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12-19-2009, 09:38 AM   #1
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After months on I switched and have been lurking on this site for several weeks. I started at dpreview to get a sense of which entry level (w/room to grow) dslr would suit my purposes. I went trough the whole Nikon versus Canon thing. I looked at the Nikon D5000, the Canon T1i and even the pricier Nikon D90. Boy those Nikon and Canon people can get pretty testy and defensive. I realized that the K-x offered the most bang for the buck.

Once I settled on the K-x (after battery issue was resolved) I basically devoted my research to this site.

So today I made the leap, my first Pentax purhase since my Spotmatic w/Super Takumar 1.8/55 in high school, circa 1970.

Enough background.

I purchased the K-x with the 18-55 DA L and 55-300 DA L. Good deal at Amazon these days!! Am anxiously awaiting its arrival.

The site has been a tremendous source of information. I even learned that my old Super Takumar 1.8/55 lens can be dusted off and used on the K-x utilizing the m42 Pentax adaptor!!!

Looking forward to posting pictures at some point.

12-19-2009, 11:59 AM   #2
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Welcome, I have the SMC version of your Tak and it has worked well on my K10d
12-19-2009, 12:29 PM   #3
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Welcome here.
I have just bought the m42 Pentax adaptor myself (didn't arrived yet, so can't tell you much about it), but I know that a lot of people use Takumar lenses!
Hope your K-x will arrive soon so you can start taking pictures.
Enjoy the forum and your new camera!
12-19-2009, 01:14 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum.
You'll enjoy the K-x and have fun working with your old Tak.
Hope you stick around here.


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