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Once upon a time...

Discussion in 'Pentax Chat' started by Atavar, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. Atavar

    Atavar Well-Known Member

    ...there was a boy named Atavar, who was handed-down a Pentax P30. Atavar loved his P30, and spent all of his pocket money on film and processing. But one day nasty educationalists destroyed his love for photographic capture, and he stopped taking pictures with his P30, and stopped taking pictures all together. Many years passed, and he came back to taking pictures, but with a different brand, and there was much darkness in the land (but that's ok, he used High ISO to counter that.)

    One day, a long time later, Pentax bought out the Q. Atavar liked the look of this camera, but however hard he might try, he could not get his hands on one. He ventured near to a camera show, which Pentax did not attend, he ventured far to Focus On Imaging, and also found their presence lacking and bought a GF3 instead. Years passed, but the Q never left his thoughts. Then, shortly after a national camera chain went bust and then arose from the ashes, he thought "In for a penny, in for a pound" (or words to that effect, but closer to "nuts" and "to this") and he did order a Q from off of the internet...

    It arrived, and it was good. Atavar was a Pentax shooter once more, and for his first picture exploited its manual settings to take a picture of his toes with nothing more than its kit 8.5mm lens and a light in the bedroom ceiling to take a picture of his toes.


    Looking upon his work he was pleased with the lack of photoshoppery, and lived happily ever after.

    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the story of how i cam back to the Pentax fold after an absence of only 14 years.
  2. AlexMonro

    AlexMonro Old Grand Part Deux

    You must have a very bright light in your bedroom! :)

    Lovely story - the style gave me a smile!
  3. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Pretty toes


  4. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Ughh, that's gross. Feet are to me, as a Rhode Island Red is to RM
  5. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    A great story, A_V_T, :) and, if ya get a chance to do the firmware upgrade ... you should/will be impressed by the improved focusing :) I was having a fiddle
    with my 06 lens last night and this morning and, WOW .... tray :cool:.

    Cheers and glad to have you back in the family :D

  6. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Magic little camera.

    And as Jack says, warp speed focussing in anything other than pitch black.
  7. Atavar

    Atavar Well-Known Member

    Cheers for the welcome :) it's a lovely little machine, will be upgrading the 'ware as soon as I've tracked down my laptop, misplaced it since getting quite tablet, it rarely gets a look in now :-/
  8. Atavar

    Atavar Well-Known Member

    Looking at my camera firmware, it is 1.00, I take it I'll be seeing more than an affordable speed improvement? ;)
  9. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    I think they've included MR* or CB* technology in the thing, it focusses almost before you know you want to take the shot.

    * MR - Mind-Reading

    * CB - Crystal-Ball
  10. PeteE

    PeteE Well-Known Member

    Now THIS is what I call a 'REAL PENTAX' a 1960's SV but glad you came back to the fold !
    Pentax SV by pentaxpete, on Flickr
  11. Monobod

    Monobod Phantom of the forum

    Yes, PeteE, I have one too. It is an engineering masterpiece. (Pentax SV).
  12. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Pete and David,

    A nice camera ...but, come on lads, you know the Pentax MX Black Body was the true pentax film camera ;)

  13. Monobod

    Monobod Phantom of the forum

    No, it has to be the Z1-p. Just about the Bee's Knees. Trouble is, when I use if sometimes for trannies, I can't stop myself looking at the back!! :D and there is nothing there......

    Oh, what a big viewfinder you have Mr. Z.......
  14. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Yep, I gotta admit David, that for AF .. Z1-p or the PZ-1, of which I had four(4) :D
    But, I would still like me MX ... simply cuz if I don't need a battery to operate the camera :) Of course, the pics/exposures might be crap but I can still shoot 'em :D



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