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Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 1 Day Ago  
Show me your barns.
Posted By goatsNdonkey
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Looking across the very weedy pasture at my barn.



Rokinon/Samyang f/2 16mm at f/2 +K10D

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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 1 Day Ago  
The CCD Sensor Cult. I mean Club...
Posted By goatsNdonkey
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Views: 6,222


Rokinon/Samyang f/2 16mm at f/2 +K10D
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 1 Day Ago  
Thematic Post Your Cloudscapes
Posted By goatsNdonkey
Replies: 3,843
Views: 199,426


Rokinon/Samyang f/2 16mm at f/2 + K10D

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Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 1 Day Ago  
The K10D Club!
Posted By goatsNdonkey
Replies: 6,132
Views: 585,554


Rokinon/Samyang f/2 16mm at f/2 + K10D
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 Day Ago  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By goatsNdonkey
Replies: 19,648
Views: 1,730,500
Fast Ultra-Wide Bokeh. . . .



Rokinon/Samyang f2 16mm at f2 + K10D

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Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 1 Day Ago  
Rust Never Sleeps!-post your rust images here.
Posted By goatsNdonkey
Replies: 2,406
Views: 196,080


Rokinon/Samyang f2 16mm at f2 + K10D
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 1 Day Ago  
Thematic Post Your Cloudscapes
Posted By goatsNdonkey
Replies: 3,843
Views: 199,426
Reminds me of a little lake near Cornucopia, Wisconsin.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 4 Days Ago  
Just Black and White-ur B/W Monochrome photos here
Posted By goatsNdonkey
Replies: 20,728
Views: 1,461,544


Parmesan the Goat putting on his wise goat on a cloudy day face.

Super-Takumar f1.8 55mm + Sony Nex-5 + cropping + B&W conversion
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 Days Ago  
prime, prime, everywhere a prime...
Posted By goatsNdonkey
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Views: 535,016


Parmesan the Goat putting on his wise goat on a cloudy day face.

Super-Takumar f1.8 55mm + Sony Nex-5 + B&W conversion
Forum: Lens Clubs 4 Days Ago  
Takumar club
Posted By goatsNdonkey
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Views: 3,302,085


Parmesan the Goat putting on his wise goat on a cloudy day face.

Super-Takumar f1.8 55mm + Sony Nex-5
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 4 Days Ago  
=planes, trains, boats and automobiles=
Posted By goatsNdonkey
Replies: 3,950
Views: 312,747
I need to track down family photos of the Micro-Midget race car my dad made back in the 1950s. Midget racers, the next size up, looked like very small versions of the Indy cars of that time. With the Micro-Midgets. having room for a driver and a motor made it hard to maintain those same body lines and proportions.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 Days Ago  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By goatsNdonkey
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Views: 1,730,500


Fujica's 1978 entry-level screw-mount slr. Their bayonet slrs came out in '79.

Note that the lens pictured is the one I used for the Scarlet Runner Bean photo posted a couple of pages back in this thread.

This shot taken with: Tamron Adaptall2 01A f2.8-3.8 35-80mm + Pentax K110D + BW conversion.

Color version was posted in the Gear Poern thread.

This BW version is cross-posted in the B&W/Monochrome thread.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 4 Days Ago  
Gear P0rn - post it if you got it.
Posted By goatsNdonkey
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Views: 882,279
Thanks for info on the book. I'd buy one if it included the N-suffix models, too. I've seen very reasonably priced copies on ebay, but they might have been softbound. I forget.

Since I only add equipment to my "collection" with the intention to use it, a bit of brassing wouldn't trouble me a bit. My K1000 formerly belonged to a high school photography club and is beat all to heck, but after a minor repair I did, it works just fine. That's all that matters to me. I got my ESII from the $5 broken camera bin at a camera store that was going out of business. Only the meter is broken; it takes great pictures when I bring my hand-held light meter along with me!

This just gave me knew ideas for pictures to take for this thread. Pictures of my cameras with glorious blemishes on them.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 4 Days Ago  
Just Black and White-ur B/W Monochrome photos here
Posted By goatsNdonkey
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Views: 1,461,544


Fujica's 1978 entry-level screw-mount slr. Their bayonet slrs came out in '79.

Taken with Tamron Adaptall2 01A f2.8-3.8 35-80mm + Pentax K110D + BW conversion.

Color version was posted int the Gear Poern thread.
Forum: Lens Clubs 4 Days Ago  
The Sigma Lens Club- All lenses
Posted By goatsNdonkey
Replies: 2,563
Views: 404,753
Many people aren't aware of how jungle-like a cornfield can be.

Around here, where the corn is tallest, roads seasonally become trails at the bottom of canyons with high cornstalk walls. When the corn is finally harvested the visibility of the horizon again in those locations is a startling and welcome surprise.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 4 Days Ago  
Gear P0rn - post it if you got it.
Posted By goatsNdonkey
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I've discovered why there is nothing on my ST605N's body to engage with the tab on the Fujinon lens's aperture tab. That camera does NOT do "open aperture metering." I just reread the parts in the manual that talk about metering and they clearly say that when you press the button that turns on the meter, the viewfinder will darken consistent with the selected aperture. There isn't any other way for the camera to meter that I wasn't using due to my inexperience with the camera. When I take off the lens off and press the metering button, the pressure plate inside the mount moves forward to press the aperture pin on the lens. This essentially the same as what happened with my first SLR, a Ricoh TLS Singlex, which came out about about 10 years earlier than this Fujica. It doesn't bother me. I do especially like that the meter button springs out and off, so the meter can't be accidentally left on.

I have visited the page you posted the link for. Part of the reason I had been looking for an ST801. But I do like this little ST605N.

Does that yellow Fujica book include any info about the ST models with the N and W or other letter suffixes? I can't find any detailed descriptions of its contents.

Your 701s look great!

Oooh, OOOH -- new discovery: The ST605N takes slide-on viewfinder eye cups made for the AX-1, 2,3s. It doesn't take a screw-on eye cup like some other Fujica ST bodies.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 5 Days Ago  
Gear P0rn - post it if you got it.
Posted By goatsNdonkey
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I don't see exactly what the tab on the lens is engaging with on the mount of my ST605N either, but the tab is definitely on the lens, which undoubtedly came with the camera originally.

Mamiya-Sekor SX lenses are also screw mount with an extra little pin, and also a rim on the back end of the lens mount. If I put the 200mm one of them I have on my Pentaz ESII, the rim is well outside of the circumference of the camera's slightly protruding mount ring, and so is the pin. Neither interferes with mounting the lens properly. Yet the rim and the pin both interfere with mounting the lens fully on a Pentax DSLR with it's m42-to-K adapter. The pin wouldn't be hard to remove, but it would take a couple of hours (or more) of filing to get that rim off, so it will remain a film camera lens. :)

Anyway, next roll of film I put through the ST605N, I'll also try a couple of old Takumar and other m42 lenses and see whether the camera does anything different with tabless lenses.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 6 Days Ago  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By goatsNdonkey
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Ahhhh. Audio Equipment! My other addiction.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 6 Days Ago  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By goatsNdonkey
Replies: 21,168
Views: 2,678,536
So there is even a stripless strip club!
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 6 Days Ago  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By goatsNdonkey
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Yeah, I get it. There are probably Vegan strip clubs in Portland. Maybe Portland, Maine, too!

:)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 6 Days Ago  
Gear P0rn - post it if you got it.
Posted By goatsNdonkey
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Views: 882,279
The ST605N is the entry level body of the ST series of Fujicas, but is also the updated version of the ST6 _ _ group. It takes 1.5v batteries, not 1.3v, if you find one with a working meter like mine seems to have. I'm pretty sure that the Fujinon 2.2/55 was the kit lens that came with all of the ST 6 _ _ cameras. I suspect that the ST801 either came with the Fujinon 1.9/55 or that lens was the option those buyers chose. The ST801 had a much wider range of shutter speeds than the ST6 _ _ group, going up to 1/2000 sec, and it also took 1.5v batteries. (You have to read the manuals or other detailed camera spec providers to know about the battery issue; there's no way to tell from the body name.)

The ST series Fujicas all use their modified m42 screw mount. It has a little tab their stop-down metering employs somehow. The tab has to be removed to mate the lens properly on a screw mount Pentax body. I tried a couple of shots with my 2.2/55 on my K110D using an m42 adapter, but the tab gave me around 1mm of extension (no infinity focus). Otherwise it worked. The ST605N will take non-Fujica m42 lenses, but I haven't checked to see exactly what changes with Fujica-tabless lenses. The last ST-series cameras came out in 1978, and in '79 they started selling their new bayonet mount cameras and lenses.

If you search our Third-Party lens reviews for Fujica or Fujinon, you'll find that several lenses come up. The 2.2/55 does have lower numbers than some others, but if you look at all of its reviews, you will find that people posting beautiful pictures they've taken with that lens give it a 9 for sharpness. And the people who give it a 7 for sharpness post no pictures to show what they mean. You could PM some of those reviewers with more experience with the lens than I have. It'll be a week or so before I know how my first film shots with it come out.

I agree that on ebay there are a lot of Fujica ST bodies and compatible Fujinon lenses listed as "untested," "as-is," "for-parts," "used," or other conditions not the same as "tested and fully working." Last week usedphotopro (at there website, not sure about their ebay listings) had a guaranteed Fujica ST body for sale for about $45, but I forget whether it was an ST701, ST705, or ST801. No help though if one is looking for a lens or body with lens, and they don't still list it now. I wasn't actually following the ST6 _ _ models on ebay, and really only looked at this one because it had a lens, and might be a good way to get a lens inexpensively if it didn't get bid up high. Then looking more closely I saw it said the camera was working and the lens was clear. There were few pictures, but I thought I'd take a chance. Nobody else bid on it.

Good luck in your Fujica quest!
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 6 Days Ago  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By goatsNdonkey
Replies: 21,168
Views: 2,678,536
Are there seedy strip clubs with good reputations? ;)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 6 Days Ago  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By goatsNdonkey
Replies: 19,648
Views: 1,730,500
My first name is actually Steve, though I get called "Goats" or something like that more often. (There are a lot of other Steve's here already. Ha, ha. ) The signature honors Dartmoor Dave, a former member here, for his photos and interesting contributions. He not dead, just not a member now, and missed by several members.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-05-2020, 11:24 AM  
The Bokeh Club
Posted By goatsNdonkey
Replies: 19,648
Views: 1,730,500
I might have stopped down just a bit, but the early evening light was getting a little low for that. Also, not having filed off or removed the little Fujica proprietary tab, I had about a mm of extension. Handholding that magnification & slim dof wasn't easy.

We have reviews of the Fujica f2.2 55mm lens here at PF, but don't stop at reading the rating numbers. Interestingly, if I remember correctly, all the people who posted wonderful pictures taken with the lens gave it a 9 for Sharpness. Conversely, none of the people who gave it a 7 for Sharpness posted any pictures taken with it. I'm not sure whether that tells us more about the lens or more about the photographers? ;)

I put a slim rubber band around the back of the screw mount threads so that the lens would snug up to my m42 lens to k mount body adapter on my K110D and not leak any light on account of the Fujica tab. I won't be filing off the tab, because the lens came to me on a working Fujica ST605N body and I want at least one Fujinon lens to use on it. But I did want to see what the lens might do on a Pentax DSLR, That particular kind of bokeh came as a surprise when I looked at the file in larger size.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 08-04-2020, 05:52 PM  
Reflections, lets see them
Posted By goatsNdonkey
Replies: 3,553
Views: 280,191


Fujica gear reflections.

Tamron Adaptall2 01A f2.8-3.8 35-80mm + Pentax K110D + cropping
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