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  1. Jean Poitiers
    Jean Poitiers
    "How are you finding the Auto-Takumar 55s and that beautiful Super-Takumar 50? Simon"

    Forgot to answer ... great so far, but have not really put the 55s through their paces yet. Really looking forward to the ST 50/1.4 ... gorgeous lens that should produce equally gorgeous captures ... will share when some are ready! Later, J
  2. Jean Poitiers
    Jean Poitiers
    Salut Simon,

    Thanks for your message and enjoy your K-3. I am hoping that I can hold off until a FF appears ... would keep the K-5 as a second body. I sent my MX and Spottie F to Eric H for CLA, because I want to do more film this year. Both bodies are in excellent shape and merit the extra $ in my books ... "keepers" for my collection. I may have scored a super (non-Pentax) lens, but "mum" is the word until it arrives at my door ... the check has been sent and now awaiting the post to arrive. Cheers, J
  3. pacerr
    >> " I've just got a "real meter" to try!"

    It was a trick to realize just how REAL in-camera spot metering could be. If you've ever used one of the hand-held meters with TTL viewing you'll appreciate that in-camera spot metering duplicates the process. It takes a little patience and habit building to read and analyze the spot data in the camera VF in the same manner as a hand-held meter but it's actually the same deal.

    One other trick you might find use for: throw the view finder totally out of focus and make a center average reading. Works very much the same as a generic selenium cell hand-held meter.

    But I do believe there's a special attitude and understanding that goes with hand-held metering too. Used Pentax spot meters aren't too expensive today and can be readily re-sold for what you pay for 'em. A few months playing with one can be very enlightening.
  4. dngr
    Hi Simon, thanks for all the kinds words this month, I was equally impressed with what you were producing! I have to admit, when I started this month's challenge, I wasn't sure what I had gotten myself into by using only the 200 for a whole month, it sure was a doozy. With the K28/3.5 on the way, I hope I can get some photos as nice as what you have achieved with your 28. Happy New Year to you, and your loved ones, and I hope 2014 treats you well!

  5. Canmannac
    The compliments are richly deserved. You are driving this challenge this month for us to be better. Between you and Zorglub, you guys are lighthouses in here shining bright. Cheers
  6. Canmannac
    Thanks Utak, I appreciate the comment and praise, especially with my first attempt with Bokeh.
  7. pixie
    You're welcome, utak. I will read your review.
  8. Jean Poitiers
    Jean Poitiers
    Bonjour utak,

    Thanks for your message and the comparison idea for the Helios sounds great ... if I find the time, maybe I'll try the same ... thanks for your great images, John

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