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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 08-23-2014, 01:34 AM  
Poll: Expired Contest Poll VOTE NOW - Photo Contest #95 Poll (Black and White - July 2014)
Posted By ImaginalCell
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I would definitely hang #9 on my wall, without a doubt.
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 03-04-2014, 08:33 PM  
Hello from North Hollywood, CA, USA!
Posted By ImaginalCell
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Whoa, that's just down the street...definitely worth checking out. I'll look them up! Thank you kindly, friend!
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 03-04-2014, 07:13 PM  
Hello from North Hollywood, CA, USA!
Posted By ImaginalCell
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Thank you so much for the tip, Larry, and thanks and hello to All! It looks like Mr. Eric Hendrickson is the definitely the cat I need to get in touch. Much appreciated!

---------- Post added 03-04-14 at 07:00 PM ----------


Bonjour, Jean! I'm not too sure how to post photos on here yet as I'm fairly unfamiliar with forums and also with resizing my files to meet the site's requirements, so I'm posting a link to a few of my Spotmatic photos here:

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP - a set on Flickr

These are from the one and only roll of film I've shot using my Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP. At 1/1000th, and apparently only intermittently, I'm seeing part of the shutter curtain in my shot and half of the frame is black, which is why I need to send it off for CLA. The frames linked here are the only ones I'm fairly satisfied with...but coming from digital to analog, I definitely got put in my place, especially with the manual focusing. Also, just as an added note, most of the shots I made on this roll were metered using my iPhone app. I find that the in-camera meter favors slower shutter speeds which I don't really like to use unless I have no other choice.

Salut!

~ Beto
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 02-24-2014, 11:12 PM  
Hello from North Hollywood, CA, USA!
Posted By ImaginalCell
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Views: 554
Thanks, mate!
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 02-24-2014, 10:41 PM  
Hello from North Hollywood, CA, USA!
Posted By ImaginalCell
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Hi Everyone,

I just joined tonight after searching for some info on a couple of the Pentax film SLR's I've recently purchased. So much great info on this site! Cheers!

Specifically, I have the Asahi Spotmatic SP as well as the Spotmatic F, and along with these two bodies I have a Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4 lens, a Takumar SMC 50mm f/1.4 and an Auto-Takumar 55mm f/2. Of these goodies, I have only shot a single roll of film thus far with the SP and Super-Takumar 1.4 combo [non-SMC].

Prior to the Spotmatic SP, I'd been shooting only digital, but nothing compares to the joy I get out of shooting my Pentax film SLR. I've been bitten and I'm completely obsessed.

By the way - anyone in the Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley area know of a great place for servicing/restoring these old SLR's? I've found a couple of spots online that seem like they'd be OK but I'd feel a lot better if I had a solid recommendation from someone who has had a positive experience. Anyway, I look forward to talkin' shop with you all and sharing some photos and stories.

All my best,

~ Beto
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