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Forum: General Talk 1 Hour Ago  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By Canada_Rockies
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Other than the brand name of the drain cleaner ...
Eschemic Colitis was the diagnosis.
You don't want to know.
Forum: Lens Clubs 5 Hours Ago  
Takumar club
Posted By Canada_Rockies
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Lovely picture, Paul, but very discouraging to those of us that won't see weather like that until next May.
Forum: General Talk 8 Hours Ago  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By Canada_Rockies
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Agree with not making you fat, but they WILL make you ill. You will put them on some lens or other and go out in terrible weather with your weather resistant Pentax, completely forgetting that you are not weather resistant and get the sniffles that turn into a full blown cold and lose work and time and your pictures will be terrible because you cannot concentrate on your Post Processing. So There! :rolleyes:
Forum: General Talk 1 Day Ago  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By Canada_Rockies
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What a couple of wimps. :) It just got UP to 30 F (-1 C) a few minutes ago. We have over 8 inches (20 cm) of white stuff on the driveway, road, sidewalk, house and soon, me.
Forum: General Talk 1 Day Ago  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By Canada_Rockies
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I think Doc thinks like me: "I'm not weather sealed!" We are looking at a foot of snow today. It's already about 8 inches (20 cm) deep. No sweat for the Tundra, but it's going to be a lot of sweat for me later with shovel and snowblower. My neighbours work, so I do theirs on weekdays. They tend to do "the old guy's" driveway quite often before he finishes his morning coffee on weekends, and the lawn in the summer.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 1 Day Ago  
Misc K-3 and EBC Fujinon 50mm f/1.4
Posted By Canada_Rockies
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Some time ago I was given a Fujica ST901 with an EBC Fujinon 50mm f/1.4 lens on it, and finally tried it out. Without damaging the lens to keep the stop down pin depressed, I can only use the lens wide open. At about 1 m (3 ft) distance using my wife's embroidered creche figures, the depth of field is rather shallow. Focus by eye on screen on the head of the Magi behind the crib. Image converted without post processing from DNG. Av, ISO 400, f/1.4 (DUH)!, 1/50 second. Lighted by overhead and floor lamp 120v household bulbs.

Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 1 Day Ago  
Post your self portrait
Posted By Canada_Rockies
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After a nice long soak see self in mirror and see below hair "style". Make funny remark to wife. Wife grabs K-3 with DA 12-24. Wife uses Green mode and pushes magic Pentax button. Wife insists that it has to be posted, and she needs to have the link to the portrait.

Yes, Dear.
Forum: General Talk 2 Days Ago  
Your latest de-acquisition
Posted By Canada_Rockies
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That must be a painful operation. I feel your pain.
Forum: Lens Clubs 3 Days Ago  
The 300mm plus lens Club discuss your long lenses.
Posted By Canada_Rockies
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You sure know how to use your equipment, Gary. Thanks for all your postings. Great inspiration for us slow types.
Forum: Lens Clubs 3 Days Ago  
The 300mm plus lens Club discuss your long lenses.
Posted By Canada_Rockies
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This is the Canadian version of the frogmouth: the Nighthawk. It also blends into branches on which it rests. The nighthawk hunts at dusk and dawn, resting blended into cottonwood branches in Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta. It is a member of the Nightjar family and eats insects caught in flight.

I took this picture of a nighthawk at our campsite in the park in 2015 using the K10D and M 400/5.6. ISO 400, 1/250 @ ?? probably f/8.


Forum: Lens Clubs 4 Days Ago  
The 300mm plus lens Club discuss your long lenses.
Posted By Canada_Rockies
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Sounds familiar.
Forum: Lens Clubs 4 Days Ago  
The 300mm plus lens Club discuss your long lenses.
Posted By Canada_Rockies
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Great Shot!
Forum: Lens Clubs 4 Days Ago  
*Macro* lens club
Posted By Canada_Rockies
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Right on, Mike.
Forum: General Talk 5 Days Ago  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By Canada_Rockies
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For a couple of the paragraphs I thought you weren't going to complain to the box store. I hear of many people who just accept trashy performance and do not even go so far as to complain.

I'm sure Rupert would have enjoyed the trip and the different squirrels, although I'm sure Otis would have been very jealous.
Forum: Lens Clubs 6 Days Ago  
Takumar club
Posted By Canada_Rockies
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I fall into the corrected camp, but that is a VERY personal choice.
Forum: Pentax K-3 6 Days Ago  
K3 sample shots ... post here !
Posted By Canada_Rockies
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Around here that could be a fatal choice of fire wood. I got tired of filling out government forms to keep the family's collection of firearms and sold them to a collector who wanted the Lee Enfield Pattern 1914 we had with the original butt plate. I haven't fired a shot since I left Her Majesty's armed forces in 1967. 2x .303, 2x .22, 1x16 ga, 1x12 ga.
Forum: General Talk 6 Days Ago  
Your vehicle: what do you have, why do you like it, and what do you not like?
Posted By Canada_Rockies
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My choice is Nokian WGR3's at the moment. No change out needed. Sticky thanks to the silica in the tread, but doesn't fall into the being illegal because of studs. I'm getting over 80,000 Km (50,000 mi) for a set of four on my 2002 Tundra that just cleared 300,000 Km (185,00 mi) that doesn't always drive on nice smooth pavement in two wheel drive. I could probably clear 90,000 if I stayed on the smooth roads, particularly with the trailer in tow. The current set is at 50% tread. It's the fourth set I've put on and I'm going into winter 3 with them.

They are the most expensive set of tires you can buy in my wheel size by about C$50 a tire. They are rated snowflake and M+S. They are true winter tires, which we need October through March by law here. We have had about 3 inches (7 cm) of snow recently. It is nicely packed on the road. I'm still in two wheel drive. When the factory Dunlops wore out on the truck when I bought it, a guy with a Jeep (you know - no weight to hold them down) was in the shop and said that they were the stickiest tires he had ever owned.

The PRO's: no spring and fall changeovers. The silica makes them hold on pretty well even on wet ice at 0 C (32 F). We were two months late with snow this year. My friend with X-Ice's has eaten up a whole lot of tread during those two months.

The CON's: Noisier than pure summer tires, a lot pricier than either summer or winter tires by about 25%.
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-07-2018, 10:47 AM  
K3 sample shots ... post here !
Posted By Canada_Rockies
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Nice shooting Taks!
Forum: General Talk 12-06-2018, 10:40 AM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By Canada_Rockies
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Thanks! The original was taken by the contest. This print (reframed by my wife as a birthday gift some years ago) is all that I have left.The filter was a #2 orange, not red. I didn't own a red at the time, but I'm sure it would have been even a bit better. I had only owned the camera for a year, having bought it in a pawn shop in 1961. Thanks again! I was just 22 years old at the time. I used that same camera and combination until the late 1970's I was quite impressed that MGM took a rank amateur's shot and gave it 2nd prize in Vancouver BC





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When the picture was shot I was four years old, and of course completely unaware of photography.
Though I remember being the subject of a good number of pictures. My aunt loved to take photos, always strictly following the rule of having the sun behind her, which meant that I was regularly blinded by the sun (the ritual always took place on the beach, under strong italian sun).
I don't have a single picture where I'm not blinking!
Somehow I managed not being too traumatised :) and after some time, at the age of 9/10 years old, I started roaming around with a Bencini 4.5x6 camera, with no light meter and no rangefinder, taking pictures of old men still wearing traditional cloths, old building, and anything else that attracted my attention.
I didn't know all that was part of a world that was rapidly fading. The old men with black capes were long gone before I reached 20.

---------- Post added 06-12-18 at 07:11 PM ----------



It's the twin of my 6x7.
No MLU, wooden handle, brassing on the bottom.
What a GREAT camera!
Used a Pentacon Six, a late Bronica 6x6, an Hasselblad... nothing comes close. Maybe just the Mamiya 6x7, but I always found the Pentax more practical.



Forum: General Talk 12-06-2018, 09:10 AM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By Canada_Rockies
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I have a B&W print on my wall dating from 1962. It is HMS Bounty II under Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver BC. The vantage point was rocks at sea level below the South end of the bridge. I took it with the first model Pentax (exchanged profitably to me: KX + K 55/1.8 by a collector who identified the model) and a 135/3.5 Takumar preset. The image won 2nd prize in Black and White from the film company in its local contest. I was pretty much broke in those days, and the 10 rolls of film and the camera bag they came in were well worth the darkroom time.

To bring this into focus for you: I used a #2 orange filter to turn the exhaust fumes from the surrounding little boats into mist.

Picture of picture follows.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 12-04-2018, 03:09 PM  
=planes, trains, boats and automobiles=
Posted By Canada_Rockies
Replies: 2,476
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That's a beautiful shot, Des.
Forum: General Talk 12-03-2018, 04:16 PM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By Canada_Rockies
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Congratulations! Nice catch.
Forum: Lens Clubs 12-03-2018, 10:52 AM  
*Macro* lens club
Posted By Canada_Rockies
Replies: 3,285
Views: 425,019
Wen I look out the window I only see tall pines and a whole bunch of white cold stuff. Nice picture, though.
Forum: Lens Clubs 12-01-2018, 04:54 PM  
The 300mm plus lens Club discuss your long lenses.
Posted By Canada_Rockies
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Views: 2,710,783
Very nice portrait!
Forum: Lens Clubs 12-01-2018, 11:36 AM  
The M Club!
Posted By Canada_Rockies
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Views: 1,025,506
Well done. I've rebuilt my whole system around APS-C and have not the money to move up to the K1/K1II, but you show the M's are all that much better on the sensor size that matches the film size they were designed for. Of course my lonely remaining M, the 400, has better reach on APS-C, but that also means that the field of view still needs a better lens than the 55-300 for precision work.
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