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02-28-2016, 08:29 PM   #16
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Yes, I imagine you would be quite satisfied with either of those two. That 16Mp sensor is great, and the K-30 and K-50 got great reviews.

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I've read a thread about the K-50 & K-30 unable to meter in Manual mode with the viewfinder when using m42 lenses. Is the information still relevant or does Ricoh solved this with a firmware update?



Also, can I snap a diopter on the k-30? The -2.5 won't do, on my 350d I have to use -3.

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Bought a m42 to Pk adapter, the upgrade has been set to motion.



EDIT: Snagged a K-50 body + Battery/charger from KEH for 208USD free shipping. Graded as Excellent.

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Hard to go wrong at that price. Congratz!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Helios 84-5 Quote
Bought a m42 to Pk adapter, the upgrade has been set to motion.



EDIT: Snagged a K-50 body + Battery/charger from KEH for 208USD free shipping. Graded as Excellent.
Very nice! I think you'll love it.
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Very nice! I think you'll love it.
Since I'm using m42 lenses, I think Pentax was the logical choice.



- Infinity focus without compromize



- Image stabilization



- Crop factor 1.5 instead of 1.6



- Access to 35 years of K mount lenses



BTW I chose the K-50 over the K-30 for aesthetic reasons
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I just received the camera, everything look fine. I set it for Aperture Ring, selected the focal lenght, adjusted the diopter (-2.5 worked just fine).....now I'm lost! So many options, so many possibilities and that gigantic LCD. And the sound, it sound so smooth while my 350D sound like a film camera.



Note: I hear something moving when I move the body from horizontal to vertical position. Is that the sensor? Sorry for my noobness loll



Note: KEH gave me the Pentax D-BH106 adapter for AA batteries. Good thing I didn't purchased one before receiving the camera. It wasn't part of the listing.

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It' the SR system that make that noise.

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I was expecting a shutter count way higher than this.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Helios 84-5 Quote
I was expecting a shutter count way higher than this.

Practically new! Enjoy the camera.
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I thought the metering was kinda "heratic" when It hit me, I forgot the aluminum foil (m42 lens) loll

Question: With my 350D I used to look throu the viewfinder and adjust my setting, using the EV bar as indicator. With the k-50, am I supposed to see the EV indicator moving as I change the settings? Or am I just supposed to use the Green Button to get the correct exposure and than hit the EV button to overexpose or underexpose (If needed).

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In manual mode you will need to hit the green button when you have stopped down; in Av mode it meters on the fly. Many people notice that at some (especially wide open) apertures, compensation is needed that is not required at other apertures. I've noticed this varies from lens to lens, though I do not have multiple bodies on which to run a comparison.
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In manual mode you will need to hit the green button when you have stopped down; in Av mode it meters on the fly. Many people notice that at some (especially wide open) apertures, compensation is needed that is not required at other apertures. I've noticed this varies from lens to lens, though I do not have multiple bodies on which to run a comparison.
Sorry if am asking so many questions, I'm so used to my old Camera... I think it corrupted me! loll

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^ No worries. When I switched from my old Sony A200 DSLR to my current K-50, it took a couple of weeks for me to adjust to it. The settings & junk were a bit different from what I was used to.

However, once I got the hang of it, the K-50 was leaps & bounds better than anything my old Sony A200 could have ever dreamed of.

It takes a little bit of time & patience with the new camera. You gotta play with some settings, push a few buttons, change some menu options, & it'll all start to make sense. I also have a PDF copy of the K-50 manual on my phone just in case I run into issues. I haven't really looked at it for the past year though.
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^ No worries. When I switched from my old Sony A200 DSLR to my current K-50, it took a couple of weeks for me to adjust to it. The settings & junk were a bit different from what I was used to.



However, once I got the hang of it, the K-50 was leaps & bounds better than anything my old Sony A200 could have ever dreamed of.



It takes a little bit of time & patience with the new camera. You gotta play with some settings, push a few buttons, change some menu options, & it'll all start to make sense. I also have a PDF copy of the K-50 manual on my phone just in case I run into issues. I haven't really looked at it for the past year though.


I've been doing trial/error & connecting dots for the past few days and realized a few things.



- With the Pentax m42 to K mount adapter, the safety pin can get stuck when you screw or unscrew some third party vintage lenses. Always push the releae button for more safety. Of no concern with flanged adapters as the pin is covered by the flange.



- Chinese m42 to K mount adapters don't feel safe with heavy Telephoto ( Jupiter 21M in my case), I'll try to get a genuine Asahi/Pentax adapter.



- The automatic diaphragm/aperture pin can be in the way with some lenses, it's safer to remove it imho.



- I was living in dark age with my Rebel XT :-/ All the fiddling... oh well loll
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