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01-18-2018, 05:06 PM   #1
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Hello Pentax Users - New to Site

Hi All,


Mike here from beautiful Knoxville, TN.


I'm new to this forum, been using Pentax cameras and binoculars for several decades, not a professional, just a hobbyist, although I do have much experience with telescopes and accessories. I need some advice regarding Pentax DSLRs.


I want to buy a mid-grade DSLR body and I want to use my old Pentax-A lenses. From reading different sites I know that they will attach and that the automatic aperture control will work, but I'd like to know from experienced users any tricks of this trade.


When looking at available features and pricing...I was thinking about going with the K-50 as a good mid-grade "non-throw away" DSLR body to use with a newer autofocus lenses and to be able to manual focus with my old SMC Pentax-A lenses.


Any advice will be much appreciated.
Best Regards,
Mike

01-18-2018, 09:28 PM - 1 Like   #2
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Hi from Australia Mike, and welcome to the Pentax forums. An idea of your budget will help the members to give you advice. Good to have you here.
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Hi Peter,


Thanks for responding...I'm considering spending up to $500 USD for a Pentax DSLR body, and to afford at least a mid-grade, I'm looking at used equipment...I'm glad I found this site as it has a marketplace. I've bought/sold on a similar astronomy marketplace and have had good experience with it. So this is great as I'm loyal to the Pentax brand.


Thanks and Best Regards,
Mike

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Welcome to the forum, Iím quite a fan of the A series lenses myself.

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Hi from a very happy Danish K-70 owner who urges you to spend 95$ more and buy a K-70 body :-)
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Hi Mike, welcome to the forum!
01-20-2018, 01:39 PM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kerrowdown Quote
Welcome to the forum, Iím quite a fan of the A series lenses myself.


Hi Kerrowdown,


Me too...want to add more. I got a kick out of your naming convention for your lenses...quite a collection.


Best,
Mike
01-20-2018, 02:41 PM   #8
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Welcome, Mike. You might be able to get a good used K-3 in the Marketplace for what you're looking to spend. Marvellous top end camera.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mlucas9 Quote
I got a kick out of your naming convention for your lenses...quite a collection
Thanks, it's all just a bit of fun... but don't tell them "Ladies" I said so.
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