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03-20-2016, 08:13 PM   #1
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Getting back into photography and maybe vintage camera repair

I have owned a MX for 35 years. It was a pretty good investment since both of my kids used it for photography class. I have ordered a K-50 so I can start taking digital pictures. I need to document an estate. I am looking to re-use some my old lenses. I am thinking of tinkering with some vintage cameras.

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Hi old_manual_guy. Welcome to the Pentax forums. Good luck with the K-50.
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Yes indeed, welcome. I also have a MX that I bought in the late 70s, and it's a prize of my collection. The K50 will serve you well, and you'll be able to use your M lenses in manual mode using the green button.

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Yes indeed, welcome. I also have a MX that I bought in the late 70s, and it's a prize of my collection. The K50 will serve you well, and you'll be able to use your M lenses in manual mode using the green button.
Thanks for the tip about the green button. Looking forward to finding it.
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I am looking to re-use some my old lenses
Welcome to the forum, that's just one of the many joys of Pentax owership, backwards lens compatability.
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Yes indeed, welcome. I also have a MX that I bought in the late 70s, and it's a prize of my collection. The K50 will serve you well, and you'll be able to use your M lenses in manual mode using the green button.
I must confess I am struggling to understand the K-50 operating manual with regards to Pentax-M lens. Any idea where I might find a Using old lenses on DSLR for dummies thread?
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Any idea where I might find a Using old lenses on DSLR for dummies thread?
Follow this link, it may help you.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/54-pentax-lens-articles/110657-how-use-me...t=green+button
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Thanks. I must confess that right after I whined about the situation, I found it on my own. This site really is great.
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Thanks.
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I must confess that right after I whined about the situation, I found it on my own.
Better to find it twice, than not at all.
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