Since its founding in 2004, Mosphotos.com has served as Adam and Ole Oest's personal photography website. We feature helpful Pentax lens and camera articles as well as over 140 of our own photo galleries. Both Adam (formerly referred to as "Mo") and Ole are avid Pentax SLR users- their camera lineup includes the modern Pentax K-7 and K10D as well as a large collection of film bodies and accompanying lenses. Adam is in charge of site design and maintainance; his first and main website can be found at www.themotec.com.
In September 2006, www.pentaxforums.com, an instantly-successfuly Pentax forum, was added to our network. Several services, therefore, have been moved from our old forum to the new site. Aditionally, all of Adam's 2008 galleries will now be hosted on this site instead of on themotec.com, although previous galleries will still be available at the old location.
Note that Adam's photos are licensed under a Creative Commons License, which means that you may only display them on other sites if you clearly give the original author (Adam Melis Oest) full credit for composing them. Furthermore, you may not edit the photos or use them for commercial purposes. You may display remaining mosphotos.com site content, as well as photos containing embedded copyright text, only by linking to it.
Please contact us if you have any questions or comments about our copyright or site.
We currently feature 185 photo galleries with approximately 3,503 photos.
I currently live in the United States with my wife Maria and son Adam. I am from Denmark and moved to the USA in 1995 to run a subsidiary of a Danish company. Our family shares several interests, and among these are travel and music. Therefore, you will find that many of the photo galleries on this site are from our travels. Adam and I furthermore share multiple hobbies, such as photography, trains (real trains as well as model trains), and sailing.
Speaking of photography (since that's what this website is mostly about):
My first camera was a Kodak Instamatic 100 which I got as gift. I soon wanted some control over the exposure and bought a Kodak Instamatic 250. This was a German built, all manual camera, no light meter, but it served me well in those early years where I almost exclusively photographed in black and white.
My first SLR (approx. 1967) was a Pentax Spotmatic, followed by a Pentax ME and then a K1000 as my second body. The ME was a real work horse for me, and it never let me down. It still works flawlessly. And so does the K1000.
It the early 1990's I fell for the auto-focus hype and switched to Canon EOS since I didn't find Pentax auto-focus SLRs to be up to par (noisy film winding and slow and noisy auto-focus). Well, I ended up using mainly my 35mm non-zoom "point and shoot" cameras due to the unattractive bulk and lack of soul of the Canon equipment!
In 2000 I went digital with a Casio QV-3000EX 3MP camera. It took, and still takes, very good pictures with good sharpness and a fine color balance. My son "appropriated" it and I bought a Canon Powershot G1 because of its many possibilities for manual control. While waiting for an affordable digital SLR I upgraded to a G2. My main gripes with both those cameras were lack of sharpness (the Casio bettered both of the Canons) and the long shutter lag; I really needed a camera which would capture the picture when I press the button and not delay capture until the subject has left the scene!
In 2003 6MP digital SLRs became affordable and I switched back to Pentax since Canon's 10D in my view was no match for the *istD (the Canon being bulky, with a sub-standard viewfinder and a slew of reported autofocus problems). Aditionally, Pentax cameras have "soul", this un-definable attribute which just makes it a pleasure to use. My son, too, upgraded his cameras, instead to a 6MP Casio and a wonderful Pentax SuperProgram. Since then, we've upgraded to the Pentax K10D, which featured 10 megapixels, and later the K20D and K-7, with 14.6 megapixels, followd by the K-5 with 16.2 MP.
Our Photo Equipment
Adam and Ole use the Pentax DSLR camera system; below is the photo equipment that we use and prize most. Feel free to contact us directly for information if you have any questions about this gear. Thanks for visiting!
|Pentax K-5||16.2 Megapixel Digital SLR|
|SMC Pentax-FA* 28-70mm||Walk-Around Lens F2.8|
|SMC Pentax-DA* 60-250mm||Telephoto Zoom Lens F4|
|SMC Pentax-D FA 100mm||A Great Macro Lens F2.8|
|SMC Pentax-FA 31mm||Wide-Angle Limited Lens F1.8|
|SMC Pentax-FA* 400mm||Slow but sharp Lens F5.6|
|Pentax K-5||16.2 Megapixel Digital SLR|
|SMC Pentax-FA* 85mm||Walkaround Prime F1.4|
|SMC Pentax-FA 31mm Limited||Walkaround Prime F1.8|
|SMC Pentax-FA 20-35mm||Wide-Angle Zoom F4|
|SMC Pentax-FA* 300mm||Extreme-Telephoto Lens F2.8|