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Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 09-05-2012, 11:58 AM  
Photography classes
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 17
Views: 2,157

WOW you really zero-in on a word and I’m not sure what I said to make you so upset and to use the word “slave”. My advice was “take a variety of art classes” “What you would enjoy” “Your first class should be fun…” I enjoyed my art classes and the classes helped my photography that is the reason I suggested them. I posted what I learned from my past experience and felt it could be helpful. My posting is only a suggestion and no person should take it as a definite standard for advice.

Each of your paragraphs was critical and negativistic. I believe most people would prefer reading positive forum responses. Negative posting have a tendency to accumulate and will give this forum a bad reputation.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 09-04-2012, 03:31 PM  
Photographs of people during Imperial Russia
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 6
Views: 1,217
Natives USA in the 1800’s went to war so they could live in a wigwam and tepee. - Just sayin
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 09-04-2012, 02:56 PM  
Photography classes
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 17
Views: 2,157
In addition to Photography 101 I believe you should take a variety of art classes. Art is more than famous painting found in the museum, Art is all around you it is the building you live in, the chairs you sit in, the car you drive, and the shape of your new K30. Do a little soul searching and decide what you would enjoy. Your first class should be a fun class that will keep your attention; sculpture, Jewelry, ceramics, or pottery. Enroll in classes are classified as “Foundation” classes "Beginning Drawing", "Elements and Principles of Design", "2D Design", and "Color Theory". Keep in mind what you want to develop will take more than a couple art classes. This will help you develop the ‘photographers eye’ and understand photography as an art. You will not find your talent in “Photoshop”, learn to draw then take that class.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 08-16-2012, 11:44 AM  
How do you shoot film nowadays?
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 28
Views: 3,238
While shooting B&W I sometimes make my outing a challenge or learning experience. I setup a tripod and shoot the same scene/subject with different lenses, f-stop, filters, and shutter speeds, take a notepad and write detailed notes. Note: time of day, clouds, film, subject etc. After I process the film I compare my notes to the final prints or on computer screen. You will learn a sense of what your equipment & film will do, which lens & filter combination will work best for the subject.

Add a touch of color to your b&w prints its called ‘Hand-coloring’. Click Wikipedia - B&W&C - Freestyle . Mat your prints and hang on the wall. Don’t stop after processing the film.

Enjoy your hobby.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-16-2012, 09:21 AM  
East Asia Trip Kit
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 55
Views: 4,652
This is my travel monocord, made from an old point `n shoot camera strap about 2 foot long.
Attach to belt loop - attach to camera - pull up - the tension on the camera will steady the camera.
I'm not saying its a replacement for a tripod, beanbag or monopod, but it is light weight and doesn't take up space.
This little device helped my shaky videos. Using the string monopod, I don't get nauseous watching my videos.
Another version can be found here at String Tripod
Commercially manufactured versions; SteadPod & SteadyWeb
If this is a vacation vs. producing stock pictures to sell I wouldn't get carried away with lots of equipment. I've
been on vacation only to spend my time looking through the view finder and never relaxing and enjoying the view.
Changing lenses increases the chance of dust on the sensor and for this reason I like 'vacation' lenses and

Forum: Lens Clubs 07-31-2012, 07:12 AM  
Tamron 10-24mm club
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 163
Views: 67,210
A typical forum question "I'm going on vacation, what lens should I buy?" The Tamron 10-24 is the answer.

Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-27-2012, 04:00 PM  
Travel Welcome to downtown Minneapolis
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
I was waiting for you to post more pictures before I responded. :-)
They were captivating thanks for posting
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-27-2012, 03:46 PM  
Desirable 50
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Didn't think about Made in Japan I'll take that in consideration when I sort them out. I'm not sure how I accumulated so many extra 50's, they just appeared on the self.

I was hoping that I had something that was worth more than the average 2.0 50mm.

I have a couple of other brands, Chinon 1:1.9 and Rikenon1:2.0.

With the extra lenses maybe a 'shoot out' is in the future.
If I sell the excess I could purchase a blue-ribbon lens the f1.2 50mm
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-26-2012, 08:08 PM  
Desirable 50
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
I do have a couple each 1.4 and 1.7. Great lenses and yes I have duplicate lenses collecting dust and need to make room for other lenses.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-26-2012, 07:18 PM  
Desirable 50
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
I have several ‘A’ 2.0 50mm and a few ‘M’ 2.0 50mm all are ‘clean’ and want to scale down my accumulation. I am wondering if there is some that achieved ‘cult’ status?
Thank you
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-26-2012, 12:36 PM  
Preparing to take a film photography class... will my K-5 lenses be compatible?
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 28
Views: 2,190
First ask the instructor for equipment recommendations and suggestions, the teacher is the person you need to please. If you purchase a film camera there is the possibility it will need a CLA (clean,lubrication,adjustment) and that will take 2 weeks - 2 months. Search for old established camera stores, they are the ones with good used equipment and rich with knowledge.
Good Luck
Forum: Photo Critique 07-24-2012, 05:13 AM  
People Old man - Color & B/W
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
What you have done looks very nice and you had an excellent idea with turning the background b&w. You might try blurring the background and see what that looks like. The background is a little busy, it takes my eye off the subject.
Good Luck
Forum: General Talk 07-23-2012, 03:00 PM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 21,196
Views: 1,514,542
Soligor Zoom+Macro 80-200mm 1:4.5 C/D Pentax bayonet mount. Just purchased the lens from a local camera store that’s been in business for over 40 years. Took it home and gave it a good cleaning and now it looks like new. In good light the lens produces nice photographs. I’ve read the C/D on a Soligor indicates it was computer designed and was a competitor to the Vivitar Series 1. Does anyone know that information is fact or photography lore?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-21-2012, 07:55 PM  
Food When squirrels act up.Here is the solution
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 21
Views: 1,604
RATS and "Shake n' Bake" Mmmm Mmmm Good
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 07-17-2012, 12:07 PM  
K7 Pictures always too dark
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 12
Views: 3,012
Hello Marc,

While reading the quoted sentence the first thing that came to mind, the EV value may have been adjusted.
Open your manual to page 115 “Adjusting the Exposure”. Follow the instructions and reset your EV compensation value to 0.0
You can download a manual at Pentax Imaging

Hope that helps
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 07-16-2012, 06:01 AM  
K-30 with an older external flash
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 8
Views: 2,721
Maybe this site will answer some of your questions. Photo Strobe Trigger Voltages
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-16-2012, 05:35 AM  
Theft by taking
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 34
Views: 3,154

Yes give that poor old man an extra $150, The $40 you paid him will only pay for his heart medicine for one month !
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-14-2012, 07:40 AM  
Case n' lens correct? Auto-Takumar 1:3.5/35
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 3
Views: 1,710
I my poor memory said with older lens the case came with brown leather vs. black.
I placed the lens on a K200 so you can see how small the lens is.

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-13-2012, 06:35 PM  
Case n' lens correct? Auto-Takumar 1:3.5/35
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 3
Views: 1,710
I'm excited about my recent purchase, Auto-Takumar 1:3.5/35. Using my small digital scale the lens weights 135.8 g. (without caps) and is smaller than my other screw mount Takumar lenses.
My question, is the lens cap and brown case original to this lens?
Thank You

Early Pentax Takumar Lenses
Early Pentax Takumar Lenses

Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 07-06-2012, 12:04 PM  
Your Pet A Day.... (post up!)
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 11,612
Views: 966,078
Introducing "Little Buddy" my Beta fish. When he is in a good mood he blows bubbles.
Sometimes he gets a little scrappy and tries to splash water on me !

Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 07-04-2012, 06:07 PM  
B&W film recommendations wanted
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 24
Views: 4,633
You have several film suggestions and I can’t add much to that conversation. I will suggest purchase a #8 yellow filter the 'standard correction filter'. I tend to use #9 or 11 and special occasion a #16 Yellow-Orange. An excellent place to purchase your filters is at established privately owned camera stores. There is a good chance they have a bunch of used or new-old stock they would sell cheap. While you are there buy some film give them your business help keep the doors open. Using filters makes a big difference, do a little research on the net. This site list more filters than most of us will ever use Kodak Technical Data .
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-02-2012, 08:11 PM  
Gemini 35-70mm
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 1
Views: 1,754
This Gemini 35-70mm, Manual focus, K-mount, 'M' lens came in a box of camera equipment I purchased on an auction. I did a quick comparison with a Sigma. Gemini is all metal construction has that quality feel. Made in Japan but it would be nice to know the manufacturer. I will add the Gemini in my ‘M lens’ camera bag and anxious to try on film.

Pictures resized to fit forum.

Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-01-2012, 07:19 AM  
Looking for a value wide angle lens
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 19
Views: 3,048
I vote for the 10-24 Tamron

St. Louis Gateway to the West.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 07-01-2012, 06:14 AM  
Lens Experience Israel Trip: DA 18-135 & Sigma 10-20
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 6
Views: 2,429
Yes, I believe your story will help others decide which lens to purchase for vacation. You notice many people ask; I'm going to ______ what camera and lens should I buy? My philosophy has always been keep it light weight. You could possibly eliminate your 90mm macro with a Raynox. Did you have problems with dust on the sensor and is the first picture of the Masada?
Thank you for the article
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 06-30-2012, 11:41 AM  
Pentax Auto 110
Posted By Kaufeetime
Replies: 36
Views: 8,568
While I can't help with repair I can supply another source for 110 color film. Frugal Photographer
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