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Pentax Film SLR

Discussion in 'Pentax Chat' started by Yecora99, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. jeallen01

    jeallen01 Well-Known Member

    Re: Pentax Film SLR -- Ffordes

    If there is no sign of a lever-wind on the top of a camera, then it almost certainly has autofilm advance! In that respect, they are no different from the Minolta/Konica/Sony cameras.

    Thus, all those shown on the Ffordes site meet the auto-film advance criteria, as will a lot of the others shown on the Pentax-Users compatibility chard. In addition, many will also take power winders/motor drives to speed up the frame rate (although are often quite noisy)
     
  2. welshwizard645

    welshwizard645 Well-Known Member

    Re: Pentax Film SLR -- Ffordes

    I've dealt with Ffordes and Mifsuds and both are more than satisfactory...

    I bought my MZ-S used from Mifsuds and am very happy. Amongst the MZ series, the MZ-S is THE DADDY...very unlike its predecessor, Z-1p, but an absolute dream to use....

    Having seen the MZ-10, MZ-50, MZ-30 and MZ-60 (the order in which they were introduced) they were obviously budget cameras compared with the -5, -3 and -6. I didn't realise the MZ-7 had a plastic mount :eek:..
     
  3. Monobod

    Monobod Phantom of the forum

    Re: Pentax Film SLR -- Ffordes

    I have bought a Pentax 50mm f/1.7 autofocus lens from Ffodes and was very happy with it and the service.
     
  4. Yecora99

    Yecora99 Well-Known Member

    Re: Pentax Film SLR -- Ffordes

    As you are aware I bought the MZ-50, and have since found out that it won't meter correctly when I attach my Hoya 28mm lens or my 500mm tamron lens because they don't have the 'A' setting.

    After visiting the Ffodes and Mifsuds webistes the following are of interest to me: The MZ-S, MZ-5, MZ-5n and a few Z-Series cameras.

    I know that my Pentax AF-360FGZ flashgun will work on the MZ series cameras, but would like to know if it will also work on the Z-series cameras? Obviously if the AF-360FGZ is not comptible with the Z-Series cameras I will opt for either the MZ-S, MZ-5 or MZ-5n.

    Best Regards,

    Yecora99
     
  5. jeallen01

    jeallen01 Well-Known Member

    Re: Pentax Film SLR -- Ffordes

    Well, that was according to the AP test which I read before I bought the MZ5N!

    Another reason I did'nt buy the 7 was because it does not have spot-metering - which I use quite a lot.
     
  6. welshwizard645

    welshwizard645 Well-Known Member

    Re: Pentax Film SLR -- Ffordes

    According to Bob Dimitrov, and the picture shows it, the MZ-7 has a metal mount.... or a very highly polished metal look and feel plastic

    The thing that has put me off the MZ-6 and -7, and why I kep the *ist D rather than the DL when I bought my K10D was the inferior level of control compared with the -5, -5n, -3 and -S.. My arsenal consists of the Z-1, Z-1p, MZ-S, *ist D (on loan to my father) and K10D - all superb, but in different ways...
     
  7. welshwizard645

    welshwizard645 Well-Known Member

    Re: Pentax Film SLR -- Ffordes

    I don't think the AF360 FGZ will work on the Z-series cameras except in manual...

    If you can get the MZ-S then do so it is a truly superb camera
     
  8. Yecora99

    Yecora99 Well-Known Member

    Re: Pentax Film SLR -- Ffordes

    Just to let you know that I have bought a secondhand Pentax Z-1 over the internet this weekend. Hopefully it will arrive later this week so that I can try it out next weekend.

    Best Regards,

    Yecora99
     
  9. welshwizard645

    welshwizard645 Well-Known Member

    Re: Pentax Film SLR -- Ffordes

    I just looked on Mifuds website and they have the FD grip for 39 pounds (it does nothing apart from making the camera more comfortable to hold) and the AF500FTZ flash (E+) for 99 pounds....
     
  10. Yecora99

    Yecora99 Well-Known Member

    Re: Pentax Film SLR -- Ffordes

    Well it's arrived and I'm not disappointed with it. The Z-1 looks like and certainly feels like a quality Film SLR. :)

    The viewfinder is alot clearer than the MZ-50 I originally bought. I'll try a roll of film soon and see how it handles before deciding if I should buy the FD grip on sale at Mifsuds.

    Thanks for all of your suggestions, helpful advice and weblinks - they were very much appreciated.

    Best Regards,

    Yecora
     
  11. Yecora99

    Yecora99 Well-Known Member

    Re: Pentax Film SLR -- Ffordes

    Just a quick note to advise that I used my Pentax Z-1 for the first time this weekend whilst I was out and about in the hills around Chew Brook and Dovestone.

    It is also the first time I have used a Polariser so lets hope the results are good.

    Best Regards,

    Yecora99
     
  12. Monobod

    Monobod Phantom of the forum

    Re: Pentax Film SLR -- Ffordes

    Looking forward to some photos posted here then.
     
  13. welshwizard645

    welshwizard645 Well-Known Member

    Re: Pentax Film SLR -- Ffordes

    The results will be good..

    Last week I got back from Peak some black and white prints taken on the Z-1 and my camera delivered some pretty good, even if I say so myself :D
     
  14. Monobod

    Monobod Phantom of the forum

    Re: Pentax Film SLR -- Ffordes

    I have loaded my Z1-p with a roll of Fuji Provia 100F slide film. Just need a drop of sunshine and I'm off to take some photos of the winter landscape here in Norfolk. I still enter slides at the Godalming Photographic Club so I need some new images. Quite looking forward to it.

    Yes, I still travel 160 miles each way for some of the club nights! I Must be :mad: :D
     
  15. Yecora99

    Yecora99 Well-Known Member

    Dovestone (2)

    Here are a couple of images from the first roll of film used in my pentax Z-1.

    I can't seem to embed the images so have had to put a link to my flickr site instead. Don't know why the images won't embed but that's life I suppose, I made sure they were less than 100K and less than 600x600!
    Image 1

    Image 2

    Best Regards,

    Yecora99
     
  16. Monobod

    Monobod Phantom of the forum

    Re: Dovestone (2)

    Not much to worry about there then. Looks nice an sharp.
     
  17. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Re: Dovestone (2)

    When trying to embed the actual image the image address MUST end in ".JPG" (or GIF as well IIRC) and be in the form:

    (image)http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3406/3261654792_f5ca561d78_o.jpg(/image) but with the curved brackets replaced with square [] ones. Easiest way is to right click on the source image and select properties from the pop-up menu. Highlight the full image address (URL) and copy it (CTRL+C). In the forum text box click the 'Image' option under "Instant Mark-up" and paste (CTRL+V) the URL into the supplied box and click 'OK'.

    Thus...

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