentax. My first camera was a Canon AE1 back in 1985. My dad let me take over the use of this wonderful camera when I was 15. From 15-19 I was deep into shooting B&W and took photography 101 at 19. My career path took me away from my first love(I was discouraged from pursuing photography as a career), and not until 4 years ago the only composing I did was with my eyes. Finally I started looking into the new cameras out there while recooping from shoulder surgery. I bought 2 Canon 20d's and converted one to false colour IR. For the last 4 years I renewed my passion for photography and have leared a lot in Photoshop. 1 month ago I sold all my equipment with the intention of converting to Pentax digital. Instead I bought a plustek 7500, Pentax ME, *ist (film) and a 77, 43, and 35 2.0. My friends think I'm crazy, but I love it. I'll eventually get a K20D, since some of the work I will be doing requires it, but I intend to buy a 67II as well as a 8x10 field camera. I do have NIK photo effetcs. It's great, and gets close to mimicing film, but digital has a long way to go to really copy film. I hate dealing with the many scratches from having a store develop my color, but I'll soon remedy that with getting the right setup to develop my color. getting back to developing my own film is a bit of trial and error, but fun.
http://www.pbase.com/theeccentric/image/101546833.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/theeccentric/image/101546835.jpg
a couple of test shots with my 77 limited and the ME. both with photoshop adjustments applied. I even used the NIK filter for mimmicing fujifilm although I shot with Kodak UC. I have a CD cover photoshoot coming up. I'll be using T-Max 3200 and Fuji 800. My client is stoked about using film.
Dalen
Dalen. first and foremost, WELCOME!!
While this forum has grown a ton, our film family is small but strong...

I also think it is very cool to see you shooting an ME with a 77lTD.
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Javier, cool Spotmatic! Hippy straps rock!

It should actually be a rarity in the US since most of them were branded Honeywell over there (including mine)



Do not forget to put new light seals on it as they should look like gunk now.
Also any battery that fit in there works, but they have to be "upside down"

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Javier, Javier, I have a serious complaint.

You violate one of the cardinal rules/conventions of camera porn: there's no glass shot! I know we're supposed to respect and honor our cameras purely for photographic reasons, and leaving the lens cap on is part of that. But jeez louise, let's see some glass! Take that cap off at least at the end.
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I have two cameras, a Pentax Super Program that I shoot mostly color (I really like Fuji 160-S), and a Pentax k-1000 that I shoot mostly black & white through (mostly tri-x, plus-x). My wife has a digital P&S, and occasionally I shoot some pics with it, but usually because I want a pic quick to post to the net (ahhh the instant gratification world we live in). I've thought about a digital SLR, but I have to many other things that require my extra income at the current time (house reapirs/upgrades, daughters college etc.).

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Congratulations on your camera purchase, Javier. Now you are thinking--screwmount is the way to go (either stock or adapted). I am sure you will soon appreciate the great resource of M42 lenses...dirt-cheap, high-quality glass.

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Thanks folks, and YES..I LOVE THAT HIPPIE STRAP..

Nesster, I noticed the caps after I posted and said to myself...Blasphemy.. LOL...

I have it loaded and ready to go.
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QuoteOriginally posted by eccentricphotography Quote
I hate dealing with the many scratches from having a store develop my color
Dalen,

Send your film to Specialty Color Services in Santa Barbara, CA. I have tried many different labs, and Specialty is the best--not a scratch or a speck on any of my prints.

Glen

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QuoteOriginally posted by zx-m Quote
Dalen,

Send your film to Specialty Color Services in Santa Barbara, CA. I have tried many different labs, and Specialty is the best--not a scratch or a speck on any of my prints.

Glen
Thanks Glen,
Hey I recently bought a Spotmatic without a battery door thinking I could easily find one for it. Well not so easy. The Honeywell doesn't work. Anybody have an extra one laying around?
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QuoteOriginally posted by zx-m Quote
Dalen,

Send your film to Specialty Color Services in Santa Barbara, CA. I have tried many different labs, and Specialty is the best--not a scratch or a speck on any of my prints.

Glen
This is a great place. I just sent out 4 rolls of tri x to have them developed.
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Well, the meter on my new used Spotmatic sp does not work.
But it's ok, after I am done with the roll that is in it, I will send it to Eric for the Eric treatment.
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Sometimes the switch is twiddly... and you may need to re-install the battery, as sometimes that contact is also twiddly. But a good going over is always a good thing!
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