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02-23-2011, 02:31 PM   #1
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I'm just getting started with Pentax and am still a Nikon user. I fell into a bunch of Pentax M lenses and associated stuff as well as LX and MX film cameras, so decided to see how they did. I have ditched film, deciding that, for me, the reward wasn't worth the effort. Now I'm playing with the lenses but still have all the AF Nikon stuff. I'm using a Pentax 1st DL.

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Welcome. Hear on the news the other night that Vancover is the best city to live in--in the whole world.
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Hey zedex99,

Welcome. There are a few of us here from the island. Looking forward to seeing a few pics from those lenses....
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QuoteOriginally posted by zedex99 Quote
I'm just getting started with Pentax and am still a Nikon user. I fell into a bunch of Pentax M lenses and associated stuff as well as LX and MX film cameras, so decided to see how they did. I have ditched film, deciding that, for me, the reward wasn't worth the effort. Now I'm playing with the lenses but still have all the AF Nikon stuff. I'm using a Pentax 1st DL.
Welcome to the Forum,Bruce(checked your Profile).... you really had good fortune to snag the LX & MX bodies.... I`ve owned both models over the years ... great cameras for sure!! Also had the DL but gave it to my son, just stuck with my K10 & K20D.
Hope you enjoy the Pentax glass.... keep clickin`
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I live on Vancouver Island (Courtenay). You have to wonder what criteria they use to publish bumff like that. You could'nt pay me enough to live in Vancouver again- but maybe that's just me.

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I'm not really competent enough yet to get the most from these lenses. That will come, I hope. Took some shots of the glacier and Mt Washington last night at sunset with the Pentax 80-200mm zoom f4.5 and at the same time some with a Nikon D50 using Nikon AF-S 70-300 mm lens. I thought the Nikon pictures were better, but again, that may be just me. I'll keep pluggin.
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Welcome to the forum, takes some doing to master the m lenses on a digital body but worth the effort for the primes (for my money I don't use MF primes too much trouble for limited payback and modern AF Zooms outperform them. the primes are another story truly only the best lenses out there will outperform some of the very reasonably priced old primes (if you have any old Nikon glass it can be fitted to the Pentax sort off search the forum for tips)
I have family on the Island it's a beautiful place (dad in Victoria, Sister in Cobble Hill and an old friend on Saltspring)
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Hi, and welcome to another new guy from BC, although I admit to living in Vancouver. I have found this forum full of help, especially re using old manual lenses on my DSLR. I wasn't as lucky as to inherit them, but I got the proverbial $100 box of stuff with an M 50 and 28, and some screwmounts. So much to learn!
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Hi Eddy

Fixed focal length lenses are:f4 200mm;f4 100mm;f3.5 135 mm;f1.2 50mm;f2.8 28mm and f2 50mm. I've had fair results with the 200mm and the 135. I haven't tried the others yet. I bought a Tamron 28-105 f4 - 5.6 because I thought I should at least become familiar with the camera as it was meant to be used, then learn the M lenses. So we will see how it goes.
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Hello Arn

I should exercise more tact and I apologise for my remarks about Vancouver. It is only my opinion, but I can't help compare it to the Vancouver of the 1960's when I worked there. Anyway I'll shut up about that.

I outlined the fixed focal length lenses that I have in a reply to Eddy above. I imagine I'll be here fairly often as I try to assemble enough knowledge to at least look competent. If in your research you find a golden bullet, I would sure like to hear about it. Take care.
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Hi Bruce,
No apology necessary - when we left the Okanagan to come to Vancouver everyone thought we were nuts, and similar thoughts have been expressed about those who live on the island.!
I'm glad you replied, as I am using you as my guinea pig example for figuring out how to resize in iPhoto, and post my first pic. The shot is last night from our apartment, looking across English Bay, up to Lasqueti (in background behind ship), and over to the island.
Vivitar 75-205, @ 200, f 3.8, 1/25, iso400
I'm having fun trying to learn the screw mount, manual focus, EVcompensation, green button stop-down process.
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