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Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Big G, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Big G

    Big G Has a sexy sister. I am also a Bodhi wannabee.

    Lolling at some of the absolute fanboyish shite that's been spilling out since this was announced.
     
  2. Deebs

    Deebs Chief Arsewipe Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    Still is a nice camera though!
     
  3. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

    I'll be taking pictures with this today: http://whitemetal.com/pentax/sp_f/sp_f_info.htm

    It's my dad's, purchased in 1973 (ish), around £600 at the time he thinks, his brother bought a Nikon at the same time for a grand. Take inflation into account, and that is a hell of a lot of cash.

    As my lovely Holga is not in the house anymore :(
     
  4. Big G

    Big G Has a sexy sister. I am also a Bodhi wannabee.

    Classic Pentax, awesomeness.
     
  5. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

    check the manual, http://www.cameramanuals.org/pentax_pdf/pentax_spotmatic_f.pdf

    I've got to get it repaired though, as the battery leaked and corroded the contacts, so the auto metering does not work. Still it's fine for manual use. Shame my dad got the Jap version which only had a 50mm 1.8 lens as standard, rather than the US version with a 50mm 1.4. On the plus side, he has got a 150mm zoom and a 28mm wide angle lens too.
     
  6. caLLous

    caLLous FH is my second home FH Subscriber

    Some more samples but still nothing hi-res. :(

    And a video with english subs which looks into the tech inside.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sw4SQMChXUw


    G, I don't know if you're a member on the potn forums but have you *seen* the amount of threads about the 1dx. It's probably worse because it's a Canon only forum but literally dozens of people "umming and ahhing" about whether they are going to "pull the trigger" and pre-order one. Tbh nikonians is probably just as bad when they announce something.
     
  7. Big G

    Big G Has a sexy sister. I am also a Bodhi wannabee.

    I still have a couple of Pentax lenses including a Pentax-M 50mm f/1.7.

    It's a great format, but Pentax need to get a finger out with some of their lens lineups.
     
  8. Wazzerphuk

    Wazzerphuk FH is my second home

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    Must order that Ilford film soon so I can use this badboy....
     
  9. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

    God we are geeks of the highest magnitude aren't we?
     
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  10. Clown

    Clown Part of the furniture

    Yep. I like film shots but I'm not going to go out of my way to get some sort of stone age camera.
     
  11. Wazzerphuk

    Wazzerphuk FH is my second home

    I was fortunate in that it was handed down to me.
     
  12. TdC

    TdC Trem's hunky sex love muffin Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    this is the last camera I used in anger, a Nikon FM-2 with a motor winder

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    my fave lens for it was the 105/1.8 that I picked up at a 2nd hand camera fair. the casing was a little scuffed, but that took it nicely within my student budget. http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/105f18.htm

    I traded all my gubbins in for a Sony point and click thing. Not one of my best choices :(
     
  13. Clown

    Clown Part of the furniture

  14. caLLous

    caLLous FH is my second home FH Subscriber

  15. Big G

    Big G Has a sexy sister. I am also a Bodhi wannabee.

    So fricking awesome.

     
  16. caLLous

    caLLous FH is my second home FH Subscriber

    I never thought about using it to fill out panos like that, I'll give that a go later. :)
     
  17. Wazzerphuk

    Wazzerphuk FH is my second home

    Shit. I need to install me CS5+.
     
  18. Clown

    Clown Part of the furniture

    This isn't news!
     
  19. Cyradix

    Cyradix FH is my second home

  20. ECA

    ECA FH is my second home

    Glen!
     
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  21. Clown

    Clown Part of the furniture

    Oh gosh. Glen.

    ;p~~~~~~~~~~
     
  22. Big G

    Big G Has a sexy sister. I am also a Bodhi wannabee.

    So, no feedback? :(
     
  23. milou

    milou Part of the furniture

    On the camera? It's nice enough. Not worth an upgrade personally as I don't need the speed, the zillion focal points or the auto-stitch facility.
     
  24. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

  25. Big G

    Big G Has a sexy sister. I am also a Bodhi wannabee.

    Hmm, quite a specialist camera; more suited to fast action sports than anything else. Would actually take a 7D body over this unless I absolutely needed the 10 fps and associated autofocus points.
     
  26. caLLous

    caLLous FH is my second home FH Subscriber

    If it was a 1Ds mk3 for that price I would bite his hand off.

    New Canon EOS video cameras being announced today, the 300C apparently...
     
  27. Deebs

    Deebs Chief Arsewipe Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    Big G, sort out a FH date, me, you, our cameras, Scotland, the lochs, ta.
     
  28. Ch3tan

    Ch3tan I aer teh win!!

    What would you guys think is a good price for a 2nd hand 50d?
     
  29. caLLous

    caLLous FH is my second home FH Subscriber

    No idea tbh, depends on condition, number of shutter clicks. There's one for £499.99 here which I would've thought is a very high price considering a new 600D is £549 and a 60D is £769. I guess that 2nd hand 50D is not very used.
     
  30. Big G

    Big G Has a sexy sister. I am also a Bodhi wannabee.

    If you're happy with 10 mp and lack of video, then fair enough. 10mp is a little low for some of the prints I've done of late, so it's not much use for me.
     

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