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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Tokyo Trip Adapted Lens Talk 1 hour ago
Lens hoods on your SLR (and rangefinder) lenses. Adapted Lens Talk 6 days ago
S100fs on a Short Trip to Eastern Ontario Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 week ago
What's wrong with the Contax-Yashica (C/Y) mount??? Adapted Lens Talk 1 week ago
Our New Car with an S100fs Fujifilm FinePix Talk 3 weeks ago
Konica Hexanon vs Canon FD lenses? Adapted Lens Talk 1 month ago
Some great vintage prime lenses? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 1 month ago
Camping with my old S100fs Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 month ago
FinePix S3200 disappointing picture quality Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 month ago
What's your adapted lens travel kit? Adapted Lens Talk 1 month ago
Sony a3000 charging and E mount lens Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 2 months ago
Buying a S100fs now? good or bad idea? Fujifilm FinePix Talk 2 months ago
Yashica ML 50mm f2 Lens Adapted Lens Talk 3 months ago
Which 50mm lense is "the best" performer? Adapted Lens Talk 3 months ago
What camera do you use to adapt Adapted Lens Talk 3 months ago
Your thoughts... a new line of Sony APS-C cameras Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 4 months ago
What body do you prefer w/adapted lenses? Adapted Lens Talk 4 months ago
Adapted manual lenses on A6500 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 4 months ago
This month through your adapted lenses - May 2017 Adapted Lens Talk 4 months ago
28mm legacy lens fight: Canon, Minolta or Sigma? Adapted Lens Talk 5 months ago
Rating lens adapers Adapted Lens Talk 5 months ago
Downgraded to Fuji S100fs :-) Fujifilm FinePix Talk 5 months ago
m39-m43 adapter too big for tiny Jupiter 8 lens! Adapted Lens Talk 6 months ago
This month through your adapted lenses - April 2017 Adapted Lens Talk 6 months ago
Zoom lens with old-style character? Adapted Lens Talk 6 months ago
"Best" non-radioactive 50mm-60mm vintage lens less than 100$ Adapted Lens Talk 6 months ago
Recommendation needed for a 35mm f/2.0 Adapted Lens Talk 6 months ago
This Week Through Your Sony APS-C E-mount Camera 3/31/17 Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 6 months ago
This month through your adapted lenses - April 2016 Adapted Lens Talk 6 months ago
Cheap lenses that you like Adapted Lens Talk 7 months ago
This month through your adapted lenses - March 2017 Adapted Lens Talk 7 months ago
Where Were FL and FD Lenses Made? Adapted Lens Talk 7 months ago
Which Would You Keep? Adapted Lens Talk 7 months ago
This month through your adapted lenses - February 2017 Adapted Lens Talk 7 months ago
Industar 61 L/D 53mm f/2.8 Adapted Lens Talk 8 months ago
50mm nFD 1.8 on Canon M Adapted Lens Talk 8 months ago
Jupiter 8 Adapted Lens Talk 8 months ago
Konica AR Hexanon 40mm f/1.8 pancake lens on E-mount. Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 8 months ago
This month through your adapted lenses - January 2017 Adapted Lens Talk 8 months ago
How do NEX users cope with such a poor lens quality? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 9 months ago
First Adapted Lens! Adapted Lens Talk 9 months ago
Best vintage lens for portraiture under $100? Adapted Lens Talk 9 months ago
Any reason to still buy legacy lenses? Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 9 months ago
2x canon fd teleconverter Adapted Lens Talk 9 months ago
A6500 spare batteries and charger Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 10 months ago
It's not the camera, it's me, doggone it! Sony Alpha / Nex E-mount (APS-C) Talk 10 months ago
Teleconverter for Konica Hexanon 50mm f/1.4 (55mm thread) Adapted Lens Talk 10 months ago
Buying spare batteries in Hong Kong Accessories Talk 10 months ago
Legacy Zoom Lens - Suggestions Adapted Lens Talk 10 months ago
VIVITAR 35-105mm f/3.5 Adapted Lens Talk 10 months ago