Penax FA 50mm f/1.4 and Pentax MX Film camera


Pentax MX and Pentax FA 50mm f/1.4. I used that 50 prime for the Korean restaurant pictures that I posted earlier. I no long have this lens and the MX was just for shows and I sold it along with other unused gear. MX stole my heart once but I always prefer the Ricoh xr-p camera. The Pentax MX is better looking and more solid with metal body. My 1st film camera was a Praktica MTL-5 likely made in East Germany

I once planned to equip my office with a better film scanner such as the Epson 750 or a dedicated Kodak Pakon F135 type of 35mm film scanner. What I have now is a simple Canon 8800 flatbed scanner, reasonable for 120 but bad for 135 films. I have abandoned films but ready to pick up if I manage to find time as I always love film especially the b&w as in Fuji Neopan 100 Acros, the hated Kodak 100 Tmax, Kodak Tri-x 400, and the obsolete Kodak BW400CN. There are just too many films that I have not even touched -- the Kodachrome, the Fuji Provia and Velvia, the Sensia, the Ektachrome, and the Delta 3200 and there are just too many that I once have a crush on from pictures from others but I never find the time to explore. I really suck on films.

I still have the classic very red 2 million dollar bag and the Pentax branded neck strap. And I do miss the 50mm prime but I had way too many gear to get her back. She is gone for good. Not like woman, you can only have one. If money is not a problem, I buy all of my concubines back to my messy room as I like each lens for a different take on pictures as they differ on characters along with a matching camera body.


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