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Forum: Pentax Medium Format 05-10-2022, 11:44 AM  
Pentax 645z - worth 'nothing' on used market?
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 72
Views: 6,381
Exactly. I would rather sell my K1 than this one.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 01-30-2022, 11:35 PM  
developing tank roll film
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 14
Views: 888
I do the same with the Paterson tank and in a similar way with the Stearman Press tank. So it seems this is the solution to all leaking. :D
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 01-28-2022, 09:30 PM  
developing tank roll film
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 14
Views: 888
Ah, interesting. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 01-11-2022, 10:03 AM  
well, steel or plastic
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 16
Views: 1,126
Use what you have otherwise I would start with a Paterson tank and reel. Quite low cost, hight quality and easy to load the reel is.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 01-11-2022, 09:50 AM  
developing tank roll film
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 14
Views: 888
As far as I know the AP tanks leak a tiny bit which is considered normal. That's why they are so cheap.
I am using the Paterson one and no leaking here. Not a single drop.
For my 4x5 films I am using the Stearmanpress tank which also is completely tight.
Always make sure to pre wet o-ring (if there are any) with water or better salvia prior closing so it doesn't roll aside.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 01-11-2022, 09:27 AM  
Intrepid Enlarger
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
I have ordered one last year and I am still waiting for it. Since I have an Intrepid 4x5 this seems to be a good idea.
As soon as I have it I will post my experiences.
Forum: Film Processing, Scanning, and Darkroom 01-11-2022, 09:16 AM  
Shooting at other than box speed - and developing?
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 58
Views: 1,939
With Foma I usually shoot half of the box speed and develop in HC110 dil H (1+63) and I am getting great results.
Foma states that you can shoot the ISO 100 from 50-400, so I tried a 120 roll at 200 and it looks good too.
The times in the Massive Dev app are working good and I develop at box speed.
Forum: Pentax Medium Format 07-03-2021, 10:16 AM  
Pic included in Royal Observatory / BBC astro photography awards
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 36
Views: 2,071
Congests Ed. You can already be proud if you win or not. 😊 Best of luck.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-29-2021, 11:51 AM  
Nature All on my
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 16
Views: 471
A great capture. I like the minimalist tones and black background.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 06-15-2021, 03:30 AM  
Comparative review: HD Pentax-FA Limited Trio vs SMC Pentax-FA Limited Trio
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 23
Views: 2,558
Thanks for all the work and effort.
Good to know that I can keep mine with no GAS attack in sight. ;)
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 04-24-2021, 09:18 AM  
Flickr or 500px
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 28
Views: 1,829
I am using Flickr for some years now and still like it.
If you are using Lightroom it is very easy to upload from there. There is even a more advanced plugin out there which I am using by now.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-14-2021, 10:58 PM  
New Firmware Released
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 305
Views: 27,785
Thanks for the note.
K1 runs as usual with the new firmware.
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 04-07-2021, 12:27 AM  
K-1 II PEF Incompatible with macOS Catalina
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 32
Views: 2,162
No problem on Catalina 10.15.7 here. I just tried it on my older Mac.
Had to find a PEF first. Do not use it anymore. DNG is just more versatile.
Forum: General Photography 02-06-2021, 12:28 AM  
Has anyone done one of the Magnum on demand online courses?
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 1
Views: 658
I cannot really say but the price seems reasonable compared to what others are pricing. As far as I know there is no technical stuff in the Magnum one but how Alec thinks and sees and approaches things.

I found two other smaller documentaries on Vimeo which I can recommend, especially the one about Shore. One is about Alexc Soth and the other about Stephen Shore.
They are shorter and very affordable and interesting and I bought those. (Watch ALEC SOTH - New American Photography Online | Vimeo On Demand on Vimeo and Watch STEPHEN SHORE - New Color Photography Online | Vimeo On Demand on Vimeo)
Hope this helps a bit.
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 02-04-2021, 01:35 PM  
K1ii Live View in studio table top flash photography
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 7
Views: 690
If you put the K1 in X-mode the lens will be wide open. If this is not enough, you will need additional light which can stay turned on as long as it is not suuuper bright. Then I use a wireless trigger to fire.
Hope this helps.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-05-2021, 11:38 AM  
People On the Other Side
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Sweet.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 01-01-2021, 11:27 PM  
Need help choosing a C-stand
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 5
Views: 726
I do not know under which brand they sell in the US too as I am from Germany but https://www.manfrotto.com/us-en/avenger-grip/stands/ is one. They are not cheap though.
Once you know which model you want you can ask DuckDuckGo where to find it cheaper. (f.i. Avenger/Manfrotto Avenger The Film Equipment Store or A.C. Lighting Inc. - Entertainment Lighting Technologies | Avenger C-Stand Kit 33 with sliding leg, https://www.thomannmusic.com/manfrotto_c_stand_kit_33_bk.htm - randomly picked !)
Hope that helps.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 01-01-2021, 01:46 PM  
Need help choosing a C-stand
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 5
Views: 726
If you depend on them a lot and want to use them for long, I would suggest the ones from Manfrotto. These Chinese versions are usually much heavier, bulkier and not as well build. I have one in my studio but like my Manfrottos better and would buy the latter anytime again. The screws and gripheads are better too.
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 12-16-2020, 11:43 PM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #171 Poll (Fall Colors - November 2020)
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 62
Views: 5,202
This one is really difficult as they are all greatly done. Congrats to all.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-08-2020, 11:08 AM  
2021 Pentax Lens Tournament SMC FA 77mm 1.8 Limited
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 0
Views: 122
Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 11-18-2020, 02:12 AM  
Website with Old Pentax Brochures
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 26
Views: 3,602
Nice one. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 11-13-2020, 08:24 AM  
Cactus are soon to be no more, sadly ...
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 30
Views: 2,707
Really sad and thanks for the info.
Maybe I should get one more of their transceivers as I am able to use my Godox AD600 BM in HSS mode with them.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11-04-2020, 06:03 AM  
Pentax prime lenses - a guide to great vintage and modern lenses, from Takumar to tod
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 6
Views: 1,162
Thanks for the effort and for sharing.
Forum: General Photography 10-31-2020, 02:32 PM  
The PENTAX K-7 Designers’ Story
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 21
Views: 1,829
Great article and thanks for sharing.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 10-24-2020, 06:33 AM  
Recommended Light Meter???
Posted By Pentaxrookie
Replies: 42
Views: 3,464
I second that. I use it for everything.
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