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Taking My Own Advice - Pentax MX-1


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Taking My Own Advice - Pentax MX-1

27 Dec 2020 12:54AM   Views : 514 Unique : 387

I was having a dream the other night and in this dream this man and his son were asking advice on what camera to buy for the son, a beginner. During the conversation it came out that the son wanted to photograph all his Dungeons and Dragons 25mm scale lead models, so my advice was to buy a compact or bridge camera with macro and super-macro settings to easily get very close. I remembered the dream, so decided to take my own advice just to check that it was indeed sound. So I chose the trusty Pentax MX-1 compact, switched to super-macro mode and had a go.

The Pentax MX-1, 12MP.

A very tasty world, Mr Cornelius. We start off with a 25mm scale model of Michael Moorcock's famous creation Jerry Cornelius.

Hopefully Turlough, hopefully. Turlough, companion to the fifth Doctor.

The Fifth Doctor hopes for a trim Timeship and a trim crew.

An Iron Golem.

A Shambling Mound.

A Wood Elf.

A Mountain Dwarf.

The limitation with the above is basically the lack of precision of the hand painting. It looks fine to the naked eye, but magnification such as here reveals all the defects. However, the camera does the job.
Just to prove the point, here's a sharp object to shoot that shows plenty of crisp sharpness. I think the advice I gave in my dream was reasonable, but the least I could do was follow it up and check.

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