pentax

Fuji 800, Pentax PZ-1, FA77

by Todd on June 7, 2012

Small gallery from a roll started a couple of weeks ago, developed yesterday. The shot of my son (Budweiser hat, LOL) is remarkable for its slow shutter. I’m not normally a very steady hand for this kind of shooting, but managed to get this one: one-quarter second exposure. I actually like the mixed light here, […]

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Pentax FA77

by Todd on May 6, 2012

The more I shoot with this lens on a film SLR, the more impressed I am. It’s quite nearly the “boke monster” my Zeiss 100/2 is, and it’s even pretty good at infinity. The two shots below demonstrate each of these qualities. Cat shot was at f/1.8, the other shot was at f/8, both with […]

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Pentax: Awesome

by Todd on April 12, 2012

As previously mentioned, I like the FA Limiteds so much that I’ve been trying to find a solid film SLR to attach them to. Pentax is not Nikon, and it’s becoming clear that they never produced a film body that will totally thrill me. Their so-called “flagship” SLR, the MZ-S, was a major disappointment. I […]

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New camera: Pentax PZ-1

by Todd on March 26, 2012

As much as I admire the antique gear, and the fact that I can still make great images with it, sometimes I want the camera to get out of my way when I’m shooting. Most importantly, I don’t want to have to worry about advancing the film. For getting out of the way and letting […]

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Pentax MX Meter Fix

by Todd on July 24, 2011

A few weeks ago the meter in my Pentax MX stopped working. I assumed it was simply dead batteries, and bought some new ones. Only yesterday I put in fresh batteries, because I wanted to use the camera. But the meter was still not working. No lights at all. This camera is 35-ish years old, […]

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My Film Gear

by Todd on April 16, 2011

I’m not exactly a hardcore gearhead, but I know some readers will be curious about the cameras I use to make the images that appear on this site. I’ll also have a “Gear” category and tab, because over time I’ll acquire more stuff, or perhaps make posts regarding the use of certain pieces of equipment. […]

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