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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-09-2019, 03:49 AM  
Snow everywhere
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 8
Views: 122
You got me thinking for a lot longer than I'd like to admit! :o
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-09-2019, 03:47 AM  
Dots
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 21
Views: 435
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-09-2019, 03:46 AM  
Big Creek Autumn
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 9
Views: 190
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-09-2019, 03:45 AM  
It's going to rain
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 11
Views: 155
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-09-2019, 03:45 AM  
Endless
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 3
Views: 156
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-09-2019, 03:43 AM  
Diving in acre - israel
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 5
Views: 196
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-09-2019, 03:43 AM  
Eeeek I would love to win that LX!
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 2
Views: 119
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-09-2019, 03:42 AM  
Deep in forest
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 38
Views: 883
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-04-2019, 02:46 PM  
Snow everywhere
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 8
Views: 122
My entry. One Sunday in February.
Forum: Sold Items 07-06-2018, 02:29 AM  
For Sale - Sold: PRICE REDUCED: SMC PENTAX-FA* 1:4.5 300mm + Soft lens pouch + Marumi UV filter
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 25
Views: 3,683
If I had the money, I would have bought it last week.
Forum: Sold Items 04-06-2017, 06:32 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Fuji GW690II Medium Format Rangefinder camera with 90mm F3.5 lens
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 21
Views: 2,379
Texas Leica!
Dang, tempted, but I'll have to wait till June because of job change...
Forum: Sold Items 09-05-2014, 04:46 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Film cameras: ME and ME super, new lower price.
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 7
Views: 1,455
Off-topic question (and a bump) - how did you get that Rokkor-PF mounted? Mount changed on the lens?
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 01-10-2014, 01:38 AM  
Snow everywhere
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 0
Views: 281
One winter day in February.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 05-08-2013, 01:50 PM  
Pentax 67ii winder locks
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 7
Views: 5,196
As far as I know, once 67 runs out of batteries, it'll stay in locked position, with mirror in mid-position, until you unlock it. Apparently, the same goes for 67II, too.

The manual says you have to press safety release button and shutter to unlock it - as per User's manual, page 4: http://www.cameramanuals.org/pentax_pdf/pentax_67-1.pdf
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-01-2013, 11:02 AM  
Few film questions from a newbie..
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 43
Views: 3,070
Yeah, it's dust.
It's pretty hard to get rid of that stuff - I'm constantly cleaning the scanner and film strips, but it keeps reappearing...
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 12-05-2011, 08:05 AM  
Sticky: The traveling nifty 50mm
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 1,753
Views: 435,806
Ayup, I already started working on that. ;)
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 12-05-2011, 04:37 AM  
Sticky: The traveling nifty 50mm
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 1,753
Views: 435,806
Okay, I've sent you PM. :)

And to officially put myself on a list:
elkarrde - Zagreb, Croatia, Europe
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 11-30-2011, 10:24 AM  
Sticky: The traveling nifty 50mm
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 1,753
Views: 435,806
If you need any help with the web, feel free to ask. :)

And I'm definitely putting myself on the new list, too - I loved old project, I've participated too. :)
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 11-16-2011, 08:01 AM  
Suggestions to improve flatbed scanning
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 36
Views: 19,158
I've been using 8800F scanner for almost two years now, and I'm quite satisfied with it's IQ. I suppose it was me who suggested to hin to use A4 piece of glass instead of scanner's plastic holders since I'm using that setup often.
I'm using standard glass, and yes, I'm having quite some issues with Newton's rings (clearly evident here), but it depends greatly on curling of specific film - curled film means more Newton's rings. Sheet of ANR glass should solve all the problems, though.
Software side, I'm using VueScan 8.something, I'm scanning to TIFF files, at 2400 dpi, and then doing manual per-channel color correction, sharpening and cleaning in Photoshop CS5.

I've been playing with friend's Epson V700, and it is significantly better scanner, but over here in Croatia it costs exactly three times as much - IQ difference is not that better.
Scanning with glass sheet boosts Canon's output quality to surpass default Epson's output, I can just wonder what can V700 do with better scanning technique.

There are a few downsides of scanning with glass sheet is speed - scanning with scanner's plastic holders is much faster, and much much cleaner process - glass sheet scanning requires that all factors in formula be perfectly clean and spotless, and that can be very tricky - you have to clean lamp, glass, negatives AND flatbed, and that can take a lot of time, so when I'm not aiming for ultimate quality (e.g. when I'm scanning my daily project negatives), plastic holders do their job acceptably.
Forum: Sold Items 10-21-2011, 08:36 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Tamron 17mm f/3.5, 24-48mm f/3.5-3.8, Rikenon 35mm f/2.8
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 15
Views: 4,225
No, all these lenses are manual focus, including Rikenon lens.
Forum: Sold Items 10-19-2011, 02:37 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Tamron 17mm f/3.5, 24-48mm f/3.5-3.8, Rikenon 35mm f/2.8
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 15
Views: 4,225
Bump up for some sweet lenses.
Also, PM for Tamron 17/3.5 sent.
Forum: Pentax Q 07-11-2011, 03:20 PM  
Pentax Q in the Flesh
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 1,310
Views: 206,952
Like every enthusiast photographer, I've been striving for fast glass and big sensor/film to achieve shallow DoF. In the process, I realized almost all of my photos were taken at medium-to-small apertures, I've been aiming for as much DoF as possible, while still being hand-holdable (meaning, bigger sensors are actually a disadvantage), I'm not printing photos bigger than A4 size, and that most used camera was my phone camera (being the best made at that time, that wasn't a problem - SonyEricsson K800i). Also, I realized my bigger cameras constantly got left at home. Recently I switched to HTC Android-based smart phone, I'm using it's camera and numerous camera apps constantly, and I'm amazed how good pictures it can spit out, with only three controls left for me - exposure compensation, ISO and spot metering. If Pentax Q, with full controls and raw output, can match smart-phone image quality, I'm buying it as soon as wide(r) fast lens becomes available.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-07-2011, 03:12 AM  
Nikon Q system using 1/2.3" sensor too = Pentax Q system?
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 31
Views: 10,738
maybe some wannabe universal standard? something like compact, modern M42-like mount, used on cameras by different companies?

that would be really nice, seeing something contrary to standard fragmentalization.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-01-2011, 06:00 AM  
Ricoh to buy Pentax camera business from Hoya
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 738
Views: 123,537
I'm fully aware of that fact - Pentax DA-series lenses are way too big. :D

For me, larger sensor = larger cameras. And full-frame 135-sized sensor simply can't deliver IQ good enough quality for increased camera-size penalty it brings.
When I need ultimate IQ, I'll bring medium format camera with me. In the mean time, APS-C does it's job just fine (for me, at least).

But that boils down to personal preference and shooting style, I suppose. ;)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-01-2011, 05:34 AM  
Ricoh to buy Pentax camera business from Hoya
Posted By elkarrde
Replies: 738
Views: 123,537
Aaah! I hope this means K-mount module for GXR system! That's good enough for me.

I don't understand all you wanting Pentax to be just another Canikon, but with K-mount. If you want Canikon-like lenses and Canikon-like cameras in K-mount, why are you wasting your time and money on K-mount, in the first place?

I like Pentax primarily it has, for me, much better ergonomics and much better price-performance ratio. Also, I like Ricoh's high-end compact cameras for their excellent ergonomics, and their excellent, not me-too, ideas - specifically, the GXR system, and GR-series compacts (both film-based GRs, and digital GRDs).
So, I see this merger as clear win-win situation. :)
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