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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-21-2020, 02:20 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By photocles
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Lovely colors, Colton!
Forum: General Photography 06-16-2020, 02:17 AM  
What is your other camera ?
Posted By photocles
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In addition to my three Pentax APS-C bodies and a Pentax AF film body, I own three Sony mirrorless cameras. The A7 actually spends more time wearing Pentax and Minolta prime lenses than anything else and I feel it is absolutely ideal for that purpose. I like small-ish cameras because I'm often hiking or biking and that's the no. 1 reason why I haven't ever been that interested in the K-1.

On the non-interchangeable lens front, I carry a Pano Lumix LF1 with me just about everywhere because it has a 30-200 mm equivalent range, a fairly bright f/2 wide end and can save raw files that have a surprising amount of exposure latitude/dynamic range. Other notable items that I still like to use are my Samsung NV3 and a very well-used Canon S3is (now running CHDK and used largely for timelapse). I've got a few old cameras permanently 'parked' due to functional issues and/or real obsolescence. Every once in a while, one these comes out of the cupboard for a day or so.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-05-2020, 02:28 PM  
Dedicated to the lovers of bicycles
Posted By photocles
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Here's a Pedersen bike I spotted while visiting Cambridge a few years ago. When I first saw this bike, I had no idea what I was looking at was a 120-year old design. I'd really like to try one out just to see what it would be like on the road.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-04-2020, 01:05 PM  
Dedicated to the lovers of bicycles
Posted By photocles
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But it sounds so much cooler in Celsius! :lol:
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-03-2020, 01:02 AM  
Dedicated to the lovers of bicycles
Posted By photocles
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I am! My wife is Irish and we decided to move to Galway in 2007 for a work-related endeavor. It was supposed to be a two-year exercise, but the economy's dive in 2008-2009 kept us here. We're still trying to coordinate the return. From the current situation, it doesn't look like it's going to happen very soon.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-02-2020, 02:35 PM  
Dedicated to the lovers of bicycles
Posted By photocles
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I've been hanging around this forum for 5 years and this is the first time I've bumped into this particular thread. Nice!

This was my January acquisition; a Montague Highline folder. I've begun to make changes. For a bike this size, it was sold with laughably narrow handlebars and really lousy pedals. The rest of the stock components are pretty decent. It's kept me sane during the lockdown since I could legally take it out for solo rides. Apologies for the lousy, mid-day mobile phone pic.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-29-2020, 04:48 AM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By photocles
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More way-back machine stuff. Proof that I've had a camera in my hands most of my life. c1979-1980 in Monument Valley. My dad's baby blue 1969 Bronco and my mom with her own camera are in the foreground. I had just inherited a well-used Kodak Instamatic C-126. Scanned from a drugstore print of the same vintage - the colors now nearly gone.
Forum: General Photography 05-12-2020, 03:01 PM  
Buyer's remorse? Confess here!
Posted By photocles
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I really only have one: Sigma 18-300 mm Contemporary in Pentax mount.

Great lens in many (most) respects, but I didn't end up using it as much as I thought I would and that's why I regret it. The lens it replaced - an older, screw-drive 18-200 mm zoom - was much more convenient to me because of its significantly smaller size and weight. Live and learn.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-05-2020, 12:19 AM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By photocles
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I really like the bottom image. Delta never really expires...it just gets more, um, character as it gets older. :cool:
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-02-2020, 03:44 AM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By photocles
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Lightning and a wall of rain approaching 'Old Town' Scottsdale, AZ, in 1993. Fuji slide film, Minolta X-700 and an MD 50 mm.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 05-01-2020, 09:17 AM  
Flower Beatle
Posted By photocles
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I would like to nominate this image.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-29-2020, 08:12 AM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By photocles
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Really lovely.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-27-2020, 12:23 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By photocles
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This is my friend Tom at the base of Mooney Falls in spring of 1994. This is on Havasupai land in the west-most end of the Grand Canyon. I think this is Ektachrome film and again via my X-700 and Sigma 28-70.

I had the camera, this lens, a Minolta 70-210 push-pull zoom, a Vivitar 3700 flash and at least a dozen rolls of film all jammed into my 'fanny pack'. I also had a 30 lb backpack on that trip with a Velbon tripod, a tent, and a sleeping bag tied to it. It was a great week! :lol:
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-25-2020, 03:33 AM  
Obscure Auto Vivitar 28mm 2.8 serial starts with 6
Posted By photocles
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That looks like an early Tokina-manufactured lens to me. I have a 35 mm Hanimex known to be made by Tokina that is extremely similar in construction.

Others might disagree...
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-21-2020, 01:06 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By photocles
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Took a drive in the way-back machine to find this one. it's proof that I didn't always use only black and white film.

A few years ago, I decided to digitize some of slides from the 90s. This is a frame on Fujichrome (which one I don't know) via my much loved Minolta X-700 and Sigma 28-70 mm UC combo. This is from Lockett Meadow, northern Arizona, about 1996.

I'm proud to say that my slide copying skills have improved since I did this round! :lol:
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 04-19-2020, 12:20 PM  
Panorama-orama - Post your Panos
Posted By photocles
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A stand of dead conifers right at the water line. They got hit by a large amount of salt water during a storm in 2013 and that was it. Eleven portrait JPEGs from the A7 wearing a Helios 44M merged in Affinity.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-15-2020, 07:49 AM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By photocles
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Local shoreline at high-ish tide. Cropped from a portrait. z70, Sigma 24 mm, HP5+. Scanned by Ilford's lab.
Forum: General Photography 04-15-2020, 12:37 AM  
Time of Flight CMOs Snsor
Posted By photocles
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For a moment I was very excited because I thought someone had finally figured out a way to put a mass spectrometer into a camera. What a perfect merger of molecular analytical science and photography! Just take a picture and get back ionized mass spectra - how cool would that be?! If only Edwin Land could've seen it coming...

(:lol: Yes, I'm being silly.)

Interesting technology nonetheless. Thanks for the post!
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 04-13-2020, 03:27 PM  
Panorama-orama - Post your Panos
Posted By photocles
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Beautiful!
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 04-12-2020, 06:29 AM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By photocles
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After being far too quiet on this thread, I decided to trawl through the handful of film scans I had from last summer just to see if I could contribute something. Here's one for David! This is the Galway 'new' coach station (now about 15 years old).
Probably HP5+ in my z70 with the Sigma 24 mm AF attached.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 04-09-2020, 01:12 PM  
Panorama-orama - Post your Panos
Posted By photocles
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High tide at the Barna pier. From last evening while on my 'one 2km daily' allowance ramble in the neighborhood. Notice the absence of people in all directions. Handful of JPEGs from my Moto One running Open Camera welded together in Affinity.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 04-04-2020, 01:00 AM  
Facing the Days
Posted By photocles
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Miniature harlequin mask and some circular refrigeration tracking charts. Double exposure made with the K-5's multi-exposure mode and then desaturated and tone mapped inside Affinity Photo.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 03-29-2020, 01:30 AM  
Panorama-orama - Post your Panos
Posted By photocles
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Views: 204,931
Yeah, me too! :)
Forum: General Photography 03-28-2020, 02:47 AM  
Autistic 12 Year Old Photographs His Toy Cars Making Them Look Real
Posted By photocles
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His image of the rusty VW bus rocks! Definitely inspiring!
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-28-2020, 02:02 AM  
Anyone ever received a camera back from repair with a note in it?
Posted By photocles
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I sent my Minolta X700 in for repair back in the 90s and it was returned with writing on the interior, too.
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