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Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 07-02-2018, 10:02 AM  
K-30 / K-50 Aperture Block Failue - Repair Solution available
Posted By 45 Mike
Replies: 862
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I sent my K-30 in for a fix, to PC Photolab, and it came back, and works great now.

have no idea what they did, but it works. I'm happy.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-03-2017, 09:02 AM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By 45 Mike
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Views: 2,266,813
Yes, thank you.
Nice shot!
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-02-2017, 02:23 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By 45 Mike
Replies: 18,703
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Photo not available. :-(
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-28-2017, 11:55 AM  
Nature Flowering Tree
Posted By 45 Mike
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Views: 335
IMGP4538b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-28-2017, 11:49 AM  
Food Blue eggs in a wooden bowl
Posted By 45 Mike
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Blue eggs, in a wooden bowl:

IMGP4537b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-04-2017, 03:37 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By 45 Mike
Replies: 18,703
Views: 2,266,813
A couple shots from Graflex Crown Graphic 2x3, with my Schneider convertible 135/235, on hand cut ISO 100, 4x5 sheet Arista EDU. in PaRodinal, for an hour, At about 1:150 dilution. (2 ml in 580 ml water), not a lot of post, just a bit of lightening and contrast bump.

Outdoors, natural lighting, my baby Sasquatch.
2017-06-04-0002b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr


Indoors, with flash, held high to left, My 3 Gargoyles
2017-06-04-0001b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-29-2017, 04:56 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By 45 Mike
Replies: 18,703
Views: 2,266,813
Sure, it's just above your request. :-)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-29-2017, 02:52 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By 45 Mike
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straight from scanner:
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-29-2017, 02:48 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By 45 Mike
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Hmm, these were edited. So, yes, PP. The scans come out looking very yellow. If I did not do PP, they would have a yellow cast. In PP, I am bumping down the yellow, which leaves it somewhat bluish.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-29-2017, 11:13 AM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By 45 Mike
Replies: 18,703
Views: 2,266,813
I scanned them myself.

I have noticed that my film shots have a yellow cast, so I am experimenting with reducing that yellow, and that brings the blue/green up a bit.

Still working on it. Haven't quite got it figured out yet.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-28-2017, 07:52 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By 45 Mike
Replies: 18,703
Views: 2,266,813
Finally finished off roll of Portra 400 in my Zenobia 645.
A few from that roll.

2017-05-27-0015b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr

2017-05-27-0013b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr

2017-05-27-0009b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr

2017-05-27-0004b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr

2017-05-27-0016b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-26-2017, 07:49 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By 45 Mike
Replies: 8,071
Views: 833,270
Lubitel 166B, UFX 100, parodinal

2017-05-26-0011b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr

2017-05-26-0009b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr

2017-05-26-0001b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-13-2017, 04:45 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By 45 Mike
Replies: 8,071
Views: 833,270
Paper neg, baby crown graphic, in a expired dektol and d-76 goop.

2017-05-12-0001b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-13-2017, 04:10 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By 45 Mike
Replies: 18,703
Views: 2,266,813
Shot a roll of Kodak Ektar, in my Lubitel, Unicolor

2017-05-13-0010b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr

Used a tripod, slow shutter large aperture, kinda like this one in a LOMO sort of way, almost dreamy look
2017-05-13-0009b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr

With flash
2017-05-13-0005b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr

After some work, moving the fence to BEHIND the flower bed for my mom.
2017-05-13-0001b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr

After the last roll, I decided to test the focus and it was way off, I adjusted that back to the best I could manage without 4 hands, the cogs did not jump, it was just way off.
Flash hand held, this is my new baby crown
2017-05-13-0004b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-09-2017, 07:48 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By 45 Mike
Replies: 8,071
Views: 833,270
Finished the expired film pack of Tri-X, Rated at ISO25, and processed it in PaRodinal in a Doran Tank at 100:1

A couple had serious light leak issues, but a couple managed to come out.

Self portrait:

2017-05-09-0005b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 05-09-2017, 09:00 AM  
K-30 / K-50 Aperture Block Failue - Repair Solution available
Posted By 45 Mike
Replies: 862
Views: 131,662
I concur.
My K-30 is broken, it is in the basement on a shelf waiting for some determination of the cause, and a known repair path.

Until that time as I am confident that the root cause is positively identified, and a fix available to address that root cause, it will remain in disrepair.

I have other cameras that I can use. Yay Pentax lens interchangeability!

That is my position, and it is that way, because I am not willing to attempt myself, or pay for a repair based on speculation and voodoo.

I am happy that others are attempting to work out a solution, Keep at it. I just don't see a root cause that has been positively identified.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-08-2017, 03:09 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By 45 Mike
Replies: 8,071
Views: 833,270
I processed some film out of a Tri-X film pack I bought online for my new 2x3 Crown Graphic in DIY PaRodinal Rated at ISO100

The pack had 15 shots left, #2 was ruined, because someone opened the dark slide.
#3 was ruined as i tried to figure out how to unload the pack and it dropped on the floor in the dark.
#4 was ruined as well, and I don't know why.

However the first shot, that someone took many many years ago survived.

2017-05-06-0001b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr

Shot #5 survived, and I got a hummingbird, but I was focusing with a chunk of plastic hed by hand inside the roll film holder rails, LOL

2017-05-06-0002b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr

# 6 and #7 were processed in D-76 and though they survived, they are just bad shots

I just finished off the film pack today, and will process with a slightly higher concentration of PaRodinal, also, I exposed these last shots at ISO25 or so.
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 05-05-2017, 03:09 AM  
K-30 / K-50 Aperture Block Failue - Repair Solution available
Posted By 45 Mike
Replies: 862
Views: 131,662
I agree. My k-30 has been sitting unused since it became obvious it has the failure discussed here.
I am hesitant to attempt the repair, and I am not convinced that the solenoid is the problem.

I have a *ist DL which apparently is having the same problem, and apparently has had that problem since the day I bought it. Perhaps not, but I have several hundred images from that body that are VERY underexposed, and a bunch that seem to be fine. Intermittent aperture problem?

I am using my K-x now, and it seems to keep clunking along happily.

If I replaced the solenoid, in the 30, I am certain that I would always be apprehensive about that critical shot, ruined by a recurrence, because the actual root cause was NOT known and solved.

I did troubleshooting for H-P, and the comments in this topic do not measure up to the standards of troubleshooting needed.

I appreciate the videos, pictures and comments attempting to figure out what is really going on, but again, I have not seen any compelling demonstration of correct troubleshooting applied to the problem.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-03-2017, 10:59 AM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By 45 Mike
Replies: 8,071
Views: 833,270
At the moment, it's running an Ektar 105mm f:3.7, in a Graphic Flash Supermatic shutter.
I like the lens and detest this shutter. It has no self timer and no release cable port. It has the silly kodak two prong flash contact.

I think it will likely be swapped to a 127mm or a 135mm.
I have a Symmar 135/235 and a 150/275 that I could swap into a compur shutter.

The 127 I have would work, it just needs me to do a cleaning on the shutter, as it's greasy slow.

Anyone have a gg mech with hood sitting around they want to rehome??
This Crown, came with the roll holder, but no focus screen.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-02-2017, 06:04 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By 45 Mike
Replies: 8,071
Views: 833,270
UFX 100, DIY PaRodinal, straight out of scanner, from new (to me) Graflex Crown Graphic 2x3 using the included Mamiya 120 roll holder

2017-05-02-0002b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-02-2017, 05:58 PM  
Gear P0rn - post it if you got it.
Posted By 45 Mike
Replies: 5,973
Views: 716,453
I cut my own from 4x5 film, but I mostly shoot paper negs, and 120 rolls.
I have 2 grafmatics that I have not been able to use, and now I can. My B&J spring back is just not robust enough to handle the grafmatics.

The graflex clips will hold the grafmatic, even without the view mechanism.

I would LIKE to find the screen and hood, but for now I will modify a film pack to use as a view screen, like I did on my Voigtlander Avus.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-02-2017, 03:14 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By 45 Mike
Replies: 8,071
Views: 833,270
Nice, but I think that boat won't float.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-02-2017, 03:12 PM  
Gear P0rn - post it if you got it.
Posted By 45 Mike
Replies: 5,973
Views: 716,453
Short story. Last weekend mom came home and showed me stuff she bought at a yard sale for $20.
She knows I like photo stuff, so she got me this box looking thing with armholes covered in black heavy fabric.
Yep, a portable darkroom! Yay.

But wait, ther is MORE, if you order right now, and OPEN the box, inside I find a roll of 70mm perforated WL Kodak surveillance film!
YAY!

But wait, there is MORE, there is a Luna-Pro SBC light meter, the one that takes the 9V battery! YAY

Oh, we are not done, behind door number one, is a pristine looking Graflex Crown Graphic Graflok, 2x3 with a Mamiya 6x7 roll film holder!

Yeah, $20!! LOL, the furniture she bought was worth $20, so the box and contents was basically FREE.

Oh yeah. My only real complaint, (not really), is that the baby graphic does not have the focus screen and hood, and those seem to be impossible to find. The Kalart is a mess and will probably get stripped off as I use a focus GG mostly with the field cameras.

Anyways, just processed a roll of UFX through the roll film holder and am about to scan the shots. They look great, scale focus!

(BTW, we went back to the garage sale, and I snaffled 7 large boxes of assorted chems, papers, films and lenses and misc photo stuff for another $20.)

Most will go to ebay, but hey if I ever need to make a 24 x 36 print, I have a few sheets of paper, LOL
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-20-2017, 06:07 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By 45 Mike
Replies: 8,071
Views: 833,270
A few more from Lubitel 166B, UFX 100 120 roll, souped in parodinal, 4ml in a 20oz gatorade bottle. I dunno what dilution to call that. 1 hour semi stand.
Got a light leak, think I got it fixed now. It looks like some fog in this shot, so I cropped it to look like low flying cloud.

2017-04-20-0005b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr

Racks, used self timer on tripod, and the light failed, and the shadows died about the time the shutter fired.
2017-04-20-0004b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr

Covered bridge near MT Spokane park. tripod, with cable.
2017-04-20-0002b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-17-2017, 05:00 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By 45 Mike
Replies: 8,071
Views: 833,270
Got another roll from my Voigtlander Brillant TLR. UFX 100 in D-76

2017-04-16-0012b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr

2017-04-16-0011b by 45 Mike Anderson, on Flickr
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