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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 03-14-2019, 02:35 AM  
Biplane takeoff
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 32
Views: 922
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 03-11-2019, 01:05 AM  
Biplane takeoff
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 32
Views: 922
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: General Talk 10-04-2018, 07:07 AM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 20,063
Views: 1,417,319
Hi all,
My latest acquisition is an old Vivitar 400 F5.6 which is a bit gruby but in overall good condition when it comes to the glass. However the tripod mount is stuck solid and doesn't want to shift in any direction.Any ideas of how I could free it up, I've tried alcohol and oil so far but no joy?
TTFN

Chris in Spain
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-23-2018, 11:34 AM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 19,299
Views: 1,698,559
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-23-2018, 10:33 AM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 19,299
Views: 1,698,559
To start with, I really enjoy both looking at and reading the posts on this thread, thanks everyone.

I live and work in Andalusia, Spain as an English teacher and believe it or not after being in and living in a foriegn country for such a long time you actually start to forget your own language; my wife, kids, neighbours and students are all Spanish therefore I spend all my time speaking Spanish. OK, it's good for my Spanish but pays a price with my English.

It is for this reason I HAVE TO go back to the UK at least once a year to top up my English hahahahaha. It's also a really good excuse for spending some time with my UK family, see old friends and have a decent pint of English ale, when you can only drink lager it's pretty sad and you get bloated quickly.

OK, photos, Pentax K-x with the 18-250, it really is a good lens and covers nearly all of the bases.



Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-15-2018, 11:18 AM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 19,299
Views: 1,698,559
A Sunday morning stroll to the bar for breakfast, playing with a Vitacon 35-300mm.

1 & 2 Back to front Bokeh

3 Thistle, bug and Bokeh, can you see the bug?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-11-2018, 02:31 AM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 19,299
Views: 1,698,559
Thank you everyone because I always enjoy reading and looking at your posts, which always inspires me and keeps me playing and looking at different lenses.

Anyway here's my contribution to a bit of 'bokeh' from a 'Vitacon 35-300mm', God knows who made it however I quite like it and love the various 'bokeh' that it produces.


The first one is of my youngest daughter / model.

The second is a black flying thing that's about an inch in length that I spotted whilst walking the dog.

The third is taken whilst in its macro setting.


Anyway time to do a bit more work and thanks again for keeping me entertained and inspired.

Chris in hot Granada, Spain
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-01-2018, 11:10 PM  
PKA mount with K3
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 16
Views: 1,628
Sorry, I saw it, it was different, reasonably priced, bought it and then started looking for info 🤔.
I have the Pentax 18-250 and wanted to see how it compares and to have a bit more reach.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-01-2018, 09:17 AM  
PKA mount with K3
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 16
Views: 1,628
Sorry it looks like I've bought the lens you were after :o I should get it by the end of the week so hopefully I'll have some time to play with it on Saturday or Sunday.
Once again sorry but I couldn't resist it with it being shall we say strange 35-300mm.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-26-2018, 02:51 PM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 19,299
Views: 1,698,559
I'm impressed with this, just need more time and occasions to use it.


Image cropped and edited a bit, shot at F4 and think ISO 200 all photos are on my flickr
Forum: General Talk 05-24-2018, 01:56 AM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 20,063
Views: 1,417,319
Sorry for the delay in answering but I'm busy working on my 'new' language teaching system but that's another story.


Cheapish is what I'm prepared to pay and thankfully I've found some real bargains, even on the net! All for under 80€'s some as low as 11.95€, however shipping can be expensive and costly. :(


2 x135mm
5 x 100mm (4silver, 1 black)
1 x 50mm (two months later and I'm still waiting for the guy to get his finger out!)
and another 2 silver 100mm on their way from the other side of the world.


I think I might sell a couple and look for some more Iscos: 35's, 50's, 180's or start on something totally different?
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-21-2018, 09:49 AM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 19,299
Views: 1,698,559
If you hadn't noticed, I like playing :D:cool::D



So, after an experiment the other day using only extension rings 1 & 2 + focusing ring I went out and tried it as a portrait lens.



The results are interesting but I need to improve my focusing and play with some camera setting so to reduce post editing. Have a look on my flickr


Hasta luego


Chris
Forum: General Talk 05-20-2018, 04:32 PM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 20,063
Views: 1,417,319
It's available on M42 and Exakta, I have both, re the 'flange' I don't know 😞

However on the M42 I can focus from 1.5 metre to infinity, unfortunately that's not the same on the Exakta where I lose infinity. I'm not sure if it's a problem with the adapter I'm using, Alibaba.

When I get chance I'll have a play and see what I can do.

Oh and please tell me what 'flange' is, in my dirty mind it means something else 😊

TTFN
Chris
Forum: General Talk 05-20-2018, 12:04 PM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 20,063
Views: 1,417,319
All I can say is Isco Gottingen 100mm are so cute, especially when silver and cheapish.


Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-20-2018, 08:07 AM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 19,299
Views: 1,698,559
WOW is all I can say!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-20-2018, 01:35 AM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 19,299
Views: 1,698,559
I've become slightly obsessed with Isco Gottingen, basically because they're pretty cool, just look at the sky.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-20-2018, 01:24 AM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 19,299
Views: 1,698,559
Amars 105mm enlarger lens give interesting results
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-28-2017, 12:07 PM  
Macro Panagor & K-x
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Hello Guys & Girls,

Well, I took the dog and the Panagor for a stroll and this is what I came with:






IMGP0886 by Christopher Britt, en Flickr


IMGP0823 by Christopher Britt, en Flickr

I'm not sure but I think the last photo is of baby Ladybirds¿?¿?¿?¿

TTFN

Chris
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-28-2017, 11:08 AM  
Macro I took the dog and the Panagor for a stroll
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Hello from Granada, Spain

I took the dog and the Panagor for a stroll this morning and while walking I saw these and started to wonder what they were? There were some very small Ladybirds in the area as well, so thought that they might be babies¿?



Please let me know

TTFN

Chris
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-22-2017, 04:26 AM  
My first atempt at portrait, please give me some feed back please
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Hi everyone,
I have a lot to learn and can't wait for exam season to finish, and while I'm here here's my fave photo before I cropped it



I need to seriously work on just about everything hahahahaha

TTFN

Chris
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-21-2017, 01:46 PM  
My first atempt at portrait, please give me some feed back please
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Hello Skodadriver

Yes, it's the same lens, brand new, still in its original box :) and I need to work out the green button metering, simply because I haven't got that far yet.

TTFN

Chris

PS Nice Robin
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-21-2017, 12:45 PM  
My first atempt at portrait, please give me some feed back please
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Dear MadMathMind,

#1 You are totally right about the tree.

#2 I need to learn more about post, as of yet it's due to a lack of time but when we finish exam season I will be able to spend a bit more time on it.

#3 I need to be more careful about composition and take more time, TBH I got carried away hahahaha.

#4 Composition again.

.#5 Plan the shots better and post in Lightroom.

Thank you very much, all points valid and taken on board; thank you again

TTFN

Chris
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-21-2017, 10:36 AM  
Macro My NEW toy: a Panagor Auto Macro Converter
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
OK, this has got me going, I currently own 2 Panagor's and I've ordered and will be receiving hopefully next week a Vivitar 2x Macro Focusing MC Teleconverter, so I shall be doing a complarison of them both. I just need to think/find an object / subject where I can control as many variants as possible, then of course I need the time to do it. It's exam season at the moment so things are generally HORRIBLE for me and my poor students.

Any ideas or do I repeat the coloured pencils and their shavings?

TTFN

Chris
Forum: Photographic Technique 05-21-2017, 10:11 AM  
My first atempt at portrait, please give me some feed back please
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Hello everyone,

Well, yesterday I spent the day painting my daughters bedroom again, so, today I've been out playing with my cameras before my new Hoya 135mm f2.8 arrives next week :) I can`'t wait to play hahahahahaha

Anyway let's get back on track, as I said I spent the day painting my 15 year old daughters bedroom and in re payment I stole her for the morning to take some photos with my K-x's, one with a Pentax 18-250 mm and the other with a Pentax 50-200mm, I want to see how they handle because I looking for that wonderful bokeh effect. I got it in some but not as many as I'd like. The other reason is that they will give me some control photos to compare it.

Please tell me what you think because I'd like to get good at just about everything :)









THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BOKEH but I like it :)



All comments appreciated as this is a steep learning curve for me as I spent years on 35mm

As always there are more photos on my flickr please feel free to browse and let me know what you think and how I can improve.

TTFN from sunny Granada, Spain

Chris
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-16-2017, 04:56 AM  
Nature Enjoying Smooth Bokeh
Posted By chris.britingles
Replies: 26
Views: 1,329
Nice bokeh and simple elegant framing, the law of 2/3's always works :)
TTFN
Chris
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