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Link Posted 16/08/2010 - 00:14
Hi i am a new member to this forum and i would just like to say hello to every one . I am in no way a pro when it comes to taking a good photo and am just starting to get back into film photograph after a long time

I have a Pentax MZ-50 that i have had for over 10 years and have always been happy with the pictures that it produces . I have a few lenses , the one that came with the MZ wich is a sigma 28-80mm , a pentax f zoom 70-200mm wich i have just bought for £20 . a friend’s dad has let me use his 300mm Chinon mirror lens just to see how they compare to a normal lens , going to try a few pictures with it soon

as i am just starting out agin i will probably asking a few questions as i find my feet




Link Posted 16/08/2010 - 01:37
Nice to have another film shooter!

You seem to be well set up for some time: I also have an MZ50 with a Sigma 28-80 zoom. You can do quite a lot with these.


Link Posted 16/08/2010 - 08:30
Hi, and welcome to the forum.

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797)


Link Posted 16/08/2010 - 10:34
Banjo wrote:
Nice to have another film shooter!

You seem to be well set up for some time: I also have an MZ50 with a Sigma 28-80 zoom. You can do quite a lot with these.

Yes I have had my set up for some time , I used to fine it frustrating when I was younger because I found it hard it hard to pay for this hobby . But now I can so am going to start using it again


Link Posted 16/08/2010 - 10:38
Greetings and salutations!
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
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Link Posted 16/08/2010 - 17:28
Hi and thank you all for the warm welcome ,Its nice to find a forum for film and not just digital camera's . some people have asked me why i just don't just buy a digital body and forget the film . think is, there is nothing wrong with my MZ and i dont think i have ever used it properly

so i will be asking lots of questions as i get back into taking pictures with my MZ


Link Posted 16/08/2010 - 18:25
I have both digital and film and find I enjoy photography with the older bodies. Black and White is still best with film I feel.

There's nothing wrong with film and it is fun to be a contrarian sometimes!
K5, K200 and several film Pentax cameras!


Link Posted 16/08/2010 - 19:28
It sounds like i have found the right forum


Link Posted 16/08/2010 - 21:06
Welcome Adrian - although I use mainly digital these days - I am a bit of an MZ collector (which probably makes me a rarity) I have the MZ5, 5n, 6, 7, 10, 30, 50, 60 and MZ S and yes you have come to the right place - from my own short time as a member - a friendlier more helpful bunch you will find hard to meet
No matter how many lenses I have owned - I have always needed just one more


Link Posted 16/08/2010 - 21:11
Welcome Adrian


Link Posted 18/08/2010 - 17:25
Welcome. Although I probably shoot 100 digital images for each frame of film I shoot, my success rate with film is much higher. I think I am too tight to waste it!

Have fun. Best wishes, Kris.
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.

My website


Link Posted 18/08/2010 - 18:59
Welcome Adrian. Nice to have another Adrian. Regards, Adrian.
You can see some of my photos here if you are so inclined
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