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Forum: General Photography 08-11-2017, 02:11 PM  
Film MF or Digital K1
Posted By Duplo
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Every image digital or analog need processing, expecting out of camera brilliance from any equipment is unrealistic in my opinion.

The thing I find interesting about the FA limiteds in partiular though, is that to me it is all about balance and lens design and qualities that are difficult to quantify.
Personally I highly value the output from the FA43 in particular, but have also found both the 77 and 31 impressive.

Much like I adore say the nikkor 35/1.4 G and 58/1.4G, the canon 50/1.2 and 85/1.2 on paper or in objective test on an optical bench neither of these lenses seem to be cutting edge in terms of results, yet when you look at the final image in print, they have something going for them. Somthing missing from objectively perfect lenses.
The pentax105/2.4 for 67 and 165/4LS are much in the same category for me.

It is not about absolute wow factor, but much rather about how subtle differences in rendering makes a subtle but significant difference in the images that is hard to pin down, but certainly there.

It is all fluffy and hard to quantify preferences, but none the less how I feel and one of the reasons I still shoot the Pentax 67ii for protraiture work in particular.
Forum: Sold Items 08-10-2017, 02:50 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K5 IIs + Grip + FA43mm LTD + HD DA 21mm LTD + DA10-17mm Fisheye
Posted By Duplo
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You are first on the list.

/Thomas
Forum: Sold Items 08-09-2017, 02:44 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K5 IIs + Grip + FA43mm LTD + HD DA 21mm LTD + DA10-17mm Fisheye
Posted By Duplo
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Hi Greg,

will send you a PM in a sec.

Brgds, Thoams
Forum: Sold Items 08-08-2017, 05:32 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K5 IIs + Grip + FA43mm LTD + HD DA 21mm LTD + DA10-17mm Fisheye
Posted By Duplo
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Thanks!
Might as well get it to someone getting some use out of it.
Forum: Sold Items 08-07-2017, 08:30 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K5 IIs + Grip + FA43mm LTD + HD DA 21mm LTD + DA10-17mm Fisheye
Posted By Duplo
Replies: 11
Views: 1,500
Hi Caver,
Already sold I am afraid.
Brgds, Thomas
Forum: General Photography 08-07-2017, 01:46 PM  
Film MF or Digital K1
Posted By Duplo
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Film and digital is two completely different mediums for me personally, so I would not consider them interchangeable.

If you do not go the 645 route for an autofocus body, then I would agree with others and go for the larger 67 format.

My workhorse currently is a Pentax 67ii with a set of primes from 55-300mm roughly 28-135 in 35mm terms and the quality of the negatives especially with monochrome or positive film is nothing short of amazing, but it is a different medium and thus difficult to compare the two.
Shooting film is not cheap though, so the K1 is probably the more affordable option in the long run.
Forum: Sold Items 08-07-2017, 01:17 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K5 IIs + Grip + FA43mm LTD + HD DA 21mm LTD + DA10-17mm Fisheye
Posted By Duplo
Replies: 11
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Sending you a PM in a sec :)
/Thomas
Forum: Sold Items 08-07-2017, 12:19 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax K5 IIs + Grip + FA43mm LTD + HD DA 21mm LTD + DA10-17mm Fisheye
Posted By Duplo
Replies: 11
Views: 1,500
Hi Guys,

I am finally selling of the last bits of my digital pentax Equipment, to focus exclusively on my 67ii setup.
Not interested in trades.



Pentax K5 IIs, with original grip, extra original battery and 16gb Pentax Flu card pro - USD 450 (Sold)
great kondition, approx 13.000 shutter actuations, 2 original batteries in good shape, never used 16gb Pentax FluCard Pro SD card, original grip and strap still in plastic cover.

More images below for detailed condition.


Silver Pentax FA43mm LImited - USD 300 (Sold)
Great condition lens, no fungus, haze or other defects I can see, se images for details on exterior.

Black Pentax HD DA 21mm LTD - USD 250 (Sold)
Optically no defects I can see, see images for details of exterior.

Pentax DA10-17mm Fisheye zoom - USD 200 (Sold)
Optically no defects I can see, a few superficial scratchmarks on the lenscap, consult images for details on condition.

Pentax FGZ540 Flash - 50 USD (sold)
Fully working flash, fold down wide angle cover is broken, but included, otherwise it works perfectly.
See images for more.

Detailed images in the gallery HERE

Equipment is located in Copenhagen, Denmark in the EU, but will ship anywhere in the world.
Shipping cost and paypal fees comes on top.

/Thomas
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 05-30-2016, 02:42 PM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By Duplo
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Just a couple of very basic wedding images from yesterday..

All with the P67ii, 165/4LS and Ilford FP4+





Forum: Pentax Medium Format 05-17-2016, 12:38 PM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By Duplo
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Gorgeous image!
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-09-2016, 02:10 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By Duplo
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Took my Rolleicord Vb and a roll of FP4+ along for a day out with the family,added a yellow filter and sunny 11 adjusted to taste...





Forum: Pentax Medium Format 05-02-2016, 02:58 PM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By Duplo
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Such a pleasure to browse this thread every now and then!

A few from me:

"The Path" - 67ii, 55/4, FP4+:


"Pitstop" - 67ii, 55/4, lomography redscale @200:


"Memories" - 67ii, 55/4, fujifilm Pro160:
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 05-02-2016, 02:47 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By Duplo
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Been a while, but just gone over the some of the excellent images in this thread, such a pleasure.

Just finalised scanning and uploading a large bach, so here is a few:

Ihagee Exakta Varex IIa, witha Jena Flektogon 35/2.8 on DoubleX film:



Forum: Sold Items 04-23-2016, 01:18 PM  
For Sale - Sold: Beautiful Zeiss T*Planar 85/1.4 ZK !! Like NEW !! -- Reduced Price ! SOLD
Posted By Duplo
Replies: 74
Views: 11,538
Wish I had the money for it, but I hope you will find a home for it...
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 04-15-2016, 05:50 AM  
Need help with Pentax 67
Posted By Duplo
Replies: 3
Views: 769
a few thoughts on the subject and hopefully helpful.

1. if you mean DOF equivalent f numbers when comparing 35mm and 67, using the diagonal as a reference, as they are different rectangular formats and assuming similar field of view,
Then for practical purposes the 105mm 67 lens at f2.4 will roughly equal a 50mm lens on 35mm format at f1.1, f4=f1.9, f5.6=f2.7, f8=f3.8. roughly a 2 stop difference.
It is quite useful to keep in mind if you come from 35mm or APS-C format and are not quite sure what to expect from a 67 camera.

2. takes a lot of practice, especially wide open. focus and recompose will be very likely to throw off focus. I shoot a 67ii and while I do see occasional misfocused images, then I have found it to be a practise thing. shooting it almost daily helps.
On the 67ii I tend to get precise focus using the micro prism and then the ground glass to correct for any misalignment or movement during when recomposing.

3. I have the latest model, but i think some changes to coatings and to the use of radioactive materials in the coatings on some of the older ones.

4. never heard of it

5. a definite yes. i find the 67ii a lot brighter and easier to focus.

6. I do not know any repair shops in the US, hopefully others will be able to help you out. Personally I use a local one in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 04-03-2016, 01:45 PM  
Prime Travel Kit: 2 or 3 lenses?
Posted By Duplo
Replies: 105
Views: 27,211
A K-1 with the FA43 is pretty much all I would ever need digitally speaking :)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-22-2016, 02:03 PM  
Gear P0rn - post it if you got it.
Posted By Duplo
Replies: 5,732
Views: 663,093
Gorgeous...
My copy has a near perfect shutter curtain and a roll of double X loaded btw :)
I have a Meyer Optik Gorlitz 50/2.8 for it too, it currently sits on my EXA 1 though :)



Interesting information and I have to admit that while the Exakta is a joy to use from a mechanical point of view, then it is not equipped with the best finder I have seen, which make sense given your explanation.

---------- Post added 03-22-2016 at 06:04 PM ----------


Now that 100/3.5 I am very jealous of... very nice looking classics :)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-22-2016, 06:43 AM  
Gear P0rn - post it if you got it.
Posted By Duplo
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I like my pentax cameras, but I have always been very impressed with this one:
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-16-2016, 03:55 PM  
Gear P0rn - post it if you got it.
Posted By Duplo
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I actually do not know, but I hardly think it is the shutter as it is a fairly quiet design, similar in design to the shutter assembly found in most box cameras.

It had a sibling in the Click model

Thus Agfa had a.click clack line of simple consumer cameras offering a 6x6 or 6x9 format option.
The early ones (like the one in the picture) had all metal bodies where as the newer once were made from plastic.

here is a picture of a newer plastic version of the click:
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-16-2016, 03:45 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By Duplo
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Thanks Arnold.
Simple and very intelligent design, the curved film plane combined with the single element lens makes for a surprisingly sharp design.

The 1/30 ish shutter speed though is a touch on the long side for handhold shooting, but on a tripod and for long exposures it actually performs quite well :)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-16-2016, 02:11 PM  
Gear P0rn - post it if you got it.
Posted By Duplo
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The Agfa Clack (such an amazing camera when used right)


One of the cheapest in my collection but one I keep coming back to :)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-16-2016, 09:31 AM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By Duplo
Replies: 7,617
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Decided to run some acros 100 through one of my favourites - The Agfa Clack:





and a casual portrait with the P67ii, 105/2.4 and no. 1 tube on tri-x @ 100
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 03-16-2016, 09:19 AM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By Duplo
Replies: 12,531
Views: 2,042,946
A few from the last round of scanning...

Copenhagen from above - P67ii - 300/4 - Delta400 @ 400


Christianshavn - P67ii - 105/2.4 - FP4+ @ 100


Backyard stream - P67ii - 105/2.4 - TriX @ 100


Ohh and one of those random last frames, from when you are on a location shoot and just need to finish the last roll of film :)
P67ii - 55/4 - Ektar @ 200
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 03-14-2016, 02:30 PM  
Post your medium format photos!
Posted By Duplo
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Why would they have a fit over a camera at the climbing gym?
My 67ii and other cameras has spend a lot of time with me on a rope...
just strap your 67 up like this:


It is not much different from working on ropes in the mountains or from a helicopter in flight :)
Why not ask the owners? they might like the idea if set up correctly.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 03-14-2016, 02:27 PM  
Gear P0rn - post it if you got it.
Posted By Duplo
Replies: 5,732
Views: 663,093
my 67ii and 55/4 all strapped up
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