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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-03-2017, 04:51 PM  
Any change Pentax will make SDM versions of its old FA lenses?
Posted By davide
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Thank you for the responses everyone.

-D
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12-02-2017, 04:57 PM  
Any change Pentax will make SDM versions of its old FA lenses?
Posted By davide
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Hello,

The Pentax 50mm 1.4 is one of my favorite lenses, but after spending time using lenses with built-in focusing motors, it's hard to go back to the loud screw-drive system. Is there any chance that Pentax will put SDM in its old FA lenses, such as the FA 50mm 1.4 and the Limited series primes?

Thanks,
D
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 01-16-2016, 09:20 AM  
What type of metal does the ME Super use?
Posted By davide
Replies: 8
Views: 1,353
Thanks. My ME Super already has enough scratches that I didnt need to add any. The scratch fissures are silvery, so I guess it is aluminum. I used to keep the old 50mm 1.4 Takumark and 35mm f2 screw mount on it via screw mount adapter. I wonder if I was inadvertently running the same experiment the Curies did when they induced radiation in aluminum.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 01-15-2016, 10:32 PM  
What type of metal does the ME Super use?
Posted By davide
Replies: 8
Views: 1,353
Thanks for the replies, everyone. Sounds like it's brass or aluminum.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 01-14-2016, 11:49 PM  
What type of metal does the ME Super use?
Posted By davide
Replies: 8
Views: 1,353
I'm curious as to what the body and components are. Are they steel, aluminum, magnesium, or something else?

thanks,
Davide
Forum: Pentax K-5 12-22-2011, 11:42 PM  
Best screen ever for manual focus : Canon ee-S!!!
Posted By davide
Replies: 769
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My favorite lens is the Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 100mm F/4 Macro. I've found that the small maximum aperture causes the split-ring focus screen in my ME Super to black in anything except bright light. Part of what's holding me back about getting a K5 is the thought that this lens would be too hard to focus on it, as I have a similar problem on my K100d Super. I know this thread has discussed mostly focusing large aperture lenses, but would the EE-S screen improve the ability to focus at small apertures? If not, any suggestions on a screen that would?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-27-2011, 01:45 PM  
Cap on winding levelr came off, cosmetic or necessary?
Posted By davide
Replies: 13
Views: 2,266
Any idea where I could find a replacement cap? Or would my best bet be to buy a broken ME Super and salvage the cap?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-27-2011, 01:21 PM  
Cap on winding levelr came off, cosmetic or necessary?
Posted By davide
Replies: 13
Views: 2,266
Hi,

My mistake for not listing the model of the camera. It is an ME Super. Here is a picture.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-27-2011, 09:53 AM  
Cap on winding levelr came off, cosmetic or necessary?
Posted By davide
Replies: 13
Views: 2,266
I was out shooting today and noticed that the silver cap on the winding lever (the part covering the area around which the lever arm rotates) had come off revealing the assembly underneath. Since I was outside at the time I don't expect to be able to find it. Is this a necessary part or is it just cosmetic. My worry is that the assembly may start to come loose now and introduce slippage in the winding mechanism.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 01-20-2011, 08:00 PM  
Ghost images of sprocket holes
Posted By davide
Replies: 3
Views: 2,944
Hi Vertex,

This occurred throughout the roll. I think that the problem may have been a light leak while loading the film. I developed two more rolls today which don't appear to have the problem (haven't scanned them yet). The only difference is I made sure to keep the elastic in the arm holes of the changing bag really tight. It was a bit loose when I loaded the rolls that developed these issues.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 01-20-2011, 01:30 PM  
Flare or bad light seals or...
Posted By davide
Replies: 6
Views: 2,825
It does go past the edges. Eric says this might be a sign that the back door is bent or that the light seals are bad. I shot a roll of Kodak Ektar and it didn't appear to have any of these issues which is what surprises me.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 01-20-2011, 09:23 AM  
Ghost images of sprocket holes
Posted By davide
Replies: 3
Views: 2,944
Hi,

I got this problem on my last roll of film: you can see edges of one frame embedded in the middle of another see attached image. I developed using hewes reels in a steel tank. When I unwound the film it didn't appear to be wound on incorrectly. I may have overfilled the tank with chemicals. The film was expired so I added about a 45 seconds of dev time.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 01-20-2011, 09:13 AM  
Flare or bad light seals or...
Posted By davide
Replies: 6
Views: 2,825
Hi,

I've contacted Eric and will be sending the camera back to him. I shot using Arista Premium, TMAX, Tri-X and Efke rolls, no hand-loads.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 01-19-2011, 12:12 PM  
Flare or bad light seals or...
Posted By davide
Replies: 6
Views: 2,825
I've noticed that a number of the frames I shoot with my Pentax ME Super have these streaked/fogged looking areas as evidenced in the photos I'm attaching. It appears to happen no matter the lens. Is this flare or does it appear to be a camera problem? I had the camera serviced by Eric Hendricks this summer but the problem persists. I've noticed that on the reels with the fogging problem there are usually issues with negative spacing as well. Certain reels come out fine, others have this fogging and overlapping negs. Does anyone have a diagnosis?


thanks,
davide
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 01-19-2011, 12:05 PM  
Scanner Cleaning NYC
Posted By davide
Replies: 10
Views: 2,276
Vertex, is there a flat bed with which you had good results?
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 01-19-2011, 11:33 AM  
Scanner Cleaning NYC
Posted By davide
Replies: 10
Views: 2,276
I don't shoot slides, just 35mm B&W negatives. I'd prefer a solution that would allow me to scan faster. But point taken, I've never used the v500 and if the quality is really much lower than maybe I should stick with the Artixscan.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 01-19-2011, 10:26 AM  
Scanner Cleaning NYC
Posted By davide
Replies: 10
Views: 2,276
Hi,

I've got a ArtixScan 4000tf (similar to the Polaroid Sprintscan 4000 with firewire) and it's quite dusty inside. I contacted Microtek and they charge $75 plus shipping to and from California (I live in Manhattan) to clean it out. Do you know of any local solutions for getting the crud out of scanners? If the Microtek route is the only option I think I might as well just buy a new epson v500, as I don't currently plan on making prints from my scans. I'd appreciate your advice either way.

best,
davide
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 01-01-2011, 12:45 PM  
ME Super Size with ASA 3200?
Posted By davide
Replies: 14
Views: 2,864
With exposure compensation the ME Super can expose for ISO 3200.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 01-23-2010, 08:25 AM  
Any really high quality SCSI film scanners?
Posted By davide
Replies: 16
Views: 8,436
So you'd suggest going with a modern flatbed over a an older dedicated scanner? I'm sure a modern film scanner would be best but that's out of my price range.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 01-09-2010, 02:48 PM  
Any really high quality SCSI film scanners?
Posted By davide
Replies: 16
Views: 8,436
What've you found to be the main problem with using scsi? Is it just the fact that finding computers with ports and drivers for it are rare or are there issues with the connection being lost?
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 01-03-2010, 09:41 AM  
Any really high quality SCSI film scanners?
Posted By davide
Replies: 16
Views: 8,436
Thanks for the links. I had seens imaging-resource before but never really took the time to dig into it because it at first seemed like it just recycled manufacturers' info. I'll check it out.

Yes, I am interested in a dedicated film scanner into which I could feed negatives. I've read that drum scanners need a lot of upkeep to keep them functional so I think I would prefer a traditional model. I've read good things about the LS-2000, is that a high quality model and if so are there any others like it?
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 01-02-2010, 10:15 PM  
Any really high quality SCSI film scanners?
Posted By davide
Replies: 16
Views: 8,436
I've noticed that film scanners with SCSI interfaces go for very cheap as many modern computers don't come with SCSI ports. Any advice on what some really good SCSI film scanners are? I'm interested in doing B&W printing up to around 13x19.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 12-19-2009, 10:24 PM  
Best glove for photography?
Posted By davide
Replies: 6
Views: 2,774
Thank you very much!
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 12-19-2009, 07:57 PM  
Best glove for photography?
Posted By davide
Replies: 6
Views: 2,774
I'm sure many of you guys are experiencing the major snow storm on the East Coast of the United States right now, and I'm also sure that many of you guys, like me, are trying to make the most of it by running out into the cold and snapping off as many pictures as possible. I just got back from my second outing into the storm here in Manhattan and both times have had to turn back because my hands were failing me. I need to invest in a good pair of gloves and was wondering what you guys wear when you take photographs in frigid conditions.

edit: now that i think about it, my subject for this post should read "gloves" not "glove." All the further proof that my fingers have still not regained their dexterity after coming in from the cold.
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 12-09-2009, 03:05 AM  
Favorite Liquid B&W Developers
Posted By davide
Replies: 11
Views: 3,152
Hi,

I was wondering if you guys had any recommendations as to B&W liquid developers. I've heard really good things about D-76 and Xtol, but since my darkroom right now consists of my friend's poorly ventilated bathroom and bedroom I'm going to focus on just liquid developers now. If anyone has a link to a resource that runs through what the options are for these and their characteristics that'd be great.

Right now I have TMAX developer and am thinking of buying some rodinal.

thanks,
davide
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