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12-27-2011, 01:56 AM   #1
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Hi from Germany

Hi all,

I recently bought a K-5 in its "double zoom" kit (18-55/3.5-5.6 AL WR and 50-200/4-5.6 ED WR) and by chance came across some URLs to this forum, so here I am ;-) Haven't had the chance to play around with it a lot, but I hope I can start getting used to it quite soon.

As it seems like quite some of us I started with Pentax a while ago in the late '70s with an MX which I still own, together with old prime lenses 28mm/2.8, 50mm/1.4 and 200mm/4. And the good news is that I already learned here that it's really worth it keeping these and use them with the K-5! :-)
The MX has been more or less unused for ~20 yrs I think, and I came back to photography with a Lumix DMC-TZ10 which isn't that bad and led me to some nice macro shots. Thus now it's time to start the real thing again ;-) Guess a prime macro lens will be the next one on the list...


12-27-2011, 02:11 AM   #2
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Welcome! You should be able to use those old lenses with your camera as well
12-27-2011, 05:32 AM   #3
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Welcome aboard! Those old lenses will be fun with the K5. There are a good number of prime macros available both old and new. Some of my favorites are the M50 & M100 and they won't break the bank.

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