December 27, 2010

My New Baby... Pentax Spotmatic F!!

This is my new baby!  A Pentax Spotmatic F with a Takumar 55mm 1.8 lens!  I LOVE it!  I ran my first roll of film through it (Fujifilm Superia X-tra 800) and the pictures are gorgeous!  These are my very first film photos and I am just thrilled to bits that I actually got the exposures right!  They aren't the look I'm going for, but I know now that I can properly expose the pictures with the settings I was using.  I'm so proud of myself! I was totally expecting for a lot of extremely over and under exposed images.  

Here is the very first photo I took with the Pentax. This is my sister helping cook Christmas dinner at my mom's.  The colors are dead on to what it really looked like.  

A close up of the Christmas tree...

Here is my african violet.  I've had it for almost a year now and it is finally blooming!  

A heart I drew in the snow on our driveway.  I tried to overexpose this one a little so the snow wouldn't be so grey.  

 Same with this one...

Here is the aftermath of Christmas morning.  No more presents and pine needles everywhere!  I love how this picture was exposed.

Same here....

So, in summary, I'm in love with my new camera!  I can't wait to develop some more rolls of film!  Now I have to do some research and hunting around to find the best photo lab with the lowest prices.  :)  I'm still trying to figure out how to best scan these into the computer.  The originals are better, but you get the idea.

Hope you all had a very merry Christmas!  Mine was, well, not so good due to the whole family getting the flu just in time for Christmas day.  I think the worst day was actually Christmas day.  Uggghh.  Hopefully next year will be better.  I don't want to complain but I you can't imagine how depressing it was.  I didn't get sick because I was the only one who got the flu shot.  I can guarantee that EVERYONE will be getting the flu shot this year and every year from now on.  

Enjoy the rest of the holiday season and have a Happy New Year!!  Next up will be my OTHER new camera!!  Didn't know I had another one, did you?  I've lost count of how many cameras I have now, but that's a good problem, right?  :)

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    My very first camera was Asahi Pentax F and I loved it too. After that came K2 and then I changed to EOS etc
    Btw - wondering why there is Honeywell, not Asahi?