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04-09-2012, 10:32 AM   #1
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Hello to all Pentaxians!

Hello Pentaxians!
I've started my adventure with photography in February 2012, when I've bought my first DSLR - the mighty Pentax K-5. Before that, I've used only annoying point & shoot and phone camera.
I'm very satisfied by the camera itself - sensor is great, controls were very easy to get used to. The kit zoom however (DA 18-55 WR), quickly showed it's limits to me - now I know I really need something faster, with brighter aperture settings that would be usable.
I've already tested this kit in quite unfriendly weather - both moderate rain and snow (in one day!). Works like a charm!

Photography is expensive, and being Pentaxian doesn't help here with high lens prices and lack of availability of second-handed, modern glass (at least in Poland). But I won't give up. Unusual durability and reasonable-priced sealed lenses is enough to hold me.

Enough talk. I will post some pictures in this forum soon.

04-09-2012, 11:54 AM   #2
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Welcome! Enjoy the K5 and don't be worried about the lack of "modern" lenses. Look into the older K, M and A lenses and you will find they do exceptionally well, with just a few conveniences taken away. And if you are REALLY adventurous, you can try the older screw in M42 lenses using a M42 to K adapter (make certain you get the type that mounts flush).

Be well,
04-09-2012, 12:00 PM   #3
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I've already ordered MC Helios 44K-4 (58mm, F2.0), which should arrive this week. I've read good things about it - just hope that I will get the right copy (very uneven production standard).

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