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04-25-2009, 04:00 AM   #46
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Been shooting more and more 120 and 220 film rather than digital lately. If Pentax refuse to give us a larger sensor then this only way to go.

The 645N and kit.

And the MZ-S. Don't use it often but it looks nice.


04-25-2009, 07:23 AM   #47
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QuoteOriginally posted by sir_bazz Quote
And the MZ-S. Don't use it often but it looks nice.
I can never decide - is it beautiful? Is it ugly? Seems to depend on the time of day, position of the stars, what I ate for lunch ...
04-25-2009, 11:29 AM   #48
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QuoteOriginally posted by artobest Quote
I can never decide - is it beautiful? Is it ugly? Seems to depend on the time of day, position of the stars, what I ate for lunch ...
head on it looks ugly, but just move up slightly and look at it at a slight angle and it looks good.
04-25-2009, 12:37 PM   #49
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My family is a lot smaller (and cheaper) than pretty much everyone's :/

Not shown: the lenses in my sig, which are used on film and digital, of course

My "go to" film camera is the MX...great manual features, easy to use, compact, bright viewfinder.

Favorite lens on full frame is the 50mm range...any flavor, any speed.

Best film at the moment is Ilford HP5+, although, I will be testing other 100/400 speed films to find a cheaper, "snapshot" alternative. Or I might end up rolling my own HP5. $3.50/roll is killing me

04-25-2009, 05:42 PM   #50
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spotmatic II

various lens as well as the K100D pic taken with the K200D
04-26-2009, 03:00 PM   #51
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Did I mention my little fisheye ?
Together 2,568 Kg without film !

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04-26-2009, 07:20 PM   #52
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Here's most of my film stuff. Come to think of it it is most of my lenses for digital as well.

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04-27-2009, 04:51 AM   #53
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Crikey - I thought I had more than that!

The ME is probably my favourite body - highly underrated. It's tiny, beautifully proportioned, better built than the Super (metal top cover as opposed to plastic) and always gives me good results. I always shoot in AV anyway.

Very much into Takumar primes, although the A Zoom 3.5/35-105 is seriously good. I'm currently favouring my S-M-C Tak 3.5/28 - set it to f8 and 3mtrs then just point and shoot.

I took some woodland shots last week with this lens plus polariser using Kodak Porta 400NC to keep the shutter speeds up (my user name should really be Old Shaky - perhaps someone's already got it) and got great results ( posted a pic in the Tak club thread but don't know how to link it to here). It scanned very well on my Plustek (!)

Pentax LX
FC-1 Action Finder
FD-1 Magni-Eyepiece
Pentax ME x 2
SMC-M 2.8/28
SMC-M 2.0/50
SMC-M 3.5/1.35
Tokina 2.8/24
SMC-A Zoom 3.5/35-105
SMC-A Zoom 4.0/70-210
Super-Tak 3.5/35
Super-Tak 1.5/55
S-M-C Tak 3.5/28 x 2
Preset Tak 3.5/1.35
S-M-C Tak 1.8/85

Just sold some other lovely Pentax kit due to hard times.

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04-27-2009, 07:50 AM   #54
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Here's mine; all in use. Can't quite convert to this digital world.

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04-27-2009, 09:15 AM   #55
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Scored a cherry (not a virgin but still a teen) SV with a 3.5/28 and a perfectly performing Gossen Pilot at the Goodwill Friday for less than an hour of overtime!!! Works perfectly and what a wonderful, uncluttered wiewfinder!

Brings me back to the beginning of my career. How did this 40 year old camera stay unused for so long and why was it given away?

Pix and test shots of this and my H1a in my bucket.

How many Tri X grains = 1pixel?

04-27-2009, 10:04 AM   #56
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I hate how everyone has so much more, and nicer glass than me, my setup sucks. I gotta get a job and beef it up.
04-27-2009, 10:43 AM   #57
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Cosmo, your kit is quite capable. Some of my all-time best shots were made with very modest gear.

04-27-2009, 05:22 PM   #58
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cosmo Quote
I hate how everyone has so much more, and nicer glass than me, my setup sucks. I gotta get a job and beef it up.
Cosmo: We are, for the most part, hobbyists or enthusiasts - somewhere in between taking pictures and collecting lenses.

Some of us lean a little more to the collecting side.

Some of us lean more to the taking side.

The pictures don't care which side your hobby leans to.

As Peter Zack said, "Shoot with what you have, not with what you dream about."

Chris is right - you have a nice gear list - and you DO have a Yashica-Mat

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04-27-2009, 05:30 PM   #59
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cosmo Quote
I hate how everyone has so much more, and nicer glass than me, my setup sucks. I gotta get a job and beef it up.
Cosmo, Monochrome is right.. While I have a few film bodies and lenses, notice I only posted the picture of my baby. That is what I use 99% of the time. Even with my digital stuff I only use a few combos.

Keep shooting.
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By no means all of my film gear, but these are some of the most used items. I bought the KX so that I could retire my K1000 and I switch the Super Tak 50mm f/1.4 and an FA 50mm f/1.4 back and forth between my film and digital bodies. I also have 2 Vivitar 285s that can be used with any of my bodies.

Recently I've been shooting either Fuji Superia 400 (because it is available everywhere) or Ilford XP2 (because I'm not set up to develop my own B&W right now and it scans well).


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