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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-02-2019, 11:06 AM  
Any tips for refinishing a K1000?
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 26
Views: 842
Oh! You can use Purell unscented hand sanitizer to position the replacement coverings and the sticky foam in the back slots. It will inhibit the stickyness and then evaporate.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-01-2019, 10:49 PM  
Any tips for refinishing a K1000?
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 26
Views: 842
Never had any issues with Goodman or Aki Asahi. I get the black synthetic #4003 or #4001 or whatever, it's good. Painting a metal camera is just going to make it look bad, imo.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-01-2019, 10:37 PM  
Purchase of 35mm camera and lenses
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 10
Views: 742
No. Get a Konica C35 Automatic or C35 V or something for that much. Minolta AF-2. Chalk it up to life experience and move on.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-24-2019, 08:44 PM  
Pentax Super Takumar 35mm F3.5 lens for my Spotmatic SP
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 6
Views: 455
You'll have to go through the front, and expect to reset infinity focus.

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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-16-2019, 07:25 AM  
light seal replacement: (diy) first time/last time easy/difficult??
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 23
Views: 1,179
I think that might be a little thin, it's easier to keep the foam strip from twisting when it's equal to or slightly taller than the width of the slot.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-16-2019, 04:31 AM  
Kodak Ultramax 400 Guia de Esposicion
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Kodak Ultramax 400 Guia de Esposicion.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-06-2019, 03:40 PM  
Scanning film.....
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 31
Views: 1,369
I also have a coolscan v ed, but I like the tonality of the epson more. I sharpen on low in the scanner software, because I think it's too soft without it. If I had bought a v700 I'd probably use that, but resolution doesn't mean much to me, and I'm not sure results w/o sharpening would be much different anyway. Like I said, I have a coolscan that doesn't get as much use as the V500.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-05-2019, 10:57 PM  
Dynamic Range, Film vs. Digital
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 48
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I think it's because the higher speed films are made lower contrast to compensate for the increased contrast from longer development?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-05-2019, 10:45 PM  
Scanning film.....
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 31
Views: 1,369
I use an epson v500, and epson scan. I like this software.

Epson Scan settings for color negatives.


Configuration>

Preview:

Thumbnail Cropping Area = Large

I have nothing else checked, 3x3 Sampling Area


Color:

Color Control = Checked

Continuous Auto Exposure = Checked

Display Gamma = 2.2

Auto Exposure Level = Low


Main Controls>

Professional mode

48 bit

Unsharp Mask = Checked, Low

Digital Ice Technology = Checked, Speed priority

(I find it easiest to select 'all' in the Thumbnails palette, and then make the sharpening and ICE changes, so they all change at once.)

Thumbnail = Checked


Check mark the frames you want and scan, cropping or not cropping in Epson Scan.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-05-2019, 04:38 AM  
Dynamic Range, Film vs. Digital
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 48
Views: 1,946
The incident meter will give you one exposure, one which puts a midtone grey in the scene on the midtone grey on the film. The range of tones in the scene will vary above and below a midtone, and so the recorded tones will also vary above and below the 'midtone' on the film. You're measuring the the light falling on the sunlit part, and then measuring the light falling on the shade part, which will give you two midtone readings, one for each.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-05-2019, 04:12 AM  
Dynamic Range, Film vs. Digital
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 48
Views: 1,946
You're only measuring the difference between the average of all the tones of full sun and full shade. The difference between the brightest desired detail in the highlight and the darkest desired detail in the shadow is much greater. The only thing that has 5 stops of range is paper, or a subject lit with completely diffused lighting. Or you could maybe have that in a studio.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-05-2019, 01:19 AM  
Dynamic Range, Film vs. Digital
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 48
Views: 1,946
The primary reason film and digital look different, and the primary reason film looks better in general is that negative film compresses each stop of DR in the midtones into .7 stop (typical) density on film, and compresses the shadows and highlights even more. This results in an s shaped tone curve with lower contrast in the midtones than reality. Digital cannot lower contrast, it starts at 1 stop = 1 stop, flat from 0 to 256, and then you can only increase contrast in the midtones to lower it in the highlights/shadows to make an s curve.

The contrast will always be higher, which makes it an inferior medium imo. And the holes. Holes in the sky. I like the colors of film too.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-04-2019, 07:58 PM  
Dynamic Range, Film vs. Digital
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 48
Views: 1,946
Holes in hair, holes in faces, holes in water, holes in window reflections, holes in ice, holes in cars, holes in white shirts, holes in backlit hair. What have you been taking pictures of for 35 years?

Holes in drapes, holes in lights, holes in people's glasses, holes in every picture.

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We can just compare these pictures,

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to these,

:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots - Page 1260 - PentaxForums.com

(tuco's and LesDmess' too, hadn't seen that far when I posted this..)

Also, 'Broadway Danny Rose' is on amazon prime, the tones are gorgeous, highly recommended just for the visual experience. I'd link some youtube but they all look like garbage.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-04-2019, 04:37 AM  
Dynamic Range, Film vs. Digital
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 48
Views: 1,946
The benefit is that you can shoot difficult subjects at will, without the knowledge while you do it that when you get home and look at them, all your files will have holes in them. Except a couple that you were super careful about.

It frees your mind.

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And it looks better.

---------- Post added 05-04-19 at 05:49 AM ----------

I mean all we have to do here is look at which one looked better.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-03-2019, 10:37 PM  
Analog Film versus Digital Photography
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 68
Views: 5,163
bump ".......
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-01-2019, 08:35 PM  
S1a advice
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 12
Views: 527
To high. Half that, if the shutter and 55mm don't need servicing.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-21-2019, 10:51 AM  
Garry Winogrand American Masters on PBS
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Thinking about it, what I really liked in addition to the photos, is they put his work properly into the context of his life. What's been done to the man is that he's been put on a pedestal, and then attacked and critiqued because he wasn't perfect on a pedestal. They made him a straw man. I also think swarkovski did something he had no business doing when he had Winogrand's negs gone through, and then had the gall to find them wanting. He should have kept his mouth shut. Swarkovski was a parasite imo.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-21-2019, 02:20 AM  
Garry Winogrand American Masters on PBS
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 9
Views: 840
That Leica 28mm is a beautiful lens, I wouldn't mind having one and a camera/finder (2) to go with it. And then a back up lens too. :)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-20-2019, 01:29 AM  
Garry Winogrand American Masters on PBS
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Just breathtaking.I sat there having to pee for the last half hour.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-18-2019, 08:05 PM  
Blue haze on landscape shots - help?
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 22
Views: 1,255
Superia 400 has a red cast, switch to Kodak Ultramax 400 imo. They seem a bit overexposed to me.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-28-2019, 04:46 AM  
Pentax SV mirror/lens jammed
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Dang. I think I'm out of ideas. Try to move the drive sprockets in the film chamber, if that doesn't work, try the film release button. I don't know though. This is just what I'd get up to.:(
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-28-2019, 04:31 AM  
Pentax SV mirror/lens jammed
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 12
Views: 588
It's in the cocked position..I would try pushing the silver point to the left to release it, and see if you can get the lens off, then try to cock and fire it again. What may have happened, and I'm a little fuzzy on this, is that someone may have taken the front off and replaced it WITHOUT pulling the aperture pusher outward, which if I remember will lock it in place, and maybe that's the cause of your jam. With the lens off you should be able to move the pusher backward and forwards easily. Not sure though.

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Yeah, don't do that. I just tried on my s1a and it doesn't really change anything. I also tried holding the aperture pusher solid, and the shutter wouldn't fire while I held it. I would take off the front and get the lens off, and see what happens. Be careful of the shims, it's often a pair of shims under each screw on the top or bottom, and a single shim under each of the other two.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-27-2019, 11:26 PM  
Pentax SV mirror/lens jammed
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 12
Views: 588
H1A Jammed Film Advance - PentaxForums.com ..last post..?

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Similar thing on a spotmatic Jammed Spotmatic?

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Be careful you don't lose track of the little plastic washer around the rewind button, they can fall off at random with the bottom plate off.

---------- Post added 03-28-19 at 12:36 AM ----------


Worse comes to worse the front comes off with the four screws in the corners, there are shims beneath each that need to be there so be careful where they go/are. This will allow you to get the lens off hopefully. To put the front back on the aperture push mechansism has to be pulled forward.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-06-2018, 11:32 AM  
Overexposed Left Edge on the My MX
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Can't imagine he'd charge you to correct this, aside from shipping.
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-20-2018, 02:57 PM  
I have a K-x ( I love it) and I have an offer to get a K2000
Posted By Ranchu
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Waste of time. Just use a cellphone.
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