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05-22-2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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Greetings all!

I've been shooting with my Pentax K1000 for over 15 years. I also have a Canon 60D I use primarily for video shooting.

I got my MFA in Cinematography about 2 years ago. So most of my "film" experience has been with 16mm an 35mm motion picture stocks. I'm starting to dabble with applying older still lenses into my DSLR for motion picture shooting.

I found these forums while looking up a 200mm Vivitar prime I picked up at a garage. I'm really enjoying the database and reviews on different types of glass.

The collection of russian glass is very tempting to try to adapt to my 60D.

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05-22-2013, 03:22 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Jeremy, good to have you on board with us.
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Your 200 mm prime and the Russian glass are prompting lens envy.
I like your screen name. I recall asking one of my high school teachers why division by zero is undefined. That was decades ago, and I think he became exasperated.
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05-22-2013, 10:06 PM   #5
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Thanks smf, this is the screen name I usually use on forums when a real name isnt required.

The 200mm was a real find! I got it in a "grab bag" filled with old kodak mailers, wratten filters, a roll of Kodachrome , etc. The owner would only sell the whole bag which also included an 80-250mm Asanuma zoom.

Both lenses are in excellent condition, but are M42 Pentax screw mount. My research indicates I can adapt these to my EOS, but just because it fits doesn't mean it will focus properly. I've read some lenses have problems focusing to infinity and such.

Fortunately, adapters seem comparatively cheap and its not a big loss if it doesn't work. I won't know until later this week.
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Welcome to the forum, with your experience and qualifications you'll be able to keep us all right when we get stuck, good to have you here.
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Bonjour from France and welcome to PF ... K-1000's are a lot of fun ... J


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