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02-07-2018, 03:24 PM   #1
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DIPO here, I'm the new guy, purchased an Asahi Pentax 35mm Spotmatic in Okinawa Japan in 1970 or 71, hard to remember exact date, getting old you know. I'v been using this old girl since then and love it takes great pics but finally made the jump to digital. Found a K5 on eBay from Japan, said it only had a1050 shutter release, pics of it looked good, was advertised as mint and figured that it was in pretty good shape. Got it and have been playing with it and reading the manual. Wow!!! lots of bells and whistles totally different from the Spotmatic totally different. Will be reading the threads here hopefully to learn even more. So, if you see some post from that seem kind of, not so smart, please be gentle. Of course first pics were shot in automatic, but have begun to venture out.

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Welcome to the forums

Yes, cameras have come a long way since the Spotmatic The fundamentals are still the same, though... but the user interface can seem quite daunting at first!

The K-5 is a wonderful camera - congratulations on yours, especially with such a low shutter count!

I think you'll find most of our members gentle and forgiving, and more than willing to help.

Looking forward to your involvement here
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Hi from Australia dipo 1, and welcome to the Pentax forums. Good to have you here.
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Welcome, hope you enjoy your new K5 as much as you did your Spotmatic.

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