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09-12-2011, 03:55 AM   #1
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Hello from Devon UK

Hi Folks,
I, like many i suspect, came across the forum thru' the magic of the google search, whilst researching manual focusing lenses.
I wouldnt call myself a Pentaxonian just yet..or possibly i may be as my first serious camera was the.. MX, bought in Fiji when i was a young sailor in 1978.
I love this camera but when the exposure meter died it was consigned to my parents loft as there was no camera repair shops in Belfast, N Ireland where i lived then.
Always meaning to get it fixed, she still resides there, a minter, and i resolve to retrieve her this Xmas when i go home for the holidays.

As to now..I'm shooting with a couple of Canon bodies (5D mk1..350d) but have no particular affiliation to the marque..i will put any glass on the end of them as long as they suit the purpose.
Hence my recent acquisition of a Super Tak 1.4 50mm.
My brief trawl thru' some of the posts has revealed
a certain..lets say..peevishness with people who are using Pentax lenses with bodies other than Pentax and i can understand this completely as the market for these lenses has got crazy lately as now the dealers have jumped on the bandwagon too.

All i can say is, its not confined to Pentax, all decent glass is is now being re-examined for use on modern bodies so please dont judge me too harshly for my sins.

09-12-2011, 09:08 AM   #2
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Oh, so you're one of those damn Canoneers who take our Takumars and sometimes chop-up our K's, eh? Well, maybe you'll convert to reason. It's not our fault that Pentax makes better lenses than Canon. Better cameras, too, just not marketed as aggressively -- yet. The Ricoh takeover should change that. Ricoh beat Canon in the business-machine game. That may happen with cameras, too. Except... well, that shorter Canon register *is* damn convenient.

I'll admit to chopping OM, C/Y, and Nikon lenses to fit PK mount. So I'm a ghoul too. Welcome!
09-12-2011, 09:42 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forums.
09-12-2011, 04:32 PM   #4
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Thanks for the welcome guys.
I dont think i'll be butchering any lenses Rico, i feel bad enough stripping these beautiful old cameras of their lens...reminds me a little of those shark fishermen you see landing monster size sharks, cutting off their fins and disgarding the body overboard..what a waste.
My dream would be, if at least we could save the housing of our old bodies and get the innards digified.

@ Snappychap..had a quick look at your flickr..i say quick as i think you've got over a 1000 files on there, something for every-one..very nice close stuff..butter bokaaaaa..and i like the Urban shots -)

Thanks again chaps and all the best.


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