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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-30-2015, 11:28 PM  
How many film camera systems do you own?
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 117
Views: 9,184
Steve, thank you for that link to the OPB video! That was definitely a worthwhile watch.


I've spread out over a few systems lately from just being a K user originally.

Pentax K: SuperP (don't use much), MX (my favorite), and *ist (use pretty often).
M42: Spottie F (meter inop. but has a half shot roll in it from 2 years ago), SV (shelf art), and 2 Zenits that see very sparing use. 2 Tak 35 3.5's and a Yashica 50 1.4.
Canon EF: EOS 7 for eye-control AF and *silent* lenses with my 40 2.8 and 28-105 II (used fairly often).
Minolta AF: Alpha-7 with the gorgeous rear panel display with my 50 1.7, 35-70 4, and Tamron SP 20-40 (used often).

Odds and ends: Zorki Mir LTM w/ Jupiter 8 (rewind selection doesn't engage right), some film P+S's, Instax Mini 90 (party favorite), Holga 120 +135.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-10-2015, 10:40 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 16,183
Views: 1,876,624
Just want to say, GREAT SHOTS everyone. This thread brings me so much joy to just scroll through and see so many excellent film images. :)

I've been on a bit of a non-Pentax kick with a Minolta a-7 (the rear display has won my heart) and Canon EOS 7 (silent, eye-controlled AF is a treat) lately. All of these are from the EOS 7 with EF 28-105 II USM MIJ attached. I guess the Made in Japan Mark 2 is somewhat uncommon in Canonland, it's my only EF glass.


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by Max Morley, on Flickr
View across the Sound - Kodak ColorPlus 200


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by Max Morley, on Flickr
Cassy - Kodak ColorPlus 200


Bailey
by Max Morley, on Flickr
Expired in 2007 Fuji Superia Xtra 400 @ 250
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-21-2015, 12:30 PM  
Gear P0rn - post it if you got it.
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 5,255
Views: 566,344

The Russian Trio
by BlindLuckPhoto, on Flickr

My Russian collection is coming along, if I win the lottery I'll put a SMC-L 43mm f1.9 Special on the Zorki. The Cosmorex SE is an export badged Zenit EM, the Zorki Mir is a domestic-only version of the Zorki 4 missing the slow speeds.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-22-2015, 11:44 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 16,183
Views: 1,876,624
I have always wanted a Minolta α-7, and I finally bought one with the early 35-70 f4 kit lens. Actually surprised by the lens, very smooth and dampened zoom action; and the camera is very solid with a good weight but slightly bigger than my K5! Coming from my *ist and MX it's a beast. Both of these are on expired Fuji Superia Xtra 400 shot at 320.


Auto Electric
by BlindLuckPhoto, on Flickr
This one is shot out my scummy windshield while I was waiting in traffic late to the dentist. 1/160 + f11 + 70mm.


Artists Only
by BlindLuckPhoto, on Flickr
I was hanging out with my friend who babysits and two of the kids really wanted to take photos with my camera and I ended up being the first subject. They had a bit of issue using the viewfinder and the camera was giant in their hands so the shutter release was awkward for them. One of them would also fire off three shots of everything he wanted to photograph, but I didn't mind as it was a test roll. 1/100 + f4 + 50mm.
Forum: Sold Items 02-05-2015, 07:06 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K-5 Limited Silver Edition Camera <3,500 Shutter Count Only 1500 Made
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 10
Views: 1,646
PM sent.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-28-2014, 02:41 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 6,524
Views: 653,012
I got a film changing bag for Christmas so I was finally able to start developing my backlog of B&W. The chemicals I was given by an old film guy expired in the early 90's, but the still worked fine.

These are both shot with my Lubitel 166U and Shanghai GP3 100 film.


Edmonds-Kingston Ferry
by BlindLuckPhoto, on Flickr


Untitled
by BlindLuckPhoto, on Flickr
Forum: Lens Clubs 12-22-2014, 07:07 PM  
DA35 f2.4 - the Plastic Fantastic club
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 974
Views: 170,090
I love this lens on my AF film cameras, here are some shots with it mounted to my *ist. I think at f8.


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by BlindLuckPhoto, on Flickr


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by BlindLuckPhoto, on Flickr

And I love those first two shots Meg4mi!
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-18-2014, 11:17 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 16,183
Views: 1,876,624

Untitled
by BlindLuckPhoto, on Flickr

Pentax *ist / DA 35 2.4 / Fuji Superia Xtra 400 (Expired 2007)
West Point Lighthouse / Discovery Park / Seattle, WA
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-02-2014, 01:57 AM  
What Film Bodies Do We All Have
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 270
Views: 29,681
My Pentax Collection:
SV - shutter issues and scuffed mirror
Spotmatic - meter inop., shutter issues, and missing bits
Spotmatic F - meter inop. and mirror sticks sometimes
MX
ME Super
SuperProgram - has taken many falls and even after a local service meters funny, but it was my first camera and has been in my family since new
SF1 - mirror stuck up and makes pained whirring noises
ZX-5n - been meaning to sell, *ist is replacing it
*ist - just got it

Others:
Canon SureShot delSol - solar powered p+s 32mm f3.5
Canon SureShot A-1 - (was) waterproof but one of the film door latches snapped right after I got it, ex-sheriff's dept. camera
Minolta Weathermatic 35DL - think water got past the seals last summer at the lake and killed it
Olympus Infinity II - weatherproof 35mm f2.8 p+s

I really want a Contax G1 kit someday.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-01-2014, 11:32 PM  
Introduce your... film Pentax!
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 3,343
Views: 561,654

My *ist came in the mail today and I am so excited. I thought my ZX-5n was pretty small, but this thing is crazy small. I really want to get a DA XS 40 for it now.
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 07-07-2013, 10:06 PM  
Ricoh GR Digital IV Giveaway: Ending 7/8/2013!
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 630
Views: 72,657
Daisies

Shot with my K10D.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-07-2013, 10:04 PM  
Macro Daisies
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 0
Views: 440
Some (mildly) macro work from a trip to Fort Flagler. Not sure about what aperture I used since I don't take notes and it wasn't recorded. I thought the square format suited it well.

Shot with a Pentax K10D.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 01-07-2013, 03:16 AM  
Eyecup suggestion for film bodies
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 7
Views: 1,638
I am using my ZX-5n's eyecup (and strap) on my MX right now. I think it is Eyecup FG. It fits rather tight and you have to slide it up a bit to open the film door, but otherwise it works great. The only parts that touch the body are rubber, so no worry about it scratching.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-06-2012, 11:49 AM  
How often do you use depth of field preview?
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 43
Views: 3,402
I use it rarely. My main problem is the viewfinder dims too much and turns 'grainy.' It's a feature I haven't missed since shelving my SuperProgram. DoF scales on lenses are more useful to me.
Forum: Sold Items 06-02-2011, 11:09 PM  
For Sale - Sold: DA 18-55 WR (+$) for DAL 35 f/2.4 (Worldwide)
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 5
Views: 2,308
I would be very interested in trading you. However, my copy of the DAL 35mm has some scratches or marks on the coating. They do not seem to effect the pictures taken with the lens. I have even tried to provoke it by shooting at angles to harsh light and what not and have not seen anything. This is my only lens that I have had this occur on, which is odd because I hardly ever use this lens. The biggest one is ~5mm long and near the center. The other one looks like a hair on the edge of the element and is ~2mm long. There is also two dots below the small mark. I have trouble taking pictures of the front element to illustrate. Again, I have never seen any of these marks show up in photos taken with the lens. Everything else about the lens is minty and I have the original box, caps, and paperwork.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-22-2011, 11:54 PM  
Infared Photography
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 16
Views: 4,492
Avoid using auto-wind film cameras with IR film as I believe most of them use infrared to sense where the film is. I had a friend at school fog an entire roll using an EOS camera.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-05-2011, 03:01 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 16,183
Views: 1,876,624










Fairly certain these are all shot with my SuperProgram and A50/1.7. The skateboarding photo might be on your next Jones soda bottle. :)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-20-2011, 11:16 PM  
Introduce your... film Pentax!
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 3,343
Views: 561,654
Just purchased this camera body off craigslist for $15. Had to invest $15 into a new battery. Overall I am impressed with the look and feel of this camera. If Pentax put their digital tech into a camera that look like this and kept the little slider switches I would replace my K10D in a heartbeat. Pictures are after I cleaned a bit of dust off of it, the girl that sold it to me kept it without a body cap in her purse. Backdrop is courtesy of Saskatchewan. Posted a review if you care to view my impression of this camera.





Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-20-2011, 10:38 PM  
Pentax SFX/SF1
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 2
Views: 28,944
Pros Beefy Grip, Off-Center Hot Shoe, AF Assist Beam, Hip 80's Styling Cons A tad on the heavy side, 2CR5's are Expensive Rating 8 Price (U.S. Dollars) $15 Years Owned About a month.

I can recommend this camera: Yes

Value, Features, Performance & Size
The SF1 is a huge bargain on the used market currently. It has an efficient AF assist beam built-in, which the MZ/ZX and some PZ cameras lack. In comparison to the K10D it has a similar sized grip, is about the same height, is maybe 4cm wider, and they are both about the same weight. Inside the viewfinder around the green hexagon are two arrows that work with the Focus Indicator to tell you which way to turn the focus ring (on lenses that follow the Pentax standard).

Camera Review
What I Like: The AF assist works wonders in bringing the old AF system up to speed. The AF is actually quieter than my K10D and ZX-5n. The SF1 might take a little longer, but it hunts as much as the -5n; the K10D's cross-sensors dominate here. The balance of the camera is perfect, with a flash mounted it is still great (thanks to the off-prism hot shoe). The slider switches are simple and easy to use. I actually like them, being a SuperProgram guy I find it easier than turning dials. I enjoy the funky 80's design, the squared off edges are saucy. Not as noisy of a camera as I expected it to be, actually is rather quiet. Overall it feels like a high quality Pentax camera that I am glad I bought. I absolutely adore the CENTIC display on top of the prism, it weirdly stays on even when the camera is off so you always know what mode/settings you are in. One interesting thing I noted is that the shutter release is designed to have a built-in "soft release." Your finger rests between two ridges perfectly over the button.

What I Disliked: It uses a 2CR5 battery, they are $15! (Manual says it will do 25-30 24-exp rolls with 50% flash usage.) However, unlike the PZ-series, there is a AA grip available. There is no multi-segment mode or spot meter. Like most film SLR's there is no user control for aperture, no manual or Av modes with DA/FA J lenses. The ML (AE-L) button must be held down or you must press it while pressing the shutter halfway. This makes your grasp awkward compared to the ZX-5n and K10D. I find the on/off switch disorientating after being used to flicking a dial around a shutter release (ZX-5n/K10D). There is no depth-of-field preview, although some might not find it necessary. The switch for AF-S, AF-C, and MF has a really annoying button to engage MF mode that I find requires two hands; very annoying when not using quick-shift lenses and wanting to retract your lenses for travel. Something that keeps bugging me every time I use this camera is the lack of an aperture readout. Compound this with the lack of a DoF preview and in P mode you have no idea what aperture/DoF to expect unless you remove your eye and look at the CENTIC screen. The film rewind is LOUD and takes quite a long, battery-sucking time.

Forum: Pentax K-5 03-05-2011, 10:01 PM  
K-5 on the cover of Backpacker
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 10
Views: 2,968
Thank you Frogfish. I completely forgot about the address.
Forum: Pentax K-5 03-03-2011, 10:44 PM  
K-5 on the cover of Backpacker
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 10
Views: 2,968
While not an actual comparison or review, it is nice to see the K-5 on the cover of magazines. What Backpacker had to say: "Whether you're ready to go pro or just shoot like one, go for the Pentax K-5. It's tough - our tester strapped to a bumper to film his drive to the trail head, splashed it in the Atlantic, and even dropped it into the Arkansas River. It still shoots: seven frames per second with 14 stops (great for wildly varying light from sunrise to harsh midday sun to a backlit hiker). It shoots 1080p video, too. 'And its shutter is the quietest I've ever heard,' says our photo editor, 'a perfect feature for shooting wildlife.'"

They also featured the Optio W90 and the Papilio 8.5x21 binoculars.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-18-2011, 10:49 PM  
K10D can tell temperature?!
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 10
Views: 2,108
This is still mind-boggling to me. I think it is rather sensitive as having the camera in my lap in a warm car brought the inside temp up 4C from earlier in the day. Another cool feature of going digital I guess. The EXIF data on Flickr is very long, some of it is redundant and contradicting though. It will say sharpness in different sections at different levels for the same photo...
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-18-2011, 09:50 PM  
K10D can tell temperature?!
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 10
Views: 2,108
I was looking through my EXIF data on flickr and saw a "Camera Temperature" field that said my camera was 15C. Converting that to about 59F, that was what the weather was today. Is this listed anywhere as a feature, I definitely did not know that it could do this.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-13-2011, 03:32 PM  
Can dust removal at start-up create extra wear?
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 5
Views: 2,784
Thanks for the response. The camera only has ~13,600 shutter actuations, so I am going to put mirror/shutter issues in the back of my mind for a very long time. In my short experience the dust removal has done its job. I've done the stop-down bright light dust finding method a couple times and it appears spotless. Personally, I'll leave it on as I haven't heard any horror stories of sensors fall apart due to over dust removal/shake reduction.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 02-13-2011, 01:25 AM  
Can dust removal at start-up create extra wear?
Posted By FlannelSpoon
Replies: 5
Views: 2,784
I just got a K10D off the marketplace :D. Seeing how much effort my brother has to put in to clone out the dust on his *ist Ds' sensor, I checked the "dust removal at start-up" box on my K10's options. Will this cause extra wear/harm if I turn my camera on/off a lot? It's probably less usage of the sensor moving bits than using shake reduction for a couple shot, right?
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