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Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 2 Days Ago  
Hello from a recently returning to Pentax user.
Posted By arnold
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Don't be too quick to sell your film stuff. If you get a sudden urge to try film again, you will regret selling it.
Forum: Contest Voting 3 Days Ago  
sunset in the valley
Posted By arnold
Replies: 4
Views: 23
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Contest Voting 3 Days Ago  
End of a long day
Posted By arnold
Replies: 15
Views: 107
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Contest Voting 3 Days Ago  
Storm Over Lake Pontchartrain
Posted By arnold
Replies: 5
Views: 56
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Forum: Contest Voting 3 Days Ago  
Sirens
Posted By arnold
Replies: 34
Views: 227
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Forum: General Talk 5 Days Ago  
My favourite word - "Lense" and possibly other typos
Posted By arnold
Replies: 446
Views: 8,068
With an official two language system in the past, Afrikaans and English were often mixed in a single sentence - especially with the young. Grammar was also mixed up. For example, "I say for you, stand in a straight stripe." (I am telling you, stand in line)
We often used words such as "lekker" from Afrikaans, which meant tasty or terrific. "Durban (was) is a lekker place for a holiday."
Forum: General Talk 6 Days Ago  
The Joke Thread
Posted By arnold
Replies: 2,985
Views: 235,093
SUCCESS The need to 'SUCCEED' is constantly thrown at us
by the media Gurus. How do you relate to this overview? -

At age 4, success is not peeing in your pants.
At age 12, success is having friends.
At age 18, success is having a driver's licence.
At age 20, success is having sex.
At age 35, success is having money.
At age 50, success is having money.
At age 60, success is having sex.
At age 70, success is having a driver's licence.
At age 75, success is having friends.
At age 80, success is not peeing in your pants.

The perks of being over 60:

1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.

2. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.

3. No one expects you to run into a burning building.

4. People call at 9 PM and ask, "Did I wake you?"

5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.

6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.

7. Things you buy now won't wear out.

8. You can eat dinner at 4 P.M.

9. You can live without sex but not without glasses.

10. You enjoy hearing about other people's operations.

11. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.

12. You have a party and the neighbors don't even realize it.

13. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.

14. You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.

15. You sing along with elevator music.

16. Your eyes won't get much worse.

17. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.

18. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.

19. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.

20. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.

21. You can't remember who sent you this list.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-31-2020, 05:26 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By arnold
Replies: 9,331
Views: 1,054,284
Great shot, and colour film would not be much different in this BW scene. I love Plus X back in the early days, its contrast made the pictures pop more than Panatomic. Of course commercial processing would have a big influence in this. I never developed my own.
Forum: General Talk 07-26-2020, 05:40 PM  
photolady95 aka Martha
Posted By arnold
Replies: 37
Views: 2,269
I was always interested in your mother's contributions to this forum. She will be missed. My condolences and thank you for letting us know.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-24-2020, 09:52 PM  
Pentax SV: Out of nowhere!
Posted By arnold
Replies: 15
Views: 886
The SV is lucky too, to fall into the hands of someone who will take care of it.
Forum: General Talk 07-18-2020, 06:31 PM  
My favourite word - "Lense" and possibly other typos
Posted By arnold
Replies: 446
Views: 8,068
??:confused::confused:
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 07-17-2020, 04:29 PM  
Thematic Post your Telephoto Landscapes!
Posted By arnold
Replies: 480
Views: 35,655
[IMG]Pentax Tacumar M42 200mm hand held @1/1250sec by aeomaster32, on Flickr[/IMG]

Pentax K5 with Old S-M-C Takumar 200mm lens, of Sunshine Coast Airport 6 miles (line of sight) away, where you can see a plane on the ground. Windows on distant buildings are well resolved by this old lens from the sixties. Adjusted lighting in PP
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-16-2020, 04:33 PM  
A question about ES/ES II/Spotmatic F
Posted By arnold
Replies: 7
Views: 498
For the record, I have both the Spotmatic F and the ES 11 fully functional. The latter needs 4 batteries in a compartment under the mount. The ES11 is the most reliable of the Electro/ ES series. Parts are the problem (circuit boards) for the earlier models.
As for which to obtain, that depends on how much you like automation and how much dependability is a factor. Clearly, the less there is to go wrong, the less will go wrong. Film cameras are cheap enough to have both.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 07-15-2020, 05:41 PM  
Dedicated to the lovers of bicycles
Posted By arnold
Replies: 1,921
Views: 214,382
Well spotted. Yes that is indeed a PX10 Peugeot. I replaced the Simplex gear with Campagnola. Bought in 1970 and that is a recent photo of it.
Love the lug work on the top bike in your picture. I also have a Rocky Mountain mountain bike, but the sun (skin cancer) and traffic means I seldom ride anymore. Quiet shady lanes would see me back in the saddle again.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 07-14-2020, 06:32 PM  
Dedicated to the lovers of bicycles
Posted By arnold
Replies: 1,921
Views: 214,382
Details details from my steel classics.

[IMG]Cinelli Model S.C. A classic steel, 1980. Pentax Q and #1 lens by aeomaster32, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Peugeot PX10 lugwork 1969 Pentax Q by aeomaster32, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Cinelli Mod B Close 1979 by aeomaster32, on Flickr[/IMG]
Forum: General Talk 07-13-2020, 10:16 PM  
My favourite word - "Lense" and possibly other typos
Posted By arnold
Replies: 446
Views: 8,068
It may not be 'now', but at this (other) time.
Forum: General Talk 07-13-2020, 04:34 PM  
My favourite word - "Lense" and possibly other typos
Posted By arnold
Replies: 446
Views: 8,068
At this point in time.
Superfluous words. Say either "at this point" or "at this time."
Forum: General Talk 07-12-2020, 09:53 PM  
My favourite word - "Lense" and possibly other typos
Posted By arnold
Replies: 446
Views: 8,068
Yes, about 10% as bad.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-11-2020, 12:29 AM  
My "new" H2
Posted By arnold
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Good luck with this H2. Here is some information that may be of use to you:
The Asahi Pentax S2 / H2 came out in the autumn of 1959, introducing a single stationary shutter-speed dial. The slow speed dial at the camera front is gone. The camera was available in chrome or black finish. Among the improvements is a Fresnel focusing screen with a central micro-prism spot, but the 1/1000 sec top speed was gone. The US distributor was now the Heiland division of the Honeywell Corporation, and the model accordingly engraved H2 on the top plate, and soon the Asahi name was replaced by Heiland on the prism housing. A tiny indicator window next to the shutter release showing red when the camera is wound was introduced with this model, a feature that is found on every model including the 1975 series KM, KX and K1000, but is left out on K2.

The Asahi Pentax S3 / H3 was presented at the 1960 Photokina. Again it features the 1/1000 sec top shutter speed and a faster Auto-Takumar1: 1.8 / 55mm standard lens. During its production run, the clip on Asahi Pentax Meter became available, requiring a notch in the shutter-speed dial to engage. Its scale indicates directly the aperture value to be set at the lens.
The Asahi Pentax S1 / H1 was launched in 1961 as a compliment to the previous model. The fastest speed indicted on the shutter-speed dial is 500, while still working at 1/1000 sec. It was removed for marketing reasons, as was the faster 1:1.8 lens. It was replaced by the slower 1:2 aperture standard lens, permitting a lower sales price to meet the competition, while the provision for the exposure meter was retained. The semi-automatic lens must be manually cocked to stay open and to stop down to the pre-selected aperture when the shutter is released.
Note: A Super-Takumar lens may not properly work on Auto, because the lever in the camera may not push the lens pin fully closed. Once one has an exposure setting, one can close the lens by selecting lens to manual (after composing wide open on auto setting)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-09-2020, 04:57 PM  
Just Got an MX
Posted By arnold
Replies: 22
Views: 1,107
Better late than never. I love the MX and now have five of them - including my original bought in 1978. By the way, the 55/1.8 is a brilliant lens, and I doubt the 50/1.7 will do a better job of resolution. Going through my slides a while ago, I was admiring the clear fine detail of Victoria BC on one I had taken from the air. On the slide was the note that the 55/1.8 was the lens used.

[IMG]Victoria 1977. Much changed now. by aeomaster32, on Flickr[/IMG]
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 07-08-2020, 02:58 PM  
Raising the Flag
Posted By arnold
Replies: 16
Views: 237
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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-06-2020, 06:42 PM  
Erratic light meter on my MX
Posted By arnold
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Try exercising the ASA dial and also the speed dial to freshen up the contacts.
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 07-06-2020, 06:39 PM  
Caption Contest Caption contest--july 7 thru july 14
Posted By arnold
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Yes yes, I know. I shouldn't have eaten the cats food.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-30-2020, 04:12 PM  
Pentax Me Super Film Advance Issue - Need to Wind Twice to Cock Shutter
Posted By arnold
Replies: 1
Views: 357
This is common with the ME Super. It involves a sticky latch of some sort, and on mine I could hear it click into place if I held the winder in the advanced position. After a few cycles like this the latch freed up and the advance worked normally. My personal opinion is that the ME Super is very fragile in the winding section, the parts not being robust enough, and have been built to a price. The MX is a far better made camera. The original ME seems more reliable as well.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 06-26-2020, 06:14 PM  
Long Time Pentax User, New Member
Posted By arnold
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Welcome, and congratulations on your good taste in cameras. This is a well run forum to suite a wide variety of interests. Enjoy.
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