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  1. #1
    kb244's Avatar
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    Dec 2005
    Grand Rapids, Mi
    Multi Format

    My new FT (now that we cleared that up)

    Anyways got this guy roughly last thursday and have used it on least three rolls of film since then. I also got around to doing my traditional habit of taking a studio shot of any new equipment I get.

    Pen FT // 1966 (or was it '67) // 38mm f/1.8

    Two shots taken on the camera with a 100% crop, scanned on a Nikon Super Coolscan 8000 ED at 4000 dpi.

    Ilford FP4+ 125 // Developed in Tmax 1+4
    Exposure 1/250 @ f/11 + strobes

    information regarding the above can be seen at : DA - Heather

    Tri-X 400 shot at 200 // Developed in HC-110 1:50 68F 6 minutes
    Exposure 1/60 @ f/1.8

    information regarding the above can be seen at : DA - Clarkie's Neighbor

    After doing both scans at 4000 dpi, I was somewhat surprised in some instances how sharp the 38mm f/1.8 lens is. It just seems like to get any other lens ( aside from say a 38/1.8, 40/1.4 or 150/4) is either a pain in the butt to find or just plain expensive. Likewise with the lens adapters. But overall I liked the camera, the shutter seemed unique since I've had both focal plane and leaf on my cameras, just not rotary.

    I ordered a Bowen slide duplicator adapter for the Pen-F basically it's just a T-Mount adapter for the Pen-F mount for 14$ so with any luck I might find some alternatives to a wide t-mount (or T2) lens for cheap as well. It's not anything like being able to use my existing M42 or Canon FD lens, but its a hell of a lot cheaper for the adapter (14$ as opposed to nearly 350$).

    I might pick up a 100/3.5 if opinion seem to be ok on it.
    -Karl Blessing
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    The Bokeh
    Color Film always existed. It's just the world was always black and white till recently.

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    nicolai's Avatar
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    Sep 2006
    San Francisco, CA, US
    Multi Format
    Congrats! I picked up an FT a few months ago and have just been insanely happy with it.



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