Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia
Works as a Retired
Joined on Feb 14, 2006
About me:

Pentax user since about 1970 when, after many years with a Leica IIIc, I bought a S/H Pentax K. It had a 55 mm f1.8 auto Takumar lens which had automatic diaphragm stop down, but had to be “cocked” after each exposure to fully open the diaphragm for focusing the next shot.

Went through the eras of S3, SV, SP, SPII, K1000, ME, ME Super and MZ5 until I was given a Canon A40 digital camera. After that I was hooked on Digital’s ability to let me see and edit what I’d taken, almost immediately, and with much less hassle than a conventional darkroom. After that, the logical step was the *ist Ds.

I enjoy modifying or adapting equipment.

Current Equipment:
Pentax bodies,
*ist Ds.

Pentax lenses:
SMC DA Pentax 18-55mm.
SMC DA Pentax 50-200mm ED
SMC-FA 50mm f1.7.
SMC FA 28-70 mm f4 AL.
SMC M 150 mm f3.5.
SMC M 50 mm f2.
Super Takumar 50 mm f4 Macro (M42).

Pentax bits and bobs:
Auto Bellows A.
Auto Bellows (M42) and Slide Copier.
AF 330 FTZ flash with adapters and cables.
Winder ME.

Other brand lenses and stuff:
Sigma 18-125mm DC. (Kit lens with the *istDs).
Sigma AF 70-210 mm UCII.
Tamron SP AF 90 mm Macro (52EP).
Tamron 70-300 mm f4.0-5.6 LD Macro (1:2).
Tamron 35-135 mm f3.5-4.2 Tele Macro. (Adaptall)
Zenitar 16 mm f2.8 Fisheye.
Kenko X2 Macro Teleplus MC7 K mount.
Kenko X2 Teleplus KAX MC7.
Vivitar AT-23 Ext. tube set.
Vivitar 6000AF Macro Flash
Minicam ringflash, with home made power supplies.
'No brand' Angle Finder
Canon A40 digital camera.
Canon A80 digital camera.

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