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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 6 Days Ago  
SMC Pentax-M 40mm 2.8 pancake lens
Posted By rgeorge911
Replies: 30
Views: 7,755


First image. Should never have sold mine years ago!

On Pentax K2, HP5.
Forum: Lens Sample Photo Archive 6 Days Ago  
Pentax-M 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
Posted By rgeorge911
Replies: 21
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Sure seems okay to me. This is my first image from my new 40mm. Had one years ago and never should have let it go.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-26-2021, 06:20 PM  
Win a Pentax Forums T-shirt: Weekend Giveaway
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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 02-03-2013, 04:09 PM  
Skeleton from the Closet - My K1000
Posted By rgeorge911
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Hi all,

While I'm not exclusively focused on Pentax, I thought some of you may find my blog series, Skeletons from the Closet, interesting this month. In the series, I pull a different old film camera out and use it for a month, reporting on the process and results. In this first month (January), I shot my K1000, which I've had since ~1977. It was a blast shooting it again. This is my first results post, a few more to come:

DMC-365 - Exploring the Interface Between Equipment and Creativity in Photography: Skeletons From The Closet - January Results Post #1 - Pentax K1000

Hope you find it interested

Reed
Blog: DMC-365.blogspot.com
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-12-2010, 08:28 AM  
K1000 durability
Posted By rgeorge911
Replies: 10
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I am 45 yrs old. I still have the K1000 that I got in 6th grade. Actually, it went to a friend for many years. He was still using it when I asked for it back.

I did get a CLA (reasonable, after nearly 30 yrs), but even before that it worked fine.

I've never beat it, but it has not been babied, either.

Reed
Forum: Sold Items 08-19-2009, 08:18 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Emergency Sale: Vivitar 200/3.5 T4, Pentax F 35-70/3.5~4.5, Pentax-M 28/3.5
Posted By rgeorge911
Replies: 10
Views: 3,734
Paypal sent on Vivitar 200.

Reed
Forum: Sold Items 03-05-2009, 12:31 PM  
For Sale - Sold: A bunch of misc items (flash, lens, IR filter)
Posted By rgeorge911
Replies: 11
Views: 3,270
PM sent. Please contact me at rgeorge911@hotmail.com

Thanks!
Reed
Forum: Sold Items 09-30-2008, 05:57 PM  
For Sale - Sold: FS: Speedgraphic Camera
Posted By rgeorge911
Replies: 5
Views: 1,783
Full price offered.
Forum: Lens Clubs 09-27-2008, 04:59 PM  
Sears Lens Club
Posted By rgeorge911
Replies: 1,028
Views: 282,463
I had a 300 / 5.6 Sears lens on my first SLR (a K1000, which I still have and use). I miss that old lens. I remember taking some great shots at Eric Clapton, Ted Nugent, Black Sabbath, and Grateful Dead concerts with it. That should tell you that it was many (30?) years ago!

It really was a great lens. Multi-coated, compact, sharp.

Reed
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-18-2008, 04:25 PM  
Night Heron
Posted By rgeorge911
Replies: 4
Views: 1,765
Shot with my Spotmatic and Yashica 300mm f5.6 (purchased here!).

Comments welcome.

Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-04-2008, 10:09 PM  
My pretty...
Posted By rgeorge911
Replies: 9
Views: 3,076
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 09-04-2008, 04:16 PM  
My pretty...
Posted By rgeorge911
Replies: 9
Views: 3,076
After returning from a quick CLA from Eric:







All w/ 50mm f1.4
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-04-2008, 05:05 AM  
Found my old KM! :)
Posted By rgeorge911
Replies: 5
Views: 1,622
Mike,

I recently recovered my first "real" camera - a K1000, from a dear old friend. Just got it back from Eric Hendrickson, and it's working great! ~33 yrs old and all!

Great fun.

Reed
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-31-2008, 03:54 PM  
My pretty...
Posted By rgeorge911
Replies: 9
Views: 3,076
I didn't mean to start any color debates! I just have been wanting a nice black one to go with my beater black one, and nice silver one.

I know, it won't take any better pics. But, I like it.

I'll post some as soon as I get them.

Reed
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-31-2008, 02:47 PM  
My pretty...
Posted By rgeorge911
Replies: 9
Views: 3,076
Just gloating a little, here. Just received my black Spottie in the mail!

I took a chance, and picked it up from that Bay site, Buy It Now. The pics weren't too good, nor was the description.

I've been wanting a clean, black Spotmatic for some time. This one also came with a very nice 55/f1.8 lens. Overall in great shape! And, it all seems to work. I figured if I got one clean enough to warrant a CLA (ala Eric), that would be sufficient. I don't think this one needs anything!

I know, I know - this is all academic until I show some pictures. I'll work on that.

Just felt like sharing my joy at opening the box!

Reed
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-25-2008, 06:38 PM  
Pricing change from Eric
Posted By rgeorge911
Replies: 32
Views: 6,323
Just got my K1000 back from Eric today. It's the camera I started with 30 some years ago. I just recovered it from an old friend.

Eric got it back to like-new operation, and extremely fast! Got it back in about a week!

Reed
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-18-2008, 11:52 AM  
Who has a K1000?
Posted By rgeorge911
Replies: 183
Views: 36,599
I got mine back, and it feels just as good in my hand today as it first did ~32 years ago! So good, in fact, that I shipped it off to Eric Hendrickson for a going-over! Can't wait to get it back.

Reed
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-10-2008, 08:16 AM  
Who has a K1000?
Posted By rgeorge911
Replies: 183
Views: 36,599
My 7 yr old daughter just asked "Dad, what was your first camera?" Well, in truth, that was a Kodak Instamatic. But my first "real camera" was a K1000. Then, I remembered that I had given it to a friend.

I contacted him, and he's still using it! He did agree to send it back to me, though, in exchange for a little Ricoh RF that I can send to him.

So, my daughter will get to use my first real camera! I can't wait to explain shutter speeds and f-stops to her.

Reed
Forum: Photographic Technique 03-10-2008, 06:13 PM  
Website Update... I'd love a critique
Posted By rgeorge911
Replies: 4
Views: 1,631
As a father of a healthy 6 yr old daughter, I applaud your Lianna project. Tells me again just how lucky I am.

And, I'm a lover of Spotmatics, too! : )

Very nicely done.

The picture in the bath is heart-wrenching, and reminds me of the famous W. Eugene Smith photo (Minolta Photography - William Eugene Smith 1918-1978)

Reed
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 03-10-2008, 05:54 PM  
Negative Space - Reed George
Posted By rgeorge911
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Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 03-08-2008, 07:27 PM  
Another new member
Posted By rgeorge911
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Hi from Northern Virginia! I'm an avid photography fan, and shoot all kinds of equipment.

I started with a K1000, however, and recently bought two old Spotmatics (now have a 50 f2, 55 f1.8, 35 f3.5 and 135 f3.5). I love these old kits!

Anyway, hope to get to know some of you here, and share pics.

Reed
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