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03-06-2018, 08:39 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
As a confessed Grammar Nazi, I think the title of this thread should be "Guess who WAS using a Pentax (a very long time ago)".
Dear Sandy,

As a confessed defender of correct grammar myself, I must say I also enjoy a lot of stylistic choices people make to express their points.
In this case it denotes intensity, rather than trying to be correct. I can relate to the manishved's enthusiasm with the chosen time and fraternize with what he is feeling and his need to express himself. That is what makes me want to read the thread. Some may denote it in modern terms as "clickbait". Anyhow, the important thing is that we're here and joining the discussion.
Retaking my point on intensity, it wouldn't "sound" in one's own head as attractive of a title. Just plain boring, because time is so relative, and hardly anybody cares about what seems to be outdated and fallen out of fashion in time.
And I use the term relative, because in the picture, in the frozen moment captured through photons, chemicals, optics and mechanics, he IS using a Pentax. Therefore I defend the title manishved has chosen and greatly appreciate his effort to keep the brand relevant.
I hope this inspired you to see things in a new light and to look for stylistic choices, rather than just pointing out the incorrect. It's a way more charming manner to express one's wit, rather than just seeming plainly obnoxious to people who don't understand the urge and need to obsessively correct or straighten (like tilted frames).
And excuse me if I made any mistakes since english isn't my first, and not even my second language.
Sincerely,

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And excuse me if I made any mistakes since english isn't my first, and not even my second language.
HFG
Only typo: English not english.
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. . . And excuse me if I made any mistakes since english isn't my first, and not even my second language.
Sincerely,

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I am like most Americans, we speak no other language other than English and we have been know to butcher that as well

I, for one, think your English is fine
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alex645 Quote
Only typo: English not english.
Hmm, that was the only thing that made me doubt. I didn't use a capital letter because I see a lot of use of the written word "German" (referring to the language, of course).

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I am like most Americans, we speak no other language other than English and we have been know to butcher that as well

I, for one, think your English is fine
I actually find it fascinating how that relates to the place people live or come from. I don't dominate a lot of accents, but I certainly enjoy listening to a lot of them.

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03-06-2018, 01:38 PM   #35
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Dein Englisch ist ausgezeichnet. Mein Schuljunge Deutsch ist ganz schlecht.
Ich mache spass, so alles gut ist.

Google translate English translation added:
Your English is excellent. My schoolboy German is very bad.
I'm fun, so everything is good.

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03-06-2018, 01:52 PM   #36
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
Dein Englisch ist ausgezeichnet. Mein Schuljunge Deutsch ist ganz schlecht.
Ich mache spass, so alles gut ist.
Hahahaha you made my day.

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To make it complete...

Looks like The Beatles are totally plugging the product!
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My impression is that Pentax had a much stronger presence in the UK market than it ever did in USA.

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Looks like The Beatles are totally plugging the product!
well, as I understand it, once they came back from India

Home - The Beatles in India

they were all enlightened

so of course, they chose Pentax
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Attached is a picture by Sam Haskins taken in his studio in the 70's, but it might as well been me.

Here's asimilar thread I found:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/173-general-photography/262676-celebrities-cameras.html
Although not too many Pentax cameras on the link posted there.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
well, as I understand it, once they came back from India

Home - The Beatles in India

they were all enlightened

so of course, they chose Pentax
Yes, it's why they wrote "While My K-3 Gently Weeps".
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Yes, it's why they wrote "While My K-3 Gently Weeps".
( yeah, a lot of eyes were dabbed by a lot of Kleenex tissues whenever it was sung )

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" While My [ K 3 ] Gently Weeps "

I look at you all, see the love there that's sleeping
While my [ K 3 ] gently weeps
I look at the floor and I see it needs sweeping
Still my [ K 3 ] gently weeps

I don't know why nobody told you
How to unfold your love
I don't know how someone controlled you
They bought and sold you

I look at the world and I notice it's turning
While my [ K 3 ] gently weeps
With every mistake we must surely be learning
Still my [ K 3 ] gently weeps

Well...

I don't know how you were diverted
You were perverted too
I don't know how you were inverted
No one alerted you

I look at you all, see the love there that's sleeping
[LOVE version:] I look from the wings at the play you are staging.
While my [ K 3 ] gently weeps
Look at you all
[LOVE version:] As I'm sitting here doing nothing but aging
Still my [ K 3 ] gently weeps

Oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, oh, ooh
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a classic love song lives on and on and on

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I came back to this thread just today - had not known that this thread had so many posts - and also a debate about the correct grammar - LOL....
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Franco Fontana

Same place today. I tend to like more the old peeling visage.




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Queen's bassist John Deacon with a black Spotmatic F (I believe).

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