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08-14-2008, 07:29 AM   #31
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Nesster, I did put a new battery in it. No luck there. What switch are you referring to?

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The meter/stop down switch, the one you push up, on the left side when using the camera.

If you leave it up, it should also return when you release the shutter.

Steps 4 and 6 here:
http://www.butkus.org/chinon/pentax/pentax_spotmatic/pentax_spotmatic.htm
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Back on topic for just a moment, I'd like to put my hand up as someone who never shoots anything but film, except sometimes borrowing my stepdaughter's P&S for eBay shots. My wife shoots film too. I just love the process, I have intense nostalgia for the lost glamour of film, and I love the look of a mounted slide.
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[QUOTE=fishman;313536]I happily noticed that we have a few people excited about shooting with film and these questions came to mind:

Does anyone of us shoot only with film?
Does anyone shoot flm with a small digital P&S for backup?

I would use a digital P&S as a backup doorstop...

I don't shoot only with film. I am shooting black and white almost exclusively with my 35mm gear, as digital colour is so nice. I use an istDS for small format colour.

I love black and white film. Have had darkrooms for over 30 years, and did professional technical work for over 20 of those years. I'm still processing film, and will occasionally print in the darkroom. I do, however, very much like printing black and white on my inkjet The majority of my work will be in that form. The improvements in inkjet printers and materials since I started using them in 1995 are amazing.

I'll continue shooting medium and large format colour and b&w for the foreseeable future.

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Pentax ME with 77limited kodak UC 400. scanned at 4800dpi with Plustek 7500 converted to black and white with NIK color effex. Best of both worlds.
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Here is a picture of 4 of my babies.
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The coolest looking lenses are on the two middle cameras
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
The coolest looking lenses are on the two middle cameras
I agree!!!!!

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This past weekend a buddy of mine and I went shooting. In particular he wanted stained glass windows...I took my trusty ole ME Super with M50F1/4 and shot them windows wide open..When we compared this morning, he was shocked at how good mine came out and how his ''digital images where way underexposed...Sure he needs to learn to shoot manualy, but still, there is allot to be said for simplicity...Here are my film images I took inside this very dark church.







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I have to say, I started back into photography a few years ago with film, went to digital, and now I'm back to film. I find that I mainly just use one lens on my K110d which is the FA50mm 1.4 though I now have around dozen to choose from. I use it for scouting, faimly functions, etc... but if I find something that I really want to "capture", I'll haul out my Calumet Cambo, load up some film holders, and use my K110d as a humbled light meter. Nothing beats those huge 4x5 negatives - digital will never touch it.
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Who is Erik?

QuoteOriginally posted by wlank Quote
Erik just dit his thing to my Spotmatic. Can't wait to get is scanned at a high res and look at it.
Ok, I just have to ask...who is Erik? Every so often I read something on this forum about Erik doing a repair or a CLA. Why Erik? How Erik?

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I think I may need Erik...my film camera is dead.
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Yesterday, I sent of my Spotmatic to him for the full treatment.
I can't wait to get it back.
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I use almost exclusively film. I find that the image quality from APS digital cameras don't fit my standards. Hence, I still use a three lens (I have four) Pentax 645NII outfit. I hope Pentax bring out something higer resolving digital soon; film and processing is getting expensive
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