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Forum: Ricoh GR 2 Days Ago  
Ricoh GRIIIx photos
Posted By AgentL
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R0006812 by Andrew Lossing, on Flickr
Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 09-19-2022, 02:56 PM  
:cool: Lets see those ''film'' shots
Posted By AgentL
Replies: 24,781
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I love this photo!
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 09-13-2022, 12:17 PM  
are you happy with switching to FF?
Posted By AgentL
Replies: 358
Views: 37,815
In the same boat here, as far as I'm concerned using legacy glass on APS-C cripples it. I don't appreciate the crop factor, the inherent flaws of film-era glass are magnified on a crop sensor, and the full-frame character of the lens, including the characteristics of the corners, are lost. Theory says you are cropping in on the sharpest part of the frame, sure, but I'm not interested in sharpest as much as I am in capturing the look and feel which that glass was designed to give. There's literally only one way to do that digitally with full support (i.e. not adapting to a mirrorless system) and that's the K1.
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 09-13-2022, 11:19 AM  
are you happy with switching to FF?
Posted By AgentL
Replies: 358
Views: 37,815
I went from APS-C and M4/3 to FF (still have a small M4/3 body), though I didn't still have the KP when I got the K1 II, hadn't had it in about a year. But based on my time with the KP, here are my thoughts:

APS-C will pretty much always have an issue with the size and brightness of the viewfinder for me. Maybe the K3 III is an exception, I haven't handled one. But the K1 finder is much better. Also, the KP was actually kind of heavy for its small size - when your hand has less purchase on the grip, the weight is poorly managed. The K1 is a pretty hefty camera, but with a hand-filling grip which makes full use of my entire palm and fingers, so the weight is well-distributed.

IQ is understandably excellent, a very decent step above the 24mp APS-C models. Particularly, shadows have a ton of detail and the subtlety of tones is more fully preserved. This doesn't mean that images shot like you would shoot them with another camera and then displayed on the web at small to moderate sizes are necessarily going to look different or better. Think of it as more latitude, more potential. Of course, if you get great lenses, they will shine on the K1 sensor. On that note, there are fewer options for Pentax FF lenses, but if the lens stable stisfies you, then it can kind of help cure GAS because there aren't as many options for doing the same thing. Keep in mind the size and weight of FF lenses goes up pretty quickly if you're looking for large-aperture, modern zooms or wide angles. For better or worse, I think the FA Limited lenses are the best way to go for FF right now (saving up some $$ for that).
Forum: Photographic Technique 09-09-2022, 09:38 AM  
The Golden Ratio: Is it misunderstood by many photography writers?
Posted By AgentL
Replies: 55
Views: 2,254
Maybe that means you've internalized it.
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 09-09-2022, 08:34 AM  
Has Anyone DIY'd a Focus Screen from Legacy SLR?
Posted By AgentL
Replies: 7
Views: 482
I think I'll gain more knowledge from using the shims provided in the FocusingScreen.com kit. It will give me the visual on what the shims are like and how to use them. It would be hard to DIY things without knowing how they're supposed to be shaped or what the size is supposed to be.
Forum: Photographic Technique 09-08-2022, 10:08 AM  
The Golden Ratio: Is it misunderstood by many photography writers?
Posted By AgentL
Replies: 55
Views: 2,254
It seems to me like the golden ratio can only be used as a very general guide for where elements in the scene should be placed. Your image is actually a pretty good example of how to generally place elements which have a lot of weight within the image. The golden ratio turns out to have been a good general idea, but the golden ratio (if I'm understanding it correctly) doesn't tell, for instance, how close to the top of the image you should have let the large cross in the foreground be placed. You had to rely on a good sense of balance and photographic skill to place that correctly. The golden ratio perhaps informed where in the frame you could use as a starting point, but it still could have been a poorly balanced and crappy image if you'd been sloppy with the frame. Superimposing a golden ratio spiral, like so many articles do, might show the image as conforming but you'd still have a garbage image (if you had neglected framing it correctly).
Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 09-08-2022, 09:57 AM  
MX Frame Advancing Unevenly
Posted By AgentL
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Understood. As pointed out above, it seems a little weird that the frame evens back out with the next advancement. I will just keep shooting and see what happens over time. They don't currently overlap by enough to ruin any frames, I just have to crop the edges off where they are superimposed.
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 09-08-2022, 09:13 AM  
Has Anyone DIY'd a Focus Screen from Legacy SLR?
Posted By AgentL
Replies: 7
Views: 482
I am thinking now, after reading through pages of the linked thread and another thread it links to, that it might well be worth the approximately $100 USD to order one, since those come with shims. After all, the focusing screens I have should be worth something or other on the (not so) great auction site, to those who actually shoot with those cameras. No sense in destroying them trying to modify if I am going to be stuck figuring out how to mock together shims.
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 09-07-2022, 02:20 PM  
Has Anyone DIY'd a Focus Screen from Legacy SLR?
Posted By AgentL
Replies: 7
Views: 482
I've been thinking about ordering one of the manual focus screens available for the K-1 II. However, I noticed the ones you can get are trimmed down from focusing screens coming from other cameras. I have some focusing screens for SLRs I don't own, as I got a couple boxes of stuff from a photographer who was moving. I'm curious if anyone has trimmed down and shimmed their own DIY focus screen. I'd have to go rummage and see what I have, but just wondering if I might be able to salvage one of the ones I own. Dimensions and thickness would maybe get me started!
Forum: Photographic Technique 09-07-2022, 08:53 AM  
The Golden Ratio: Is it misunderstood by many photography writers?
Posted By AgentL
Replies: 55
Views: 2,254
Interesting, so should we be looking more to place things in such a way within the photograph that we represent rectangles of this size/shape, or divide the photograph into sections with similar proportions, or something along those lines (no pun intended, heh)? I think I might be able to understand the concept a little better by forgetting about the spiral. You're right that many of the articles fixate on the spiral alone.

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This comment makes sense to me.
Forum: Photographic Technique 09-06-2022, 03:04 PM  
The Golden Ratio: Is it misunderstood by many photography writers?
Posted By AgentL
Replies: 55
Views: 2,254
So, am I understanding the concept correctly that, for the image to be at maximum impact in terms of using this mechanism, the people would be at the smallest part of the "swirl" a little above where they are in this photo?
Forum: Photographic Technique 09-06-2022, 01:39 PM  
The Golden Ratio: Is it misunderstood by many photography writers?
Posted By AgentL
Replies: 55
Views: 2,254
What someone else said: we need to see some good examples, purpose-created to show what things should be like. Every single golden ratio article I've seen is just as the OP showed: totally shoehorned in and often absurdly off-topic on what parts of the image it puts in the "important" spots. I don't pretend to "get" the golden ratio because I've almost never seen it done well and in a way that is definitive. I'd like to see lots of examples of how it can be worked through, approximated and made into variations.
Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 09-06-2022, 01:09 PM  
MX Frame Advancing Unevenly
Posted By AgentL
Replies: 5
Views: 345
That could well be - but I like to eliminate all of the simple things before going on to the next stage,
Forum: Film SLRs and Compact Film Cameras 09-06-2022, 09:23 AM  
MX Frame Advancing Unevenly
Posted By AgentL
Replies: 5
Views: 345
My MX doesn't always advance frames evenly; about one in 6 times along a couple of my recent rolls, the frame overlaps with the next one, and then there is a larger gap between the next two. I thought maybe I just loaded the first roll funny, but the problem duplicated on two rolls. Any ideas of something I could tweak or fix? I find the loading spool on the MX to be a little strange, I'm not used to the design.
Forum: Vintage Cameras and Equipment 09-01-2022, 10:05 AM  
M42 Adapter Question
Posted By AgentL
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Gotcha, thanks for the clarification!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-01-2022, 09:49 AM  
What is your forever lens?
Posted By AgentL
Replies: 121
Views: 5,706
I was looking for someone to say the M 50mm f1.7! It's my favorite so far, no doubt of that! I like how you characterized it.
Forum: Pentax K-1 & K-1 II 09-01-2022, 09:41 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By AgentL
Replies: 34,813
Views: 3,450,963
The 77mm looks wonderful close up!
Forum: Vintage Cameras and Equipment 09-01-2022, 09:40 AM  
M42 Adapter Question
Posted By AgentL
Replies: 4
Views: 226
I've been using older K-mount lenses happily on my K-1 II. Do M42 lenses work the same way with the adapter, i.e. meter correctly using the green button and stop down automatically when taking the photo? I don't have any sweet, sweet Takumars currently, but there are plenty out there!
Forum: Sold Items 08-31-2022, 08:42 AM  
For Sale - Sold: Ricoh 500G Compact Rangefinder Film Camera, Excellent Working Condition!
Posted By AgentL
Replies: 8
Views: 914
$100 all together, shipped First Class!
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 08-26-2022, 01:59 PM  
Debating the HD FA 43mm - thoughts?
Posted By AgentL
Replies: 33
Views: 1,493
I have the D FA 35mm f2 and I've decided I'm going to do a lot more testing with it before I decide whether to stick with it, or go towards the 43mm. If there's a clear reason for one over the other it would probably affect my decision which to take out, so I probably wouldn't hold onto both.
Forum: General Talk 08-23-2022, 09:59 AM  
Your latest de-acquisition
Posted By AgentL
Replies: 907
Views: 79,349
Shipping off my Voigtlander Bessa rangefinder and lens today. Couldn't justify two rather more expensive systems, and the K-1 II won out purely for the versatility and compatibility with classic lenses, doesn't mean I will abandon film shooting, but just with different cameras.
Forum: Ricoh GR 08-19-2022, 02:28 PM  
What will the newly-separated GR team do next?
Posted By AgentL
Replies: 19
Views: 988
I wouldn't want to water down the APS-C GR concept, as I think it's the perfect compromise for great image quality: somehow Ricoh's wizards are able to make absolutely killer lenses to go with the excellent sensors. I mean, the 26.1mm lens on the IIIx is way better even than the GR III 18.3mm. It is just so well-corrected and bitingly sharp at all apertures. But Ricoh showed with the GXR that they can experiment without watering down the main camera line. I wouldn't see a M4/3 mirrorless body as replacing anything GR-wise any more than the GXR was. It's more that, as a M4/3 shooter, I really wish I had the GR secret sauce in that format.
Forum: Ricoh GR 08-19-2022, 09:53 AM  
What will the newly-separated GR team do next?
Posted By AgentL
Replies: 19
Views: 988
I actually wish Ricoh would slip into the micro four thirds space, and offer a compact body with snap focus and similar JPEG profiles to the APS-C GR. Let's not forget that the GR wasn't always about low noise or whatever - the small-sensor GRD line were sharp, but gritty. So the somewhat smaller sensor needn't be a turn-off. But being able to put the Panasonic 20mm pancake, the 15mm or 25mm Leica-badged primes, or any number of other small, sharp lenses (which are really the high point of M4/3 in my opinion) on a body with the same zone focus control as the fixed-lens GR would be awesome.
Forum: General Talk 08-16-2022, 11:39 AM  
Your latest de-acquisition
Posted By AgentL
Replies: 907
Views: 79,349
I packed up and shipped off a K1000 with a couple of lenses, I was fortunate to be given a working MX (with a few battle scars) and I much prefer the smaller form factor. There are a couple bulkier cameras I am willing to carry around (K1 is a prime example) because they offer something on top of other cameras, but the K1000 doesn't compare favorably for walking around.
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