Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-12-2012, 11:55 PM   #1
Senior Member

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Sweden
Posts: 207
Should I buy?

Hi Guys

I am getting a Pentax ME (partly automatic), 28mm, 50mm, 135mm (all M lenses), a flash gun to mount on the ME, and a small camera bag for $100 posted. Is that a good deal? Thanks.

05-13-2012, 12:23 AM   #2
Site Supporter
Chaos_Realm's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,251
any futher info on the lenses? like that their max aperture is ? It sounds pretty reasonable I mean $25 buck for each lens and camera effectively
05-13-2012, 12:41 AM   #3
Veteran Member
RioRico's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Limbo, California
Posts: 11,264
Assuming the lenses are the M28/2.8, M50/1.7, and M135/2.8 or f/3.5, then yes, it's a good deal. If the Fifty is the M50/2, then it's still an OK deal. I see you also have a Kx. Be very careful about using the flash on both cameras. Many older flashes use a high trigger voltage that can FRY DIGITAL ELECTRONICS! "Don't brick the camera", as we say. Good luck!
05-13-2012, 01:16 AM   #4
Senior Member

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Sweden
Posts: 207
Original Poster
Thats great info Chaos and RioRico. I do not have info on the 28 and 135's apertures but the M50 1.7 is the kit lens that came with the ME.

Rio as you are aware that I have a Kx, and it has a built-in flash, but that is not sufficient, or suitable, for something like macro photography(which I intend to start very soon, my Raynox's will reach me tomorrow). Any ideas on what will be an ideal (and cheap) flash equipment suitable to buy for macro photography and will go well on the Kx?
I won't be doing a flying insects photography hence won't need a 1/25000 kind of flash. It will mostly be flowers and plants, and later on perhaps tiny insects.

05-13-2012, 02:21 AM   #5
Veteran Member
RioRico's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Limbo, California
Posts: 11,264
Others here can better recommend macro-suitable flashes. Some folks may post pictures of their home-brew rigs using potato-chip cans to aim the light! I'm a lazy sod, so I use a cheap Phoenix RL-59P ringflash (TTL) with AF or A-type lenses.

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, pentax help, photography
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want to buy, or Where to Buy - Arsat 30mm Fisheye Warped Pentax Medium Format 19 02-09-2012 11:48 AM
How can I pay when I buy camera or accessory at BUY/SELL page? rlatjsrud Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 4 01-09-2012 09:54 AM
A fisheye lens dilema... buy or not to buy.. kooks Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 15 05-14-2011 10:32 AM
Should I buy this laptop to speed up my workflow or buy a new lens? crossover37 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 26 09-24-2010 09:41 AM
SIGMA 70-200mm f/2.8 II EX DG APO Macro HSM Lens for PENTAX:To buy or not to buy? thelittlecar Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 21 12-31-2009 06:01 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:54 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]