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 month through your adapted lenses - January 2016 Adapted Lens Talk 17 hours ago
How Cheap is Your Lens ? Adapted Lens Talk 22 hours ago
How much is your adapted lens spending limit? Adapted Lens Talk 1 day ago
What mount is this? Pentax K? Adapted Lens Talk 1 day ago
Konica Hexanon lenses Adapted Lens Talk 4 days ago
What lenses did you have before you started adapting lenses? Adapted Lens Talk 5 days ago
What is your sole mirrorless platform? Adapted Lens Talk 6 days ago
Best $100 adpted lens - any mount Adapted Lens Talk 1 week ago
Old Soviet lenses Adapted Lens Talk 1 week ago
A comparison between the Minolta 50mm f/1.4 and the Konica 50mm f/1.7 Adapted Lens Talk 2 weeks ago
Would you buy such a camera? Adapted Lens Talk 2 weeks ago
Russian lens experiment. Adapted Lens Talk 3 weeks ago
What makes an adapted lens user? Adapted Lens Talk 3 weeks ago
This Week Through Your Sony APS-C E-mount Camera 12/25/15 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 3 weeks ago
If you could only keep ONE lens....... ? Adapted Lens Talk 3 weeks ago
Best Pancake Lens Adapted Lens Talk 4 weeks ago
A comparison of affordable vintage 50mm lenses adapted to a Canon DSLR Third Party Lens Talk 1 month ago
Experience with the Fotga adapter Adapted Lens Talk 1 month ago
Old lenses on DSLRs Adapted Lens Talk 1 month ago
DPR Forum Feature Adapted Lens Talk 1 month ago
Which Rangefinder Lenses Do You Use? Adapted Lens Talk 2 months ago
Konica 40mm 1.8 - Third time lucky? Adapted Lens Talk 2 months ago
My 3 favourite adapted lenses Adapted Lens Talk 2 months ago
Should I sell all my vintage gear ? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 months ago
Sony Alpha a3000 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 months ago
Not sure which lens - December 2015 Adapted Lens Talk 2 months ago
Character lenses, or: There's more to IQ than just sharpness... Adapted Lens Talk 2 months ago
Which vintage lens for my a6000? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 months ago
Russian Rangefinder Lenses Adapted Lens Talk 2 months ago
I'd forgotten how sharp primes could be Adapted Lens Talk 2 months ago
Legacy 35mm lens suggestions Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 3 months ago
Olympus Zuiko OM 35-105mm 1:3.5-4.5 Adapted Lens Talk 3 months ago
RMC Tokina 35-105mm Zoom Adapted Lens Talk 3 months ago
Extremely bad case of CA with the Canon FD 100-300 F/5.6L ;-) Adapted Lens Talk 3 months ago
Welcome to the Adapted Lens Forum Adapted Lens Talk 3 months ago
A new forum: adapted lenses? Site Feedback and Help 3 months ago
Has anybody's Sony E-mount broke after attaching an old 'classic' lens Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 3 months ago
Fuji x30 V/s Sony a6000 Fujifilm FinePix Talk 3 months ago
I would like your thoughts Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 3 months ago
Just got an a3000. Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 3 months ago
Firmware Update for FinePix S100FS? Fujifilm FinePix Talk 3 months ago
Vintage Lens Suggestions Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 3 months ago
Lack of large aperture lenses Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 3 months ago
Konica AR Hexanon 40mm f/1.8 pancake lens on E-mount. Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 3 months ago
Reminiscing about Fuji digital cameras of the past... Fujifilm FinePix Talk 4 months ago
This Week Through Your Sony APS-C E-mount Camera 08/28/15 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 5 months ago
Camera dilemma - A3000 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 5 months ago
How much gear do you take on vacation? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 5 months ago
Tripods under £50 for use with DSLRs? Accessories Talk 5 months ago
1670z vs 24z : If you could only have one lens, which would it be? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 5 months ago