This week’s blog post made possible by Roger at http://grumpytykepix.wordpress.com
So the lady picked out the camera I used last week. The original Konica Autoreflex T. I armed it with the 55 1.4 and the 40 1.8 with some filters, and obviously Tri X, but I think I am running real low with that stuff.
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Wonderful bw images. I also have a Konica FTA with the 52mm (the japanese branding of the auto reflex T) Great camera!
I am glad I am not alone, cheers to that!
i would luv to hv a konica autoreflex t with 40 1.8… the autoreflex looks so nice and 40mm is my normal! 😀 i wonder if it would feel funny though…?? all metal body vs plastic lens??
abt the E-P1… becoz it’s cheap! i can probably play with it for 1/2 yr then sell it for the same price hehe
All Hexanon AR lens are metal.
I am disappointed in you with the EP1m you were making such great progress with film, now the EP1 will set you back 10 years.
well isn’t the 40 1.8 newer and not as metallic? (i hv a thing towards lenses with metal focusing ring…. yummy….)
abt the E-P1… well… it’s a fun camera… but of coz it feels like crap compared to even my crappy petri’s hehe… sorry to disappoint u though… 😦
btw r u still looking for cheap FE’s??
Well the 40 1.8 is fully metal, but the focus ring has a rubber “ring” on it on top of metal.
Actually now i am after a black EL2 and still need a Nikkor 1.4 i got a petri here for u that I just rebuilt.
What you go!
:O i always thought the 40 1.8 has plastic aperture ring and stuff… i guess now i really need to grab one hehe
hmmm i hv two EL2’s… but they’re both chrome… haha
i forgot… u looking for ai or non-ai?
btw u know hwo to fix a pentax s3?
i got one in which the fast shutters r f-ed up…. 2nd curtain closes way too soon
You have two EL2 eh? Yeah chrome I want black but I guess depends on the price :). 50 1.4? AI NAI doesn’t matter.
Pentax S3, i remember the day you got it. Fast speed has more to do with the spring, however a CLA might fix it and It’s either the 2nd curtain closes too soon or the 1st opens too slow. Doesn’t sound like it has a broken part but we never know. If it needs intensive care be prepare the vinyl will have to come off. Funny enough I got some extra M42 lens, let me know if you need any, for sure i got a spare 135 and 28 (nothing too fancy but shoots good). And an ENNA 200 😀
Hi Derek. Thanks for the acknowledgement though it wasn’t necessary. I’m not expert enough to deduce which filter(s) you used where. Good to see a super illustration of differential focus after my post about the need to use wide-aperture ‘classic’ lenses on digital. I also really like the shot of the ‘violinist’; I’m trying to work out how I can make some shots at a string quartet concert I hope to go to soon; I guess even the legendary ‘quiet’ shutter of the Leica would be too much (and one is way beyond my pocket anyway!); it might have to be digital, with all the sound turned off, but with a ‘classic’ long lens.
I know it wasn’t necessary, but I consider you my blog buddy now, hard enough to just find someone to interact more than “nice shots”. Besides, I have no problem trying to connect people to other analogue photographers, we gotta stick together.
The shot “violinst” is one of my favorite from that roll too, when I saw it i said “FINALLY, a good shot of her playing the violin”. I tried it many times before. That shot was shot by a 40mm lens.
About the concert, so i take it literally you are taking photos of 4 musicians. That depends how big the venue is. Last time i shot a full orchestra, I was able to have the 2nd level all by myself. Needless to say the full orchestra should be louder than the quartet (unless they are amplified), but when I was doing that I still try to move and walk quietly so I don’t disturb the people below. I was using a DSLR and a 180mm f2.8 manual focus lens. My friend said he can not hear my shutter from the stage even when they were resting.
Here’s what I think, if you are in a smaller venue with no amplification, the only thing I can think of is something with a leaf shutter and get up close, other than that any SLR (preferably with no motor advance) with a manual focus lens should do the trick. I glanced at what equipment you got again, you shouldn’t have a problem finding ones that fits the criteria.
I am looking forward for this photos!
very nice photos.