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11-13-2011, 09:22 AM   #1
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Hi There

I have recently inherited the following equipment and I am planning on getting a K-5 to use the M42 lenses on. I grew up with a Pentax SV but shamefully went to canon for a DSLR. Any advice on the gear below would be great it all seems to be in good condition.

Ashai Pentax SV
Ashai Pentax Spotmatic II
Nikkormat N with 50mm Nikor-S Auto 1:1.4 50mm
Leica Modell IIIb Sunmar f-5cm 1:2 and Elmar f-9cm 1:4
Praktica MLT3
Ilford Advocate with f/4.5 35mm
Zeiss Ikon with Zeis Tesa 1:2.8 8cm lens
Voigllander Compur Camera

SMC Takumar 1:1.4 50mm
Super Takumar 1:1.8 55mm
Carl Zeis 1:2.8 28mm
Pentacon Auto 1.8 50mm
Ashai Super Takumar 1:3.5 35mm
Ashai Teletakumar 1:5.6 200mm
Palinar Wide Angle 1:2.8 25mm
Ashai Takumar 1:2.8/105mm
Ashai SMC Takumar 1:3.5/135mm
Photax 1:8 500mm
Hanimex 1:5.5 f=300mm

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11-13-2011, 09:45 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard! And that's some serious muscle you have there, with an excellent M42 kit. Of course you won't need the non-M42 gear. But I find it hard to part with inherited cameras, because they link me to a previous generation. They're my heritage. YMMV. Cheers!
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Welcome!

Check out this and you should know what to expect with a K-5 (or most any Pentax DLSR) when using the Takumars and other older (Pentax-M and the like) lenses: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-beginners-corner-q/110658-using-ma...x-dslrs-f.html.
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Cool armory of lenses there

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11-20-2011, 11:29 AM   #5
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Just pulled the trigger on a K-5 and I can't wait.
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Well I have have used the taks for a while now but I have come to the point of wanting AF so I have put them all up on eBay.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dave_walton Quote
Well I have have used the taks for a while now but I have come to the point of wanting AF so I have put them all up on eBay.
Some pretty amazing lenses - I would expect them to fetch quite an amount as long as they are in good condition. To be honest there are few lenses that I would rather NOT sell if I were you - THse I would keep :
SMC Takumar 1:1.4 50mm
Ashai Super Takumar 1:3.5 35mm
Ashai Takumar 1:2.8/105mm

and this one I would test first before deciding :
Palinar Wide Angle 1:2.8 25mm

Good luck with your sale !
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Nice lens group there - there will always be a buyer and if you miss any one or two of them you can always buy them back :-)

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Might want to try a body with focus peaking (K-01 / K-30 / K-50 / K-3) before giving up on them? Just a thought...
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Welcome to the forum, that's a great equipment package you have there, enjoy your photography with it.
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Welcome aboard! That's quite the collection. Some of those older cameras are really pretty, too.

You might consider installing a split focus screen like on the old lenses. Or at least replace with the ee-s screen, I've read that's good. This will help your manual focusing. I had a splitscreen in the K10, which worked well, but I haven't done so with the K5. If I buy a K3 eventually, I'll probably get a splitscreen for the K5 and do more manual work with it.
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Hum, folks, the OP joined in 2011! He just updated this old thread to tell us that he'll now be selling his MF lens collection. I mean, nice of you all to welcome him again, but perhaps a tad unnecessary?
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Thanks for the responses guys I am still staying Pentax with my trusty k5 and hopefully a new lens or two :-)
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