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09-25-2017, 04:27 PM - 4 Likes   #1
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Another Pentax convert, so long Nikon

Hey y'all. I've been lurking on the forums for a little while now (and especially the old lens reviews) and I figured it was finally time to make an account.

I've shot Nikon for a few years but I recently found a good deal on a K-7 and some Taks and Soviet screw-mount glass and now I'm hooked. Manual focus for life!

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Welcome! Looks like you've been ruined for life!

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Hi from Australia Zakk, and welcome to the Pentax forums and Pentax equipment. Good to have you aboard.
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Welcome to the forum, hang on to your bank account... from now on it's a declining asset.
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Don't forget old K mount stuff too. Fun lenses abound in K M and A series lenses. The 50/1.7 is a great fun lens. There's a thread on here called the traveling nifty 50, get on the list, the lens comes to you to play with for a month or so, then you send it to the next on the list.

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Welcome to the forum, hang on to your bank account... from now on it's a declining asset.
Haha, you can buy a mountain of screwmount glass for the price of a single Nikkor. But, I think I've already got the low-hanging fruit. And, the K-1 is starting to look pretty appealing...

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The traveling 50 sounds like a lot of fun, Kozlok, thanks for the tip.

And thanks all for the welcome.
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Welcome to the forums! If you're interested in screw mount lenses, make sure you pick up a Helios 44-2! It gives a swirly bokeh effect, and is a short telephoto that focuses quite close on apsc Pentaxes.
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Welcome to the forums! If you're interested in screw mount lenses, make sure you pick up a Helios 44-2! It gives a swirly bokeh effect, and is a short telephoto that focuses quite close on apsc Pentaxes.
Good advice, Bessa-66 I have a Helios 44m-5. It's the lens that turned me on Pentax cameras!
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Good advice, Bessa-66 I have a Helios 44m-5. It's the lens that turned me on Pentax cameras!
Nice photos ! I love my copy, sadly I don't get to take it out so often!
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QuoteOriginally posted by zjacreman Quote
the K-1 is starting to look pretty appealing...
The K-1 is a monumental improvement over your K-7. Especially if you shoot in low light.
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The K-1 is a monumental improvement over your K-7. Especially if you shoot in low light.

I made the leap and wow, you weren't kidding. ISO 12800 looks printable. This thing is nuts!
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I made the leap and wow, you weren't kidding. ISO 12800 looks printable. This thing is nuts!
And the big viewfinder makes manual focus much easier
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