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09-06-2013, 09:35 AM   #1
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Hello from Russia

Hello everybody,

Two weeks ago I had to make a choice what DSLR to buy - D90 or D5200. As result I'm onwer of Pentax K-30 with SMC DA L 1:3.5-5.6 18-55mm AL.

I'm new to Pentax. Almost. I've got an Optio S60 for 8 years.

Before I was shooting by soviet film SLR Zenit (Zenit-12sd and Zenit-122) with a Helios-44M lenses (50mm, 1:2-16).

Now I'm learning a features of the camera and how to postprocess an images by GIMP editor (I'm linux user).

Hope the PF will be usefull for me and may be I'll be usefull for the PF :-)

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Congrats on the K30, xbow, and welcome!
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I don't think anyone here will criticize your choice!

Are any of your old lenses M42 or K-mount? They could be fun if you can use them on the K-30.
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QuoteOriginally posted by xbow Quote
Hello everybody,

Two weeks ago I had to make a choice what DSLR to buy - D90 or D5200. As result I'm onwer of Pentax K-30 with SMC DA L 1:3.5-5.6 18-55mm AL.
I'm new to Pentax. Almost. I've got an Optio S60 for 8 years.
Before I was shooting by soviet film SLR Zenit (Zenit-12sd and Zenit-122) with a Helios-44M lenses (50mm, 1:2-16).
Now I'm learning a features of the camera and how to postprocess an images by GIMP editor (I'm linux user).
Hope the PF will be usefull for me and may be I'll be usefull for the PF :-)
Thanks
Welcome xbow. The K-30 is a wonderful camera. Hope you bought the WR lens. Very useful in the Russian cold winters, as both are weather proof.
Russia has a history of making excellent cameras and lenses. I myself had Lubitels and Kiev - 19 that also took Nikon Lenses.
Russian Binoculars were very popular too.
Regards

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I don't think anyone here will criticize your choice!


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Are any of your old lenses M42 or K-mount? They could be fun if you can use them on the K-30.
M42. I plan to order M42/K adapter to try them. I will to share the results here.
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Welcome xbow. The K-30 is a wonderful camera. Hope you bought the WR lens. Very useful in the Russian cold winters, as both are weather proof.
Yes, this is the point.

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Russia has a history of making excellent cameras and lenses. I myself had Lubitels and Kiev - 19 that also took Nikon Lenses.
Russian Binoculars were very popular too.
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I've got middle size Lubitel-166 too. Kiev-19 is great camera but was too expensive to me that time. Unfortunately, I have not photographic enlarger (is it correct name?) to make snapshots from middle size film. And I think it's hard to find this films in my town now. This tech is gone.
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Welcome to PF and bonjour from France ... enjoy the K-30 and please post us another image or two soon ... J

PS - Does this look familiar ?



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Welcome to PF and bonjour from France ... enjoy the K-30 and please post us another image or two soon ... J PS - Does this look familiar ?
Oh ho! that is a great collection you have there. But not very exciting - no ying yang, no male female - because I don't see the longer lenses like the Russian 300 mm Tair with the gun stock, or the extreme WA Lenses like the 8mm Peleng, Zenitar 16mm or the 20mm Mir or Arsat.
Some of the earlier Russian lenses were as good as the Leicas and Zeiss.
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QuoteOriginally posted by nanhi Quote
Oh ho! that is a great collection you have there. But not very exciting - no ying yang, no male female - because I don't see the longer lenses like the Russian 300 mm Tair with the gun stock, or the extreme WA Lenses like the 8mm Peleng, Zenitar 16mm or the 20mm Mir or Arsat.
Some of the earlier Russian lenses were as good as the Leicas and Zeiss.
Regards.
Bonjour nanhi,

It's admittedly a small collection that I have amassed via my local thrift store ... is this a bit better ? J

PS - Mine is the Photosnaiper in the review section photos ... https://www.pentaxforums.com/userreviews/tair-3s-300mm-f4-5-fotosnaiper-12-ensemble.html

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It's admittedly a small collection that I have amassed via my local thrift store ... is this a bit better ? J
PS - Mine is the Photosnaiper in the review section photos ... TAIR-3S 300mm f4.5 - "Fotosnaiper 12" ensemble Lens Reviews - Russian and Zenitar Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

Bonjour Jean, Vow! now that I call the real stuff. Do you also have the Gun Stock?
I used to have the Kiev-19 - it took Nikon lenses. And I bought some Helios lenses
for $ 10 apiece from a Russian Pawn Shop in San Mateo, Bay Area, California.
I use it on my Pentax K-5 via the M42 to K-mount Adapter.
Happy shooting.
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