SLRs anyone?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by elf69, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. elf69, Jun 23, 2016
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    elf69 macrumors 65816

    elf69

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    Here is few snaps of my gear...

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    Models...
    Left rear: Pentax K100D Super with 3rd party battery pack.
    Left front: Chinon CE5
    Middle rear: Nikon F55
    Middle front: Pentax ME
    Right: Pentax K-M

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    The chinon and the left pentax has since been sold.
     
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    What is the Pentax in the front? I can't read the name of the actual model. My reason for asking is that my own very first serious SLR camera was a Pentax ME Super, which was a terrific camera, forgiving, robust, yet light.

    And - while I really would rather not be critical - but as an actual photograph (which does matter when we are discussing cameras and photography) of a collection of cameras, it is really rather ........challenging - and, frankly, rather difficult, to actually read the precise names of the models.

    Most of them, I really am sorry to have to say, are blurred and some are out of focus.
     
  3. elf69 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It is a pentax ME not super.
    It was my first SLR and I love it still, although digital has almost killed it.
    It has not seen use for quite a while sadly.

    Yes sorry they not in focus was a snap with a crappy point and shoot camera only for my reference.

    I'm happy to get and post full details of cameras and the lens over weekend if interested.

    I like to take photos and want to learn more as my knowledge is poor.

    My best shot to date was on that Pentax ME.
    For record I love Pentax
     
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    You are in the right place to learn. Start posting and start learning....
     
  5. elf69 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sad to say in my digital SLR it gets used in auto mode too often :(

    My ME film camera is usually in aperture mode.
    but usually in F8 as I don't know my settings
     
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    It's not hard to learn. YouTube is friend.
    I always shoot in manual these days and doing it is the best way of learning.
     
  7. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    Nice grab of cameras there. I have just one SLR left that I keep because it reminds me of when photography wasn't about pixel peeping, or whining about VR, or whining about crazy high ISO numbers etc. I just have a modest Nikon FM2 and one 105 macro lens.

    Its hard to believe how little the quality of images have improved given the crap load of technology. I guess "photographer" back then had to know what they were doing to get that special shot. Please be sure, I find there are some truly excellent digital photographers today but most...well...draw your own conclusions.
     
  8. elf69, Jun 26, 2016
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    elf69 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    there are some great photographers then there are good photoshop users.

    I like macro shots as quite easy but would like to learn to do landscape shots.

    I put hands up and say most mine are taken in auto mode.

    better macro photo of the ME

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    I thought I'd add a photo of one of my strange bits of kit.

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    It has seen use a few times in clubs.
     

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