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Forum: Pentax Medium Format 03-20-2018, 04:17 PM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 15,549
Views: 2,577,481
Shades of Irving Penn.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-05-2018, 04:12 PM  
Guess who is using a Pentax.....
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 51
Views: 8,459
Glamour photographer Peter Gowland shot with Pentax, as did Playmate photographer Ken Marcus.
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-03-2017, 04:14 PM  
Anyone planning to grow old with their K3?
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 141
Views: 11,343
Haven't maxed out the possibilities of my K-3 yet so I will be a while before I am ready for something else. (Had the unit since introduction and have been shooting Pentax since 1963)
Forum: General Photography 07-28-2017, 11:18 PM  
Cameras made in "Occupied" countries.
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Actually, Asahi optical started in 1919 so it did not start after WW2. That was when it designed one of the first successful 35 mm SLR's.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 05-25-2017, 03:57 PM  
Favorite films for BW medium format landscapes
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Tri X and Tmax 400, depending on clear skies or overcast and rain.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 02-18-2017, 04:40 PM  
Pentax 'speedlight' type flashguns for 645Z
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 10
Views: 1,219
"Speedlight" is Nikon,s name for their flash line. "Speedlite" is Canon's line.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 10-21-2016, 07:41 PM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 15,549
Views: 2,577,481
For more contrast, try extending your developer time about 30%.
Forum: General Photography 05-29-2016, 09:34 PM  
This is TOTALLY how you're supposed to hold a camera!
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 35
Views: 2,724
Exacta made a fully lefthanded camera in the '50's, Left shutter, left wind lever. Heavier than a brick and very clumsy to use. Not because of the lefthandedness. Konica had an optional left side shutter release on the FT-1 model. Had a built-in motor drive as well. Easy to load with one hand. I set up several veterans with right side disabilities with that unit.
Forum: General Photography 05-12-2016, 09:47 PM  
Press Photographer attacked in So California
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 99
Views: 7,679
You only need releases for commercial work. News is exempted from the need to get a release. Imagine trying to get a bank robber to release on a security camera image for the 5 o'clock news.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 02-24-2016, 12:40 AM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 15,549
Views: 2,577,481
Looks like Snoqualmie Falls at very low water.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 09-05-2015, 02:46 PM  
Problems with 645n and 75mm
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Rechargeables are not a good idea. They generally are only 1.25 volts per cell and that leaves the camera at the edge of no power. .
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 02-15-2015, 10:19 PM  
Pentax 67 in.... playboy shooting.
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 3
Views: 3,094
Ken Marcus was known for shooting Pentax 6x7 for Playboy in the '80', as I recall.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 12-31-2014, 05:05 PM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 15,549
Views: 2,577,481
I did some shooting along the Southern California beaches years ago. Three cheap Frisbees worked great to keep the tribod stable on sand and on iceplant.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 04-30-2013, 11:12 PM  
Hyperfocal Distance Chart for 645D
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 5
Views: 1,744
Also keep in mind that commercial Hyperfocal charts are calculated on a 4x enlargement; ie, 35mm film to 4x6, 4x5 to 8x10. The larger the print, the more critical the DOF.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-04-2012, 11:44 AM  
Pentax Unilateral Pricing Policy
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 1,013
Views: 88,358
Sports photographers are not the only "Pros" making money from photography.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 03-09-2012, 03:11 PM  
The official "I want a medium format badly" thread.
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 23
Views: 2,820
Even older color neg film had more DR than could be reproduced on the papers of the time. Some time about 1990 a young lady brought me a negative on Kodak Ektar 100(?) that her photographer friend shot. It was of her engagement portrait including her fiance. Sunset shot, backlit, no fill on the Southern California coast in August. With a substantial amount of Pan Masking film and several days in the darkroom, I gave her back 11x14's that showed detail from his dark slacks to the sunset clouds in the background (about 14 zones.) So, in my experience, it's not that film doesn't have the ability to record a large range but that ther is usually no easy way to reproduce that range.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 01-18-2012, 05:55 PM  
In Camera Shake Reduction vs Lens Stabalization
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 11
Views: 2,498
Four and a half stops might be reachable, but I doubt it in everyday situations. I am not a big lens shooter, so take my views with a grain or two of salt. I find in most situations with wide to short tele lenses, in-body stabilization gives me consistently two stops, sometimes more. In non-scientific tests, I got slightly better results with in-lens stabilization, not noticeable in most circumstances.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 04-27-2011, 12:45 AM  
Examples of strobist work outside of studio...
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 32
Views: 8,386
Actually, inverse square law is simple. If the surface is twice as far away, it gets one fourth the light. So, 4 feet is f/11, 8 feet is f/5.6, 16 feet drops to f/2.8. The problem arises when the photographer starts using light modifiers, (umbrellas, softboxes, etc.) as the inverse square law applies only to point light sources. As a rough rule of thumb, you can expect that twice as far equals four times the power.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 04-06-2011, 06:28 PM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 15,549
Views: 2,577,481
This was with an orange filter (O2.) The overcast was so heavy that pretty much all the light was blue, not a lot to differentiate. The boat was moving fairly fast so I only got three shots. This was my first foll of Acros, so I probably will have to change delveloper dilutions or times or agitation.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 04-06-2011, 01:01 PM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 15,549
Views: 2,577,481
The apparent grain in the sky area is probably due to the PP to get the clouds to appear as ominous in the shot as thy did to the eye. This was my first time scanning Acros so I probably have some tinkering to do to my workflow.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 04-05-2011, 10:06 PM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 15,549
Views: 2,577,481
Took my 645n/75A for a walk along the lake. Found this beautiful classic yacht under the Freeway Bridge. Acros, Rodinal 1/100, 18 min. Just scanned, be a few days before I get into the dark with and see how it prints.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-28-2010, 10:13 PM  
So I was at Frys on Black Friday...
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 28
Views: 8,178
Don't know what part of the country you're inn, but my Sony rep shoots with a K20 and Takumar lenses.
Forum: Lens Clubs 11-15-2010, 11:45 PM  
Takumar club
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 17,561
Views: 3,349,150
I've shot thru the 24/3.5 for many years, one of my favorite focal lengths.
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-30-2010, 10:41 PM  
The Kit Lens Club!
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 2,902
Views: 510,043
And then for the boring flower picture.
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-30-2010, 10:39 PM  
The Kit Lens Club!
Posted By ChaseTheLight
Replies: 2,902
Views: 510,043
Summer has truly ended, not that it was that great this year. At least when Seattle is doing the Seattle thing, the K20/kit lens are up to a walk thru Volunteer Park.
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