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04-25-2011, 08:01 PM   #1
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Hello,
I just got a new Pentax K-r and I am looking forward to taking lots of shots. I have a Opti w90 that has been a very handy little camera. It takes excellent underwater pictures.

Using Google I have been by the forum several times as I researched the K-r.
I feel buying the K-r was a great purchase for the money. I am trying to learn how to adjust my K-r to except my old Pentax film lenses. I think I found an old discussion so I can go there and save anyone the time to repeat the instructions. I think it is pretty tough to be Pentax entry level cameras.

I like the forum,

Racerdew or David.

04-25-2011, 08:12 PM   #2
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Welcome! You already found useful information on this forum and there is a ton more so be sure to take some time and explore. Enjoy!
04-25-2011, 09:08 PM   #3
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hI, and welcome to the forum, David. In your research you have probably found the following thread, but if not it is really helpful.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-lens-articles/110657-how-use-manua...7-k-x-etc.html
04-25-2011, 09:27 PM   #4
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Whoops - sent the above before adding this other link to Robert Donovan's article.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-lens-articles/59287-shooting-manua...x-dslrs-f.html

04-25-2011, 11:06 PM   #5
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Thanks, I did find the link and made the adjustment to my new camera. Tonight I was able to use my 25 year old Sigma 70-210 film lense with my K-r. It was very cool to use it again and make all of the adjustments on the camera just like the old days with my Pentax ME super.

David
04-27-2011, 03:54 PM   #6
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Welcome David.

I still have my ME Super and all my old manual K mount lenses to go with my digital gear. I even use a second-class Vivitar 2x teleconverter with my M Taukumar 200mm F4 on my K100D DSLR...got some fine grizzly bear photos in Yellowstone Park with that rig, all hand-held and manual exposure.

Robert's article that Arnie cited is a good one...enjoy the forum and have fun blending the old legacy and new digital Pentax equipment...one reason Pentax is one of the best values in photography today.
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Hello Mark Lee,
I enjoyed reading your post. What a difference a digital camera makes. I remember the old days when you hoped to get one or two shots out of a roll of 36. All manual focus and apeture. My ME Super found the shutter speed for youl. That was the big jump in technology back then. Now I can get much better pictures with my K-r or point and shoot for that matter. Then you do some editing and look like a pro.

I bet you had fun focusing on Grizzlies with your old gear!

David
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