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02-25-2018, 06:28 PM   #1
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I joined because I'm seriously considering a new K1 Mark 2 and wanted to explore the Pentax community. I started shooting in 1968 while in military service. I was assigned to help out a combat photographer assigned to our unit and we became friends. I do have a Pentax 645N MF film camera that, despite my digitals, I still love to shoot. I also shoot Mamiya MF, Nikon 35MM film, Nikon digital, DX and FX and a full frame Canon 6D MK II. I'm not into Ford vs Chevy, Coke vs Pepsi or any camera comparisons, I love them all. I shoot the events of my life, parties I go to, vacations I go on, family gatherings and landscapes. I'm not a pro and don't pretend to be one or aspire to become one. I just like to shoot. I parked all my film cameras for the winter so I'm not up to date on the 220 film availability issue. Is it coming back? Amazon canceled my last order for it and was the motivation for me to go full frame digital, but I still love to shoot film.
I'm retired and do a lot of traveling and this year we're off to Poland and plan to visit Auschwitz. Maybe I'll have a K1 and be proficient enough to take it. Greetings to all.


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02-25-2018, 06:53 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums!! Lots of easy going folks here shooting film, MF, other brands as well as Pentax.



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Welcome to the Forums. You sure have some nice gear. I am not much in to comparisons either. I am in the camp that says whatever camera you have in your hand is the one for the job.
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Welcome to the forum denniedigital.

I'm sure you will love the K-1 II.

I have the K-1 and also still shoot film, including with a P6x7 MLU.

I'm sure you will find the K-1 to be be even easier than the Canon 6D, with things like the customised 3rd dial being very handy for exposure compensation, SR on/off etc.

I love shooting the FA31 and FA77 primes in particular. Another great 2nd hand lens for the money, if you can find one, is the Tamron XR Di 28-75 f/2.8

Finally, don't hesitate to get a P645 - PK adapter to enable you to use great lenses like the A75 on your new K-1. I also use a P67-P645 adapter for some classics like the P67 105 f/2.4

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