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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How do NEX users cope with such a poor lens quality? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 1 hour ago
What's wrong with the Contax-Yashica (C/Y) mount??? Adapted Lens Talk 9 hours ago
This month through your adapted lenses - January 2017 Adapted Lens Talk 21 hours ago
First Adapted Lens! Adapted Lens Talk 2 days ago
Cheap lenses that you like Adapted Lens Talk 5 days ago
Best vintage lens for portraiture under $100? Adapted Lens Talk 1 week ago
Any reason to still buy legacy lenses? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 1 week ago
2x canon fd teleconverter Adapted Lens Talk 3 weeks ago
A6500 spare batteries and charger Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 3 weeks ago
It's not the camera, it's me, doggone it! Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 3 weeks ago
Teleconverter for Konica Hexanon 50mm f/1.4 (55mm thread) Adapted Lens Talk 4 weeks ago
Buying spare batteries in Hong Kong Accessories Talk 4 weeks ago
Legacy Zoom Lens - Suggestions Adapted Lens Talk 1 month ago
VIVITAR 35-105mm f/3.5 Adapted Lens Talk 1 month ago
Canon FDn 70-210mm f4 Zoom Adapted Lens Talk 1 month ago
Konica 40mm 1.8 - Third time lucky? Adapted Lens Talk 1 month ago
Canon FD 35-70mm f3.5-4.5 Short Zoom Adapted Lens Talk 2 months ago
RMC Tokina 35-70 f/3.5 Sample Photos Adapted Lens Talk 2 months ago
cheapest in-body stabilisation camera for my konica hexanon? Adapted Lens Talk 2 months ago
Konica AR 40mm 1.8 pancake vs EF 40 2.8 STM Adapted Lens Talk 2 months ago
Adapter for Image and Yashica lens Adapted Lens Talk 2 months ago
Fall Colours with a Sony A3000 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 months ago
Fall Colours through a Konica Hexanon 40mm f1.8 Adapted Lens Talk 2 months ago
Your prettiest lens Adapted Lens Talk 2 months ago
Should I get another 50mm portrait lens if I already have one? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 months ago
This month through your adapted lenses - October 2016 Adapted Lens Talk 2 months ago
This month through your adapted lenses - June 2016 Adapted Lens Talk 3 months ago
Best telephoto prime for the $$$? Adapted Lens Talk 3 months ago
Oldest adapted lens? Adapted Lens Talk 3 months ago
What's your FAVORITE adapted lens? Which you use the most? Adapted Lens Talk 3 months ago
Yashica ML 50mm f2 Lens Adapted Lens Talk 3 months ago
Vintage wide lenses? Adapted Lens Talk 3 months ago
This month through your adapted lenses - September 2016 Adapted Lens Talk 4 months ago
Konica Hexanon Zoom 35-70mm f/3.5 Adapted Lens Talk 4 months ago
Headed to Japan for 3 weeks, advice/suggestions? Open Talk 4 months ago
Sony Alpha a3000 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 4 months ago
This month through your adapted lenses - August 2016 Adapted Lens Talk 4 months ago
Konica Lenses? Adapted Lens Talk 4 months ago
Another super thrift store find Adapted Lens Talk 4 months ago
Sometimes it just all comes together, A3000 & 16-70mm, f4 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 5 months ago
Experience with the Fotga adapter Adapted Lens Talk 5 months ago
Konica AR Hexanon 40mm f/1.8 pancake lens on E-mount. Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 5 months ago
A3000 - the cheapest mirrorless with EVF? and some questions Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 5 months ago
Good legacy zoom vs kit lens Adapted Lens Talk 5 months ago
This month through your adapted lenses - July 2016 Adapted Lens Talk 5 months ago
New 50mm Lens with 'Best' Bokeh Adapted Lens Talk 5 months ago
M39 vs M42 adapters for Russian lenses and MFT Adapted Lens Talk 6 months ago
Small, fast 35mm to 50mm Adapted Lens Talk 6 months ago
Help me understand bokeh Adapted Lens Talk 7 months ago
This month through your adapted lenses - May 2016 Adapted Lens Talk 7 months ago