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04-13-2015, 06:15 AM   #1
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Waiting for a K-50

I have been using my "M" and "Super Takumar" lenses on some Micro 4/3 cameras. When B&H dropped their price on a Nikon D3200 kit to less than $500, I had to buy one. Funny thing is, I still pick up the Lumix G3 and more often than not, the Olympia PL1 (only 12 mega-pixel but with "shake reduction"). A 50, 100, 135 or 200 "M" prime lens works quite well but both cameras are really tiny when hooked up to a 300 f4 Super Takumar.


I found a non-functioning K7 body on E-bay for next to nothing and am waiting for delivery of the cheapest battery and charger that I could find. I think that the whole setup was less than $65. Probably won't work but I took a shot.


Anyway, B&H currently has a K-50 w/ 18-55WR lens for $419 and throws in a 32Gigabyte memory card and Pentax flash. Couldn't pass that up, so it's on it's way. (As is an M42 to K mount adapter.)


I will, no doubt, still use the "tiny ones". The "M" 50 f1.4 prime is perfect for them. Soon though, I will have something that I can really "get a grip on".


If anyone needs me, I'll be on the front porch, waiting for the UPS guy.


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04-13-2015, 10:32 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by Stevedel Quote
If anyone needs me, I'll be on the front porch, waiting for the UPS guy
Welcome to the forum, not that your keen or anything, in fact you probably wont get this welcome until you come back in from there.
04-14-2015, 11:55 AM   #3
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Thank you, Kerrydown. You must have spent a considerable amount of time in collecting all of those "A" lenses.


I'm still on the porch, waiting for the UPS guy with a spiffy, new K-50. I have my laptop and Wi-Fi so I am not totally out of contact with the civilized world.


The postal guy just delivered the battery and charger for the "non-functioning", E-bayed, K-7.


I think that I have the "deal of the century". I did the "legacy glass" thing and the camera seems to work with an "M" lens. Most of the manual functions seem to work. The orphaned K-7 stops down and takes pictures.


I will try out a later series auto-focusing lens and put some time into the K-7 Users Manual to see if the thing is 100% working. Right now it looks pretty good.
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You must have spent a considerable amount of time in collecting all of those "A" lenses
No not really, most of them I bought new at the time when they were the "cutting edge".

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Welcome. Enjoy your K-50.
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