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11-02-2014, 04:58 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Just ordered a Pentax K-3 with battery grip and a 18 to 135mm lens, been wanting a digital for about 10 years but just could not do it. I have been a long time Pentax user (1973 or about then) first one was a SP-500 plus, then an ES and then I got two LXs and a Pentax 6X7. Made enough off Photos to buy a large selections of good lenses and did not want to spend $20, 000 to $30,000 to buy new lenses so when I found the K-3 would let me use the film lenses and the price got right I pushed the buy button manly because it was getting hard to find film and get it developed here even though I have all 5 of my Pentax film cameras and do not plan on giving them up, Really want Pentax to come up with a digital back for the 6x7. Looking forward to the new adventure

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Welcome to the Forum, Milton. Like you, it took me a very, very long time to finally go to digital. And all that old glass still works as intended.
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very glad that you will be able to use your old lenses, without additional cost, I am pleased to welcome you here a friendly atmosphere and very interesting!
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Welcome to the forums! You will able to help a lot of us who haven't been shooting nearly as long as you have (and haven't made any money, like in my case)...
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Welcome to the forums and the digital age. The K3 with a 18-135mm is a very fine way to start exploring it, so much joy to you.

But can one really spend that much money on glass?!
I think I should be thankful, that I missed the film era then.

It seems like one of Pentax' best moves, though, that they stayed true to their mount and kept it compatible. What a waste to demand something different just because there's a digital sensor now...
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Welcome, enjoy the K-3 when she arrives.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Undot Quote
Welcome to the forums and the digital age. The K3 with a 18-135mm is a very fine way to start exploring it, so much joy to you.

But can one really spend that much money on glass?!
I think I should be thankful, that I missed the film era then.

It seems like one of Pentax' best moves, though, that they stayed true to their mount and kept it compatible. What a waste to demand something different just because there's a digital sensor now...
Yes you can really spend that much on glass, the 600mm 5.6 lens was just shy of 4K in Japan the UV filter was $120. oo the closes digital lens to it is almost 7K, and between the 5 Pentax film cameras I have over 15 lenses they ran me between 400 and 4000 each with at lease 5 of them being on the high side of 1200 most ran between 6 and 9 hundred. I bought the best I could get and the fastest even though I am a die hard member of the f 11 club. So that is why I was estimating what I quoted for replacing them with digital lenses.
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QuoteOriginally posted by milton.pasley Quote
Yes you can really spend that much on glass, the 600mm 5.6 lens was just shy of 4K in Japan the UV filter was $120. oo the closes digital lens to it is almost 7K, and between the 5 Pentax film cameras I have over 15 lenses they ran me between 400 and 4000 each with at lease 5 of them being on the high side of 1200 most ran between 6 and 9 hundred. I bought the best I could get and the fastest even though I am a die hard member of the f 11 club. So that is why I was estimating what I quoted for replacing them with digital lenses.
Unless you buy a 560mm!
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Welcome to PF. I believe you can use the 6x7 lens on your K3 as well.
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