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09-27-2009, 01:29 PM   #1
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Hello from Belgium


My name is Luc and I'm a long-time amateur photog. Used to use old Canon gear from the AE-1 and AV-1 series but this year took the plunge and switched to Pentax for my first DSLR because this brand provides me with backward compatibility with lots of older lenses.
I already had a small P&S Pentax Optio digicam but I soon discovered a serious interest in older Pentax stuff as well... I picked up a number of Spotmatics (SP, SPII, SP500, SP1000) mainly to get the Takumars that came with them. For film with M42 lenses I prefer more modern bodies so I got myself both a Chinon CEII Memotron and a Cosina Hi-Lite EC bodies - these have more modern electronic shutters and lightmeters that provide AE functionality with my old Takumars.
I have a sh***y M42<>K adapter and still looking for a better one to use more old lenses on the K-M too.

Hope to get some fun here reading you guys and posting from time to time

09-27-2009, 07:50 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, I'm sure you'll get lots of useful hints and tips from the members. Enjoy your stay.
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Hi Luc.
Welcome to the club.
Enjoy the old lenses with the new bodies, and do post some images from your side of the world once in a while.
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Greetings. Which DSLR did you get?

09-27-2009, 10:23 PM   #5
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Most of the M42<>K adapters are pretty dodgey. I took the little tab off mine and just leave it on the lens. Although, I probably wouldn't advise it if you want you use your old lenses on your film bodies.

Glad to have you with us and welcome.
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QuoteOriginally posted by K-9 Quote
Greetings. Which DSLR did you get?
K-m (or K2000)
09-28-2009, 09:48 AM   #7
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Welcome to the Forum! Post your pictures! This was my latest-beer from Belgium:


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