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09-10-2020, 08:57 AM - 5 Likes   #1
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Falling Back in Love with Pentax

Well, I did it - as a long term Nikon manual focus (FM3a / FM2N plus AIS/AI lenses) and Digital user (D3400) I had a bit of spare cash recently and got my hands on a really nice fully working Pentax KX film camera at a snip off eBay, complete with the 50mm 1.7 lens..

This my second KX - I sold my other around 2010 because running two systems was a bit much at the time and austerity beckoned. Prior to that, I'd had other Pentaxes - an autofocus MZ5n with 28mm 2.8/35mm 2.0/50mm 1.4 /28-70mm f4 lenses plus 135mm M 3.5, an A50mm 1.4 and 70-210mm f4 zoom. I've also had the MZ-M, ME Super and MX. I look forward to sharing my experiences on the forum.

Getting my new/old KX brought back lots of memories - I took some great pictures of my kids when they were younger on the Pentax KX using B&W film in the early 2000's. So I'm just reliving the pleasure I had in using this system again. I'm augmenting the 50mm 1.7 with a K 35mm 3.5 and I'm also looking at another 1.4 lens (including a Revuenon MC 1.4 as well as a an A 50mm 1.4) but I will go no further. I might very well sell the 50mm 1.7.

My goal with be to make good images on B&W, well exposed and interesting - as I make the most of what is left of my eyesight before I get really old and to enjoy the 'authorative' clunk of the KX shutter once more.

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Welcome back to the fold

You'll find many other KX enthusiasts here as well.
09-10-2020, 09:18 AM   #3
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Welcome Crownster!
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Welcome to the forum! The KX was also my first Pentax camera that I purchased back in 1975, I'm still using it 45 years later.


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Thank you all.
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Hi Mark, welcome from " the Colonies."
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I think you have successfully superseded Dear Olde Blighty a long time ago pjv!
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