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03-01-2010, 08:52 PM   #1
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Newbie with a bit of a quandary

Have owned a K1000 for 30's still going strong despite being dunked in water twice, banged, bumped,dropped, in temp's -10 to name it, it's been thru it. LOVE Pentax and won't even consider using another manufacturer.
To that end, I'm torn between getting the K-X and the K20D. Here's the question:
I have 3 lenses: a 28mm, standard 50mm, and a 70-210 zoom, and was wondering if there would be a vignetting problem using any of these lenses. If not, I'll just get the camera body and I'm good to go. I'll get more camera body for the money. Thanks for any good tips and advice, and I look forward to joining in what seems to be a very definitive forum....Dave

03-01-2010, 10:40 PM   #2
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Nope, no vignetting problem at all. In fact, the opposite is true. A Pentax DSLR will only use the center section of those lenses, thereby reducing vignetting even more. In essence, you'll be using the "sweet spot" of the lenses. But your lenses will also act like longer ones. Multiply the focal length by 1.5 to get the equivalent view on a Pentax DSLR. For example, your 28mm will act like a 42mm on a DSLR, and your 50mm will act like a 75mm.

For future reference, such questions are best asked in the Beginner's Q & A section of the forum. You're more likely to get answers there than in the Welcomes and Introductions section.
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Glad to hear you are sticking with Pentax. As for being torn, get the K20D if you can afford it! You will get a lot more from it.

Welcome in Dave & good luck on your digital journey.
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Add another vote for the K20d, especially given everything your K1000 has been through. The K20d is built like a tank. Might not survive an actual dunk in water though.


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