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Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 03-27-2019, 08:05 PM  
Super8 Gose beer
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Thatís fair. The appeal of homemade developers for me either comes from a unique look in the final product, some sort of 'survivalist' desire, knowing I can still develop film even if the industry totally disappeared.

I do get a lot of joy from the chemistry of it all.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-27-2019, 07:38 PM  
Pentax Film SLR Repair Resources
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 26
Views: 1,913
Had a very good experience with Jennifer at Advance Camera. She said they have 'plenty' of LX parts, for reference.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 03-27-2019, 07:31 PM  
Super8 Gose beer
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 6
Views: 705
I think it’s disappointing, to be honest. You have to add your own Vitamin C and Baking Soda. At that point, what’s the point over caffenol? Just drink some beer and use something else to develop your B&W film.

I was stoked at the idea originally, though. 'Just mix with baking soda' would have also been fine.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-26-2019, 03:50 PM  
Another success from Advance Camera
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 4
Views: 795
They did! Eric quoted me $250, for an LX CLA, for reference.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 03-26-2019, 01:15 PM  
Hello from US-Washington!
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 16
Views: 617
Oh! Thatís what I meant! I live in Western Washington State.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-26-2019, 01:14 PM  
Another success from Advance Camera
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 4
Views: 795
I havenít taken it for a spin yet. It seems like a good finder, but itís also not what I expected (a better FF-1). The magnification means you need to look at it just right for waist-level, not casually, like with a medium format viewfinder.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-26-2019, 08:03 AM  
Another success from Advance Camera
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 4
Views: 795
A week and $255 later, my LX returns in beautiful condition... immediately dirty again after changing the focusing screen.

(I also swapped the viewfinder, and didnít notice until after I took the photo that I installed it crooked. Easy fix, though).
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 03-26-2019, 07:48 AM  
Hello from US-Washington!
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 16
Views: 617
Hi Austin,

Welcome!

Are you from Washington State (vice D.C.)?

I live in Bremerton, maybe we can meet up and shoot sometime?
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-23-2019, 06:11 PM  
The Journey from 'Chimping'
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 36
Views: 2,043
Iíve never sent my film to be processed by someone else. Itís simple enough to do at home, B&W or C-41. If someone decides that the process to develop film by either mailing it off, or doing it themselves is too much effort... well, they certainly wouldnít be alone in the thought. Digital is the standard for many good reasons.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 03-20-2019, 05:16 PM  
Lens roadmap: Tanaka-san spills the beans
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 360
Views: 26,551
Assuming here that you’re unwilling to use the hacked K-50 firmware? It does sound like Ricoh couldn’t make a better 50mm lens for your needs anyway, right?

I have pretty minority tastes in that I want an AW lens with an aperture ring so I can use the same lens for digital and film, which is eiher impossible or so niche an interest that it might as well be. A lens has to be particularly special for me to give up the aperture ring.

I’ve been itching for the D FA 24-70, but then I couldn’t use it on film, and the reviews are decent (but not superb), and it sounds like the weathersealing is not necessarily up to D FA* standards. So, I’ve just been using what I’ve got (fairly sucessfully). I do often wish my 70-200 D FA* and LX could meet, even if it was stuck wide open.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 03-19-2019, 03:31 PM  
[Printing] Setting up a color darkroom?
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
This has been some really wonderful input, thanks y'all. Craigslist near me is pretty scarce on enlargers, and almost all of the ones on eBay are 'local (i.e. very far away) pick-up only'.

Combining that with wanting an enlarger that can accept up to 4x5 film is tricky, plus color support.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-18-2019, 04:15 PM  
What's a good place to get a film SLR serviced?
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 4
Views: 519
I’ve been having a good experience with Advance Camera so far.
Forum: General Photography 03-18-2019, 07:54 AM  
Decisions, decisions... finally got some $$$ to spend.
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 21
Views: 1,545
I would throw in another vote for the DA* 16-50 and DA* 50-135. I shot professionally with them and the K-30, so they’re definitely capable. AF is important, but learning how to use AF is more important (using back-button focus and shooting birds is a good way to practice so you don’t feel cheated when you go to a game and haven’t practiced enough to get ‘the shot’).
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 03-16-2019, 04:43 PM  
[Printing] Setting up a color darkroom?
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Has anyone had experience printing with color? I mostly shoot color film, and wasnít particularly impressed with the digital workflow options Iíve worked with in the past. I develop my own C-41 with zero issues, but Iíve never used an enlarger.

Iíve gathered that I'll need an enlarger with a dichronic head (and a good bulb), lens, darkroom timer, tongs and trays, negative tray, easel, grain finder, contact printing frame, paper, chemistry.

Did I miss anything? How much can a beginner's kit expect to cost used?

Honestly, it seems like a lot going on, so I see why the only darkroom even remotely within traveling distance is purely B&W.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-15-2019, 04:55 AM  
77m Filters, they ok?
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Main issues should include that step-up rings can sometimes get stuck (I avoid this by using magnetic Xume filter rings). A bigger problem for the K-1 landscaper is that you’ll get vignetting on the 24-70 because its filter thread is 82mm, and that the 15-30 requires a non threaded filter system. 77mm filters are an expensive way to go if you’re not working with APS-C or primes.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-14-2019, 12:12 PM  
Hood on the FA31
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 32
Views: 1,665
I double-checked and the spacer ring I have is 1inch from camera-filters.com
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-14-2019, 12:02 PM  
PZ-1p Battery Issue?
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 5
Views: 519
I’ll try it again when I get home. It was in the 70s yesterday so it should be fine, and I warmed it up in my hand when it gave me issues.

Powercycle - turn the camera off and on again
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-14-2019, 07:12 AM  
Shutter open indicator for long auto exposure
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 16
Views: 2,042
Speaking as someone with no electrical experience, do I need a soldering iron for this? I really want one!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-14-2019, 05:50 AM  
Hood on the FA31
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 32
Views: 1,665
Just one 1 1/2 inch (Iím pretty sure of the length) spacer ring is enough. Then I step it up to a 77mm step-up ring, then my filter. Works fine.
Forum: Pentax K-1 03-13-2019, 10:09 PM  
K-1 Upgrade Concern
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 27
Views: 2,410
As I recall, it just switches back to battery power if the AC adapter is unplugged.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-13-2019, 09:11 PM  
Hood on the FA31
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 32
Views: 1,665
If you just want filter flexibility, I picked up a 'spacer ring' and then step up from that.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-13-2019, 09:09 PM  
PZ-1p Battery Issue?
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Iíve run a couple of batteries through my PZ-1p. When I press the shutter, it makes a whirring sound and indicates a low battery, even with a new battery. If I powercycle it, I can change as many menu settings or exposure settings or even rewind the film in the camera without issue. Any ideas? Is my poor camera dead? Iíve been bit by this on two occasions (the first I believed the battery was just dead), so I'll definitely be using a test shot in the future.
Forum: Pentax K-1 03-13-2019, 09:02 PM  
K-1 Upgrade Concern
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 27
Views: 2,410
I have an AC Adapter for my K-1 and will probably use that the next time I update (out of an abundance of caution). That said, I’ve updated my K-x, my K-30, and my K-1 without issue ever.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 03-10-2019, 10:39 AM  
Is the 24-70 a placeholder?
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 48
Views: 2,591
There is a review about the WR being bad in its place in the lens database. That worries me, considering the places I take my lenses. Not having IF probably doesn’t help. That combined with the filter size that breaks the rest of my system (not being 77mm), lack of corner sharpness, and not having a Pentax 'feel' to the images, all leaves me without one.

It’s really frustrating though because the 28-105 and I often don’t 'click' like the rest of my lenses do. It leaves me just shooting less in that range, while I happily tote my 70-200 DA* around.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-09-2019, 12:39 PM  
Lenses without aperture rings on LX
Posted By lithedreamer
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Thanks! I'll let y'all know how it goes.
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