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08-06-2010, 10:28 AM   #1771
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Thanks Albert.

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very nice Retroflex
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M just means "manual" focus?

I'm a new first time DSLR owner, just got my K-x (2 lens kit including the 55-300mm zoom).

Where can I get a primer in the art of Pentax compatible glass? If such a wide topic is too ambitious, or even if it isn't, I'd also like to find out about Pentax specific glass. Links, suggestions appreciated (I feel like a kid in a candy store for the first time and need some guidance)!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Muse Quote
M just means "manual" focus?

I'm a new first time DSLR owner, just got my K-x (2 lens kit including the 55-300mm zoom).

Where can I get a primer in the art of Pentax compatible glass? If such a wide topic is too ambitious, or even if it isn't, I'd also like to find out about Pentax specific glass. Links, suggestions appreciated (I feel like a kid in a candy store for the first time and need some guidance)!
No, "M" stands for Pentax "M" Series lenses. You can have a look at the "M" series here

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QuoteOriginally posted by ducdao Quote
No, "M" stands for Pentax "M" Series lenses. You can have a look at the "M" series here
Thanks. I spent the last hour or so looking for information online about lens compatibility with my K-x and found a few, I think, very good sites:

Pentax K-Mount Lenses Explained

The Pentax Camera Lens Compatibility Chart

At Pentax Support,
Using Older Lenses with the PENTAX K-x:

http://support.pentaximaging.com/documents/908
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QuoteOriginally posted by Muse Quote
Thanks. I spent the last hour or so looking for information online about lens compatibility with my K-x and found a few, I think, very good sites:

Pentax K-Mount Lenses Explained

The Pentax Camera Lens Compatibility Chart

At Pentax Support,
Using Older Lenses with the PENTAX K-x:

http://support.pentaximaging.com/documents/908
You're welcome but why look elsewhere. A quick search inside PF will give you plenty of detailed information.You should try it
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QuoteOriginally posted by ducdao Quote
No, "M" stands for Pentax "M" Series lenses. You can have a look at the "M" series here
Also try Boz Dimitrov's K-Mount Page - but plan a week off work before you start. :ugh:
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I just picked up a Pentax ME with an M50/1.4 for $40 shipped Can't wait to try it out.

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I just picked up a Pentax ME with an M50/1.4 for $40 shipped Can't wait to try it out.
That's almost like they are paying you to have it at that price.
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SMC Pentax M 400/5.6

Came across some Goldfinches today. They were kind enough to pose

for a while.











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QuoteOriginally posted by 8540tomg Quote
Came across some Goldfinches today. They were kind enough to pose

for a while.

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Beautiful series, Tom. I'm still hunting for one of those monster lenses. Aprt from my russian 500mm mirror lens, my longest focal right now is the Super Tak 300/f4
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QuoteOriginally posted by ducdao Quote
Beautiful series, Tom. I'm still hunting for one of those monster lenses. Aprt from my russian 500mm mirror lens, my longest focal right now is the Super Tak 300/f4
Thanks Duc,

I'm sure there is one out there for you 400, 500 or 600. I like the M 400/5.6 but if I had it to do over again I'd probably spend a few hundred more and get the A 400/5.6. I think the images above show what this lens can do but that A setting is very nice to have available. This is a hell of a thing to post in the M Club isn't it?

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If Ebay is any indication, that A model is a good deal more than a few hundred dollars more expensive than the M.
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If Ebay is any indication, that A model is a good deal more than a few hundred dollars more expensive than the M.
It would seem so. If you can find one, I think the M400 is a nice affordable way into a long tele. Great photos, Tom You really have become the champion of this big lens over the last year or so
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It would seem so. If you can find one, I think the M400 is a nice affordable way into a long tele. Great photos, Tom You really have become the champion of this big lens over the last year or so

Thanks Jason,

You're posting some pretty god stuff yourself my friend.

I really like this focal length. It seems to be an ideal length to get quite close to a number of bird species such as the Goldfinch above.

Affordable is the operative word. With two kids in university at this time cash is a little short. That doesn't mean we can't wish.

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