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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-03-2016, 05:12 AM  
I'd Print and Hang This - Your Best Film Shots
Posted By Dartmoor Dave
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These are the two that I've got hanging as 12"x18" prints next to my desk at home, because they both bring back wonderful personal memories. Both shot with an Olympus XA and Konica VX400 negative film, which used to give a warm, saturated colour rendering that I loved.


Times Square



Sorrento
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-03-2016, 01:30 AM  
I'd Print and Hang This - Your Best Film Shots
Posted By arnold
Replies: 102
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Good thread and pictures. My little Retinette never failed me even if it was only a simple viewfinder 50mm/f3.5. I still struggle to better my shots taken with it. This one of my sister in 1962.
Retinette 1A 1962 by aeomaster32, on Flickr

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Natural light. 1961 scanmod by aeomaster32, on Flickr

Retinette 1A 1961 of my father.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-03-2016, 12:19 AM  
I'd Print and Hang This - Your Best Film Shots
Posted By SpecialK
Replies: 102
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Another Tri-X shot, I'm sure. I think somewhere on the way to, or near, Apple Valley, CA (early 80's). Unevenness due to scanning a self-printed 8x10.


Technically not great, but it's the H-1 Hercules, aka Spruce Goose. It was once housed in the big dome next to the Queen Mary in Long Beach. I knew the security guy, and his dad joined us there one evening. Went in it, sat in "the seat", stood on the wing. 15mm FE.


Eiffel tower, using my grandma's Kodak Instamatic. Looks like I have the same level-horizon issue today. The print, which has been discarded, was a bit better - this is a rough proof scan. 1973-ish.


Somewhat blah perhaps, but it's the open area of the Arizona memorial, which is more moving in person. Canon EF, K64(?).
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-02-2016, 11:05 PM  
I'd Print and Hang This - Your Best Film Shots
Posted By gofour3
Replies: 102
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Cool what a great idea!

This is one of my favourite shots I took back in 1976 in Zurich, Switzerland. (I used my KX & K55/1.8 shooting Kodachrome 64)

I did end up printing this shot later that year (1976), back when they used to use inter-negatives for printing slide film. The 36in x 24in "all analog" enlargement has much more detail than this scan and you can clearly see the people sitting outside in the outdoor street cafe's.




Phil.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-02-2016, 08:17 PM  
I'd Print and Hang This - Your Best Film Shots
Posted By cobbu2
Replies: 102
Views: 12,967
Here are two of my favorites that have met some success; both are framed and hanging in my home.

The first was taken outside of the Kyeongbukkong Palace in Seoul, Korea. It was published in February of 2001 in the Korea Herald, an English language newspaper in South Korea. I used my Pentax MX with the 40mm f/2.8 "Pancake" lens on Kodak T400CN.




The next was taken on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC looking across the Tidal Basin to the Washington Monument. I have sold more prints of this shot than any other I have taken. I used my Pentax 67 with the 55mm f/4 SMC Pentax 67 lens on Kodak Tri-X with a slight crop.



Both were scanned using an Epson 4990 flatbed.

Cheers, Allan
Forum: Pentax KP 04-07-2019, 11:15 AM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By hypernotactive
Replies: 2,737
Views: 260,247
Pussy Willow


KP with CZJ Flektogon 35/2.4


Pussy Willow by Cato Søbye, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax KP 04-06-2019, 07:10 PM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By ZombieArmy
Replies: 2,737
Views: 260,247
Out to the (boat) races.

Tak 135mm Bayonet f2.5

Boat Race by Brian Mckee, on Flickr

Boat Race by Brian Mckee, on Flickr

Boat Race by Brian Mckee, on Flickr

Boat Race DUCK EDITION by Brian Mckee, on Flickr

Ducko by Brian Mckee, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax KP 04-01-2019, 01:51 PM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 2,737
Views: 260,247
Weathered Victorian in Old Town, Eureka, shot with the DA 21:

Forum: Pentax KP 04-06-2019, 10:35 AM  
Post Your Best KP Shots
Posted By acoufap
Replies: 2,737
Views: 260,247

x-post


KP • DA TC1.4x • DFA100WR • PSR • Raw Therapee developed • C1P pp
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 03-11-2019, 08:32 AM  
Getting aperture control block on my K-S2 :(
Posted By reh321
Replies: 167
Views: 20,436
Yes, most likely it will get worse. My K-30 starting exhibiting those symptoms in May 2018; by October 2018 it was consistently happening unless I was using half-charged AA batteries, so I switched it to a bag with several aperture-ring only lenses, and when I got a KP I moved it to the original collection of lenses. I try to use the K-30 at least once a month, and it still works fine with the aperture-ring lenses.
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 03-11-2019, 07:03 AM  
Getting aperture control block on my K-S2 :(
Posted By photogem
Replies: 167
Views: 20,436
I did understand it this way and totally agree. I think only AF-C can be critical for some, I never use it, so this would not bother me.

Then by all means... you have the advantage. It is straight forward, few hidden screws under the rubber, the K-S2 is the only Pentax body where you don't need to
take the screw out in the battery compartment, flash is a bit tricky to get to (for discharging it), it is on the other side, so battery out, let it stand for a week and don't
open the flash with the battery in.

Better not to go for the solenoid from the MZ50 or any other MZ, they are that tiny bit different, but any DSLR from K10D up to the K-r will do.

Don't take any solenoid from CD/DVD-Rom drives either, most have different impedance, some a different holding force, every solenoid was built to demand and specification. But all from the DLSRs I mentioned are guaranteed 100% identical and never failed.


I explained this HERE .

My experience with a lot of repaired (also sanded versions) K30/50/500/K-S1/K-S2's (I have repaired all of them) is exactly that:
DIY with the mentioned solenoid is the only 100% save long term solution.

Well, one shouldn't say 100% because any part can fail, even a white made in Japan solenoid. But they have never failed in any of the mentioned K-DSLR's nor was there ever reported a failure. When you have taken the green solenoid out of your K-S2 and then compare it just by pulling the plunger out of each several times...
I'd say everybody with some sensitivity will notice very clearly the difference.


So good luck! For you it should be peanuts.
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 06-07-2018, 06:12 AM  
Post your K-S2 Shots Here
Posted By AtitG
Replies: 739
Views: 110,235
This picture was taken on a cold and wet weather. I watched other passengers cover their cameras while it was raining. The K-S2's weathersealing does not disappoint.



kenai Fjords
by Atit Go, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 05-22-2018, 07:26 PM  
Post your K-S2 Shots Here
Posted By smf
Replies: 739
Views: 110,235
The images below were captured with either a smc Pentax-F 1:4.5-5-6 35-80mm lens or a SMC Macro 1:4/100.

The vertical blurred image is another frame of the Coralburst Crabapple tree blossoms shown in the previous vertical image.

Comments and criticism are most welcome.

Cross-posted from Picture of The Week thread 502.

Best wishes!

Read more at: Picture of the Week (POTW) # 502 - Covering period 14May to 28 May 2018 - PentaxForums.com

Drama with Raindrops by smfmi, on Flickr

Vision of Tulips Number 12 by smfmi, on Flickr

Vision of Tulips Number Three by smfmi, on Flickr

Coralburst Crabapple Tree by smfmi, on Flickr

Coralburst Crabapple Tree Creative Blur by smfmi, on Flickr

May Morning Beauty by smfmi, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 10-01-2018, 12:52 PM  
Post your K-S2 Shots Here
Posted By smf
Replies: 739
Views: 110,235
A Tokina 500mm f/8 mirror lens was on my tripod-mounted K-S2.
The bird is an American white pelican.

Wake Creator by Stuart Frohm, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 09-27-2018, 09:38 AM  
Post your K-S2 Shots Here
Posted By Dodik
Replies: 739
Views: 110,235
Here are couple of my shots
50mm Auto Revuenon reversed for macro 1/125th @800iso


50mm Auto Revuenon reversed for macro 1/125th @200iso


18-200mm Tamron ƒ/5.6 118.0mm 1/200 400
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 08-27-2018, 06:47 AM  
Post your K-S2 Shots Here
Posted By MtnBiker
Replies: 739
Views: 110,235
It's been so smoky from all the wildfires in the West, decided to try and use it to my advantage.
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 08-26-2018, 04:09 PM  
Post your K-S2 Shots Here
Posted By dlneubec
Replies: 739
Views: 110,235
Abstract Plant

Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 08-02-2018, 12:09 PM  
Post your K-S2 Shots Here
Posted By Penview52
Replies: 739
Views: 110,235
Old lens Fa 28-105 mm F4-5.6 sample photo to my KS2. It took a long time to find out that i should set it to "A" aperture settings to work right.
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 08-01-2018, 07:05 AM  
Post your K-S2 Shots Here
Posted By MtnBiker
Replies: 739
Views: 110,235
Moon and Venus conjunction from a couple weeks ago.
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 11-26-2018, 01:44 PM  
Post your K-S2 Shots Here
Posted By john5100
Replies: 739
Views: 110,235
Went for a walk with my KS2

The Great Wheel
by John Rudolph, on Flickr


Minor's Landing
by John Rudolph, on Flickr

Slit View by John Rudolph, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 11-19-2018, 12:42 PM  
Post your K-S2 Shots Here
Posted By Bruzer
Replies: 739
Views: 110,235
Plaza Maria Pita


Street radiating out from the Plaza








A Coruna, Spain
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 11-16-2018, 12:29 AM  
Post your K-S2 Shots Here
Posted By Merv-O
Replies: 739
Views: 110,235
Here's an example from a dimly lit bar and a close up of the top shelf--only slightly cropped.

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See the EXIF data. This was taken at 3200 ISO at 1/25 speed. Hand-held there is some noise and grain but overall the WB is good and the color palette is realistic. The K-S2 has amazing IQ and holds up well for a mid-range camera. Its small size makes it convenient to tote around, though the 18-50 collapsable lens is not up to Pentax quality. it feels cheap and to me is useless for the image quality I seek. On the other hand, my 18-135mm (a copy of which I've had since 2012) is a well-built workhorse and produces great images with the K-S2. The larger pixel size of the 20mp v. 24 mp on the APS-c sensor gives this camera a low-light boost.
Great compliment to my K-1
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 11-04-2018, 07:39 PM  
Post your K-S2 Shots Here
Posted By Thagomizer
Replies: 739
Views: 110,235
DA 18-50 WR RE on K-S2 (cross posted from Kit Lens Club and DA zoom club).











Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 11-04-2018, 05:05 AM  
Post your K-S2 Shots Here
Posted By smf
Replies: 739
Views: 110,235
url=https://flic.kr/p/NLBQh6][/url]Veiled Chameleon by Stuart Frohm, on Flickr

Shells by Stuart Frohm, on Flickr

Amazon Milk Frog by Stuart Frohm, on Flickr

Waterdrop by Stuart Frohm, on Flickr

Autumn Swan by Stuart Frohm, on Flickr

These are cross-posted from Picture of The Week #521.

The first four images were captured at Mike Moats' excellent fifth annual Macro Photo Conference near Cleveland, Ohio. The colorful shells were captured with a briefly borrowed Lensbaby Velvet 56 lens. For all the other images, I used an older Pentax 100mm macro lens. The last image — for which I also used the 100mm lens — was captured at Kensington Metropark in southeast Michigan. By the way, the critters in the conference photos are a veiled chameleon and an Amazon milk frog. The other image from the conference is a water drop refraction image set up by conference speaker and superb photographer Don Komarechka. He is a master of snowflake close-ups and other challenging work.
Forum: Pentax K-S1 & K-S2 10-20-2018, 10:10 AM  
Post your K-S2 Shots Here
Posted By Crooski
Replies: 739
Views: 110,235
Blokart with lens DA 18-135mm
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