Take5

Joined on Jul 29, 2011

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On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (391 comments in total)

I was in Honk Kong late in 1967 and walking down a subway came across a gigantic [must have been larger than 8 feet in height) tack sharp monochrome photo pasted on the wall of an ancient Chinese - almost toothless, wispy haired and fully wrinkled - a small mention in the lower right credited 'Pentax Spotmatic' for the shot. The same day I picked one up with the classic SMC F1.4 screw mount lens. It has lived with me till today and although the shutter has a slight whine, it still works beautifully even if you have to center the needle to get the proper exposure ! But getting a roll of film processed and printed costs today more than the camera did 50 years ago so it does not get to see much action except when I want to demo what photography was all about back then to my classes.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 14:09 UTC as 222nd comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

The original Pentax Spotmatic with screw type 1.4/50mm lens. Got it in 1959 and it still works !!! The lens is one of the finest ever made and at that time The Hong Kong airport was show casing 9' x 12' enlargements that were tack sharp.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 06:23 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
On article Pentax K-30 Review (12 comments in total)

“…the only major barrier to fast and efficient operation is the relegation of movie shooting to the exposure mode dial.” Seriously is the time difference between turning the mode dial and pressing a button to enter the movie function all that relevant – you are talking about an extra second at the most !

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 14:56 UTC as 7th comment

This is great. Any chance you sharing the PP you used to get this effect.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 04:41 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Unified Color releases HDR Express 2 for Windows & Mac (13 comments in total)

I found the HDR in my Pentax Kr worked better - and hassle-free.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 14:52 UTC as 5th comment
On article Just Posted: Pentax K-01 review (355 comments in total)

Since there is an issue with the quality control for Pentax lenses I am assuming that this is only with the glass coming out of their Vietnam unit - if so is there anyway one can find out the origin of mfg. before buying the lens ?

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2012 at 10:23 UTC as 14th comment
On article Just Posted: Pentax K-30 video preview (37 comments in total)

If DPR suggested better glass than the 18-55 kit lens for the K7 would this not be even more relevant for the K30. So what would be a "matching" walk-about lens for this camera?

Link | Posted on May 26, 2012 at 14:53 UTC as 6th comment
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