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12-27-2015, 10:11 AM   #1
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After wondering in the wilderness away from K mount cameras I am back, I just recently got a new K-50 and I still had several old K mounts and a couple Ricoh bodies on the shelf

Finding on ebay that a camera with lens is often the same price or cheaper than just a lens, I have started a collection. For Christmas I have bought myself the following.

First a SF10 with two nice AF zooms for less than $20.00.

I then found a P30T, which was my first Pentax back in the Mid 90's. It is like new, may even be new as the white plastic sheet was attached to the back plane. ($15.00)

Not having a 50 mm prime other than my Rikinon on my old KR30SP, I picked up a P3 with a 50MM F2.0 SMC-A, for $45. The P3 also appears to have only been used lightly if at all.

I picked up a still in the box SMC-A 70-210mm still in the box for 50.

Then just for fun I bought a Super Program which I am still waiting for. I really want to compare it to the KR30SP which is of the same vintage Although I think that the Super Program corisponds to the XR-P and the Program Plus to the Kr30SP.

And just because I miss it as the First SLR i ever bought new (on clearance at the Sears down the road from Michigan State University my sophomore year), a Sears KS Super, with 50MM and 135MM lens (the 135 even still has the box). so I paid to much for it Ha.

So now my goal is to eventually collect every Pentax and Ricoh non AF K-mount camera bodies.


Right now I want to see about getting my KS Super and KR30SP serviced as they are my first and second SLR's so they hold a special place in my heart. The Original KR30SP was the second biggest purchase behind my first new car when I graduated from MSU.

After the P30T, my first AF was a Sigma S-7 then a Minolta QTsi. My first digital was a Sony Alpha 100. For I then switched back and forth between Canon and Pentax a couple times D60, *istDS, 10D, K10D. then a foray into 4/3 Olympus and Micro 4/3 (Panasonic) and Samsung NX before coming back to the K-50, In fact I just found a Sigma 70-300 zoom in the back of the closet from my canon days!

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