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09-16-2013, 08:12 PM   #1
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Hello fom me

Hello there, i am new to the Pentax world and thinking of switching from Canon, currently i have a Canon 60D and a couple lenses 60mm macro and 70-300 non-L, at the momebnt i am drooling over the K-5 IIs and 31 f1.8.

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Thanks mate, yeah i hope to meet people here and explore the Pentax system, there seems to be a plethora of lenses that can work on the K-mount cameras.

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Welcome to the forums. My last body was a 40D.

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Welcome to the forums. My last body was a 40D.
you must be happy with Pentax then? i may keep the 60D and 60mm lens, but concentrate on Pentax from there on
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Well Pentax and Sony have in body stabilization that is helpful with manual lenses. The K5 had the best of everything at the time. Sometimes I do wish for some Canon features like the top display light button and a swivel screen (40D didn't have that but later models did) and a 1/250 sec flash speed.
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yeah i may end up having a foot in both camps, but keen to explore the Pentax world with stacks of different lenses available, i have enquired about a second hand k-5, but really have my eyes set on the K-5 IIs and maybe the 31 f1.8 first up and a few other primes later maybe 15, 21, 40/50 or 55, 70 or 77, and further down the track possibly the 16-50 and 60-250
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Welcome to PF and bonjour from France ... enjoy the forum and please post us an (Pentax ) image or two soon ... Salut, J

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QuoteOriginally posted by beachgardener Quote
Thanks mate, yeah i hope to meet people here and explore the Pentax system, tehre seems to be a plethora of lenses that can work on the K-mount cameras.
Yes, that was my attraction too, already having a fair few lenses. With adaptor, you can of course use the older Pentax screw mount lenses too.
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Yes, that was my attraction too, already having a fair few lenses. With adaptor, you can of course use the older Pentax screw mount lenses too.
yes i was wondering about the adapters, can you point me to some examples of those for the screw mount?
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Pentax Mount Adapter K reviews - Pentax Camera Accessory Review Database

Generally the genuine Pentax adapter is recommended, from what I've read. I've seen some problems reported with aftermarket ones.

Fotodiox seems to produce good quality stuff, though.
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thanks for that mate, some of your photos the dogs, i like dogs, are they yours?
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There are M42 to EOS adapters too. You can use any generic ones for Canon. I didn't find those with the focus confirm chip to be accurate.
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thanks for that mate, some of your photos the dogs, i like dogs, are they yours?
Yeah, huskies and a malamute/husky mix.
They're enjoying the crisp autumnal weather preview this week.

I have a K-42 converter, but haven't yet purchased an m42 lens! I should get a nice takumar.
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Yeah, huskies and a malamute/husky mix.
They're enjoying the crisp autumnal weather preview this week.

I have a K-42 converter, but haven't yet purchased an m42 lens! I should get a nice takumar.
They sound like tough dogs that is they can with stand hard weather conditions, they look like they have great personalities,

well i'm just entering the Pentax world, but i will in time look at an adapter and maybe Takumar lenses
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