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09-30-2011, 06:47 PM   #1
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New photographer, old camera.

Hello everybody. I've been getting sick of taking pictures with my cell phone, the quality is pretty rough, and I always have to convert the file anyway. Been dealing with it until my mother suggested I try some real photography. She pulled an old box out of the closet and gave me an old Pentax Super Program my Uncle once owned.

From what I can tell, the Camera is probably older than I am, but it looks like its in great shape. So I've come here looking for some information on the camera, and basically to find out what I've got here. Here are a few pics, I have 3 lenses and a flash unit for it. The lenses are all Pentax-A lenses, a 1:4 70~210mm lens, a 1:1.7 50mm lens, and a 1:2.8 28mm lens. The only number I could find on the flash module was AF200T.

I'll soon post another thread to get some info on the lenses/camera, just letting everyone know what I've got to work with. I realize the pictures are pretty bad :P The flash on my cell won't go off.

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Great lenses, enjoy your new camera.
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Quick question, what sub-forum should I use to ask specific questions about this camera? SLR Film Cameras?
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Yeah, the film camera section. Know that you can use your lenses on any pentax digital body if you ever decide you want one.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kenafein Quote
Know that you can use your lenses on any pentax digital body if you ever decide you want one.
Really? That's nice to know. A digital camera would be great for the Car meets I usually attend, then I could switch to the film camera for some high quality shots.
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Digital is at a level where it is technically better than film, but film has a special look to it. Any pentax digital body will change the perspective of your lenses. Multiply your focal length by 1.5. You can pick up a used body in the marketplace on this forum.
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Nice gear, I would hang on to all of it. The lenses will be sweet on a digital body later on.
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