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05-05-2017, 06:05 AM - 1 Like   #1
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New K-1 owner from the Pentax Spotmatic

I have just purchased the K-1 and also still have the Spotmatic which I won third place in a world wide Pentax photo contest many years ago. Things have changed.

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It's a different world now.
Though if you still have nice lenses from back then, they're still nice lenses. They'll need hoods, of course.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wings Quote
Things have changed.
They certainly have, and that is quite the leap if you've used nothing in between!!!

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which I won third place in a world wide Pentax photo contest many years ago
Nicely done. You should be able to do great things with a K-1, then. Buy the M42-K adapter and get your old lenses rocking.
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Welcome, good grief... that's like the Wright Brothers to Moon landing in one step.

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Hi from Australia wings, and welcome to the Pentax forums and the wonderful K-1 !!! Good to have you aboard.
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Things have changed.
Welcome to the 21st century! "Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore..."

regards,

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My first 'real' camera was a Spotmatic F, now sharing film platforms with digital, including a K-1, and liking both. --Looking forward to seeing some of your way of seeing the world.
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It's a different world now.
Though if you still have nice lenses from back then, they're still nice lenses. They'll need hoods, of course.
Thanks.
I only have two lenses left, and only one seems to fit the k-mount. The other one is a vivatar telephoto that does not like the K-1 mount for some reason. It fits and works fine on the Spotmatic.

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They certainly have, and that is quite the leap if you've used nothing in between!!!



Nicely done. You should be able to do great things with a K-1, then. Buy the M42-K adapter and get your old lenses rocking.
Quite a leap indeed and thanks for the compliment. I really didn't know that I had won third place until many months later when I received a package from Pentax containing a pair of binoculars. The package had followed me from England where I was stationed and then to the States.

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Welcome, good grief... that's like the Wright Brothers to Moon landing in one step.
I have been known to do things that way. Interesting that you mentioned the Moon landing as that was about the time that I took the Pentax contest photos. Thanks.

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Welcome to the 21st century! "Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore..."

regards,
The K-1 is quite a camera. There is much for me to learn. Thanks.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jacquot Quote
My first 'real' camera was a Spotmatic F, now sharing film platforms with digital, including a K-1, and liking both. --Looking forward to seeing some of your way of seeing the world.
Thanks for the kind words Jacquot.

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QuoteOriginally posted by wings Quote
Thanks.
I only have two lenses left, and only one seems to fit the k-mount. The other one is a vivatar telephoto that does not like the K-1 mount for some reason. It fits and works fine on the Spotmatic.
Now that's interesting. I would have thought any M42 lens would fit a K-1 on an M42 adapter, unless there are issues with the sheer width of the lens outer body. I know that in K mount, some of the Vivitars had an extended protective flange around their aperture gear that prevents them from locking on (I've got one that has this issue), but I never knew there were M42 issues in that respect.
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