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08-25-2020, 04:54 AM - 12 Likes   #1
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An article on historic street photography using a spotmatic

I just saw this article and thought it worth sharing. There are a number of fine images that anyone would be proud to capture today, such is the technical and compositional merit of the work.

Man Inherits Treasure Trove of Unseen Street Photos From His Grandfather

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Thanks for sharing, that’s some genuinely fantastic street photography!

That ain’t a Spotmatic though
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QuoteOriginally posted by nickthetasmaniac Quote
That ain’t a Spotmatic though
Pentax K, I believe. (The rewind knob is the wrong finish for an AP or S.)
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WOW! A cartel for a Corrida with Julio Aparicio and Antonio Ordoņez!!!
Nimes 1958, Carlos Saldaņa (Venezuela) and Curro Giron as well.
Awesome pics!


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Wow! That is excellent work!


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Yeah, sweet street photography.
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Beautiful....truly beautiful pics.
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Beautiful work!
That is an AP, S or K. Keep in mind the image is mirrored. Wish I could read the lens info. Seems it is not an auto lens introduced with the K.

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Some wonderful shots here! Black & white from that era sometimes are just magical. Much like Cartier Bresson from early 30's.
The Pentax camera is an Asahi Pentax K of 1958. The proof lies in the black rewinder.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bosse Quote
The Pentax camera is an Asahi Pentax K of 1958. The proof lies in the black rewinder.
Absolutely correct! I missed that detail.

Thanks!
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QuoteOriginally posted by ismaelg Quote
Wish I could read the lens info. Seems it is not an auto lens introduced with the K.
Agreed that it's definitely not an auto lens. I think it's the preset 55/2.2 based on the look of the silver aperture ring, but the focal length & speed parts of the engraving are too out of focus to read even when zoomed in.

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QuoteOriginally posted by g026r Quote
Agreed that it's definitely not an auto lens. I think it's the preset 55/2.2 based on the look of the silver aperture ring, but the focal length & speed parts of the engraving are too out of focus to read even when zoomed in.
I don't think it's the 55/f2.2 (the front element seems much too big, filling right out to the beauty ring), but can't for the life of me figure out what it is...

Perhaps a preset Takumar 105/f2.8?

The perfectly round aperture has be a bit thrown as well...
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If you look closely at those b&w pictures, then compare with some posted on this site in simulated digital b&w format, you may see what I mean when I complain about how simply removing the color saturation doesn't make a picture b&w. I see a big difference.

Great photography, that, I hope the owner will collect the best of them for a big "coffee-table book". I'd buy a copy.
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Great photography, that, I hope the owner will collect the best of them for a big "coffee-table book". I'd buy a copy.
I would too. I looked through his web site and there are more, with a promise to add more later. The whole collection is just pleasing to see, he had a great eye and the talent to realize it in the final images IMO.
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QuoteOriginally posted by nickthetasmaniac Quote
I don't think it's the 55/f2.2 (the front element seems much too big, filling right out to the beauty ring), but can't for the life of me figure out what it is...

Perhaps a preset Takumar 105/f2.8?
Could be. I worked from the assumption it was a normal lens, but looking closer the blurry focal length engraving does appear to possibly be of the form f=1XXmm
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