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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New 50mm Lens with 'Best' Bokeh Adapted Lens Talk 1 day ago
Sony Alpha a3000 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 days ago
This month through your adapted lenses - July 2016 Adapted Lens Talk 2 days ago
Yashica ML 50mm f2 Lens Adapted Lens Talk 4 days ago
M39 vs M42 adapters for Russian lenses and MFT Adapted Lens Talk 2 weeks ago
Small, fast 35mm to 50mm Adapted Lens Talk 3 weeks ago
This month through your adapted lenses - June 2016 Adapted Lens Talk 1 month ago
Help me understand bokeh Adapted Lens Talk 1 month ago
This month through your adapted lenses - May 2016 Adapted Lens Talk 1 month ago
Loved my A6300 but ultimately returned it today Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 1 month ago
All prime travel kit for 2 weeks in Japan, May/June? Landscape and Travel Photography 1 month ago
Camera for legacy glass? Adapted Lens Talk 1 month ago
Best cheap adapters Adapted Lens Talk 1 month ago
Dubai? Sony Alpha Full Frame E-mount Talk 1 month ago
Some Views of India Documentary and Street photography 1 month ago
My Gear Sucks Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 1 month ago
Fujifim S100fs at the Blue Jays Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 month ago
This Week Through Your Sony APS-C E-mount Camera 05/20/16 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 months ago
Dog Pet Portrait Preference Portrait and People Photography 2 months ago
34 sample shots with Fuji XT10 with old vintage Canon 28mm f2.8 manual focus + adapter Adapted Lens Talk 2 months ago
This Week Through Your Sony APS-C E-mount Camera 05/06/16 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 months ago
Those who converted from SLRs - what lenses did you keep (to use with adapters)? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 months ago
Mother's Day Portrait and People Photography 2 months ago
Old Soviet lenses Adapted Lens Talk 2 months ago
Looking for manual 50-60mm adapted lens for Fuji Adapted Lens Talk 2 months ago
Vintage wide lenses? Adapted Lens Talk 2 months ago
Jupiter 8 M39-Mount Infinity Focus Problems (with Sony A7ii) Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 3 months ago
Experience with after market batteries Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 3 months ago
Searching for cheap & small lenses for Sony A7 Adapted Lens Talk 3 months ago
Konica 28mm f/3.5 Adapted Lens Talk 3 months ago
Post Processing? Adapted Lens Talk 3 months ago
Lens from a Russian Leica Adapted Lens Talk 3 months ago
This Week Through Your Sony APS-C E-mount Camera 04/15/16 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 3 months ago
This month through your adapted lenses - April 2016 Adapted Lens Talk 3 months ago
This Week Through Your Sony APS-C E-mount Camera 04/08/16 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 3 months ago
This month through your adapted lenses - March 2016 Adapted Lens Talk 3 months ago
FinePix S3200 disappointing picture quality Fujifilm FinePix Talk 3 months ago
How much are you willing to pay for a MF lens? Adapted Lens Talk 3 months ago
Battery Charging Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 3 months ago
This Week Through Your Sony APS-C E-mount Camera 04/01/16 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 3 months ago
Old Nikon lenses and adaptability Adapted Lens Talk 3 months ago
Dubai with my S100fs Fujifilm FinePix 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
Forum progress Adapted Lens Talk 4 months ago
Color of Russian lenses Adapted Lens Talk 4 months ago
Examples of Bokeh on Nex E-mount? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 4 months ago
40mm Adapted Lens Talk 4 months ago
Jupiter 8 50mm - Such A Sweet Lens Adapted Lens Talk 4 months ago
Dedicated adapter for each lens? Adapted Lens Talk 4 months ago
Is IBIS a make or break with adapted lenses? Adapted Lens Talk 4 months ago