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06-10-2018, 03:45 PM   #1
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Hi everyone! Just joined with an interest in learning more about film photography. In the market for a used Pentax K1000 to purchase. Haven't taken a class since high school and have read that this is a great start camera. I mostly take pictures when traveling, and, when at home, of my baking. Would love any suggestions on lenses that would be good for food photography -- mostly overhead shots and closeups

Thanks and looking forward to learning.

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The M 50/4 macro might be a good, cheap, readily available option. My experience in food photography is basically zero though. I don't know if you'd need something wider. If so, the sigma mini wide 24/2.8 is quite good.
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For what it's worth though, I'm not convinced the K1000 is the best starter film camera -- it just has that reputation on the Internet . I can see a good argument for an MX on one hand or a K2 on the other.

More than anything else, the K1000's lack of shutter lock frustrated me when I was exploring film cameras. I lost 3-4 shots per roll to the inside of my bag before I figured out what was happening, and waiting to advance the film until I'm ready to shoot has never felt natural.

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Hi from Australia Elsie, welcome to the Pentax forums and the joys of Pentax equipment. Lots of " filmers " here, so any help or advice you may need will be happily given. Good to have you here.
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Welcome to the forum, I'm no film expert, but there are many here ready to lend a helping hand
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I have a K-1000. It is a great film camera. It is very well built and does an excellent job.
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Welcome to the forum, unfortunately much of the finest food photography involves of sorts of clever food substitutes and substances which would make the food totally inedible, but looks great in the imagery.


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