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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-01-2017, 08:35 AM  
film memorial
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 10
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Thanks, everyone, truly. It's the hardest. But thank you.

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(and as an aside, I don't know what the hell happened to my signature... guess I'll sort that out later.)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-29-2017, 12:12 PM  
film memorial
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 10
Views: 684
I've been here very little lately; all throughout the end of summer took a toll on me with long work contracts, out of state travel and three deaths in the family the most recent of which was my mother. I just wanted to post this here, a design for her benediction at the memorial on Sunday - and what's more, the're all film shots, new and old. :)
I hope everyone is well around these parts.





Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-19-2017, 09:54 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 16,378
Views: 1,923,503
One more crackin out from the Rolfix. An interesting study in edge sharpness at wider apertures - this was shot around f16 if IIRC. Sharp throughout.
I've another I need to post up that was shot in Yosemite down at f3.5 (wide open for the folder) and has a crazy huge swirly edge section but tack sharp in the center.
I quite love it... the variation that is.

if your dream was a song by Kevin Rosinbum (Eyewanders Foto), on Flickr
Franka Rolfix II | Rodenstock Trinar 105mm | Velvia 50

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Here is the other...

ages by Kevin Rosinbum (Eyewanders Foto), on Flickr
Franka Rolfix II | Rodenstock Trinar 105mm | Lomography 100
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-19-2017, 09:50 PM  
The Problem with Pentax LX Cameras
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 41
Views: 2,918
I should follow suit someday, particularly one or two longer Ms - for their size, they're just tiny little gems. I've the M35/2, K24/2.8 (may as well be an M), and M20/4.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-19-2017, 09:25 AM  
The Problem with Pentax LX Cameras
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 41
Views: 2,918
I actually prefer the M50/1.4 nearly all of the time on the LX simply for portability and balance. The 1.2 feels great on a KX, but in my hand and small bag, the 1.4 enjoys more time on the LX. And, it's far lighter. The LX is the perfect sized shooter for me and for whatever reason I've always felt the 50/1.2 negates that perfection to a small extent.... at least for my running out the door purposes.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-19-2017, 09:07 AM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 16,378
Views: 1,923,503
Been away a long while recently... life. Played a couple months back with the DA* 50-135 on the MZS and quite enjoyed it in spite of the heavy vignetting.

springcrocosm by Kevin Rosinbum (Eyewanders Foto), on Flickr
Pentax MZ-S | DA* 50-135/2.8 | Lomo Color F 400 | Pakon F135

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I've had the Rolfix out quite a bit this summer. A fun, tiny, little beast.

enter here by Kevin Rosinbum (Eyewanders Foto), on Flickr

Franka Rolfix II | Rodenstock Trinar | Lomography Color 100
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-12-2017, 09:43 AM  
You May Only Keep One
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 83
Views: 4,171
Yes, that's what I meant. Likely already fit the bill for their M lineup intentions, seeing as it is so compact.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-11-2017, 10:14 PM  
You May Only Keep One
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 83
Views: 4,171
You are correct. It's a K - I do that with that lens a lot likely because I find it so much like the M-50/1.4 I had first and for many years, which its very similar to obviously, though certainly larger. :) Actually for that matter now that I think about it, I've a K 24/2.8 as well which seems even more like an M series.... it's tiny.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-11-2017, 01:28 PM  
You May Only Keep One
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 83
Views: 4,171
That's a fine choice indeed. I've an LX and M 50/1.2.... Certainly on the short-list. I chose my MX with FA31, but it's a close call.
Tempted by a 50 hugely - I like the wider 35-28-ish range overall, but shooting both-eyes-open on an MX or LX is hard to beat for joy of use.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-09-2017, 10:32 PM  
Gotta sell something.. LX?
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 19
Views: 1,140
I've had my MX (my main black one of the the three I have total haha) longer than any other Pentax camera, and the more that time-span grows and the more I try other cameras of various eras and makes, the more I adore the MX.

If I shed all my bodies but two I'd personally keep it and the MZ-S. Adore the LX but I don't trust it in the way I trust the MX.

(Also, I can keep my KX because *technically* I gave it to my father so it is sort of in "off-site storage".) :)

Of Pentax-persuasion there is
... MX (times 3), LX, MZ-3, MZ-S, 645Nii, 67, K-3 ...
I'm pretty sure that's all I have now. Wow. Fewer than I thought. I'm good.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-09-2017, 09:50 AM  
You May Only Keep One
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 83
Views: 4,171
That's fine - you should have your druthers and in that case just give it to me and I'll have it fixed and tow the line for us both. ;)

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Medium format counts. Pick one. :D
(and that combo would be in my short-list for certain... one of my most used combos in fact)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-08-2017, 01:02 PM  
You May Only Keep One
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 83
Views: 4,171
The 90/2.8 is way underrated. Hard to shine in the 105 shadow. I'd say it's definitely more versatile. That said, my VERY yellowed Tak 105 affected color not at all perceptiably so anyhow) even before I went to the trouble of de-yellowing it.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-08-2017, 10:07 AM  
You May Only Keep One
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 83
Views: 4,171
Original post... Edited. (Sorry for the delay. Was on the road a lot of yesterday. :) )



I haven't either, but I've seen enough examples and read enough comparisons that I feel comfortable plunging in - as much as I truly adore the 75/4.0, the extra stops would be welcome since this is hypothetical. As it is, given the price of the 75/2.8, I may never bother. :)

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1) No.
2) No.

:)

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That would be my thought as well... which is actually why I went down yet another length, as much as I love the 105, it can be limiting.

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Yeah, my thinking for the OP was that it is NOT a perfect world. If it were, I'd go with the LX as well.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-07-2017, 05:42 PM  
You May Only Keep One
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 83
Views: 4,171
This is hard, but I'm gonna go with MX and FA31.

I was on the fence - nearly chose the 67 with 75/2.8.... but then I didn't.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-07-2017, 10:31 AM  
You May Only Keep One
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 83
Views: 4,171
Yes of course, as long as you and I both have equal access to the stash.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-07-2017, 09:43 AM  
You May Only Keep One
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 83
Views: 4,171
One Pentax (Pentax only) film camera is what you are allowed to keep and use for the rest of your days.
One single (of any supported or adapted mount) lens is what you are allowed to mount to that camera.

Which will it be? You may only keep one. Make your choice.

**EDIT - this isn't limited to what you currently have, but it is limited to a real-world scenario. E.g. The eventual faults each camera has will eventually occur. This is not a perfect-world hypothetical in which your favorite camera works forever. This is "choose one and live with it in the real world".
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-05-2017, 07:28 PM  
The K10D Club!
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 3,436
Views: 317,665
A couple of panoramas from the land I grew up on, taken nearly 10 years back now with the K10D and M 50/1.4, both are 5-shot panos stitched and blended in Hugin.

Rosinbum Orchards, Harvest 2008 by Kevin Rosinbum (Eyewanders Foto), on Flickr
Rosinbum Orchards, Harvest 2008 by Kevin Rosinbum (Eyewanders Foto), on Flickr
Forum: Photo Critique 06-05-2017, 11:50 AM  
Black & White New to Pentax
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Well that's how you got to 7000 to begin with, slowly, isn't it? :D


But to the OP, I agree. Tuco's referring I think to these areas (attached below)... You could (using Lightroom?) create a virtual copy and step backwards through your processing history until you see these halos disappear and (or vice versa - start at the beginning and step back through the changes) the line between rock and sky becomes clean again.
Forum: Photo Critique 06-05-2017, 11:42 AM  
Black & White New to Pentax
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 8
Views: 680
(Just a brief interjection/momentary hi-jacking [apologies to the OP] here to recognize your 7000th post. :D Excellent typing skills and perseverance!)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-05-2017, 11:38 AM  
Article: "Is film photography saved?"
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 15
Views: 2,071
What do you mean? You don't have access to a postal service?
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-04-2017, 06:50 PM  
K-7 Appreciation - The Forefather Forgotten
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 23
Views: 1,958
Still one of my favorites.... one of several taken driving solo across the Canterbury and Otago in a stretch.

roam by Kevin Rosinbum (Eyewanders Foto), on Flickr
Forum: Ricoh GR 06-04-2017, 11:22 AM  
5 reasons (as if you need reasons) to buy Ricoh GR II
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 5
Views: 1,826
Excellent.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-04-2017, 10:20 AM  
K-7 Appreciation - The Forefather Forgotten
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 23
Views: 1,958
Ahhhhhh... I KNEW there must be some good feeling about for this excellent camera. :D

Many of my own thoughts above. Compared with K100D-Super and K10D I shot with previously, the body design was superb (roughly the same size as the K100D though certainly heavier/sturdier) and with far better high-ISO performance (ironic since this is now seen as its shortcoming) and processing speed, not to mention weather sealing and a host of other improvements. Pentax truly took the best of their existing offerings and made a genuine "Flagship" in the spirit of their previous flagships from the film era: smaller, lighter, more rugged and hugely feature packed, not disimilar to the likes of the MX, the LX and the MZ-S in that regard.

Even today it is my most-recommended camera for students and first-timers trying out DSLR cameras... At today's used prices, I don't think you can do much better at a cost/performance ratio.

I have more images taken with it than I can shake five sticks at, but here are a couple more... the composite in the OP is a bit unfair (though not unreasonable all things considered). :)

another dawn, right here by Kevin Rosinbum (Eyewanders Foto), on Flickr
K-7 | M 50/1.4

where's yours? by Kevin Rosinbum (Eyewanders Foto), on Flickr
K-7 | M 50/1.4

hahei morning by Kevin Rosinbum (Eyewanders Foto), on Flickr
"Hahei Morning" K-7 | M 50/1.4

8 a.m. by Kevin Rosinbum (Eyewanders Foto), on Flickr
"8 a.m." K-7 | DA* 50-135

roll out by Kevin Rosinbum (Eyewanders Foto), on Flickr
"roll out" K-7 | DA* 50-135

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Excellent. I see I even participated in that thread though i don't remember doing so. :) You must have subconsciously influenced my words here.

I think we need an "appreciation thread"... seems there are plenty of folks still shooting them, or at least fond of having shot them. Good for newbies to have a conversation and example reference beyond just the reviews. I'll certainly point folks toward it. Let's see some K-7 goodness...
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-03-2017, 11:22 PM  
K-7 Appreciation - The Forefather Forgotten
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 23
Views: 1,958
If there is such a thread honoring and admiring the K-7, I've not seen it around. The K10D (which I loved the heck out of for a good long while) gets its CCD loving tribe, and the K5 variants and thereafter have their own subs..... But the flagship model that started the body style and design sensibilities seems to have become a bit of a redheaded stepchild. :)

If there is not an admiration thread for the K-7, I'll consider this a start. Truth is that I adored this camera when I first got it. In years prior I'd shot a couple of Fuji digicams, then the K100D Super and K10D... The K-7 was everything I wanted at the time, and I still consider a huge number of photos taken with it some of my best. My copy also traveled around the globe with me, complimented by only a single M 50/1.4 and I had a Rioch GRDIII along for the ride as well for its pocketable, travel-friendly, compact/wide-angle goodness. But the K-7 was abused. When I returned it was in rough shape. The stabilzation was in need of repair so I had it turned off entirely. I'd slammed the body into some rocks several times and the left strap lug came loose and broke off inside - so I simply sealed the hole with silcone hahaha. But all the while the dang thing just kept taking amazing photos. I'm actually a little sad I sold it and to-date, it was the camera I bonded with most as far as digital bodies go (film shooters are another story entirely)... The thing was a sleek, rather compact weather-sealed monster to me and I loved the hell out of it.

I mused over this tonight because I came across a series of shots that were intended for a composite that I took on Cuba Street in Wellington on late New Zealand autumn afternoon... and just this morning I re-discovered them realizing I'd never stitched them so I pulled them out of the archives and did so. It's 7 years later and turned out pretty nice. Fun to get a nice "new" shot from those 2010-2011 years... The K-7 was a companion through it all.

wait by Kevin Rosinbum (Eyewanders Foto), on Flickr
"Wait"
K-7 | SMC M 50/1.4 | 34 img composite
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 06-03-2017, 10:55 PM  
Now I am starting to worried.
Posted By chickentender
Replies: 52
Views: 4,384
This.

My opinion on this subject is: "yawn".

:)
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