Peter J Davies

Peter J Davies

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 my old MF SLR lenses and my Sony a3000 become my favorite user, along with my old Konica Hexanon AR lenses. That was until 2020 when I reverted to Fujifilm and bought a wonderful new X-T20 with an XF 18-55mm lens.

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SX110 IS Still Going Strong Canon PowerShot Talk 1 day ago
XC 50-230mm Lens Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
Bridge cameras Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 month ago
Help choosing between the two kit lens options for Fuji X-S10 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 months ago
Bruce Trail in Hamilton Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 months ago
Not too shabby for a kit lens Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 months ago
Fall Colours through a Pergear 25/1.8 on a Fuji X-T20 Third Party Lens Talk 2 months ago
Do you have a favorite M42 50ish standard lens? Adapted Lens Talk 2 months ago
Creamy, Dreamy Bokeh - Which Lens Has it? Adapted Lens Talk 2 months ago
Aftermarket batteries Accessories Talk 2 months ago
Jupiter 8 on a Fujifilm X-T20 Adapted Lens Talk 2 months ago
X-T20 vs X-T2 vs X-T30 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 months ago
I love the Fuji colors Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 months ago
Meike 28mm 2,8 versus Fujinon XF 18 55 F2,8/f4 Third Party Lens Talk 4 months ago
Chinese lens recommendations Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 5 months ago
Different Film Sim for Every Situation vs Only One Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 6 months ago
Where is best place to buy Fuji cameras & lenses? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 6 months ago
What are your favorite adapted lenses for Fuji? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 6 months ago
Meike 25 with Xe4 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 6 months ago
March 2020 Part 1 -- This Month Through Your Adapted Lens Adapted Lens Talk 7 months ago
TTartisan 35/1.4 Third Party Lens Talk 7 months ago
Celebrating my 10 year old Fuji S200EXR Fujifilm FinePix Talk 7 months ago
S100fs Fujifilm FinePix Talk 7 months ago
What do you recommend for SOOC jpg Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 7 months ago
TTArtisan releasing three lenses for Fuji 17mm, 35mm 50mm Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 7 months ago
Long Weekend at Long Point, Ontario Landscape and Travel Photography 7 months ago
Pergear 25mm f/1.8 for Fuji X-mount Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 8 months ago
Industar 61 on Fujifilm X-T20 Adapted Lens Talk 8 months ago
Pergear 25mm f1.8 anybody? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 8 months ago
JPEGs and film simulations Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 8 months ago
Fun with a Fisheye Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 8 months ago
How would you rank the newer brands? Third Party Lens Talk 8 months ago
Thumb grip for Fuji xt 20 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 8 months ago
Which camera strap do you use? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 9 months ago
If Fujifilm disappeared ... Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 9 months ago
Should I avoid old cameras? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 9 months ago
16-55 vs 18-55 reality check Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 10 months ago
Film Simulations on an X-T20 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 10 months ago
X-T20 Best first lens? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 10 months ago
Adapted Konica Glas from the 70s Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 10 months ago
Playing with Film Simulations Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 10 months ago
Pergear 35/1.6 on an X-T20 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 10 months ago
Film Simulations Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 10 months ago
what is your top feature pick on fuji camera? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 10 months ago
X-T30 owners - are you happy? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 10 months ago
Pergear 35/1.6 on a Fujifilm X-T20 Third Party Lens Talk 10 months ago
Best 35/40mm manual lens for Fujifilm travel Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 10 months ago
Will the Korean, Taiwanese and Chinese lenses kill the 'MF adapted lenses' market? Adapted Lens Talk 11 months ago
Ok, last night you did the dishes. Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 11 months ago
What should be my next body? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 11 months ago