by MJFear

Not taken with a Pentax, but of a Pentax.

This is my Asahi Pentax K1000. Which incidentally cost me the princely sum of just 42, with a Tokina 25-50mm lens, a flash and a bag. Bargain!

Picture taken with EOS 600D in mono mode with Hoya K2 Yellow filter in place. I had just loaded a roll of Neopan 400 into the Pentax and wanted to see how the results might look.
Uploaded09/06/2012 - 05:43
CategoryStill Life
Shutter Speed1/160
Focal Length50mm

Posted 09/06/2012 - 16:24 Link
Nice camera, in much better condition than the very well used old Spotmatics that my wife and I have had for many years!

You photographed at f/2.8 which accounts for the very shallow depth of focus. If you were aiming at a 'techical' or 'promotional' type of image you should have stopped down a lot more. Personally, I would have used a more neutral and featureless background - but maybe you like some interesting bokeh?

A few of my photographs in flickr.
Lizars 1910 "Challenge" quarter-plate camera; and some more recent stuff.
Posted 09/06/2012 - 16:45 Link
I too have a few old Pentax cameras, still in wonderful condition, and I still use them with black and white film. I have some photos on here of them somewhere in my gallery. I have a Pentax MV and a Pentax MZ all in perfect condition, the MZ has a great prime lens and a nice bag with it too, that one was free, an old customer gave it too me, both with asahi lens. Enjoy using them I do. Best wishes Trixie
Posted 10/06/2012 - 23:11 Link
My collection has recently grown to 27, including a "classic" K1000 which Shari is using at the moment!

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
Posted 11/06/2012 - 07:27 Link
Fantastic! I am going to use that to persuade my wife that buying an EOS 3 at the weekend on eBay was not, in fact, an impulse purchase, but a carefully thought through addition to a growing collection of historical importance (which also includes the above K1000, a P30t that I shall appropriate from my father, and my existing EOS 600D.

If you have 27 bodies, how many lenses do you have? I think I'm already up to 10 now across my various Canons, Pentaxes and Tokinas......
Asahi Pentax K1000, Pentax P30t, SMC-Pentax-M 50mm f/1.7, RMC Tokina 25-50mm f/4, RMC Tokina 400mm f/5.6
Posted 11/06/2012 - 08:32 Link
I acquired a P30t just a few days ago! Each camera has a lens attached at the moment but it's not always the most appropriate so I'm trying to match everything. In addition I have a number of Vivitar, Helios and Pentacon oddities which, hopefully, I shall get around to using one day.
I'm also trying to acquire lens caps and flash terminal caps but people really want silly money for them, when you can find them. At the moment I have a film in an S1a which is gradually getting used. When that's done I'll switch to an SP2, which recently had some repair work done to it in the UK.
I do have an S1a and an ESII bodies for sale if interested although I'm not sure about their working status.
If you should be buying new Pentax equipment, which seems unlikely as you're now a Canon man, you get very good prices buying directly from the Singapore importer, Emjay Enterprises at 111 North Bridge Road.
Give my love to Singapore!
Better transfer any further communication to PMs.

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

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