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02-28-2014, 04:56 PM   #2656
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
I can never get the Export Button to appear in Develop Mode
That is because it is part of the "Library" view. Right-click on the image in any view will bring up an Export option that will raise the Export dialog box. The dialog is driven by various predefined presets. The couple that are supplied with LR are pretty much worthless. I have defined several for myself, including one tuned for upload to Flickr. At the top for each pre-set is an "Export Location" section that allows you to specify where the file will be saved to.

Perseverance will pay off. The non-destructive editing feature is very, very powerful and is one of the best things about LR.


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Perseverance will pay off. The non-destructive editing feature is very, very powerful and is one of the best things about LR.


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Thanks for the bump!! I know all that intellectually - but . . . . . haven't made it happen yet. I'm one of those people who used to read the book cover to cover before I started. Now that they don't have them (pdf's don't work for me) I'm just lost.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Thanks for the bump!! I know all that intellectually - but . . . . . haven't made it happen yet. I'm one of those people who used to read the book cover to cover before I started. Now that they don't have them (pdf's don't work for me) I'm just lost.
Excellent point. The Lightroom documentation, including the online help, simply sucks. I am facing a huge challenge in the next couple of weeks due to the EOL (end of life) for the XP operating system. I am doing the upgrade to Windows 7 (64-bit) and will have to do a clean reinstall of my software which means that I will have to archive off and import my existing catalogs into the fresh install...



...sounds risky, very risky.


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Somewhat off topic but here foes anyway. I have a set of replacement foam etc. I bought a while back. I picked up a nice working Chinon 35EE in a charity shop but it really needs the seals changing. Does anyone have instructions for that model, (i.e., which types of foam goes where)?

Thanks, Kris.

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I purchased foam from that company in Japan a year or so back and they had a good tutorial on their web site. basically denser for the mirror bumper and looser for the back - that was the way their precut sheets came anyway.
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This clean Z-20 came with a mint Sigma AF 24mm f2.8, and that was the only reason I bought it. Came with instructions and camera pouch. (Picture is with a different Sigma 35-80 zoom, also clean, for $20)
A new battery cost $25, and the camera is DEAD without it. One feels quite helpless without a winder or rewind lever. Even the ASA (ISO) cannot be set manually, so without film in it, one cannot get to know the camera. No depth of field, even with a battery. No wonder I shunned these glorified point & shoots. Do serious photographers give up depth of field information in order to have ISO set automatically? The view finder information was far too faint to be of use. This example is near new, but I would sooner have any K or Spotmatic series or better yet, MX if I wanted to have an enjoyable day getting pictures.
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I noticed a black bodied Spotmatic F in bargain condition so I jumped on it.Fortunately I have a compatible lens. Cosmetics look reasonable, mechanically fit, viewfinder is clean and clear but the metering is suspect but responsive. Perhaps a candidate for Eric?

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QuoteOriginally posted by LesDMess Quote
I noticed a black bodied Spotmatic F in bargain condition so I jumped on it.Fortunately I have a compatible lens. Cosmetics look reasonable, mechanically fit, viewfinder is clean and clear but the metering is suspect but responsive. Perhaps a candidate for Eric?
Beautiful!
Definitely worth sending to Eric.

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I will make sure the batteries I have are good and I believe these can take higher voltage due to the built-in bridge circuit? I'll take it out for a spin and see if it bonds with me. Interesting way how they managed to get open aperture TTL with those specific lenses. Only the ES II and this model had this capability so I wonder how many lenses Pentax made like this?
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According to the Spotmatic F Manual there were 24 S-M-C and SMC Takumar lenses that permitted automatic open aperture TTL metering. Excluded lenses that required stop-down metering were anything including Super Takumar and before, as well as the 400, 500, 1000 and 85~210 SMC Takumars. The rubber focusing ring was a cosmetic change. Changes in the body meant that the 24 compatible lenses operated with the lens preview lever only in the Auto position. There is a lens interlock that prevents operating these lenses with the lever in the Man position.

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Just back from an outing up the coast (receiving it's first use in far too long), ol'reliable has a new friend in front. They got to know each other pretty well, along with a few others, the 3 crazy brothers, he'd never met before. Needless to say they all got well and shot late into the night, even up early to go it again.



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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
According to the Spotmatic F Manual there were 24 S-M-C and SMC Takumar lenses that permitted automatic open aperture TTL metering. Excluded lenses that required stop-down metering were anything including Super Takumar and before, as well as the 400, 500, 1000 and 85~210 SMC Takumars. The rubber focusing ring was a cosmetic change. Changes in the body meant that the 24 compatible lenses operated with the lens preview lever only in the Auto position. There is a lens interlock that prevents operating these lenses with the lever in the Man position.

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The SMC-Taks that support open aperture metering have an additional lever added to the mount to tell the camera what aperture the lens is set to. The cameras that support it also have an additional lever to 'read' it. There is an additional small metal pin on the rear of the lens screw mount that seems to prevent the auto/man switch from operating when the lens is off the camera. Once the lens is mounted on the camera, the auto/man switch is enabled again.

I found several references on the web suggesting that the SP F (and possibly ES/ESII) kept the meter on whenever a SMC-Tak lens was attached (on the other SPs the meter is always off except when the metering switch is activated) - I don't know if using a lens cap turns this off like the K1000?

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The lens I already had but I just got the camera. I wasn't sure about it but between us the previous owner and I got the exposure compensation and ISO dials moving and everything appears to work well. I need to put new seals and a mirror bumper in it though.

Cross-posted to the "gear porn" thread.








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QuoteOriginally posted by johnha Quote
The SMC-Taks that support open aperture metering have an additional lever added to the mount to tell the camera what aperture the lens is set to. The cameras that support it also have an additional lever to 'read' it. There is an additional small metal pin on the rear of the lens screw mount that seems to prevent the auto/man switch from operating when the lens is off the camera. Once the lens is mounted on the camera, the auto/man switch is enabled again.

I found several references on the web suggesting that the SP F (and possibly ES/ESII) kept the meter on whenever a SMC-Tak lens was attached (on the other SPs the meter is always off except when the metering switch is activated) - I don't know if using a lens cap turns this off like the K1000?

John.
The ES/ESII meter is off when the 'mode' is set to manual so I just click the dial to 1000 when I am not using the camera.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
The lens I already had but I just got the camera. I wasn't sure about it but between us the previous owner and I got the exposure compensation and ISO dials moving and everything appears to work well. I need to put new seals and a mirror bumper in it though.

Cross-posted to the "gear porn" thread.
Very nice!

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