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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-24-2016, 05:54 AM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By ibkc
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I quite like it for many purposes. It's nice and saturated. Not sure if I've tried Superia in a long time but I may pick up a roll or two and compare them.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-23-2016, 04:52 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By ibkc
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It's made by an Italian company, Ferrania, I believe, unless they've changed again.

FILM Ferrania
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-23-2016, 04:02 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By ibkc
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Couple of recent backyard shots of my son using my new-ishly acquired Pentax SF10, loaded with Lomography CN 800 for a grainy look:



Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-19-2016, 02:48 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By ibkc
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Still that way [corrected from last night when I wrote from my very faulty memory -- I hadn't actually used the thing in a while, my apologies]. It does still have a waist-level viewfinder, though, which is very weird. The camera has a very sleek, black, 1980's-looking design, and then it has that. ;)

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Mine was attached to the Tessar lens I bought; might want to look for one that way.

[Edited.]
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-18-2016, 06:46 AM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By ibkc
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This was shot using a cheap East German SLR called an Exa 1c with a Helios 44-2. I home developed it in caffenol and I screwed up the spooling process, further distressing the whole look of the thing. Some digital photographers spend time and money on filters to achieve this kind of effect! ;)

Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-11-2016, 06:18 AM  
I'd Print and Hang This - Your Best Film Shots
Posted By ibkc
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Lovely. :)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-09-2016, 08:04 AM  
Smart phone light meter apps
Posted By ibkc
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Can second the effectiveness of Pocket Light Meter. It's been around for quite a while and I used it extensively for several years with no problems.

Currently I'm trying a newer app called "Lux" which has a really nice interface, fast and easy to use.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-08-2016, 03:18 PM  
Pentax SF10 / SF7
Posted By ibkc
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I know right? The one I have autofocuses faster than any DSLR I've owned so far, although I've only had low-end DSLRs. Also the fact that I am so used to manual focusing could have something to do with my perception. I'm certainly not complaining because it's a great feature to have when you need it and I've never owned a film camera that has it. I used a Minolta SRT-101 in college in the late 1980's and all the way up until I got my first-ever digital camera.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-08-2016, 10:20 AM  
I'd Print and Hang This - Your Best Film Shots
Posted By ibkc
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This was taken with a Rolleicord twin-lens reflex. Pretty sure the film was Kodak Ektar.

Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-08-2016, 08:03 AM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By ibkc
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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 12-08-2016, 08:00 AM  
Pentax SF10 / SF7
Posted By ibkc
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So a few years ago, I moved house, and in the process of moving a lot of things happened. For reasons I won't bore you with, we had to hastily pack many things and then a lot of stuff was never properly unpacked. Now I'm just getting around to sorting through my cameras, and I cannot seem to find my dear Ricoh KR-5 Super, which was given to me by a good friend. I have the Rikenon lens which came with it because I was using it with my Pentax digital. Maybe I did something with the little Ricoh and don't remember? In any case, I needed a replacement Pentax film SLR that wasn't going to set me back many moneys.

That well-known buy/sell/trade establishment in the southeastern United States had this SF10 model listed in Excellent condition on their website for just US$15, so after checking out a couple of internet reviews, I picked it up despite being a little leery of old electronic cameras. Having dealt with this dealer many times over the years, I trust them a lot, which had a lot to do with my decision.

The camera arrived and true to my past experiences with this dealer, it was in better than "excellent" condition -- as if someone had been given it as a birthday present and then never used it, shoved it in a closet until deciding to sell it many years later. Looking at it and firing it up was like being transported back thirty years when things like cameras and stereos were all black and minimalistic.

The thing is a brick compared to the cute little Ricoh that it replaces, but I have lugged around all sorts of film cameras including medium format SLRs, so it hardly matters in the scheme of things.

Autofocus is super-fast (although I likely won't be using AF lens very often) and the TTL metering was accurate (I was checking against a handheld light meter). I loaded up Lomography color 800 since I often find myself indoors in lower light situations. I am very excited to have a basic film SLR again, even if it is a little on the huge side. My only other "real" 35mm camera at this time is a late 60's-era Yashica rangefinder, very fun but without interchangeable lenses.
Forum: Pentax K-01 12-04-2016, 09:57 AM  
Add your best K-01 photos here
Posted By ibkc
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Here's a relatively recent one. The lens is a Carl Zeiss Jena 2.8/50 Tessar.



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And one more, same lens:

Forum: Pentax K-01 12-04-2016, 07:58 AM  
Add your best K-01 photos here
Posted By ibkc
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I am the starter of this thread, back in the day. I am so glad to see it still going strong, years later! I still have my little beauty, but I have not used it much in recent times because I have been ill for the past year (limiting my ability to get out and have fun shooting) and because it has recently developed a small interior rattling noise. The camera still operates fine, but with a rattle I don't care to risk using it heavily and doing something to make it worse. There's a repair place about a 30-minute drive from me; I just need to get down there and have it taken care of.

Anyway, lovely photos all! I am going to drink some coffee and page back through slowly and enjoy everything.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-19-2012, 02:14 PM  
Pentax Unilateral Pricing Policy
Posted By ibkc
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I'm with you on that. While I like gadgetry, I also love cameras of all types. I actually just bought a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash with full intentions of using it (those old bakelite cheapies actually take wonderful, dreamy images.)

Boutique companies will be producing film for a few more decades and I will be one of those giving them my business.
Forum: Pentax K-01 04-18-2012, 10:43 PM  
Marc Newson's K-01 fails design principles test
Posted By ibkc
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The K-01 is not. difficult. to. use.

REPEAT

The K-01 is not difficult to use. On the contrary, it is very easy to use.

The grip is different but not uncomfortable. The button placements are different but not something that an intelligent person couldn't deal with.
Forum: Pentax K-01 04-18-2012, 08:51 PM  
Marc Newson's K-01 fails design principles test
Posted By ibkc
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I can.
Forum: Pentax K-01 04-18-2012, 11:22 AM  
Marc Newson's K-01 fails design principles test
Posted By ibkc
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Views: 29,293
Well, I've got one and I have been using it extensively - it goes with me everywhere. I also have and use 16 other cameras from various time periods; and I have owned two other dSLRs, one Pentax and one Nikon. The K-01 is easy to use and its grip is, at least for me, a lot more ergonomic than that stupid Nikon's was.

I'm amused that you hate it so without having spent time actually using it, but I'm more delighted that some people recognize good design when they see it. :lol:
Forum: Pentax K-01 04-16-2012, 03:02 PM  
Marc Newson's K-01 fails design principles test
Posted By ibkc
Replies: 317
Views: 29,293
Pentax K-01 and Optio WG-2 Win Camera Awards - Pentax Camera News & Rumors - PentaxForums.com

"Today, Pentax proudly announced that two of their cameras launched this year, the mirrorless K-01 and the compact Optio WG-2, have each won a prestigious industry award!
The Pentax K-01, pictured above and reviewed last month, was the recipient of the Red Dot Design Award in the "Entertainment Technology and Cameras" category for its innovative design by Marc Newson. While we aren't surprised that its design is attracting attention, the news that the camera won this award comes as a great positive surprise, given our members' mixed options of the camera's appearance.

[ ... ]

"The Red Dot Design Awards are sponsored by the Nordrhein Westfalen Design Center in Germany, and are awarded each year to products released over the last two years. Nine different design criteria are judged, and the Pentax K-01 was found to be the best out of a batch of more than four thousand products in its category. This is the first time that any Pentax product has won a Red Dot award."
Forum: Lens Clubs 04-16-2012, 10:41 AM  
Zeiss M42 club?
Posted By ibkc
Replies: 140
Views: 73,527
May I join?

I have a small collection of Carl Zeiss Jena glass, but only one M42 lens at the moment, a 2.8/50 Tessar which dates from the mid-80's. It looks quite snazzy on the black K-01, IMO!


Pentax K-01 with M42 Carl Zeiss Jena 2.3/50 Tessar mounted by ibkc, on Flickr

I just got the adapter to use it on Saturday evening, so yesterday was the first day I was able to try it out. Needless to say I was very impressed.


Old Steps by ibkc, on Flickr


Tall Mahonia by ibkc, on Flickr

I also have a Pentacon six TL medium format film system and the following Carl Zeiss Jena lenses that go with it: a 2.8/80 Biometar, a 4/50 Flektogon, and a 2.8/180 Sonnar (which weighs something like two and a half pounds!). I'm seriously considering getting one of those tilt adapters to allow me to use those lenses with my K-01 rather than chasing down the 35mm equivalents on eBay, which can get pricey. Does anyone have any experience using these lenses with a Pentax camera? I have one friend who uses the Biometar with her APS-C Nikon and she does get some pretty amazing results.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-16-2012, 10:09 AM  
Ned response to price increase?
Posted By ibkc
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Are you talking about Ned's blog? The post promising an explanation of the new pricing policy is still there, as are all the ones before it, as far as I can see. Unless you're talking about replies to his post - which I thought seemed a bit sanitized. (Also I am surprised he allows comments at all.)
Forum: Pentax K-01 04-15-2012, 04:48 PM  
Add your best K-01 photos here
Posted By ibkc
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More fun with my Carl Zeiss Jena 2.8/50 Tessar. These were processed with Topaz Adjust.


Tall Mahonia by ibkc, on Flickr


Old Steps by ibkc, on Flickr

And finally, this abstract self-portrait. The K-01 can do in-camera multiple exposures, and it can do it in RAW mode, which is nice. I just got around to messing around with this feature today. It's going to take me a while to master it; the colors came out pretty funky, which is why I processed this one into a split-tone. Still, there's a lot of potential there once I figure out what I'm doing.


Self-Portrait by ibkc, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-01 04-14-2012, 09:16 PM  
Add your best K-01 photos here
Posted By ibkc
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Finally finally finally got a real M42 adapter (Pentax's own, natch). It did not come in until early evening tonight so this isn't a "best" picture but simply a test pic I am excited about. I suspect I will be using this lens with the K-01 more than any other until I can expand my collection further. The sharpness and beautiful bokeh of those Zeiss lenses just kill me and I am perfectly happy with manually focusing.
This was shot at 3200 ISO in a fairly dark corner. I tossed a small noise reduction filter on it in PSE before uploading, but other than that, no other processing besides the usual RAW tweaking. Carl Zeiss Jena 2.8/50 Tessar lens.


Xiaofeng by ibkc, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax K-01 04-11-2012, 06:24 PM  
Add your best K-01 photos here
Posted By ibkc
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Whoa, that is nice, Zach!
Forum: Pentax K-01 04-10-2012, 07:08 AM  
Reid review of K-01
Posted By ibkc
Replies: 23
Views: 3,489
It shines pretty hot in Georgia, too. :lol:

Forum: Pentax K-01 04-10-2012, 05:22 AM  
Add your best K-01 photos here
Posted By ibkc
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Views: 535,127
That food looks good enough to reach into the screen and eat. In fact, I might just drag my hapless husband and son out to our nearest Japanese restaurant this evening because now I want food like this! :D
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