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Pentax and photojournalism


KGB4 12 42 United States
9 Oct 2007 6:33PM
i would like to talk to other people that use there Pentax cameras for photoj

i use a
K10D
K100D
K1000

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User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
9 Oct 2007 9:50PM
I used to use two 'LX's with a Billingham full of 'primes' 20 years ago....

Any good? Wink
KGB4 12 42 United States
9 Oct 2007 10:11PM

Quote:I used to use two 'LX's with a Billingham full of 'primes' 20 years ago....

Any good?



i would stay with the K1000 if there was no such thing as digital BUT as news gos digital is a must.

i been trying to start threds of the use of Pentax camers in photoj becuse i seen menny decutions about Nikon and Cannon.

maby we can share our experiences and how we can use our cameras better in photoj work.

i run a on line newspaper for Augusta Co. VA and sell photos to others

ok i find that the K100D is a better night time camera the asa 3200 deftly gives it the edge over the K10D for night time shooting also has less noise not that the K10D is bad
10 Oct 2007 1:18AM
MZ-M and a MG auto on occasions. No probs.
c_evans99 11 7.0k 1 Wales
10 Oct 2007 11:06AM
Not photoj but if I may wave me kit about Smile

1 x MG
1 x ME-Super
2 x MX (one black, one chrome)

2 x winders for the above
3 x flashunits - AF160S, AF200S, AF270T

28mm f3.5 Pentax SMC
35mm f3.5 Pentax SMC
50mm f2 Pentax-M SMC
50mm f1.7 Pentax-M SMC
50mm f1.4 Pentax-M SMC
100mm f2.8 Pentax-M SMC
135mm f3.5 Pentax SMC
200mm f4 Pentax-M SMC
80-200mm f4.5 Pentax-M SMC
10 Oct 2007 11:19AM
But how often do you use the above kit, Ceri?
c_evans99 11 7.0k 1 Wales
10 Oct 2007 11:32AM
Whenever I have something a bit too technical (close up work for example) or too important to trust to one of my old miniatures - 'bout one roll of film a month... 'technical' usually means using the MXs but otherwise the kit is...

ME-Super 50mm f1.7 & winder
AF280T
28mm f3.5
100mm f2.8
80-200mm F4.5
10 Oct 2007 11:39AM
Sounds about right - a little exercise keeps them in good shape! Smile
pentaxpete 9 553 1 England
10 Oct 2007 11:58AM
I have used PENTAX for press work since 1961: I was working with Breda Studios Barking, Essex England, and one of the partners had been to Singapore in the RAF and brought back these weird cameras called 'Asahi Pentax H2 and K2'- I was in the Army in Germany and had bought a 1937 Contax II with f1.5 (uncoated!) Sonnar lens which I thought was the 'Bees-knees'until I saw the results from these strange 'Pentax' cameras with 'Takumar' lenses - nobody had ever heard of them ! We knew only of Tessars, Sonnars. Xenars etc. Well, when the restrictions on importing of cameras were finally relaxed a bit and a 'PENTAX S3 appeared in the window of a camera shop in Barking I was first in the queue, swopped my Contax gear for 35, the Pentax was 85, paid the difference and That, as they say, is where the story starts ! 2 Pentax LX, 3 Me Supers, 2 MX, 1 P30 ( given) , Program A (won but worn out),Spotmatic, SV (given),6x7 mk I and II and K10D ( only because I won 220 Jessops Vouchers towards the cost) -so many Pentax screw and bayonet lenses to count ( lots GIVEN).
c_evans99 11 7.0k 1 Wales
10 Oct 2007 12:09PM
It's taken me a while to get used to the newfangledness of the ME-Super but I can now change the shutter speed without swearing and seldom drop the camera in fright now when the winder fires Smile

If I go digital it'll be a Pentax SLR
10 Oct 2007 12:10PM
Pentax S3 - I believe that this was the model that a friend of mine bought - the lens had a pre-set iris. For about that price.

This camera was a quantum leap, compared to the Edixas and Exactas SLRs that were around at the time.

Within months a fully auto lens version appeared.

Bought from a camera shop in the Kingsland Road, Hackney.

Don't know if it's still there. Was a great shop.

jas
10 Oct 2007 12:13PM

Quote:If I go digital it'll be a Pentax SLR


Is Ceri weakening? Smile Smile

jas
ChuckBrix 9 126 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2007 12:14PM
I heard Fox Talbot used Pentax, but even he now has a Canon EOS 1DS Mark 3
10 Oct 2007 12:18PM

Quote:I heard Fox Talbot used Pentax, but even he now has a Canon EOS 1DS Mark 3


Got us all 'Foxed' then? Smile

jas
c_evans99 11 7.0k 1 Wales
10 Oct 2007 12:47PM

Quote:I heard Fox Talbot used Pentax, but even he now has a Canon EOS 1DS Mark 3


If he had the lenses he used would still fit on the K10D

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