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01-07-2018, 07:59 PM   #1
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Back to Pentax after 40 years

Long time B&W medium format and large format film hippy(Mamiya RB67s and Arca Swiss). Those big cameras are increasingly getting a bit heavy to lug up hills these days so I've been interested in lightening my load. I'm also preparing to take an extended RV trip and there won't be much room in my small rig for a lot of photo gear.

I was judging at a art show not long ago and encountered a photographer who is working in digital B&W. I was really impressed with the 16x20 B&W prints he had produced from a Pentax K5 and old film primes. I have fond memories of roaming the globe with my old Spotmatic during my misspent youth, so my first choice was to look at Pentax again. I settled on the K3 because I like the size weight and backward compatibility. A 16 x 85 zoom and a 100mm macro covers the focal length range of my medium format lenses. I'm sure I'll be adding a couple more once I figure out what I'm doing.

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01-07-2018, 08:05 PM   #2
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Hi from Australia Rick, and welcome to the Pentax forums and Pentax equipment. I think you will enjoy the K-3 and lenses you have bought. Good to have you here.
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Welcome! As you discovered 40 years later the quality is still there.

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Hi Rick, welcome from the UK.

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Hi Rick, welcome to the forum
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rickkrough Quote
my first choice was to look at Pentax again. I settled on the K3 because I like the size weight and backward compatibility.
Welcome; but you do know that all post-1975 Pentax SLR cameras have back compatibility with all post-1975 Pentax lenses (but not necessarily forward compatability, or compatibility with third party "K-mount" lenses ). It is just that the way you put it sounded like only the K3 did that.
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Welcome, looking forward to see some imagery from your trip.

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