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10-31-2012, 06:31 AM   #1
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Hello (from Delaware, USA)

Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm a beginner/intermediate photographer. I was given a Pentax P3 SLR when I was a teenager, so when it came time to buy a DSLR, I decided to stick with Pentax (K-x) so that I could keep using my one-and-only lens from the P3, a Promaster 28-70 Macro (not sure of the model). I went with the K-x mainly from good reviews and price within my range.

Unfortunately, that Promaster lens wouldn't fit without some minor modification to a flange that protruded from the back of the lens. I barbarically used a Dremel rotary tool to grind off the flange to make it fit.

I'm a big fan of Pentax now, and enjoy the decent supply of used equipment on the market these days.

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Welcome. You are not the only person to be forced to remove that flange from third party lenses.
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Welcome to PF ! ... and a Dremel can be a good friend to have around - used mine to modify a Yashica 50/1.4 plus others - Cheers, J
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I got my first Pentax, a Spotmatic, when I lived in Delaware. I left Delaware behind in 1973, but still shoot Pentax.

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