Continues to Amaze


bwlchmawr

Link Posted 18/07/2015 - 07:59
I don't want to bore folks by banging on about the MX-1... again, but I had to show you this picture of a street musician performing in the old Jewish quarter in Girona. I took the shot more in hope than expectation that it would be any good: the ultra high dynamic range was pure K5 territory but who wants to lug a DSLR round on holiday? Besides "pro" looking cameras put a lot of people off.

The RAW file from that tiny sensor has been poked, prodded and generally abused in Elements 11 to produce this, I think, quite passable portrait.


Beats me why there was never an MX-2. Imagine a 1" sensor, a faster processor, touch-screen and viewfinder.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
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"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE."
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johnriley

Link Posted 18/07/2015 - 08:04
There are some cameras that don't "click" with the buyers on release, but afterwards their qualities become appreciated and they become sought after classics. The MX-1 is one of them - I use mine pretty much all the time, wherever I go.
Best regards, John

fritzthedog

Link Posted 18/07/2015 - 09:16
Really like that image Andrew - one of those that there is much more to than you first see and it really draws you in.

The MX-1 is the one 'that got away' for me - I have never even seen one in the flesh but have seen a number of great images taken on them.

Carl
No matter how many lenses I have owned - I have always needed just one more

SteveLedger

Link Posted 18/07/2015 - 10:07
Great image!
Re: MX-2... Never say never

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 18/07/2015 - 19:08
SteveLedger wrote:
Great image!
Re: MX-2... Never say never

Do you know something the rest of us don't Steve?
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

alfpics

Link Posted 18/07/2015 - 19:49
It is fantastic - well worked and what a great little camera!
Andy

davidstorm

Link Posted 18/07/2015 - 19:53
It's more than just passable Andrew, it's a lovely shot, full of interest and character, one to be proud of I would say.

Regards
David
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 18/07/2015 - 20:41
Great shot
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

SteveLedger

Link Posted 18/07/2015 - 21:54
bwlchmawr wrote:
SteveLedger wrote:
Great image!
Re: MX-2... Never say never

Do you know something the rest of us don't Steve?

Probably I do. But whether it's camera related I couldn't say

No, all I'm saying is that because an MX-2 hasn't surfaced doesn't mean it never will.
We've perhaps become too conditioned to an annual release of upgraded models of 'everything' these days.
So what I'm saying is that while the Earth still spins and the Sun stays lit, there's always a possibility.

tyronet2000

Link Posted 26/07/2015 - 16:59
This image says a lot about the photographer, great shot Andrew
Regards
Stan

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co049

Link Posted 27/07/2015 - 20:24



The clock tower on the Devonshire Royal Hospital (now Derby University) Buxton. Taken on my Pentax MX-1 great little camera
Chris,

Pentax K1ii, K3, K-m & MX-1.
Pentax LX, MX, ME Super & MV.
"Old Skool" with the new!

MrB

Link Posted 20/01/2017 - 10:01
bwlchmawr wrote:

Beats me why there was never an MX-2. Imagine a 1" sensor, a faster processor, touch-screen and viewfinder.

I hope Pentax/Ricoh are reading this and doing something now to make it a reality soon.

Cheers.
Philip

P.S. Great image, Andrew.

davidwozhere

Link Posted 21/01/2017 - 00:14
Clearly a capable camera and in very capable hands. Lovely portrait.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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BruceStrachan

Link Posted 01/02/2017 - 20:19
Certainly doesn't compare with Olympus OM-D cameras...
I finally managed to get my hands on an Omd-1 which is outstanding...ease of use (although very contrived menus and settings)
Results are way above any Pentax compact or mirrorless I have tried (Q10, Qs1, MX1, K01 and VS20)
If Pentax produced such a beast with more friendly menus I'd sell the olympus tomorrow 😊
Cheers,

Bruce

JAK

Link Posted 01/02/2017 - 21:41
So how many systems are you running?
Pentax Q; Pentax K; OM-D. You must have a huge gadget bag for that lot before you load any lenses!
John K
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