a 'Loaned PENTAX 'PINO 35'

Peter Elgar

Link Posted 24/11/2020 - 13:50
A Camera Club and Flickr Mate loans me cameras to try out with real FILM!!
The latest one is a compact Pentax 'Pino 35' so I loaded it with some very outdated 'PhotoTec 400' that i cur from bulk that I was given via Sons of my Deceased Great Friend . I rated it at 200 ASA and processed in my Home-Made FX-15 ( Acutol-S Formula' stock strength to see if I could get a little 'Finer Grain' . I scanned with a PlusTek OpticFilm 7200 + Vuescan Pro + FastStone Image Viewer The PINO 35 is not easy to use as when I thought I was turning the 'Focus' the 'Light' thingy moved as well - then the ASA ring kept changing ! I did use the built-in flash on the Snowman pic. It was 'Guesswork' really ! I think it is a 'Fixed Focus' camera with only ONE shutter speed ! ( I was glad to GIVE IT BACK ! )

been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!


Link Posted 24/11/2020 - 15:06
The results are some lovely, gritty black and white images. The tones are fantastic, all those gorgeous blacks!
Best regards, John


Link Posted 24/11/2020 - 20:13

Wonderful mono's.

Best regards


Link Posted 24/11/2020 - 23:24
Another +1 !



Link Posted 25/11/2020 - 05:08
Fantastic work!


Link Posted 25/11/2020 - 14:50
Agreed. Superb tones!


Link Posted 25/11/2020 - 14:51
Great stuff.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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Link Posted 25/11/2020 - 20:36
All of the above! Great images Peter.


Link Posted 26/11/2020 - 08:19
alfpics wrote:
All of the above! Great images Peter.

..agreed - and a great example of the fact that it's what behind the camera that's the most important element
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