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Forum: General Talk 08-26-2021, 11:02 AM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By timw4mail
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It feels very similar to my IBM Model F AT keyboard (which happens to be a somewhat rarer version of a somewhat rare series of keyboards). Also similar to the original Model F boards, it is very spendy. I actually paid for this keyboard in January of 2016, and it's taken this long to get manufacturing to the same level of over-engineering as in the 1980s.


Unlike the much more common IBM Model M keyboards, the Model F boards use capacitive switches, rather than a membrane for the key matrix. This difference makes the feel of the Model F more crisp than the Model M, and I think the Model F has a slightly lighter actuation force (amount of pressure to press the key).


This is a fairly noisy, heavy (the case is two solid pieces of some zinc alloy), and very high quality keyboard. On the downsides, the layout is nonstandard, with the function keys requiring pressing a separate key and the number keys, for example.


In short, I like it, and I'm glad I payed for it long enough ago that I don't remember spending the money.

In general, computer keyboards (and mechanical keyboards) are quite a deep subject, and It's very difficult to describe how a keyboard feels to someone else.
Forum: General Talk 08-26-2021, 08:07 AM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By timw4mail
Replies: 23,618
Views: 1,773,459
A new Model F keyboard.


Basically the end of 5 years of waiting for a recreation of an expensive, overbuilt computer keyboard from the 80s.
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 04-27-2021, 11:31 AM  
Fun with the K-S1
Posted By timw4mail
Replies: 514
Views: 63,387
A few photos from a business trip to San Francisco in July 2017 (And yes the sensor spots...):







Oh the haze!
Forum: General Talk 09-09-2020, 06:18 AM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By timw4mail
Replies: 23,618
Views: 1,773,459
Wait, you can reuse the retail canisters?
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-08-2020, 06:55 AM  
The 50mm Lens Club
Posted By timw4mail
Replies: 1,920
Views: 285,996
What's a K-S1a?
Forum: Lens Clubs 06-25-2020, 07:13 AM  
*Macro* lens club
Posted By timw4mail
Replies: 4,437
Views: 613,665


  • Nikon Nikkormat FT2

  • Micro-Nikkor 55/3.5

  • Kodak Ektachrome 100

Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-25-2020, 07:11 AM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By timw4mail
Replies: 23,508
Views: 2,997,773


  • Nikon Nikkormat FT2

  • Micro-Nikkor 55/3.5

  • Kodak Ektachrome 100

Forum: General Talk 11-11-2019, 08:23 AM  
Your latest de-acquisition
Posted By timw4mail
Replies: 783
Views: 70,088
Why give away your color film? I would think that even it it "expires" before you use it, it will work predictably.
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-28-2019, 08:58 AM  
The 50mm Lens Club
Posted By timw4mail
Replies: 1,920
Views: 285,996
It was in reference to the K-S1, which I agree is a great camera for its price and market segment, but would normally just be stuck with it's kit lens :p
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-28-2019, 08:29 AM  
The 50mm Lens Club
Posted By timw4mail
Replies: 1,920
Views: 285,996
It's almost weird to use such an expensive lens on such a cheap camera...
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 10-21-2019, 11:23 AM  
Fun with the K-S1
Posted By timw4mail
Replies: 514
Views: 63,387
Yeah, M42 lenses are actually nicer to work with than K/M lenses.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 10-17-2019, 06:49 AM  
Thematic spider webs & dew
Posted By timw4mail
Replies: 45
Views: 2,645
I really like the depth you captured.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-17-2019, 06:46 AM  
Poll: 2019 Pentax Forums T-shirt Design Poll
Posted By timw4mail
Replies: 30
Views: 3,806
Voted.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-15-2019, 01:04 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By timw4mail
Replies: 23,508
Views: 2,997,773
I'm really fond of Fuji C200. It's cheap, it has nice color, and it's pretty easy to get.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-15-2019, 07:40 AM  
Gear P0rn - post it if you got it.
Posted By timw4mail
Replies: 8,015
Views: 1,042,340
The SF10 is a great outdoors body, but yeah, the autofocus and adjustments are lacking.
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-15-2019, 07:36 AM  
Soviet lenses club
Posted By timw4mail
Replies: 4,107
Views: 1,025,205
That last balloon is hilarious!
Forum: General Talk 10-14-2019, 08:03 AM  
Your latest de-acquisition
Posted By timw4mail
Replies: 783
Views: 70,088
I have the same thought about the camera...it's probably worth more to the original owner than they will ever get for it...
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-14-2019, 07:58 AM  
The Mirror Lens Club!
Posted By timw4mail
Replies: 1,210
Views: 440,221
That sounds like good advice.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-14-2019, 07:57 AM  
Gear P0rn - post it if you got it.
Posted By timw4mail
Replies: 8,015
Views: 1,042,340
And one of them that killed manual focus SLRs in general...

If the manual focus one is just as unreliable, why not get the auto-focus one? :p
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 10-14-2019, 07:56 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By timw4mail
Replies: 32,751
Views: 3,171,269
Right....:lol:
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-08-2019, 10:32 AM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By timw4mail
Replies: 10,765
Views: 1,245,140
The structure of unearthed ancient cities almost makes that plausible...
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-08-2019, 07:48 AM  
Gear P0rn - post it if you got it.
Posted By timw4mail
Replies: 8,015
Views: 1,042,340
Until you have to move all said cameras, and still haven't unpacked all of them...
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-07-2019, 12:41 PM  
The Mirror Lens Club!
Posted By timw4mail
Replies: 1,210
Views: 440,221
Focus on a mirror is always somewhat tricky, though.
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 10-07-2019, 11:54 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By timw4mail
Replies: 32,751
Views: 3,171,269
Somehow I doubt blue hair and lipstick is historically accurate....
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 10-07-2019, 07:26 AM  
Thematic spider webs & dew
Posted By timw4mail
Replies: 45
Views: 2,645
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