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06-15-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
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Progressing from K1000 35MM to K-DSLR

Hello, Folks:

Today, I joined the forum and hope to obtain your assistance vis-a-vis the K-X:

Does anyone have a good source for lenses, whether new or used? I've been looking at Adorama, B & H, and KEH. If there are other good web stores, or brick & mortar photo shops in the Portland, OR metro area, I'd like to hear about them.

My first foray into photography was in 1990 when I was pleased and surprised to put together a very flexible SLR outdoor photo kit for less than $500: Pentax K1000 body($117), 24MM Wide ($130), 70-210MM Tele ($160), Skylight & Polarizing filters ($64), Tripod ($50), Shutter release ($20) and bag ($50).
The K1000 body, designed during the 1950s, I didn't have second-generation autofocus available in 1990. Nonetheless, I had a ball taking my rig to the Columbia Gorge, Cascade Range, and the Mideast. Autofocus notwithstanding, my little bag of aftermarket tricks outperformed several generations of digital imaging technology.

With the K-2, history appears to repeat itself. The Pentax web shop is bundling it with an 18-55MM for $530. I'm almost there.

Be well,


06-16-2011, 11:36 AM   #2
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Welcome! I think the marketplace here is by far the best place to buy 2nd hand lenses. I have bought many and have never had a bad lens or even a bad experience. You can also find great info about the Kx in the discussions. Explore and you shall find. Enjoy!
06-17-2011, 11:33 AM   #3
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Ditto on the marketplace advice. I have a couple of great lenses purchased there, and at reasonable prices. The Pentax Marketplace | Sell Pentax | Photographic Equipment for Sale -
11-15-2011, 12:44 PM   #4
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Thank you both.


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