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06-11-2009, 01:49 AM   #1
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Hi from Melbourne, Australia

As a longtime film user, mainly with Olympus OM's, I'm looking to step into the digital age. I'm still doing the research, but so far I am inclined towards the K20d. I would be interested to know how the Pentax's perform in the real world as most reviews seem biased towards the big two. I have become a bit of a collector of late with a couple of old 6x6 folders circa 1930's as well as a Spotmatic and several OM's. All still operate beautifully. My aim is to continue to shoot film as well as digital. And, I hope to learn a bit here about the Pentax digital system.

06-11-2009, 01:56 AM   #2
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G'day bessa,
The K20D's a great camera. So it doesn't have the world's most advanced AF or metering system, but easily rivals the top guns at the high-end with the quality of images it can produce coupled with top class lenses that Pentax offers.
Plus you'll be able to use all your M42 lenses on the camera...
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Welcome Bessa, looks like you'd be a proud owner of a few M42 mount lenses. They work great on the K20D using the Pentax M42 adaptor.
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Welcome! The K20d and Takumar, a lovely couple....!!

06-13-2009, 01:13 AM   #5
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Welcome, Bessa.

I agree with the others here. The new glass is good, and useful for fast picture-taking. The old glass is good, and useful for considered picture-making.

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