I went insane today!

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  1. cigrainger

    cigrainger TPF Noob!

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    Today I purchased:

    Pentax Spotmatic w/ Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4
    Pentax ME-F w/ SMC-Pentax M 50mm f/1.7 (lens being sold, as I already have one!)
    SMC-Pentax M 40mm f/2.8 "Pancake"
    SMC-Pentax M 135mm f/3.5
    and a Kata Sensitivity V Photo Backpack so I can take it all with me, all the time.

    It was time to delve into the classic film world, and I sold a guitar. It didn't hurt that I got good deals on all of the above!

    So... anybody want to recommend any film? :lol:
     
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    Sounds to me like you went very sane :lol: you may have collectivitis now; there is no known cure.
     
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    Nice purchase! congratulations.

    it's nice seeing people still interested in nice film cameras. and ready to take advantage of the ridiculous prices they are selling.

    by the way, I see you went straight ahead to include all that in your signature ;)

    That shows you're really happy with it. Enjoy it!
     
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    cigrainger TPF Noob!

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    This is kind of like "GAS" for guitar stuff. ("Gear Acquisition Syndrome")

    The cure must be out there somewhere. But I don't know if I want to find it! :lol:
     
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    cigrainger TPF Noob!

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    Thanks :D. I agree, ridiculous prices for bulletproof, nuclear-proof cameras that, even though they're 30-40 years old, will outlast my K100D if I take care of them.

    It doesn't hurt that besides the M42, I can use these lenses on my K100D (and even that would work with the M42-KA adaptor)! 135mm f/3.5 becomes approx 200mm f/3.5, and I'm quite fine with that!

    I am very excited about this stuff. I'm going to Mexico City and the pyramids near there for a few days in just over a month, so perfect timing. :mrgreen:
     
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    35mm is good :mrgreen:
     
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    cigrainger TPF Noob!

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    :x You mean I can't use large format?


    :p :lol:
     
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    yes, you can.

    cut the film into pieces and manage to place them in the back. you might get some great results. and you could even re-arrange the large format by shooting it piece by piece:lol:
     
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    Nice choice on the 135/3.5, I have the "K" of this lens and I really like it. Pentax is great stuff.

    Dave
     
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    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Do you shoot slide film? If so then Fuji Velva for sure in Mexico for still life and landscapes with saturated colors.

    Fuji Reala for everything else in color except at night when you want to be unobtrusive then I'd go with Superia 800 and wouldn't worry too much about pushing it 1 or even 1 1/2 stops (ISO 2400 at $3 a roll isn't too bad). Reala and Superia are both color balanced for daylight and tungsten.

    For B&W I like Kodak T MAX and Fuji Neopan both.

    mike
     
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    I think that would apply to any print film, although technically I think the color balancing comes in the printing process although I could be wrong on that?

    Dave
     
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    I don't know about that... I haven't used consumer colour print film for any indoor stuff with domestic tungsten lighting for ages because of the horrible yellow cast. Surely that's what an 80A filter is for?
     

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