A few nice how to lose weight images I found:

pentax p30t (p30n, p3n, p3, p30)
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Pentax made a series of P cameras, and all of the P3x cameras are essentially the same, except earlier versions of the P3 and P30 (different names for different exports) don’t have a cable remote release. All P3n, P30n (again, different export names for the same camera), and P30t bodies have a normal threaded cable release. The P3n/P30n has a horizontal split and a metal film door, while the P30t has a diagonal split and a plastic film door. Now, onto what’s the same…

These cameras to me are excellent misses. They get so much right, but also screw up in so many ways. They are considered by many to be the ‘sleeper camera’ of the Pentax lineup — indeed, you can get a camera that can be operated manually with a traditional shutter speed control, uses any and all K-mount lenses, and is fairly tough for about ten bucks on the used market. Not a bad deal at all.

So what else does this camera have going for it? Aperture priority, program (w/ A- lenses), and manual exposure modes. Decent (center-weighted) meter. Manual winding (a negative to some, but I don’t like the whirs and the failure potential of a motor. DOF preview. Self-timer. Light weight. Metal tripod socket. Normal cable release (on models with a release socket). Exposure lock.

And the bad? So many little details which could have made for a much more inspired camera. No shutter priority mode. And, you just have to know this. Common sense would dictate that if your lens is in A, and your shutter set, the camera would make that happen. But if you attempt that, it just operates in P (I believe this is how it falls back). Film speed is set via DX, which is not my preference, but I could live with it. Except it’s one of those fun DX cameras that only sets via DX, with no override. And, (we’ll get to this in a second), there is no exposure compensation, so you can’t even set that semi-permanently for push/pull. Also, since there’s no override, there’s also just no way to set the meter for film that isn’t DX coded. So, if you shoot a lot of low ISO Adox and Efke, if you bulk load your rolls, or if you split rolls in half (which I do a lot), you’re out of luck. Fallback EI is 100, so if you bulk load Acros I guess you’re alright, but I don’t think you can get Acros in bulk! Kentmere 100, I guess. One other thing, the EI range is 25-1600. Otherwise, I’d use it as a dedicated D3200 camera! Back to the lack of compensation if you’re dealing with a backlit situation, or some other trickery where you know better than the camera, there is no +/- EV comp for the automated exposure modes. I actually enjoy using Av and/or Tv when I can on a camera, I maintain control while only having to fiddle with one knob. But with no exposure compensation, not even a silly +1.5EV backlight button, I lose a lot of control, and in situations where I’m feeling even a little bit unsure, it’s time to fall back (not spring forward) to manual mode. Camera is very plasticky, which means light weight but also a bit cheap feeling. They seem pretty tough though, just not confidence-inspiring. No MLU in any situation. No mechanical fallback shutter speeds. Exposure lock is kind of a pain.

Mine’s made in China. Not sure if they ever made these in Japan (or Vietnam) or not. I doubt it.

Notes in the photo go into a bit more detail. I keep meaning to get more gear reviews up on my blog as well, but I get to a lot of the specifics on here, and the blog is a bit backlogged.

ntf
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Darren Aronofsky’s excellent adaptation of Hubert Selby Jr.’s Requiem for a Dream. this film is so beautifully haunting, it chills me to the bone. Aronofsky’s visual rendering of addiction emphasized through editing, pace, and tone. the parallels between recreational drug addiction and the addictions we all battle day to day (food, tv, image, etc.). and of course the score by the Kronos Quartet is so perfect it hurts.

Sara Goldfarb: I’m somebody now, Harry. Everybody likes me. Soon, millions of people will see me and they’ll all like me. I’ll tell them about you, and your father, how good he was to us. Remember? It’s a reason to get up in the morning. It’s a reason to lose weight, to fit in the red dress. It’s a reason to smile. It makes tomorrow all right. What have I got Harry, hm? Why should I even make the bed, or wash the dishes? I do them, but why should I? I’m alone. Your father’s gone, you’re gone. I got no one to care for. What have I got, Harry? I’m lonely. I’m old.
Harry Goldfarb: You got friends, Ma.
Sara Goldfarb: Ah, it’s not the same. They don’t need me. I like the way I feel. I like thinking about the red dress and the television and you and your father. Now when I get the sun, I smile.

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