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08-10-2010, 04:00 PM   #646
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My foray back into film started on a whim. I was cleaning up my old K1000 which developed a light leak in 2006 and got this bright idea to get one for parts on ebay or something. After a few minutes I realized I could get a nice functioning K1000 for 30 bucks. Then the insanity began as I started to think. I love love my new K7 but there has been something missing from my experience. Something that I wanted back, and I realized as I was purchasing the K1000 that it was film that was missing.
Within moments I realized I wanted to shoot film again and I wanted to develop my own black and whites. I had a little money to burn so I ran to one of the last camera shops still standing in town and bought the chemicals reels and several rolls of film. Back at the computer I accidentally bought a ME Super. So fast forward - ME Super came - I loaded a roll and shot it and quickly started developing and it was fun as hell. In the week or so after that I bought a back ME Super a Super A and a back up Super A and now my wife wants to kill me and I am done. I just got a little out of control. The cool part is all my lenses work on my cameras so I look at it as a win. Now back to developing, I was rusty and relearning how with the new chemicals out there but can I just say, my fun level with photography is way back up there like when I was 13 and I got my K1000. I am having a blast....


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08-10-2010, 04:50 PM   #647
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I hadn't taken a look at this thread for a long while and missed some great photos.
@tuco, like others noted, great pictures and the setup shot is just as fantastic.
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my gear

i have a Pentax Spotmatic..

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1.Takumar 1:3.5/35mm
2.MC Jupiter - 9 85mm
3.promaster spectrum 7 (looking for the adapter)
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08-12-2010, 06:47 PM   #649
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The classic Spottie -- very nice.

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Just got her in the mail yesterday and I am looking forward to taking her out for a spin. Taken with Pentax ME Super using Kodak Tri-X 400 processed with ILFOSOL 3
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Here's my recently acquired Spotmatic F. Seems like a pretty sweet camera so far. I'm hoping to be able to shoot a roll with it tomorrow.
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Family and I were out on a picnic, and we brought along the Zx-5n with a mirror lens and TC on it. We mainly used it as a spotting scope to look at the ducks on the lake. It's nowhere near as impressive as the vintage beauties in this thread, but it's fun to shoot.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Swift1 Quote
Here's my recently acquired Spotmatic F. Seems like a pretty sweet camera so far. I'm hoping to be able to shoot a roll with it tomorrow.
Hey, I, too, just acquired the exact same lens and it came with a Honeywell Spotmatic F body and 135mm f2.5 lens. I'm looking forward to shooting it too. But my meter looks like it's a stop off. I was comparing its readings to 3 other cameras with similar metering and it was reading consistently a stop to 1.5 stops low. I've had a few other M42 Taks lying around for years. Maybe I can finally put them to use again.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tuco Quote
Hey, I, too, just acquired the exact same lens and it came with a Honeywell Spotmatic F body and 135mm f2.5 lens. I'm looking forward to shooting it too. But my meter looks like it's a stop off. I was comparing its readings to 3 other cameras with similar metering and it was reading consistently a stop to 1.5 stops low. I've had a few other M42 Taks lying around for years. Maybe I can finally put them to use again.
Cool. I shot a few frames with mine this morning. The camera has great feel, I like the open aperture metering with the SMC Taks and I like the feel of the shutter. This body seems to have the nicest shutter button lock I have used so far. Seems nicer and easier to use than the one one my MX and K2. Mine seems to be metering pretty accurately, I tested it against my Gossen Digisix and my newly acquired Soptmeter V ($40, sorry have to gloat a bit ) and it is maybe 1/3 stop low.
I like the SMC Tak 50/1.4 so far. I like the focus ring on the older Taks better though, and mine is a little stiffer than I usually like but still smooth. I did a few digital test shots with it yesterday and it seem to be on par with my FA 50/1.4 IQ wise.
What 135/2.5 did you get? Have fun with it and hope we some some of your great shots from it.
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The 135mm f2.5 it came with is a SMC Tak. I already have had a Super-Tak 35mm and 28mm f3.5. So with those and the 50mm I should be set. I figure I'll just double the ISO setting and see how it does. It came with a 1.5V V625U Alkaline battery installed. Yeah, nice shutter lock for sure. The view finder is not as bright as my ME Super SE though.
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ME F 50mm

Here is my ME F that I picked up last Wednesday (11/08) - I can't get over just how much fun I'm having with this camera. The lens is awesome (in my humble opinion):

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Here's mine. I've had for about 4 months

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My father found this for me at Goodwill. Spottie SP, SMC 55mm F1.8, S-M-C 35mm F3.5, and an Auto Sears Tele Zoom 55-135 F3.5. All for $30!!!



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QuoteOriginally posted by Stratman Quote
My father found this for me at Goodwill. Spottie SP, SMC 55mm F1.8, S-M-C 35mm F3.5, and an Auto Sears Tele Zoom 55-135 F3.5. All for $30!!!


Nice find!!
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I have an SP1000. I'll shoot a pic or two of her this afternoon and post later.
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