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08-12-2010, 06:24 PM   #1
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Hey all, I'm a amature photographer that picked up a digital Pentax system on a whim last year and haven't stopped playing with it. I've just gotten an old K1000 and I'm collecting vintage equipment to play with since I can't afford the new stuff. Really enjoy playing around with cameras and digging into the science aspect of them. Hope to see you around the forums.

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About 1/2 my stuff is old...I've found when a lens was manufactured has very little to do with the quality - as long as it was taken care of. The lens review DB on this site has been my main resource when buying lenses. Good luck and welcome again!
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There are those of us who think the old stuff is better.
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I'm finding that I can mostlyduplicate the results of the professional photo equipment with a little know-how, compromise, or experimentation. For instance, the S-Tak lenses are very competitive in terms of overall image quality with the high end lenses offered now, at the compromise of auto focus/zoom power/ and fast apertures. Getting the high megapixel resolutions is a littler harder, I usually have to resort to stitching multiple exposures. Eventually I'd like to get a scanner to upload film, and then just use my *ist DL to "preview" my film shots. But yeah, without getting more sidetracked, I like old stuff. Sometimes the convenience of the new stuff seems nice though!

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