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01-06-2012, 08:30 AM   #1
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Greetings from Holland

Hello all,

I just took over a nice collection of five Pentax slr'ses from a collector. Until now I almost exclusively was busy with rangefinder camera's. Since most of the Pentaxes appear in a good user state, I want to go taking pictures with them asap. This forum seems most adequate for questions for a beginning 'Pentaxian' likeme, and exchange of experience!


MV1, ME, ESII, S1a, SV

Well, if you allow me, I have two questions to start with.
1. The M42 mount camera's didn't come with a lens. Which standard lens would you recommend - I am thinking of lenses which came originally with these camera's;
2. The MV1 is missing its cover of the winding lever: if someone has a spare part laying around I would be most interested (may be chrome or black), not sure if it is leaking light without the cover.

Btw I serviced many rangefinder camera's (for myself and other users) in the past and if needed I will also CLA the Pentaxes.

01-06-2012, 09:11 AM   #2
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No such thing as a 'standard' lens - use the lens best suited for the job in hand, but perhaps most useful is the Super Takumar 35mm in M42
01-06-2012, 09:29 AM   #3
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Welkom op de forum.

For standard lens, 50mm are quite easy to find and are most of the time cheap and good so that would be a good start.
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