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06-17-2012, 12:38 PM   #1816
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That's a great set of film bodies you have there wuzet...especially the MZ-S with the 77mm! I like the NY skyline.

I finally found a 'Super S2' mine is the 2nd version with the Orange "R"...



And here is the original Asahi Pentax Spot Exposure Meter Model 1 Version 1 - which from what I can find is the first Spot meter brought to market. I also have model 1 Version 3 but no pics of it yet....



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06-18-2012, 05:09 PM   #1818
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My Pentax Spotmatic F old shcool Pic's

Just trying to share my love for cars and my new found hobby. These where taken in my Colorado Spring days and on Fort Carson. The first one is my favorite so I'm learning to mod them with Aperture on my Mac. The rest are just the Jpeg file you get when you ask for a CD from walgreens.
Any tips on or advice are welcome to help me get better at taking pictures with my Spotmatic F and my SMC Tak lenses.




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These are of a old friend of mind that is from LA and got his bike modded down in LA also.


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These where taken at a change of command of a good CPT I know and served with in afghanistan. He is the one on the far right middle.


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06-18-2012, 05:28 PM   #1819
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Hey, that's a great camera there. I like the pictures, although the scans could have been better. Try framing the subjects a little tighter, so you have less distracting elements in the background. Using a larger aperture could certainly help here. Also, try some compositional tricks like the rule of thirds, it can work great sometimes. But apart from that, you should be taking more pictures, you'll be getting better all by yourself. You could make some great pictures as a soldier.

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Yesterday I got a package from a friend back east and in it I found this superb setup along with a ProSpec branded Sigma 75-300mm 4.5-5.6 manual focus zoom in MD mound. She said that she had no use for it any more so if I wanted it, I could have it.
The camera and both lenses are working perfectly as near as I can tell. I already have a roll of film in it

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New member, first post.

I picked up this SP 1000 with a S-M-C Tak 1.4/50 for a couple of bucks from my local thrift.

What a beauty she is......

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QuoteOriginally posted by cogsinister Quote
New member, first post.

I picked up this SP 1000 with a S-M-C Tak 1.4/50 for a couple of bucks from my local thrift.

What a beauty she is......
Where are these shops? I always find people who want megabucks for any garbage camera!

Truly beautiful, congrats, and welcome!
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Where are these shops? I always find people who want megabucks for any garbage camera!

Truly beautiful, congrats, and welcome!
Come to the small towns of Atlantic Canada, the high prices have not got here ..........yet...



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QuoteOriginally posted by ElStellino Quote
Where are these shops? I always find people who want megabucks for any garbage camera!

I'll second that!
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I've never found too many good deals at thrift stores, but here in Japan the camera stores often have junk bins and I've found many, many treasures for next to nothing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
You really do notice the size difference in this shot! I found the MX a bit small for my hands, still prefer the KX overall.

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Not too small!

If the MX seems too small, go back to the Spotmatic and lenses from the 1966 timeframe! Here's a Spotmatic with the huge 35mm f2.0 ST made from 1966-68, with 70mm filter thread before they reduced the size. It's actually a bit larger in all dimensions than the 85mm f1.9 from the same period.
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Here's a comparison to the ST 35 f3.5, so there was a big change for 1 1/2 stops speed.
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But this huge lens was a good performer. I just compared it to the ST 3.5 and DA 35 2.4 with some quick shots on a K-5, shooting all at f3.5. Here's the full frame shot:
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Then here's a 100% crop of the 35 f2.0 stopped down to f3.5:
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That's impressive detail, and I wasn't specifically focused on the baseball! Opened to f2.0 it loses some contrast and detail as you would expect, but still isn't bad:
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However, the lens is so large it isn't very unobtrusive for working close to people. At least with the similar-size 85 f1.9 you have a bit of distance from the subject. With this 35mm lens everyone thinks you are using a telephoto! That's the issue of wide angle lenses on an SLR: they have to be retrofocus design to clear the mirror, and it took some time before lens design enabled smaller sizes of fast wide angles.
Meanwhile, here's this lens compared to the Leica Summicron 35mm f2.0 of 1958 (8 years earlier) on a Leica M3. (with the viewfinder correction lenses needed for 35mm on this camera):
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(And the little Summicron was an even better lens overall!) That's why in the 1960s I went to Leica rangefinders for normal and wide-angle lenses, and used my SLRs for telephoto and macro work. However, when the MX came out with the M series lenses I went back to Pentax for my everyday and travel kit.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TomB_tx Quote
If the MX seems too small, go back to the Spotmatic and lenses from the 1966 timeframe! Here's a Spotmatic with the huge 35mm f2.0 ST made from 1966-68, with 70mm filter thread before they reduced the size. It's actually a bit larger in all dimensions than the 85mm f1.9 from the same period.
Tom, is yours really 70 mm? How many freakin' versions of 35s did they make?! I use that ancient 35/2 as my 'normal' lens on my K20D and love it, but mine, s/n 189xxxx, is a 67 mm (just rechecked to be sure; that's what's screwed onto it now). It does look quite large on my SV, or gonzo huge on my ME Super (via adaptor) ... funny, it doesn't stand out that much on the K20D though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Argenticien Quote
Tom, is yours really 70 mm? How many freakin' versions of 35s did they make?! I use that ancient 35/2 as my 'normal' lens on my K20D and love it, but mine, s/n 189xxxx, is a 67 mm (just rechecked to be sure; that's what's screwed onto it now). It does look quite large on my SV, or gonzo huge on my ME Super (via adaptor) ... funny, it doesn't stand out that much on the K20D though.
--Dave
Actually I don't have any filters for it, but just took the size from a table on the AOHC website, which shows 70mm. But it also shows the earlier 35 f2 Auto Takumar as 65mm, where I've also see it listed as 62mm. So both seem to have a 3mm difference on this table.
I think the solution is that Asahi made a press-on filter for this lens (Saw one included in an auction sale that described it) rather than a screw-in. So I bet it takes a 67mm normal filter, or the 70mm press-on (and a 70mm press-on cap).
From your serial number yours must be the same model as mine.
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Yay, I finally found an ME Super SE! I have been looking for one in my usual price range for at least three years. "Usual price range" means "broken" of course. This one needed a shutter/mode switch; donor body (regular ME Super with other problems) is shown in background.

I'm running a test roll through it now.

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