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09-05-2011, 03:22 PM   #6091
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samtr87, thanks for taking the time to post the locales of your shots. You piqued my curiosity as I didn't recognize the geography. (Palm trees were a bit of a clue, but that could still be a lot of places).

This is a re-run from my Spotty. I've posted it in this thread before. It's a statue of Mark Twain from January of 2010. I managed to sandwich a battery into the SPII using tinfoil, but the meter is still sketchy. I ended up using a handheld Weston meter I got from my dad. I don't know...I didn't fall in love with the SPII the way I've fallen for my other Pentax cameras. I know that people who shoot Spotties regularly swear by them. I believe the the Takumars. I'm fresh from a spin with the Sightseeing screwmount (Pentax SV) and that was a real joy to shoot. Upshot is that I should prolly revisit the SPII in the near future and see what all the hoohah is about. Clearly I'm missing something...

SPII, SuperTakumar 50 f1.4, Kodak Ultramax 400 (and it was coooold outside that day)



I guess the gist of my post is that there's no reason your Spotty shouldn't take pictures as nice as your Ricoh, but getting there will be a different trip.

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09-05-2011, 04:23 PM   #6092
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My first roll of B & W after nearly 20 years. Kodak T-Max 100, Pentax * ist







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@Colton, thanks for the kind words and the Provia daisies. Keep 'em coming. I don't know that I've ever seen Provia available here retail, but my options are pretty limited. If I'm going to shoot it, I'll have to order it.
Thanks Kevin,
Provia has become my definite #1 favorite film, I just ordered 5 rolls of 100F in 120 this morning. Can't wait to load some in my 67.


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...I didn't fall in love with the SPII the way I've fallen for my other Pentax cameras.
I have a black SPII that I was very excited about when I first got it but I also haven't really warm to yet. OTH I really enjoy using my SP-F......
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Spotmatic II, Chinon Auto 1:2.8 f=28mm, Kodak Tri-X 100

Hi all.

My first B/W roll ever. T-Max 100!








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Hi all.

My first B/W roll ever. Not sure about the type of film, but Kodak 100 anyhow.

The film code is on the sprocket margin. Use Google and you should get your answer.


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Been browsing this thread for a long time, so thought I should post one of my own.

Pentax Spotmatic II with Takumar Super-Multi-Coated 55mm f1.8. Can't recall the film, but I believe it was a cheap Fuji roll.
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Canon EOS 3, EF24-105L, Tmax 400 @1600 in Tmax developer.





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Canon EOS 3, EF24-105L,Tmax 400 @1600 in Tmax developer.

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Great images, Vendee. Is that a 20mm on the Messerschmitt? It looks huge up close!
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Great images, Vendee. Is that a 20mm on the Messerschmitt? It looks huge up close!
Might even be a 30mm, depends on which version of the ME109.

Phil.
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QuoteOriginally posted by EddieAmzel Quote
Great images, Vendee.
Thanks.

QuoteOriginally posted by EddieAmzel Quote
Is that a 20mm on the Messerschmitt? It looks huge up close!
That's just the propellor shaft. The cannon barrel would protrude through that a few inches to the end of the spinner when fitted. As you say, it would usually be 20mm but they did try 30mm towards the end of the war.
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Some great looking shots up there, J8's spotty shows what happens in capable hands.
Like Vendees ME(109),not "super" after all.What ever that canon is,its straight thru the crank,
great lookin shot,dont see the 'harvards' here much.Were displaced pretty much
by ryan AT-6's.Many of those still flying.

Walgreens had 4 roll packs(24 exp) of kodak gold 200 @ $12.99 this past weekend.
Itemized B.O.M. for this series.Shooting film doesnt have to be expensive.

Pentax ZX-L from craigslist @ $45
Tamron 52B(90mm F/2.5 macro) from Ebay @ $105
Tamron adaptall to PK adapter from KEH @ $25
Pentax AF200s flash from flea market @ $4
Film,processing,and scan from walgreens @ app. $15
$194 overall.

Prices like that allows my wife and I to cut 4 figure check to redcross for
people of Japan and know we're helping all over the world,in a way that
cant be done buying new.

1-Grasshoppers playing "leapfrog"
2-not sure what,symbiotic to buttonbushes and milkweed
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^fantastic! the first one is rather, umm, voyeuristic

couple new ones from me, Ektar 100 in my K1000...

Pentax-M 50mm f/1.7:






Vivitar 100mm Macro f/3.5 (the first shot is cropped a bit):



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QuoteOriginally posted by BillM Quote
1-Grasshoppers playing "leapfrog"
2-not sure what,symbiotic to buttonbushes and milkweed
The grasshopper shot in particular is fantastic.
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