Peter Daves

Peter Daves

Lives in Canada Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Works as a Aerospace Engineer
Joined on Jan 14, 2012
About me:

My interest in photography began when using my father's Kodak Retinette 1B during a vacation to the USA in 1976. I then bought my first serious camera, a Canon QL17, when I was on a six month assignment in Hong Kong, as part of my Engineering degree. That camera stayed with me until it was stolen at Heathrow airport in 1996.

After that setback, I failed to get serious again until I was on assignment in Tokyo, 2001-06. It was there that I discovered Konica, starting with a beautiful used Auto S2 rangefinder and then moving on to some fine Autoreflex SLRs and lenses. That became my primary user equipment until moving to Shanghai and switching to digital in 2007. My Fujifilm S100fs then became my primary camera and I still love using it. However, in 2014, I discovered how adaptable the Sony E-mount system was to old MF SLR lenses and my Sony a3000 has now become my favorite user, along with my old Konica Hexanon AR lenses.

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This Week Through Your Sony APS-C E-mount Camera 07/24/15 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 1 hour ago
Konica Hexanon Lenses at Niagra Falls Third Party Lens Talk 1 day ago
NEX E Mount From JAPAN Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 3 days ago
Hello, and another vintage/legacy question Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 4 days ago
Best source legacy lenses: Ebay vs anywhere else? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 5 days ago
Trump your dog Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 1 week ago
NEX Series - Good for low light? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 1 week ago
RMC Tokina 35-105mm f3.5-4.3 Third Party Lens Talk 1 week ago
A good film look lens for Sony NEX 5r plus? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 1 week ago
Konica Hexanon 40mm f/1.8 rattle? Third Party Lens Talk 1 week ago
A3000, a gem of a camera with the FE 70-200mm lens. Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 weeks ago
Sony A3000 questions ($220 w lens at Best Buy) Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 weeks ago
This Week Through Your Sony APS-C E-mount Camera 07/03/15 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 weeks ago
Anyway to improve indoor low light group shot like this? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 3 weeks ago
Sony a3000 vs NEX-3N? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 3 weeks ago
Legacy mid-range zoom Lenses for full frame Sony Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 4 weeks ago
Jupiter-8 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 1 month ago
A6000 Firmware Upgrade to V2 Firmware Created a BRICK! Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 1 month ago
Reminiscing about Fuji digital cameras of the past... Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 month ago
Manual focus lenses for portraits? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 1 month ago
Sony A6000 vs Sony A7 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 1 month ago
The old or the new? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 1 month ago
USSR lens on Sony NEX-5: quality, MTF, samples Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 1 month ago
Sony APS-C sensor size comparison, just for fun Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 1 month ago
Konica Hexanon 40mm strange looking aperture blades Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 1 month ago
good battery grip for A6000? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 1 month ago
Performance of a Canon FD 24mm f/2.8 on a a6000 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 1 month ago
Seeking New Camera Replacement for Fuji S6500 Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 month ago
A3000 vs Nex5 with SEL18200 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 1 month ago
A great cheap walkaround A7 option: 40/1.8 Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 2 months ago
Why don't more NEX users shoot legacy glass? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 months ago
Sony A6000 Grey Spot on Photos Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 months ago
How often do you use your lens hood? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 months ago
I'm interested in hearing your views on the Sony APS e-mount system Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 months ago
Surfing Photography with a3000 + 55-210 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 months ago
Some good MF zooms Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 2 months ago
Ordered an A3000 for my sister Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 months ago
A3000 grossly underrated, A6000 less of an option now... Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 months ago
You can't always get what you want....... Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 2 months ago
Help me choose between Canon FDn 50mm F1.4 and Konica Hexanon AR 40mm F1.8 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 months ago
Zeiss Pop - Can't really see it Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 months ago
Dust on a3000 sensor Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 months ago
The best and favourite camera you ever owned or still own. Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 months ago
For amateurs like me who wonder what impact will fast prime have in low light compared to kit zoom? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 months ago
Post your legacy lens portraits! Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 months ago
Favourite Wide Angle Lens Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 months ago
Budget Legacy Lens for Sony A7 Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 3 months ago
Do you use manual mode for exposure with legacy glass? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 3 months ago
Low Light Performance Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 3 months ago
Legacy Old Lenses VS New Sony Lenses Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 3 months ago