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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 02-11-2020, 11:21 PM  
Got Squirrel Shots? (In memorial of Rupert)
Posted By fiveseven
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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-19-2019, 03:08 AM  
What other Interchangable lens camera brands have you owned other than Pentax?
Posted By fiveseven
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Owned many trough the years (Except Canon)......as most are getting in to the newest and greatest I find myself going backwards, mainly back to CCD. Just love it, can't quite explain why, just prefer the IQ of it.
Some of my current ones.....only 4 are CMOS.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-27-2019, 01:29 PM  
The Sony A7 series picture thread -- bring your base, S, and R pics here!
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My 7 and 5 year old.



2/13/2020







2/16/20
Full frame/image, no crop (only resize).




Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-16-2019, 06:23 PM  
The Sony α7r (ILCE-7r) pictures thread
Posted By fiveseven
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Zenit? I've yet to see on one for sale.

Few more from Zenitar.
All wide open.......This lens really shines at night or low light, not so much at sunlight.
There are a few negative reviews of this lens, as I suspected they are bs, simple as that (or some lemon).
No other lens I can think of is as good as this one at 0.95.
Wide open it's as sharp or more so then Leica version and focus peaking works 100% accurate on my A7 II. If everything is not static then yes, it's easy to miss focus but that's the case with all other fast lenses.
Excellent fit and finish (as mentioned) and flare resistance? Well, it's still a 0.95, not made to shoot in to sunlight.
Yes, it is big and heavy but I'm o k with that, it's not meant for hickin
. And for me it's not even noticeable.
I don't do video and I'd prefer a clickable aperture, that is the only minor negative I can say about it.












Forum: Lens Clubs 12-19-2019, 09:33 PM  
The "Projector Lens" Club ...
Posted By fiveseven
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Soviet 92mm













Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-11-2019, 05:15 PM  
The Foveon Club: Life Unfiltered
Posted By fiveseven
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Recently got this SD quatro H






Few photos with this setup, No adjustments, just RAW to JPEG then to PNG conversion. I'm going to try DNG instead.

f2
ISO-160


Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-13-2019, 08:23 PM  
The Foveon Club: Life Unfiltered
Posted By fiveseven
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As expected, the camera is best used outdoors on under ISO 200.
Few shots indoors, camera was struggling with color, casting a lot of green tint.
Soviet 1.8/100 projector lens (no aperture).

With this lens and much higher iso Sony A7 series would run circles around this camera. Still, I think it's worth every penny and then some.
One thing I've noticed about this camera, it generates a LOT of heat, especially around the lens mount.




Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-15-2019, 06:24 PM  
The Sony α7r (ILCE-7r) pictures thread
Posted By fiveseven
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Views: 182,083
Got new Russian lens today... Zenitar f0.95/50mm
Big and heavy for a 50 but it's so worth it imo. Compared to Leica that costs 10k, this is dirt cheap that I paid for ($560). I'm actually very impressed on the sharpens wide open, I excepted it be reasonably sharp at 1.4 but not at 0.95.
It's bigger and heavier then anything Chinese in this aperture range but it's also a superior lens by far. Excellent fit and finish, very smooth focus, zero internal dust.
On Sony A7 II

Typical Soviet dual aperture blade design. (as on Helios 40 or Jupiter 6).






Few test pic's.
All at f0.95






Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-07-2019, 03:47 PM  
Micro Four Thirds Club
Posted By fiveseven
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Fujian 35mm f/1.6 CCTV II cine lens (OM-D Mark III).


They are typically under $30. Good lens for portrait, close to medium range. Not very ideal for landscape or macro.











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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-24-2019, 05:08 PM  
The Foveon Club: Life Unfiltered
Posted By fiveseven
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My Sigma collection.

SD Quattro H, DP1, DP2M and DP3M.
Add on optical viewfinder makes a big difference, especially for manual focus.


Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-20-2019, 11:39 AM  
Got Squirrel Shots? (In memorial of Rupert)
Posted By fiveseven
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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-17-2019, 03:30 PM  
Olympus Rumours
Posted By fiveseven
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Not really.... the reason has nothing to do with mirrorless or dslr. It has everything to do with Sony's FF camera (A7) used market and Fujifilm x series.
Olympus sales are down because they are priced in that same range but with a smaller sensor.
Most don't like smaller sensor, especially hobbyists who like pro equipment. That is just how people are for the most part.
I own one Olympus mirrorless and four of their DSLR's. I like Olympus but I also like and own other brands. If Pentax made a FF mirrorless I'd be in line to get one and I own 20 something camera's.
I mainly shoot with manual glass and I'd take mirrorless over dslr any day of the week and twice on Sunday.
Forum: General Talk 11-15-2019, 09:01 PM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By fiveseven
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Zenitar f0.95/50

Forum: Lens Clubs 11-13-2019, 08:05 AM  
Soviet lenses club
Posted By fiveseven
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It's third or so version of mass produced SLR Jupiter 9's. It came right after identical body silver version. Most are very good and sharp wide open. Lens hood is recommended (shorter one on full frame).
For the value and optical performance, it's probably the best 85mm out there.


In my experience with Jupiter 9's..... The only bad version of is the 90's MC one. Most are very soft wide open and no that is not a made that way with intent (regardless of what some might say), something quality or miss-align construction went bad and they just ran with it. 80's MC versions are very sharp wide open and they have the same optical formula.
Had about 30 or so Jupiter 9's at one time or another. Never had a stuck aperture.
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-29-2019, 05:09 PM  
Soviet lenses club
Posted By fiveseven
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Not true at all, all based on......well, bias opinion.
1. Soviet lenses at the time were as good as glass gets, especially in their cinema industry. No country has ever put so much effort in to perfecting glass and coating tech. There was even a university degree in such field.
Take a look at their LOMO and OKC's series and see how much they usually are sold for. Their 80's glass coating was as good as top of the line current tech.
2. Soviet and Western had different measurement for optical sharpness and when it came to microscopes and specialty lenses, Soviets were on top of the game.
3. One of the Binoculars that Soviets/Russian made was BPO 7x30, I own a pair and it would put the Zeiss to shame, It's like looking trough some HD glass, better then your own eyes for sure. One of the best binoculars you can own especially considering their price.
4. Again, Soviet tech and their lenses were much more simpler in design then their over engineered German counterpart, Russian stuff is usually very simple but does the same job. German lens will fall apart much faster, just like their cars and tanks.
5. Russians used many smaller rockets on their moon mission rocket, Americans used older tech bigger and fewer motors.















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And I'd venture to say, Zenitar-M 1.7 glass quality is better then in any Takamar 50mm ever made.

Anyway, my Jupiter 9 collection.
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-23-2019, 07:43 PM  
Soviet lenses club
Posted By fiveseven
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Helios 44-2



















Forum: Lens Clubs 10-17-2019, 06:30 PM  
Soviet lenses club
Posted By fiveseven
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Helios 44-2




Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-20-2019, 05:26 PM  
The future of Olympus
Posted By fiveseven
Replies: 103
Views: 3,406
Whatever the future is, I like Olympus just as much as Pentax and in some instances more. Even if the company went completely out of business, I'd still buy and use their older cameras.
My current Olympus cameras and I enjoy using them all. Even the 3.3 mp takes some nice photos.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-07-2019, 08:17 PM  
Micro Four Thirds Club
Posted By fiveseven
Replies: 3,014
Views: 296,548
Industar lens from Soviet reproduction camera.


















Fixed aperture INDUSTAR M F/3.5 23mm LENS KIEV 30













Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-17-2019, 11:07 AM  
Confessions of a Toy Camera Shooter....Confess Here!
Posted By fiveseven
Replies: 2,336
Views: 200,277
Olympus C3040, 3.3 Megapixel camera from 2001.
Got this camera for $10 in excellent/mint condition.... Takes SmartMedia card only so I had to get SM card reader just for it.

























GPS from 2005 that I still use....
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-01-2019, 08:13 PM  
Confessions of a Toy Camera Shooter....Confess Here!
Posted By fiveseven
Replies: 2,336
Views: 200,277
Another Olympus I got my hands on, C-8080 with a battery grip.
Very cheap but excellent for what it is. Really cool playing with "vintage" digital cameras. Just love that CCD sensor in daylight.






























Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-29-2019, 01:21 PM  
Confessions of a Toy Camera Shooter....Confess Here!
Posted By fiveseven
Replies: 2,336
Views: 200,277
This is my second point and shoot I got recently ($20).
Olympus C-5050. 5mp, from 2003
Very nice camera, Optical view finder is pretty much useless as it's not connected to the lens, so all the focusing or composition needs to be done trough LCD.

































Forum: Lens Clubs 08-15-2019, 07:06 PM  
Soviet lenses club
Posted By fiveseven
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I think it's my final or end stage Soviet lens collection.
I think I'm done, but I have thought that before.
There's quite a few odd balls here, like cinema lenses or a few projectors.



My cameras with Soviet lenses.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-19-2019, 05:11 PM  
Confessions of a Toy Camera Shooter....Confess Here!
Posted By fiveseven
Replies: 2,336
Views: 200,277
Not to long ago I bought this 4mp Minolta camera for $3 at a local Thrift store.
Manufactured in 2002.
I know that most cell phone can take higher res pics but this camera has very unique look with its CCD sensor. Almost film like.
Wanted to sell it, but I think I'll keep it as it's a really fun camera to play with.





Few pics from it (cropped).





















Forum: General Talk 03-08-2019, 10:45 AM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By fiveseven
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Views: 1,315,335
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Industar-50, Helios-40 and Jupiter-6
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