Project Decay 16 Months In

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The month by month images are on Facebook, but here's a 16 month progress report on this long term experiment. How does the camera decay and how does nature integrate it into itself are the main questions. Also, what ecosystem evolves around the warm haven and shelter of this decaying piece of technology. The MG is bearing up well, but nature is now well and truly merging with it and making it its own.
30/07/2012 - 11:55johnriley
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Link Posted 30/07/2012 - 12:27
Shame on you John, that's no way to treat a Pentax.

Your going to have a bit of a task cleaning it up though
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Link Posted 30/07/2012 - 12:38
It actually took quite a while to find a camera that was permanently dead but cosmetically sound as a starting point. I preferred it being a Pentax and I admit I'm curious as to just how long it can hold out. It's doing pretty well so far.
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Link Posted 30/07/2012 - 13:53
It would have been interesting to put this side by side with a DSLR and see how they compaired!
Bodies: K5IIs, K7, MZ5n, LX, MV
Lenses: DA*16-50, DA18-55WR, DA18-135, DAL35, M50 F2, A50 f1.4, FA50 f1.4, DA*50-135, DA55-300, Tamron 70-300, DFA 100 WR Macro, M135 f3.5, Sigma 120-400 APO DG HSM, Tokina 500 f8.0
Flash: Metz 58, Metz 48
Accessories: BG4, Pentax right angle finder, Pentax mirror adaptor lens, O-ME53 Viewfinder Loupe
Auto 110 System: Auto 110, Winder, 18mm, 24mm, 50mm, 70mm, 20-40mm, AF100P, 1.7x telecon


Link Posted 30/07/2012 - 14:50
Nice History of (D)Evolution


Link Posted 30/07/2012 - 15:41
I was thinking about this project the other day, and was going to ask what had become of the camera. It actually seems like it's in pretty good shape!

Would have been good to pop the camera in one of those petrifying wells, like the one at Matlock Bath!

Then when people say that Pentaxes are a bit stone-age, you will be able to prove them right


Link Posted 30/07/2012 - 18:20
I think I will check out the facebook images, fine this really interesting!

"I'm here because the whiskey is free" - Tyla

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Link Posted 04/08/2012 - 08:35
Sad - I don't have an MG in the collection! I guess it's similar to dumping a Boeing 727 in the ocean, but on a smaller scale!

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
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