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Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 35 Minutes Ago  
What Film Bodies Do We All Have
Posted By richard0170
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According to the Butkus website, extra attention was paid to the construction of the FM2/T. This give the camera smoother operation. My own experience with 2 FM2n's, one from new, and my current FM2 supports this assertion.

I also prefer my MX cameras over my FM2's. The main reasons being the slower max shutter speed offers less mirror slap and the smaller size. Oddly enough though I prefer my Fujica ST801n over either. Sometimes one cannot explain one's taste.

Owning numerous mechanical SLRs I would rate them to my taste, rather than their capabilities, as follows:-
1. Fujica ST801n
2. Pentax MX
3. Nikon FM2/T or FM2
4. Canon FT QL
5. Yashica FX3
6. Contax S2
7. Pentax KX
8. Fujica ST705W
9. Fujica ST601n
10. Pentax Spotmatic SL
11. Pentax KM
12. Minolta SRT303
This order is very close in places and on another day would look slightly different!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 20 Hours Ago  
prime, prime, everywhere a prime...
Posted By richard0170
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KP and K 35mm f3.5



Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 Day Ago  
prime, prime, everywhere a prime...
Posted By richard0170
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I think if you have gotten this far into the month, your assessment of the lens to your tastes is probably quite accurate. Having said that, I have been doing the challenge with the K 35mm f3.5 and I have struggled despite really liking the lens. It has certainly been worthwhile so far doing it and I will persist to the end of the month. My thoughts on the experience and the lens will be shared then.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 1 Day Ago  
What Film Bodies Do We All Have
Posted By richard0170
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I would stop hesitating. Nikon F range cameras have been consistently going up in price over the last few years. The FM is the cheapest option, but still the prices keep going up. I do not personally own a FM, but I do own the FM2, FM2/T and FA. When compared to the MX the FM2 does feel a bit agricultural, but more solid. Both the FM2/T and FA are smoother in operation, but more expensive, the FM2/T considerably so. Honestly any of the compact F (not the FGs though) range are very good cameras. I would just get the one that best serves your needs and budget. You will be happy and likely have an appreciating value item if it is kept in good order. If you can afford to, I would go for a FM2/T or FM3a simply because if you hold onto either they will go up in value the most due to their rarity.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 Day Ago  
A matter of economic perspective
Posted By richard0170
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I own the HD DA 40mm Ltd, an A 35mm f2 and HD FA 35mm f2. I would have got the FA 35mm f2 at the time of the latter's acquisition, but this HD one came up used at a good price so....

From my experience with these lenses, I enjoy them all. I do not use the 40mm so much these days even though it is my favourite of the Ltd range. I think it is down to the lack of grip it provides. Certainly nothing to do with its IQ, it gives slightly different colour rendition over my other Ltd's which I prefer. Optically I can't tell the difference in real world uses between either of the 35mm's. I really like both lenses. I doubt that you would see any difference between these and the original FA.
Which 35mm I choose to use depends on my mood - do I want to go MF for the user sensation or do I want AF convenience? FWIW I prefer either of these lenses over the 35mm Ltd. due to preferring the extra stop of speed over the macro capabilities of that lens. Others of course are going to prefer the Ltd's qualities. It depends on one's priorities.

I would not see the FA 35mm as a gap filler, it is too close in focal length to the 40mm for that. I would consider a 28mm to fill that role. The 35mm has merits in its own right. I would treat yourself to one, even though you probably do not "need" one, and enjoy using it.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 Day Ago  
A matter of economic perspective
Posted By richard0170
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Back when I started photography in the the early 80's. Leica were expensive but not monstrously so compared to pro level SLRs. From what I can remember a M4-p was about 20% dearer than a Nikon F3. As rangefinders became less and less relevant to the market, the prices for Leica's and their lenses steadily escalated to the ridiculous situation we have with them now. I am sure they are fine cameras and lenses, but I have a feeling the only reason they command the price they do is for rich people to show off how wealthy they are. They are the equivalent of a high status lady's designer handbag IMO. Which is a shame, as if they were more affordable they would get more use and more would benefit from that "Leica look".
BTW I have a Leica - a 1937 IIIc. It's beautifully constructed, a bit fiddly to use (so I don't - preferring my folding Voigtlander Vito IIc) and even today III series cameras can be had for reasonable sums and the lenses are not so horrendously priced either. Unlike the modern counterparts.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 1 Day Ago  
Thematic Wet your whistle - Breweries | Wineries | Distilleries | Bars & Waterholes
Posted By richard0170
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Thank you. The beers have been pressed into service as props....



Forum: General Talk 1 Day Ago  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By richard0170
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On digital I really do have a soft spot for my K3. On film it would be one of my Fujica ST801n's.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 Day Ago  
prime, prime, everywhere a prime...
Posted By richard0170
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Thank you. They were taken a while apart. I had to empty the first bottle and glass of course before the second! The first was ambient light. The second was light painted with a LED torch. It was dark outside by this time..
Forum: General Talk 1 Day Ago  
Your vehicle: what do you have, why do you like it, and what do you not like?
Posted By richard0170
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I prefer manual steering too. As well as keep fit window winders! I positively loathe remote locking devices, having had bad experience of their reliability.
Forum: General Talk 2 Days Ago  
Your vehicle: what do you have, why do you like it, and what do you not like?
Posted By richard0170
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It is not being facilitated but rather caused by. People need free agency to be fully alive, even if that means they make mistakes and errors. Television and computer games remove individual imagination. Tech which takes tasks away from folk do the same for the physical interaction we have with the world around us. We end up becoming zombies.

Now I am no luddite and certainly appreciate a certain amount of tech, but one can have too much of a good thing. It appears many people already do.
Forum: General Talk 2 Days Ago  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By richard0170
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It took me ages to decide to get a KP too. For the same reasons as yourself. I need not have worried. I have had mine two years now and it is probably my most used, though not my favourite (work that one out!), camera. I often wonder about getting a second body (just in case). It is a joy to use with small lenses such as your 21mm Ltd. I reckon you will notice an improvement in AF and high ISO performance for sure and maybe in other areas of IQ. I find the real benefits to me are improved SR system, nicer build quality, more custom modes the option of a battery grip.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 2 Days Ago  
What Film Bodies Do We All Have
Posted By richard0170
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The most recent addition is a Bronica SQ-a with a very interesting prism finder. I need to sell my ETRsi system now though to cover the cost.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 2 Days Ago  
prime, prime, everywhere a prime...
Posted By richard0170
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KP and K 35mm f3.5



Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 2 Days Ago  
Thematic Wet your whistle - Breweries | Wineries | Distilleries | Bars & Waterholes
Posted By richard0170
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With the threatened CO2 shortage, I thought I better take stock.

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 2 Days Ago  
prime, prime, everywhere a prime...
Posted By richard0170
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KP and K 35mm f3.5

Forum: General Talk 2 Days Ago  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By richard0170
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Bronica Zenzanon PS 150mm f4 to go with my new SQ-A. Now we're set!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 3 Days Ago  
prime, prime, everywhere a prime...
Posted By richard0170
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Quick K 35mm comparison. Tripod mounted and 2 sec self timer, SOOC with the same settings. Apart from the very slight field of view difference I can't see much between these two lenses

K 35mm f2.0 @ f2.0



K 35mm f2.0 @ f3.5



K 35mm f2.0 @ f5.6



K 35mm f3.5mm @ f3.5



K 35mm f3.5 @ 5.6

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 Days Ago  
prime, prime, everywhere a prime...
Posted By richard0170
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Views: 769,885
KP and K 35mm f3.5



Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 5 Days Ago  
Thematic Post your waterfalls and moving water.
Posted By richard0170
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River Wharfe, Wetherby, Yorkshire

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 5 Days Ago  
prime, prime, everywhere a prime...
Posted By richard0170
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KP and K 335mm f3.5









Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 6 Days Ago  
prime, prime, everywhere a prime...
Posted By richard0170
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K3 and A 50mm f2.8

Forum: General Talk 6 Days Ago  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By richard0170
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Call that an excuse?! I call it perfectly valid reasoning born out of necessity.

---------- Post added 09-17-21 at 09:24 AM ----------



It definitely is. It makes me think of my other revelation lenses - K 28mm f3.5, A 35mm f2.0, K 50mm f4 Macro and K 135mm f2.5. And for Fuji X the TTartisans 50mm f1.2.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 6 Days Ago  
prime, prime, everywhere a prime...
Posted By richard0170
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and k 35mm f3.5





and A 28mm f2.0



---------- Post added 09-17-21 at 09:18 AM ----------

K3 and A 50mm f2.8. There is certainly a dahlia theme going on at the moment.

Forum: General Talk 6 Days Ago  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By richard0170
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I have 3 copies of the Tamron SP II 70-210mm f3.5 to 4. The older 2 touch version! One is a bit ropey at the mount, hence the second acquisition, but I could not resist the third as they were all stupidly low priced for such a great lens.
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