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12-30-2014, 10:04 AM   #1
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Hello from Pakistan

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Just joined this very informative forum after being a silent reader for a long time. I am a telecom engineer by profession and a hobbyist photographer. I don't own a Pentax SLR yet, however I have collected quite a large number of vintage Pentax lenses over the last few months. I use these with a Canon 600D and now seldom use the auto lenses. Absolutely love the 50mm line. I have 1.4, 1.7 and 1.8 different variants.
Looking forward to learn a lot from you people around.

-Haroon

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QuoteOriginally posted by mughal113 Quote
Hi,
Just joined this very informative forum after being a silent reader for a long time. I am a telecom engineer by profession and a hobbyist photographer. I don't own a Pentax SLR yet, however I have collected quite a large number of vintage Pentax lenses over the last few months. I use these with a Canon 600D and now seldom use the auto lenses. Absolutely love the 50mm line. I have 1.4, 1.7 and 1.8 different variants.
Looking forward to learn a lot from you people around.

-Haroon
Hi mughal113, welcome to the forum. Glad that the legacy Pentax lenses are serving you well. This is the beauty of Pentax, that you can even use the older M42 (thread mount) lenses and can still meter via the Green Button on Pentax Digital Bodies.
The K-5 IIs at $ 496 brand new in the US can put a lot of Full Frame Canons and Nikons to shame.
I am glad that you can still get legacy lenses in Pakistan. Hope they are pretty cheap.
Regards.

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Hi nanhi and everyone else
Thanks for the warm welcome. Yes, Pentax legacy lenses do pop up time to time in the market here, just have to keep the eyes open
I have two Pentax-m 50mm 1.4 (love is so much that got a second copy when saw one for sale).
smc Takumar 55mm 1.8
super Takumar 55mm 1.8
smc 135 mm 3.5
Pentax-A 50mm 1.7

Here are a couple of samples from 1.4





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Welcome Haroon. Fine photos. I've got the A-50 f1.7 and it's a gem.
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Welcome to the forum, you've got some fine glass, we just need to convince you to get a "proper" camera to put them on.
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Cool! I got the M 1.4 too. Its amazing. How about the 1.7 and 1.8?

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@camerasup, Both 1.7 and 1.8 are great. Each one has a different character.

@kjphilippona, thanks a lot

@kerrowdown, well that's what I have been trying to do too. I will try to get a used pentax body to get a hang of it. And if it's addictive enough, I may totally switch
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if it's addictive enough
What's this word "if"?
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Hi,
Just joined this very informative forum after being a silent reader for a long time. I am a telecom engineer by profession and a hobbyist photographer. I don't own a Pentax SLR yet, however I have collected quite a large number of vintage Pentax lenses over the last few months. I use these with a Canon 600D and now seldom use the auto lenses. Absolutely love the 50mm line. I have 1.4, 1.7 and 1.8 different variants.
Looking forward to learn a lot from you people around.

-Haroon

I am just starting out with my slightly used white K-50 that came with a 18-55 & 50-200 lens kit. I love taking all kind of different pictures and have not yet tested the kit lenses that came with my camera. If they are anything like the ones supplied with my X's Nikon, i will be looking for some new lenses. What should i be looking for as a good starter lens for close work?
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Assaallam Waaleikum mughal113!
PF par aap ka istagbaal aur khushaamdeed! Aap ke nukta-e-nazar se haalaat-e-pakistaan jaan sakte hain? Pakistan is indeed beautiful especially for street photography.
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Thanks all. Such a friendly forum it is. Danny09, yes there are lots of opportunities of street photography and a lot of historical places with great architecture to capture. I have lots of subjects on my roof top as I grow cacti and other plants as a hobby

I am now seriously thinking about getting a pentax body to utilize the lenses to maximum.

Thanks again everyone.

-Haroon
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