Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 
Log in or register to remove ads.

Showing results 1 to 25 of 300 Search:
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 01-15-2013, 06:50 PM  
120 film dev reel loading techniques?
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 6
Views: 2,131
I've just started developing 120 myself. The tape on the very end, I just rip off. I then trim the corners so they don't catch moving around the reel. I've not seen any problems with leaving the tape on during development..

I find it much easier to just push the film onto the reel, instead of ratcheting it on. Just grab the edges and slowly push. Then you don't have to fumble around trying to ratchet and hold the film at the same time. The very last few inches of film I do have to ratchet a bit.

Have fun!
Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 08-06-2012, 10:30 AM  
Finally stopped carrying the DSLR entirely.
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 30
Views: 4,076
I'm in the same boat. I've been shooting film exclusively for about three months now. My K5 has been relegated to testing lenses and for shots I need to post quick. I use a Pentax ME Super for telephoto and macro and a Zeiss Ikon ZI for street/city/landscapes. I've started developing B&W film at home and scanning with a crappy scanner. Next month I start a film photography class at a community college nearby, so I'll have access to a dark room soon. :)
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-13-2012, 09:36 AM  
Zeiss Macro 50mm f/2 ZK Macro-Planar T* vs Pentax-A 50mm Macro
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 13
Views: 2,892
I looked through the Pentax reviews and it does look like manual focus on this is pretty good. I also found one account that said this lens is optically better than the 'A' 50mm macro. Added benefits of the D-FA over the Zeiss would be filter size (I already have 49mm filters) and autofocus when using the K-5. The downside is the D-FA is plastic and not truly a manual lens, but I'm not sure the Zeiss is worth $778.00 more.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-13-2012, 08:55 AM  
Zeiss Macro 50mm f/2 ZK Macro-Planar T* vs Pentax-A 50mm Macro
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 13
Views: 2,892
Interesting, I had not considered an auto focus lens. Does anyone know what the manual focus is like on this lens? Most auto focus lenses don't do so well with manual focus, but since this is a macro, maybe it's better in that regard. How does it compare IQ wise to the two lens I originally asked about?
Thanks,
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-13-2012, 08:14 AM  
Zeiss Macro 50mm f/2 ZK Macro-Planar T* vs Pentax-A 50mm Macro
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 13
Views: 2,892
Has anyone shot these two lenses? I know the price is extremely different between the two, but I'm looking for a high quality 50mm close focus lens for my manual film cameras. Thoughts appreciated.
Thanks,
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 06-08-2012, 12:40 PM  
Hello from Iowa
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Welcome to the forum from the land next door. :) To Nebraska that is...
Forum: Sold Items 06-08-2012, 01:39 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Pentax ME Super - $15 Shipped
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 5
Views: 1,281
PM sent.
Forum: Pentax K-01 06-01-2012, 06:14 AM  
just finished making a leather half case for my K-01
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 10
Views: 3,868
Nice work! Looks great.
Forum: Sold Items 05-27-2012, 09:38 PM  
Wanted - Acquired: Looking for a Pentax LX body
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 0
Views: 597
Must be nice cosmetically with no repair needed, other than a CLA. PM me if you've got one for sale.
Thanks,
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 05-21-2012, 05:37 PM  
New forum member
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Welcome to the forum. :) The K-5 is a great camera. The new K-30 is out now, as I'm sure you've seen. Have fun with whatever you get!
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 05-21-2012, 05:33 PM  
My light meter working OK?
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 4
Views: 1,257
I'm making a foray into film and decided I should get a light meter. I bought a used Sekonic L-508 which has both incident and spot metering. Messing around with the K-5 and Sekonic, I found the readings didn't really match up. So I took a picture of the blue sky, the histogram was spiked in the center. I then spot metered the sky. I used the compensation function to dial in 3AV to bring the meter in line with the K-5's shutter, ISO and aperture. I used a gray card in the shade to meter off of with the K-5, and then matched those settings on the Sekonic by dialing in a -1AV for the incident reading.

Does this sound like a decent calibration method?

I went around metering things and taking shots with the K-5. I found that if I spot metered off a shaded green bush, I needed to speed up the shutter 2 stops to bring the histogram near center. When metering off a gray cloud, with silver lining, I sped up the shutter a couple stops to bring the histogram to center. The incident meter seemed to get the K-5 in the ballpark when metering in front of a tan shed, while the meter was facing the direction the sun. In shade, facing away from the sun, I generally had to slow the shutter down a couple stops.

Does this sound like the way an accurate light meter works? I've never used one.

Any thoughts appreciated. I realize all this hinges on the K-5 being accurate, and assuming the film cameras will work with the same meter
readout as the K-5. I probably should have just purchased a new model, but good ones are expensive!
Thanks,
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 05-21-2012, 10:57 AM  
I think I have a problem, Please advise.
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
A stain on the mirror shouldn't hurt image quality. It's just there to route light to your viewfinder and then gets out of the way when the shutter trips. Is this a used K-5? If so, I'm guessing someone tried to clean the mirror at one point. If it's a new one, I'd send/take it back and get a replacement, if it were mine. Does the stain distract you when looking through the viewfinder?
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 05-16-2012, 09:45 AM  
hello ^^!
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Hi Vincent. Welcome to the forum. The K5 is a great camera, congratulations! Enjoy your stay. :)
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 05-15-2012, 01:21 PM  
Old Pentax LX user
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Hi Sunder,
I've been shooting with a K-5 for the past year and a half and I'm now shifting to film. :) No reflection on the K-5, it's a great camera, just wanted to try something different. Welcome to the forum.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 05-15-2012, 01:19 PM  
New to Forums
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Welcome to the forum Leinhart. :)
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 05-14-2012, 08:22 AM  
Hi
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Welcome to the forum! Enjoy the stay. :)
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 05-13-2012, 06:35 PM  
Film exposures and processing digital scans
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 4
Views: 1,159
I'm just getting started with film. One of the things I've read is, unlike digital, it's better to expose for shadow detail. I've read that a lot of detail can be pulled back from the overexposed areas on film. My question is, can that same detail be pulled back from a digital scan of a negative? Or does that scan behave like an image out of a digital camera, and if the highlights are blown, they're gone? Or when they talk about pulling back detail in overexposed areas of film, are they only talking about the darkroom print/enlarge process?

Thanks,
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 08-10-2011, 10:06 AM  
Pentax Limited 40mm Pancake used for Paris Fashion Brand
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 7
Views: 3,395
Thanks, I'll take a look tonight.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 08-09-2011, 10:51 AM  
i'm from surabaya indonesia :)
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Welcome to the forum! Enjoy your stay. :)
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 08-03-2011, 11:01 AM  
Hello everyone, I just purchased my first camera, a Pentax camera.
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 4
Views: 1,472
Welcome to the forum. Enjoy your new kit!
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 08-03-2011, 11:00 AM  
Hello just joined you all
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy your stay!
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 08-02-2011, 11:54 AM  
Lifelong Pentax user... new to forums
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Welcome to the forum. You'll like the K-5. :)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-02-2011, 11:14 AM  
Streets Back Alley
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 10
Views: 1,470
Nice set. I recently started photographing some of the alleys in my town. You never know what you'll find. :)
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 05-13-2011, 09:34 AM  
Hello
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Welcome to the forum! Glad to have you here. :)
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 05-13-2011, 09:33 AM  
Hi
Posted By kbrede
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Welcome to the forum! Good luck with putting your kit together. You'll find some good advice here.
Search took 0.01 seconds | Showing results 1 to 25 of 300

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:20 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top