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Forum: Sold Items 04-20-2010, 07:42 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 200mm F4 w/ Case (US)
Posted By drevilsmom
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Pm sent!!!! :)
Forum: Sold Items 04-20-2010, 12:20 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 200mm F4 w/ Case (US)
Posted By drevilsmom
Replies: 11
Views: 3,357
Is it still available, and just so I can make sure, is it in the M42 mount?
Forum: Sold Items 04-20-2010, 08:53 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Super Takumar 135mm & 200mm, Vivitar 135mm, SMC 28mm
Posted By drevilsmom
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PM sent on 200mm
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 05-26-2008, 09:07 AM  
Hello!!
Posted By drevilsmom
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My name is Elizabeth (Liz), and I am looking at getting a DSLR. My father had passed away in 2006, and I inherited his camera after my mom realized that I had a passion for photography. He had a very old Model S1 that he took excellent care of, and I am tempted to get a Pentax DSLR so I can continue to use his lenses. I did have an opportunity to use a K1000 about 10 years ago for my physics professor. I took B/W photos, and then learned how to hand-develop the negatives and subsequent prints. It was a lot of fun, and I enjoyed the camera. My interests are primarily wildlife, including macro of insects. I also like nature scenes in general, and also getting the obligatory shots of my young 17 month old son as well!! :p For the past 4 years, I have used a Canon S1 IS, and although it takes excellent pictures, I have outgrown its capabilities and am looking for a more professional camera. For the past 3-4 months, I have done nothing but shoot in manual mode, and really enjoy the control I have on exposures.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-26-2008, 06:54 AM  
I have a dilemma...
Posted By drevilsmom
Replies: 5
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Your information is great. I already have to manipulate my poor S1 IS to get it to do what I want in manual mode. I don't have problems with focusing things, because I look through microscopes on a very regular basis at work. (I probably spend an hour each day looking through one.) I already look at my histograms and know how to read them, but I'll definitely scrutinize them even more now. As for the focusing issue, it seems like a minor inconvenience. The lenses are a plus, too, because that can be the expensive part. I haven't looked yet, but I'm hoping that there are as many accessories as there are for Canon's, especially things like ring flashes and extension tubes.

I know that I am interested in Macro, especially insects. I get so frustrated with my S1 IS and its 3.2 MP. I don't think I do half bad, though, considering my constraints.

Northern black widow:


Click beetle:


An iris:



My Dr. Evil:



For insects that are fairly small (which is most) I have to crop down by as much as 200%. Very frustrating as all of them get fuzzy and blurry. I really wanted to take some pictures of a spider mite, so I got my binoculars and put them against my lens backwards. Fairly blurry, but I got a close shot!




I don't mind playing until I get what I want!! :D
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-26-2008, 06:33 AM  
I have a dilemma...
Posted By drevilsmom
Replies: 5
Views: 2,741
Good to know!! The body also seems cheaper than the Canon as well. The only SLR I ever played with was a K1000, and that's been about 10 years ago. I didn't even know my Dad had this until just a few months ago. I was pleasantly surprised. He had stopped taking photos in the early 80's, and then put the camera away. All the lenses were stored properly. He bought them brand new in the 70's. The lenses are Takumar 35mm/ f 3.5, Takumar 135mm/ f 3.5, Takumar 55mm/ f 2.2, and a Soligor 2X teleconverter. I think I read the designations on the lenses correctly, but Mom said that Dad had a decent array.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 05-26-2008, 02:27 AM  
I have a dilemma...
Posted By drevilsmom
Replies: 5
Views: 2,741
I inheritied my father's old Pentax Model S1 (I think that's the model) along with three lenses, a 2X teleconverter, and several filters. The lenses are in excellent shape. I currently own a Canon Powershot S1 IS that I have outgrown, and so I am in the market for a DSLR. I really was leaning hard for a Canon XTI, as I am familiar with the Canon setups, but after doing some research AND contacting Pentax, I found out that with an adapter, my father's lenses can be used, albeit only manually. So, it seems like the equivalent to the XTI is the K200D. Have any of you used old glass on the new digitals, and is it worth it? How does the K200D compare to the XTI? Thanks bunches. Oh, and eventually I want to get involved with macro, so does the 100mm macro do macrophotography justice?

Elizabeth
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