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02-27-2011, 02:13 PM   #1
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Hello, from the snowy Northwest.


Just created an account and will introduce myself. My name is Steve and just now looking to get into Photography again. I have an old Pentax SLR, purchased back in í89, with several lenses and filters. I didnít get too involved due to cost restrictions (processing and buying film). Now that the digital systems are here and well evolved I looking to purchase a good SLR that I can use.
Iím primarily interested in close-up photography of miniatures that I like to build and paint. Iím looking for a camera with good depth of field, manual controls for focus and aperture. One of the main things is finding a camera that will allow me to mount my old Type P/KA lenses. Any and all ideas will be welcome.

02-27-2011, 02:28 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, you know that your old lenses will still work with modern day DSLR's with varying levels of compatibility.
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Welcome from the warm corner of the state.
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Welcome, and "Hi" from Vancouver. I found a lot of help here re the lensesPentax Lens Articles - PentaxForums.com

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Welcome Steve. I'm sure you'll find this forum useful.
Depending on your budget, you can check out this forum's marketplace for cheap older generation dSLRs, which are all recommended, even down to the *ist D with its 6Mp great-colour CCD sensor. It's the lenses that matter though. So choose those wisely - the old manual focus lenses, particularly the M42 variety such as the Takumars, have the best of both worlds - image quality and value for money.
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