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Taynuiltpixels

Link Posted 27/03/2014 - 23:15
Hi - I've have just done some PP on an old photo. I was pleased with the result so wanted to share in the gallery - but then realised it was not taken with a Pentax so took it down(I had brief flirtation with Sony before I saw the light early last year!! ) - is it an absolute no no to put a photo in my portfolio which was not taken on a Pentax? -please advise!

Thanks

Stephen
"All you ever gotta do is be a good man one time to one woman"
(Janis Joplin)

KIT: K5iis, DAWR18-55mm,FA4.5 80-320mm, Mitsuki 5.6 400mm, M1.7 50mm, M1.4 50mm, M2.8 28mm, Miranda M2.8 28mm, M3.5 135mm, M1.4 200mm, Vivitar S13.5 70-210mm, Vivitar A 2.8 90mm macro,
Sigma150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG HSM.

gartmore

Link Posted 27/03/2014 - 23:20
Pentax User kind of says it all really
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -

Glowingblue

Link Posted 27/03/2014 - 23:20
If I had my way, yes because I believe the photographer is more important than the camera!
But this group is pentax based and as such any image that is not Pentax produced should and will be denied

johnriley

Link Posted 28/03/2014 - 00:08
As Ken said, this is Pentax User and it's here to support and encourage Pentax Users.

It is specifically covered in the Terms of use, but essentially it's Pentax and Pentax-related only.
Best regards, John

Taynuiltpixels

Link Posted 28/03/2014 - 00:33
Thanks for that - I do understand so won't break the T&Cs - I'll try taking a photo of the image with my Pentax and if I like it presumably I can post that version - who knows that might add to the creative process!

Thanks

Stephen
"All you ever gotta do is be a good man one time to one woman"
(Janis Joplin)

KIT: K5iis, DAWR18-55mm,FA4.5 80-320mm, Mitsuki 5.6 400mm, M1.7 50mm, M1.4 50mm, M2.8 28mm, Miranda M2.8 28mm, M3.5 135mm, M1.4 200mm, Vivitar S13.5 70-210mm, Vivitar A 2.8 90mm macro,
Sigma150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG HSM.

Smeggypants

Link Posted 28/03/2014 - 04:59
Taynuiltpixels wrote:
Thanks for that - I do understand so won't break the T&Cs - I'll try taking a photo of the image with my Pentax and if I like it presumably I can post that version - who knows that might add to the creative process!

Thanks

Stephen

nice one! Creative thinking.
[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

DoctorJeff

Link Posted 28/03/2014 - 11:25
No, I do not want to hi-jack this thread, but ...

For some time I have wondered about the insistence on Pentax Cameras, but not on the lenses. OK, so with a digital, the body does the initial processing; but with film, the body merely hold the film in place.

So if I put an E.German 58mm f2.8 lens and a K/M42 adapter on my K20, then an image would be taken with a "Pentax Camera". If I put a Pentax M42 lens on an old Praktika body, any images will not be taken with a "Pentax Camera", even though the image basically results from a Pentax lens.

Reverting back, the idea of re-reproducing an image makes me want to try it (its one of the few things that my ever-decreasing mobility will let me do) but I will try with a Pentax generated image - just in case I like the result. Now, where did I put those A3 competition prints?

Geoff
Water can wear away a stone - but it can't cook lunch
X-5
istDS
K2000
P50.
Lenses Digital: 50-200, 18-55 KAF: 28-80.
Lenses KA & K: SMC-KA f2.0, SMC-K f1.4, SMC-K f1.7 Tokina KA 28-70 , SMC Pentax 70-210 F4, Sigma KA 75-300 , Hanimex 500mm Mirror, and the Tamron Adaptall-2 stuff.
and then there's all the M42 kit, and the accessories ...

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 28/03/2014 - 11:37
Interesting conundrum..

A photo taken on a Sony?, given that the majority of Pentax DSLR's have used Sony Sensors (bar the K20D/K-7) slightly modified for use in pentax there is 'some' relationship there.....

Photos taken with film for uploading to PU, AFAIK Pentax or its parent companies have not made scanners, and there is no way we can prove the photo was taken on a Pentax camera..

I do support the notion of discussing the pros and cons between Pentax products and their competitors as the last thing Ricoh would find useful would be a brand-specific site full of happy clappers.
AKA Welshwizard/PWynneJ
Assorted Pentax/Nikon/Mamiya stuff

johnriley

Link Posted 28/03/2014 - 12:48
We may be brand specific, but hardly a group of "happy clappers" as it is. The evidence sometimes indicates the very reverse of that....

There's no conundrum at all if we think about it logically. Put a Pentax lens on a film camera and you have a picture made with a Pentax lens. What's the problem?

Likewise, what's the problem with scanners? My Pentax film shots are either copies made on a camera, scans made on a Nikon film scanner or scans made on an Epson flat bed. They are still Pentax pictures.

Just remember Pentax or Pentax related or of interest to and usable by Pentax users. Ain't difficult until someone tries to have fun bucking the system, then we get grief.
Best regards, John

Gwyn

Link Posted 28/03/2014 - 12:58
Taynuiltpixels wrote:
Thanks for that - I do understand so won't break the T&Cs - I'll try taking a photo of the image with my Pentax and if I like it presumably I can post that version - who knows that might add to the creative process!

Thanks

Stephen

WHy not just include a link to the photo in a thread on the forum? People can comment on it then without the photo being on the forum. I assume that is allowed, I know others have done that.

Taynuiltpixels

Link Posted 28/03/2014 - 18:50
I tried taking a photo of it on the screen but the pixilation of the screen spoils it as opposed to adding to the creative process, never mind. Here is a link
but the size is small with poor resolution - it looked really good large in the PU gallery - enjoy!
"All you ever gotta do is be a good man one time to one woman"
(Janis Joplin)

KIT: K5iis, DAWR18-55mm,FA4.5 80-320mm, Mitsuki 5.6 400mm, M1.7 50mm, M1.4 50mm, M2.8 28mm, Miranda M2.8 28mm, M3.5 135mm, M1.4 200mm, Vivitar S13.5 70-210mm, Vivitar A 2.8 90mm macro,
Sigma150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG HSM.

Gamka

Link Posted 28/03/2014 - 18:59
ilovesaabs wrote:


... AFAIK Pentax or its parent companies have not made scanners, and there is no way we can prove the photo was taken on a Pentax camera..

RICOH make scanners!

Smeggypants

Link Posted 28/03/2014 - 21:18
DoctorJeff wrote:
No, I do not want to hi-jack this thread, but ...

For some time I have wondered about the insistence on Pentax Cameras, but not on the lenses. OK, so with a digital, the body does the initial processing; but with film, the body merely hold the film in place.

So if I put an E.German 58mm f2.8 lens and a K/M42 adapter on my K20, then an image would be taken with a "Pentax Camera". If I put a Pentax M42 lens on an old Praktika body, any images will not be taken with a "Pentax Camera", even though the image basically results from a Pentax lens.

Reverting back, the idea of re-reproducing an image makes me want to try it (its one of the few things that my ever-decreasing mobility will let me do) but I will try with a Pentax generated image - just in case I like the result. Now, where did I put those A3 competition prints?

Geoff

Actually someone did post a series of images a few weeks ago taken with a Sony A7 through various Ltd Lenses. I was surprised but pleased these were allowed to stay, particularly as they gave some foresight into what images a Pentax FF camera might produce.
[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

gartmore

Link Posted 28/03/2014 - 21:39
I don't really see the point of this thread. This is a site dedicated to one marque

We have previously discussed, long ago, the notion of Pentax film cameras/lens combinations and I have honestly wondered if the film, developer and lens manufacturer were the deciding mechanical factor.

With digital, of course, it is pretty much in the hands of the manufacturer : Pentax in the context of this forum.

Did anyone wonder or care who made the shutters for Pentax film cameras? I don't ever remember any debate on this. Do we care if Toshiba supply components for our cameras?

Cameras are only tools to create images and on this site its pictures made with Pentax cameras.

There are plenty of other very good forums for the discussion of quality images no matter what camera maker was involved
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -

ISO

Link Posted 29/03/2014 - 18:39
Agree Ken - Lets just keep it simple
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