Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
06-15-2018, 04:52 PM   #1
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: West Australia
Posts: 8
Hi from West Australia

Hi everyone!
I recently bought a secondhand Pentax K30, I thought it a good starting point while I learn photography.
I look forward to learning from others about my camera, and how to take better photos.
Thanks.

06-15-2018, 04:54 PM - 1 Like   #2
Resident Bagpiper
Loyal Site Supporter
bertwert's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Golden, BC
Photos: Albums
Posts: 10,078
Welcome to the forum, the K-30 is a very good starting point
06-15-2018, 06:33 PM - 1 Like   #3
pjv
Moderator
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
pjv's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,714
Hi from Melbourne mate, and welcome to the Pentax forums. Good to have you aboard.
06-15-2018, 07:22 PM - 1 Like   #4
Pentaxian




Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2,899
QuoteOriginally posted by Simoni Quote
Hi everyone!
I recently bought a secondhand Pentax K30, I thought it a good starting point while I learn photography.
I look forward to learning from others about my camera, and how to take better photos.
Thanks.
Welcome! I bought Pentax 'to learn on' and now I am on my third body. LOL!

If you need guidance on lenses or where to start in that area or want to solicit tips to make your shots better....the only rule is 'don't be shy'.

06-15-2018, 08:27 PM - 1 Like   #5
Pentaxian




Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: NY
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,290
Welcome to Pentax forums.
06-15-2018, 09:49 PM - 1 Like   #6
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
i_trax's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Perth Western Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,264
Hi from Perth.
Enjoy the Forum!
06-16-2018, 12:21 AM - 1 Like   #7
Moderator PEG Judges
Loyal Site Supporter
Kerrowdown's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Highlands of Scotland.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 38,845
Welcome, sounds like you have got a great plan.
06-16-2018, 05:43 AM - 1 Like   #8
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 56
Hello from Perth, and welcome to the forum!

06-16-2018, 10:22 PM - 1 Like   #9
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,776
G'day mate and welcome to the forum
06-20-2018, 09:05 AM - 1 Like   #10
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
ChristianRock's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Woodstock, GA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,636
Welcome, and you should get a lot of mileage out of that K30. I have the K50 which is basically the same camera, and have no complaints about it whatsoever.
06-22-2018, 03:46 PM   #11
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: West Australia
Posts: 8
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote
Welcome, and you should get a lot of mileage out of that K30. I have the K50 which is basically the same camera, and have no complaints about it whatsoever.
Unfortunately I think the person who owned my camera before me already did the mileage. A lot of dirt on the inside, and Manual works when it feels like it haha. But I have been persisting, dreaming of my next (new) Pentax! I had the sensor cleaned but seemed to just shift the muck around. A friend also gave it a few cleans but still muck and unfortunately sitting centre of each photo. I love photography so this issue won't deter me.
06-22-2018, 10:45 PM - 1 Like   #12
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
i_trax's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Perth Western Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,264
drop it off to Pentax/Sigma Service :
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Unit 1, 5 Gibberd Road
Balcatta WA 6021
Tel: (08) 9489 8500
Fax: (08) 9381 7344
they always did good job for me
Ricoh Imaging | Service Centre
06-23-2018, 03:57 AM   #13
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: West Australia
Posts: 8
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by i_trax Quote
drop it off to Pentax/Sigma Service :
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Unit 1, 5 Gibberd Road
Balcatta WA 6021
Tel: (08) 9489 8500
Fax: (08) 9381 7344
they always did good job for me
Ricoh Imaging | Service Centre
Thank you very much for that info i_trax, I'll look into it this week.
06-23-2018, 04:11 AM - 1 Like   #14
Seeker of Knowledge
Loyal Site Supporter
aslyfox's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Topeka, Kansas
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,522
welcome

lots of friendly members here willing to assist you with any questions you might have

especially if you are looking for advice on how to spend your money

perhaps these charts might be of help should you decide to invest in equipment now or in the future

Pentax Lens Compatibility Chart
Copyright 2006-2016 Mosphotos.com. All rights reserved.

Pentax bayonet lenses labeled "SMC Pentax" are referred to as "K" lenses in the table below. Other Pentax bayonet lenses have the lens designation as a part of their name as in "SMC Pentax-FA."

Note that "star" lenses work like their "non-star" counterparts: DA* lenses work like DA lenses, FA* like FA, F* like F, A* like A, and M* like M.
Exceptions: Exceptions: FA and F "soft" lenses behave like M lenses in terms of metering.

The Pentax Camera Lens Compatibility Chart
_________________________________

Pentax K-Mount Lens Series Explained: The differences between various Pentax lens series

In a nutshell

There are several series of Pentax K-mount lenses; the ones currently being produced include the DA (digital), DA L (cheap digital kit), D FA (full-frame, digital optimized), and FA (full-frame) series. While all Pentax K-mount lenses ever produced are compatible with all current Pentax DSLRs (in some cases with restrictions in that not all exposure modes of the camera are supported by old lenses), there are significant differences between each lens series and each has different features. Furthermore some of the newer lenses do not work with older cameras. We'll be exploring the differences between the various K-mount series lenses in this article. Read more about specific K-mount lens/camera compatibility here.

The DLSR designation below encompasses the mirror-less K-01.

Pentax K-Mount Lenses Explained: The differences between various Pentax lens series
06-23-2018, 08:48 PM - 1 Like   #15
Senior Member




Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: michigan
Posts: 181
welcome and greetings from michigan!
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
North West Tasmania, Australia. Terry C Post Your Photos! 9 01-31-2017 02:47 AM
Hi from Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. smiffy2150 Welcomes and Introductions 10 01-15-2017 08:15 PM
Tuning in from WAIKIKI, West Australia nightjar Welcomes and Introductions 2 10-16-2010 09:40 PM
Landscape goldfields,west australia dandog Post Your Photos! 6 11-25-2009 07:38 AM
Hi from Bridgetown West Australia ozlizard Welcomes and Introductions 7 06-12-2009 10:46 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:04 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top