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Forum: General Photography 11-04-2019, 12:52 PM  
Does that really add more value?
Posted By arnold
Replies: 99
Views: 2,048
It is just information about the picture and and how it was taken. Why, sometimes people even tell you what camera and lens was used.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 11-02-2019, 10:37 AM  
New member
Posted By arnold
Replies: 18
Views: 225
Welcome to the Forum. You will find a wide range of interests an information here.
Forum: Lens Clubs 11-02-2019, 08:40 AM  
The Mirror Lens Club!
Posted By arnold
Replies: 1,094
Views: 392,478
[IMG]Pentax K1 with a 500mm Tamron SP Mirror lens by aeomaster32, on Flickr[/IMG]
Pentax K1 with a 500mm Tamron SP Mirror lens
Minimal PP. Used tripod and 2 second timer, shake reduction turned OFF. Direct distance to hill about 8 miles.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 11-01-2019, 10:29 PM  
Pentax User for over 40 years; Just found this forum
Posted By arnold
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Welcome. There are still a lot of film lovers and users on this forum.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-30-2019, 09:41 PM  
Machinery 1927 Ford Mustang ... well kind of ...
Posted By arnold
Replies: 6
Views: 127
The reason for fabric roofs on early cars, including my grandfather's 1935 Ford, was the difficulty of stamping out large size roof panels.
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 10-30-2019, 12:59 PM  
Weekly Challenge CAPTION CONTEST: 10/30/2019 through 11/7/2019
Posted By arnold
Replies: 17
Views: 502
If you are looking for that ball, it's in my gizzard!
Forum: General Talk 10-30-2019, 12:51 PM  
What book on your table now
Posted By arnold
Replies: 317
Views: 17,277
If you think Atlas Shrugged is a long struggle, try "The Fatal Shore" by Robert Hughes, which is a history of the settlement of Australia, or Byzantium - The Decline and Fall. Unlike a novel, these two are crammed with thousands of historical FACTS and that can soon led to a loss of momentum as one reads on. They are a slog but so illuminating it is worth persevering.
I do agree with your comment on Atlas Shrugged. It is a philosophical novel, and if one has no interest in ideas, half its impact will be lost. Regardless, it was rated one of the most influential books after the Bible.
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 10-29-2019, 09:48 PM  
Weekly Challenge Caption Contest 22 October to 29 October 2019
Posted By arnold
Replies: 22
Views: 596
Good work everyone. Counting up the likes and that makes Merv-O the winner. Congratulations Mervo, I will PM you and look forward to your post.
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 10-29-2019, 10:16 AM  
Weekly Challenge Caption Contest 22 October to 29 October 2019
Posted By arnold
Replies: 22
Views: 596
About 10 hours to go, so time to put in your amusing caption is still open.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 10-29-2019, 10:04 AM  
Show those old photos from before 1990
Posted By arnold
Replies: 1,138
Views: 105,895
Lovely old photo. You can easily clean it up with a little post processing.

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I see my old airline on the list. CP Air. Nice history collection.
Forum: General Photography 10-29-2019, 09:51 AM  
Kodak Retina's ?
Posted By arnold
Replies: 17
Views: 397
I was not very precise in saying the Reflex cameras with leaf shutter lenses were the way the Germans first entered the SLR market. After the war, when the likes of Pentax and Nikon abandoned the rangefinder and started down the SLR line, the Germans brought out new SLRs to compete with the Japanese. The pre-war designs (eg Exacta) were not competitive although Practica did well after the war. To compete in this market they mostly went the leaf shutter way, but they too were not competitive for reasons given. Japan led the way for mass market SLRs, with focal plane shutters.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-29-2019, 09:25 AM  
Vote for your favourite Pentax film cameras
Posted By arnold
Replies: 72
Views: 2,263
Mx,kx,sv
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-28-2019, 03:38 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By arnold
Replies: 19,861
Views: 2,456,187
Those Olympus Trips are wonderful with very good lenses.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-28-2019, 03:33 PM  
ME Super - How Much Do I Love Thee
Posted By arnold
Replies: 36
Views: 1,199
I have that lens and it is remarkably good. If yours is in good condition you can expect pictures like this. Hand held with a K5

[IMG]Pentax 70-210 A zoom. Sunshine Coast Airport. by aeomaster32, on Flickr[/IMG]
Forum: General Photography 10-28-2019, 03:10 PM  
Kodak Retina's ?
Posted By arnold
Replies: 17
Views: 397
I have a pretty extensive collection of Retinas and Retinettes. German made, the Retina was the first camera designed for the 35mm cassette Other than the last years they were made, they are quality cameras with quite brilliant lenses. First made in the mid thirties and finally in the mid sixties.
To me they are not far off the quality of the best made cameras of the time. The Reflex cameras with leaf shutter lenses were the way the Germans first entered the SLR market. They are extremely complicated and hence prone to problems.* The one I have is pristine and fully functional, but I am more comfortable with a 1B or 111C range finder Retina.

*Since the shutter is in the lens, one cannot see through the viewfinder and lens, with it closed. Hence, when cocking, a blocking plate moves and covers the film frame and allow the shutter to open to allow you to see through the lens. When you press the shutter, the shutter has to first close, and then the blocking plate is safe to move away. Once the blocking plate is out of the way, the shutter is free to open and close at the set speed. Then the blocking plate comes back down blocking the view through the finder until it is cocked again.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-27-2019, 09:27 PM  
Modifying an M42 to K adapter
Posted By arnold
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Looking at that spring, it is a lot more substantial than many of the cheapies. I think it looks a high quality version.
Forum: Pentax Q 10-25-2019, 10:50 PM  
Let's share shots with Q!
Posted By arnold
Replies: 6,278
Views: 939,170
You did good work with the Q. Thought small sensors were supposed to be no good :D
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-24-2019, 10:11 PM  
People One for Dewman
Posted By arnold
Replies: 12
Views: 240
Show those old photos from before 1990 - PentaxForums.com

There is a thread devoted to these old photos if you care for this sort of thing.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-24-2019, 10:14 AM  
Not Work-Safe For the Boys 2....
Posted By arnold
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Nicely done keeping the poses relaxed and natural. Many other times photographers contort their models into rigid statues.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-24-2019, 10:01 AM  
Not Work-Safe One For the Boys....
Posted By arnold
Replies: 13
Views: 221
Well to say something positive, the model has a very pretty face and smile and I like the pose with the hands. Don't take the criticism to heart.
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 10-24-2019, 09:55 AM  
Weekly Challenge Caption Contest 22 October to 29 October 2019
Posted By arnold
Replies: 22
Views: 596
Good quips there everyone. Keep them coming until 29/10
Forum: Pentax KP 10-22-2019, 10:55 PM  
Going back to JPG shooting with the KP
Posted By arnold
Replies: 49
Views: 1,469
I think a sense of perspective is needed here. Modern DSLRs put out remarkably good jpegs, that for most purposes are more than adequate unless one is doing a professional shoot or working in difficult conditions. I use JPEG set to the highest quality and find that when zooming to 200% it is still of fine enough quality for me. However, I do also shoot raw when I think there are deep shadows or is that particular picture is so important to me that I want the assurance of the best possible rendition.
To me shooting everything in raw seems obsessive. Not every picture deserves the work of processing from raw. Certainly when trying to fix an important picture, it is better to have the raw data, however a properly exposed jpeg OOC is usually better than I myself can manage from raw.
My procedure is shoot top quality jpeg, and add the raw of those I really want the very best of.
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 10-22-2019, 04:06 PM  
Weekly Challenge Caption Contest - through to 21st October 2019
Posted By arnold
Replies: 18
Views: 586
The link to the new Caption Contest is here:

Caption Contest 22 October to 29 October 2019 - PentaxForums.com
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 10-22-2019, 04:04 PM  
Weekly Challenge Caption Contest 22 October to 29 October 2019
Posted By arnold
Replies: 22
Views: 596
The contest will run from October 22 through October 29 Votes will be counted thereafter.

NB: VOTE ("like") FOR SOMEONE WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE AN ENTRANT....!!

Submissions can be in any written form (no video or audio files) — caption, limerick, motivational, poem or prose — whatever inspires you to describe the photo or catch attention. Submit by replying to the thread. Contestants may submit more than one entry but it must be in a separate post. Important: Even if you do not submit an entry, please “like” any posts you feel deserve it as this is how the winner is chosen. And if you DO submit an entry, please also find an entry that you like from among your competitors' efforts and "like" that one as well.

The "thread starter" is the moderator and must post an original photo at the start of the thread. In case of a tie the moderator will choose one to break the tie. After determination of the contest's winner, that winner will be notified by the current Thread Starter/Contest Host and will become responsible for posting the next original work to be captioned. Enter often, vote more often. and most important: Have fun !

I took this in 1981 with a Pentax MX and M50/1.7

[IMG]Yes, right there! Pentax MX M50/1.7 1981 Kodachrome by aeomaster32, on Flickr[/IMG]
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 10-21-2019, 11:26 AM  
Thematic Post your Church images
Posted By arnold
Replies: 694
Views: 59,042
[IMG]St Mark's Church, Darling Point, Sydney 2012 by aeomaster32, on Flickr[/IMG]
St Marks, Darling Point Sydney 2012 K5 and kit lens 20mm

And in 1962 with my Kodak Retinette

[IMG]St Mark's Church, Darling Point, Sydney 1962 by aeomaster32, on Flickr[/IMG]
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