Entries for Fortnightly Competition # 35 - "Design Icon"


Link Posted 03/02/2010 - 20:20
"Design Icon" - by which I mean photographs of (or photographs of part of) a design icon.

Whether or not something is a design icon is for you to decide but it would obviously help if I agree with you

This could be something large such as the Milau Bridge, something small such as a Rolex watch, something medium sized such as a Mk. 1 Golf GTi, something that you might own such as a Spotmatic, something rare that hefty1 might own such as a Ferrari 275 GTB, something that Prieni owns such as Bang & Olufsen 'kit' etc. etc.

The usual Fortnightly Competition rules apply with the primary rule being the requirement for the photograph to have been taken between now and 6.00pm GMT on Wednesday 17th February 2010.

Enjoy selecting and photographing your chosen subject

Bodies: K20D (2), K10D, Super A, ME Super, Auto 110 SLR, X70, Optio P70
Pentax Glass: DA* 300, DA* 60-250, DA* 50-135, DA* 16-50, DA 70 Ltd, FA 31 Ltd, DA 35 Ltd, DA 18-55 (2), DA 12-24, DA 10-17, M 200, A 35-70, M 40, M 28, Converter-A 2X-S, 1.4X-S, AF 1.7, Pentax-110 50, Pentax-110 24
Other Glass: Sigma 105 macro, Sigma-A APO 75-300
Flash: Metz 58 AF-1 P, Pentax AF160FC ringflash, Pentax AF280T


Link Posted 05/02/2010 - 01:15
Design Icon: The Safety Pin

After much deliberation the safety pin was my #1. The runners up featured here are: Olympus Trip 35, Kodak Brownie, Marmite, Bic Biros, SME Series III tonearm, Lea & Perrins Worcester Sauce, Corgi "James Bond" Aston Martin DB5, BBC LS3/5A Loudspeakers, Penguin Books, Jacob Jensen designed B&O Beolit 707 Radio, Mondaine Swiss Railway Watch, Keith Murray designed Wedgewood Tankards and - of course - LEGO!

Taken on Thursday 4th February 2010 in my kitchen.

K10D | Zeiss Sonnar 135 (bonus design icon!) | ISO100 | f/11 | 10 seconds | Photoshop 5 PP
Joining the Q


Link Posted 05/02/2010 - 13:52
K100 D Super
Fitted with Clubman 28mm manual focus lens set on f8 (not sure about the shutter speed, varied with the light, I suppose)
All taken on the morning of 5th February on a long trek around town (you try fiding three different lesser boxes all in sun!)

Best wishes,


"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


Link Posted 05/02/2010 - 17:30
Armitage Shanks - because you're worth it

Date taken: February 5 2010
Location: Metro Centre, Gateshead.
Kit: K10d+16-50mm lens at 29mm.
Exposure: 1/80th at f4.5
ISO: 400
PPG: http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/davidtrout


Link Posted 05/02/2010 - 17:46

Shot today with K20D and Sigma 70-300 Apo Macro super.The coffee pot is iconic to me and the simplest form of producing great ground coffee.The Nescafe is the antithesis and the Tassimo is the new generation.
K20D,*istD ( now a dedicated M42 digital ),K100D,MZ5N,P50,ME Super,Spotmatic 1000,Spotmatic,ESII,ES,H2.18-55 II,18-55,75-300 FAJ,35-80 FA,80-200 F,28-105 FA,Sigma 24-70 AF Aspherical,Sigma 28-300 Hyperzoom , Praotor II 500 M42,Centon 500mm mirror,and a few Pentax M42 Taks,super-Taks,smc Taks,A and M lenses.Benbo trekker,7dayshop monopod and a Lowepro rucksack.

I am now on Flickr which is nice !


Link Posted 06/02/2010 - 01:49

Date Feb.4/10
resolution 3872x2592
orientation normal
flash not used
focal length 47.5mm
35mm equivalent 72mm
exposuretime 0.011s (1/90)
aperture f/5.6
ISO 100
exposure base 0.00
metering mode matrix


Link Posted 06/02/2010 - 20:52
here you go; extra brownie points for designer identification

my pics: link
my kit: K3, K5, K-01, DA 18-55, D-FA50 macro, Siggy 30/1.4, 100-300/f4, 70-200/2.8, Samsung 12-24/f4, Tamron 17-50, and lots of other bits.


Link Posted 07/02/2010 - 12:12
Just read the discussion thread and in it someone threatening to use some Apple gear. Thought I better get in early, just in case... (sorry, Tim)

Two design icons in this one, the iPod shuffle and the MacBook Pro (used as the background).

Lens: Sigma 105/2.8 EX DG Macro
Camera Make: PENTAX
Camera Model: PENTAX K20D
Image Date: 2010:02:07 11:05:26
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 105.0mm (35mm equivalent: 157mm)
Exposure Time: 0.300 s (1/3)
Aperture: f/16.0
ISO equiv: 100
Exposure Bias: 1.50
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
Exposure Mode: Manual
How inappropriate to call this planet earth when it is quite clearly Ocean. - Arthur C. Clarke
Prieni's PPG page


Link Posted 07/02/2010 - 13:42
Light Bulb

I thought I would put up a design icon that is probably in its final days.

K-7 with the Samsung equivalent of the 100mm DFA macro.
F18, 2.5 seconds & ISO 100

Taken on 07/02/2010



Link Posted 07/02/2010 - 17:52
There is a separate thread for discussions - please only post your entries here.


Link Posted 08/02/2010 - 14:39
Design Icon: Linn Sondek LP12 turntable

Hifi buffs will be in no doubt as to the iconic status of the Linn Sondek LP12 turntable.

Taken today using a Pentax K200D with MK2 kit lens. f8 @ 1/2 sec ISO 400.

Flickr photostream
Last Edited by andrewk on 08/02/2010 - 14:41


Link Posted 10/02/2010 - 00:50
G Plan by E Gomme coffee table, 1972(?)

K20D, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 @ 17mm
f/4, 1/30, ISO100, flash
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27, Macbook Pro 17, iPad, iPhone 3G
Flickr Fluidr PPG Street Portfolio site
Feel free to edit any of my posted photos! If I post a photo for critique, I want brutal honesty. If you don't like it, please say so and tell me why!

Father Ted

Link Posted 13/02/2010 - 21:54
The pen.

Shot details
Tamron 70 - 300mm lens
Focal length 180mm
Aperture f9
Exposure 1/160th
Mode: Manual
ISO 200

Taken on 13th Feb at 19:36
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.


Link Posted 14/02/2010 - 03:42
The violin - design icon since the 16th Century

K10 & DA70, f4 @ 1 second, ISO 100, available light, tripod, no filters. Post in LR3b.

Dr. Mhuni

Link Posted 15/02/2010 - 06:06
The mint with a hole

Taken yesterday with the K20D, FA35 + Raynox DCR-150, f3.2, 1/100, ISO 250

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