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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-17-2020, 08:26 PM  
A question for 12-24 owners
Posted By squarenegs
Replies: 28
Views: 1,632
If you do like your shooting wide, buy the Pentax 12-24mm you'll love it!
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 05-26-2020, 07:42 AM  
Hi from Reunion Island
Posted By squarenegs
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Welcome from up here in Canada!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 09-22-2019, 08:44 PM  
New K-series DSLR under development to be exhibited
Posted By squarenegs
Replies: 3,487
Views: 270,752
Looks like another great Pentax DSLR. However, I really want a digital Spotmatic or K1000 in the spirit of Leica's digital M cameras. Yes delusional, but
are there not others amongst us having the same retro dream ? 💭 📷
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 07-13-2019, 03:15 PM  
Behind the film - Inside the Ilford factory
Posted By squarenegs
Replies: 10
Views: 876
They were Ilford cassettes because you couldn't open the Kodak ones without destroying them. HP400 was a worthy Ilford substitute for Tri-X
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-23-2019, 12:17 PM  
"My kit it's enough!" Say it: "My kit it's enough!" Another case of lba!
Posted By squarenegs
Replies: 76
Views: 4,930
I've been Pentax since the *istD Lately building a collection of Takumar m42 glass but 'wan't need and must have' the 15-30mm and an 11-18mm
I love lenses. More is more!
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 01-30-2019, 05:35 PM  
New Member - Hello from arctic Wisconsin USA
Posted By squarenegs
Replies: 16
Views: 1,059
Great shot! Best regards from frozen Canadistan 🥓📸🥌🛷🏂⛷🎿🍺
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 01-30-2019, 05:26 PM  
Pentax 645D + 45-85mm 4.5 Reviews
Posted By squarenegs
Replies: 4
Views: 987
It is my go to lens with my 645D I have both a MF and auto focus version They seem to perform identically. I think it's one of the best in the 645 collection
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 09-03-2016, 09:26 AM  
K1 Mode Dial Failure
Posted By squarenegs
Replies: 250
Views: 41,453
Here's a bit of follow up on my original post about the failed mode dial on my K1. It had been bought as a 'like new' item from The Camera Exchange. They have been the good part of this experience, taking the camera back and even paying my return postage from Canada. :) They are keeping my original payment as part payment on a new K1 which should be available in October. .....October? The apparent lack of availability suggests that there is a BIG problem that is in the process of getting a 'fix'. This is a huge stumble for Pentax. It's been, not only committed Pentax users like us, but the larger photographic community that's waited to see a FF Pentax offering. Everyone's waited, what, a decade and a half? As said earlier in this thread by another member, this is the first time I've been letdown by a Pentax product. Having had it in hand shooting, the K1 is a terrific camera design. However, the follow through to reliable final product seems to be rubbish. Here's keeping my fingers crossed that October will see a 'fixed' K1 built to the usual Pentax quality standard.
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 08-17-2016, 01:11 PM  
K1 Mode Dial Failure
Posted By squarenegs
Replies: 250
Views: 41,453
OK, here's another hand up. Yesterday, my K1 decided it's now a Manual mode only camera, after approx. 700 exposures. Mind you, a very nice needle-match body but not what I paid for. I turned it on and with the second exposure, having been moved from 'Av' to 'M' it went 'manual for ever'... no matter what the mode dial was set to. I've had problem Pentax lenses, but this is my only DSLR problem body since my first, an *istD. I am not happy! :hmm:
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 07-06-2016, 01:15 PM  
New member in Toronto!
Posted By squarenegs
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Be easy on the the guy.
After all, he is not, strictly speaking, from Canada.
He's from Toronto, Canada's 'most important' city. ;)
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 06-19-2016, 01:24 PM  
First day with 645
Posted By squarenegs
Replies: 8
Views: 1,261
Good guess...equivalent of a 64mm on a 35mm camera if you are using a 645D or Z.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 04-26-2014, 11:08 AM  
Topcon SLR
Posted By squarenegs
Replies: 13
Views: 3,026
I bought my first TOPCON, the second tier RE2, in 1969 when I was in art school. A couple of years later, it was stolen and I replaced it another RE2, this time with the f1.4 58mm About 1974, I purchased a Super D like yours. Don't sell it! You have one of the finest Japanese 35mm SLRs ever made and a piece of photographic history.

TOPCON was the first SLR to have TTL metering and, unlike later Pentax and Nikon metering systems, it was full aperture and read illumination from the mirror. Thus, the finder image did not dim as the camera was stopped down and, as the ad below shows, you always had a meter, no matter what finder was attached.

Though the RE2 is a lower line model, it has certain advantages over the Super D While it lacks a mirror lock-up and removable prism, it has a Copal, vertically traveling shutter that is quieter and smoother than the Super D's horizontal cloth one as well as providing a higher flash sync. speed of 1/125th sec.
What a find. You are a lucky guy!!! :)
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