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02-18-2009, 08:00 AM   #1
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Choosing slr PENTAX , can anyone help me ??

So I have now 3 options:

ME SUPER
K1000
SUPER A

or mayeby sth totally different ?

k1000 is fully manual what about 2 others ??

Which one you would choose?

And last thing lenses... I dont know anything about them... any suggestion, thank you for your time and help


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Have you considered an earlier model digital SLR? Or are you specifically after a film camera body?
If you don't mind digital, I'd suggest picking up one of the *istD or K100DS cameras that regularly come up for sale on the marketplace of this forum.

As for lenses, probably stick to the kit lens and perhaps a 50mm f/1.4 normal lens to start off with. Then see where you go from there.
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If film, what level of automation are you after?

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Im after film camera, would you recomend anything ?

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K1000 or super me or P50 ???

Hi! I want to buy one of those slr cameras, which one should I choose ?? Please help me as Im confused. What about lenses ?
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Consider getting a Super Program / Super A with a few manual focus A-series lenses. The camera is a solid performer and should easily fit inside your budget.

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what about k1000??
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Solid camera body - fully manual.
Good for learning.
I started off with a similar camera body - taught me a lot about exposure and not just shooting in the hope of getting one good shot...

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Why not come on over to the 'film slr' board, you can see a whole lot about bodies. Though, I'll say, a K1000 is a classic camera to learn on, so it's hard to go wrong there. An ME Super is nice, and they are inexpensive to buy and plentiful: you also get a bit of automation and smallness and a truly lovely viewfinder: the only drawback is that manual metering is less than elegant, in my mind.

Both of these work great with 'M' lenses, which are great in quality but in less demand because they are less convenient to use on the digitals.
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so im thinking right now K1000 or Super A... and i still need to add a lense to it
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Michal, please stick to posting all your related questions in the one thread.
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I have an ME Super for sale in the classifieds. It has automatic metering, but requires A, or M lenses so you can manually set aperature. No AF, no burst, etc. etc. The good news is it's in Like New - condition. Had new light seals put in 14 months ago.

Sorry for the shameless PR but it really is a nice body. Had a lot of fun with it before my K200d. Have been meaning to try some film stuff with it, but would rather spend that $$$$ on new glass.

Anyway hope you find a good deal, on a body. Also old school goodness should not be underestimated....
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Yes please keep it in one thread so people will answer your questions. People will ignore multiple repeated and similar post/questions.

Moved and merged.
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QuoteOriginally posted by michalkrawczyk Quote
what about k1000??
Good choice for learning. If this is what you are thinking about I would also consider one of the Spotmatics. The reason is that the lenses for the Spotmatic seem to be in better supply and slightly cheaper in general. For the record, I have both bodies.

For the K1000 check this thread. https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-film-slr-discussion/51137-how-many-k1000s-there.html
For Spotmatic info: Die Cast Pro - Spotmatic Family Traits
That should give you something to do for a while.
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So I have now 3 options:

ME SUPER
K1000
SUPER A

or mayeby sth totally different ?

k1000 is fully manual what about 2 others ??

Which one you would choose?

And last thing lenses... I dont know anything about them... any suggestion, thank you for your time and help
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