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12-20-2021, 10:05 PM   #91
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12-21-2021, 08:46 AM   #93
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Itís arguable that having an MX now is going backwards. They were (still are, I reckon) delightful little cameras.

25 again? With one newborn and one 3-year-old. Glad to have them now, but donít want to do that again. I wouldnít be dead for quids, though.

Ar 25 i was newly married and we were poor but active and so much in love (not that we are no longer in love). But my wife has COPD and i am recovering from a double by pass and close to 71, being young again sounds so attractive.

If we bought our first cameras three or four years later we probably would have got black MX bodies.

The main disadvantage i find with the MX is there is no diopter on the eyepiece so focusing is not as easy.
12-21-2021, 01:20 PM   #94
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Ar 25 i was newly married and we were poor but active and so much in love (not that we are no longer in love). But my wife has COPD and i am recovering from a double by pass and close to 71, being young again sounds so attractive.

If we bought our first cameras three or four years later we probably would have got black MX bodies.

The main disadvantage i find with the MX is there is no diopter on the eyepiece so focusing is not as easy.
Iíve got a couple of years on you, plus an aortic aneurism that needs some attention, but I understand where youíre coming from. Having the physical capability without the life encumbrances would be good, but itís not going to happen.

At least with the older Pentaxes, there was good eye relief, so wearing specs wasnít so much of an issue. My newer Pentaxes are pretty good that way, too, but itís good to have the choice.

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Donít forget the pancakes! And some coffee
I have some old (appropriate for me) brown java from our local roaster if that will do...

Footnote: old is the name, not the condition. It never gets old in my house
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12-26-2021, 08:47 PM   #98
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10 years old: Kodak Instamatic 100 (126)
16 yo: Kodak Pocket Instamatic 30 (110)
22 yo: Pentax KX
23 yo: Pentax MX (KX was stolen)
43 yo: MX sold; everythingís going digital yíknow
59 yo: ME Super; time to think about getting back into film
59 yo: Yes, MX, found in a repair shop, nostalgia,couldnít resist!
65 yo (Present): Pentax SV, just to see what all the classic screw-mount fuss was about. Not disappointed!

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12-27-2021, 03:23 AM   #99
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I am Pentax newb in comparision to guys here

School: Zenit 3M (I still use it)
High school: Zenith 12XP, Practika MTL and VLC
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First job: Canon Powershot (talk about how far one can fall )

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12-27-2021, 06:19 AM   #100
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I have some old (appropriate for me) brown java from our local roaster if that will do...

Footnote: old is the name, not the condition. It never gets old in my house
Haha that will be just fine! My love buying local coffee anytime I travel so I have more than enough to pick and choose from
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QuoteOriginally posted by dneira29 Quote
How old were you when you first started using Pentax? Did you have any other systems? How has your gear changed through the years? Mine looks like this:

Age 21
- Pentax k5
- pair of kit lenses 18-55 & 55-200 ( I think haha)

Age 24
- Pentax K3
- SMC 50 f1.8
- HD DA 20-40 ltd wr
- Rokinon 16mm f2

Age 29 (current load out)
- Pentax k1
- DFA* 50 mm f1.4
- HD DA 55-300 wr
- dji mini 2
- GoPro hero 5

How time has passed and the kit has changed
Age 16 - Pentax SP500, various M42 Pentax lenses, Tamron 35-135
Age 58 - Pentax LX, KX. Same Tamron 35-135, Pentax 28-80mm, a ton of eBay K/M/A lenses
Age 59 - went digital with Pentax KP, 16-135 and 55-300PLM. Tamron 500mm reflex (plus the lenses above)

No flash / No tripod (so far)
01-04-2022, 10:21 PM   #102
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20 years old -1969--Pentax S1a

25 years old-1974- Pentax ES ii

32 years old- Leica 11f- Rangefinder

34 years old-got married-used my wife's Pentax K1000

35 years old- Mamiya 220 Prof- TLR- Medium Format

36 years old- Yashica mat 124G TLR Medium Format

58 years old -Pentax K10D

60 years old- Pentax Km

62 years old- Pentax K5

67 years old -Pentax K1

70 years old- Ricoh GR ll
01-04-2022, 11:12 PM   #103
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  • 21 - 1971 - Spotmatic II - acquired it down in the Canal Zone while in the Navy.
  • ... - .... - A few P&S film cameras - because my wife hated the SLR....
  • 54 - 2004 - Canon SD500 P&S - My wife told me I was going to need a hobby or I was going to be very boring in retirement...
  • 56 - 2006 - K100D
  • 60 - 2010 - Panasonic LX3 Point & Shoot
  • 61 - 2011 - K5
  • 64 - 2014 - K5IIs - the K5 variants were being closed out, and the price was like $400
  • 64 - 2014 - Q
  • 67 - 2017 - K1

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Age 14: Kodak 110. Why do my prints look like someone smeared gritty mud all over them?

Age 15: Agfa Rapid. Well this is better, but still a bit blurry.

Age 16: Pentax K1000. Oh, wow, this is soooo much better.

Age 17: Kodachrome. Holy Cow! This stuff is amazing!

Age 18: 8mm film.

Age 19: 16mm film (film student).

Age 22: Three Pentax K1000s. And wait. . . you mean people are willing to pay me to take photos?

Age 26: God, I'm sick of shooting to meet other people's demands. I've had enough of it and I'd rather be getting a steady paycheck in the travel industry. Down to one K1000 for nostalgia's sake, plus an Olympus XA for happysnaps.

Age 36: A Sony 4 megapickler digital for Christmas, and pleasantly surprised by the results. So several other digital compacts follow over the next few years.

Age 43: RIP Kodachrome.

Age 47: I guess I'll give a DSLR a try. Someone told me I can get an adapter to use my old Pentax lenses on a Canon. Oh, wait, hang on. . . apparently Pentax makes DSLRs too. And they're still using the K mount! Yipee!

Age 57: Still prefer a manual lens on a CCD sensor. Still hate autofocus and auto exposure. Becoming more and more of a grumpy old curmudgeon every day.
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