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07-14-2009, 03:10 PM   #1
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I love this camera!

I have had the K200 for about a month now and am absolutely in love with it.

I have had 3 SLR's in my time. Back in '83 I bought a Yashica FX-3 to use as a student and yearbook photographer. I learned the basics of B&W photography, how to wind my own film rolls, develop my own negatives and enlarge my own prints. Very cool stuff for a high school kid. It's too bad kids won't have that opportunity in the digital age. The Yashica was a great learning tool

Then came the Pentax ZX-5, which I purchased in late '98 and used for about 6 months before buying a state of the art 2mp point and shoot. I have since been a P&S user up until now.

I would pull the ZX-5 out of the closet every once in a while play with it, but I forgot what it was like in the old days of taking a shot and having no idea if it turned out (which most didn't) until the prints were picked up at Costco or downloaded from Ofoto. That was a deal breaker for me and the camera went back into the closet.

Now I have this wonderful digital camera that takes fantastic pictures and uses all of my ZX-5 lenses. I have just redeveloped my passion for photography. I feel like a high school kid learning how to take pictures all over again.

A 50mm @ f1.7 ISO 200, 1/100 +.7 EV, auto levels only in PP

07-14-2009, 04:11 PM   #2
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Same here. It is a wonderful thing that we can use old Pentax lenses (even the M42 ones) as this is one of the best features of the Pentax system.
Such affordable glasses too!
07-14-2009, 10:10 PM   #3
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I love this camera!

Watch out for shutter crack as a friend of mine calls it. With film i'd take between 120 to 150 pictures during a weekend at the races. Now with my K200D it's about 1200 ton 1500 pictures per weekend.

Yes those old 35mm lens' do work great.

Taken with my 70-300mm manual zoom and focused on the fly.
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Oh damn. That is stunning shot!

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Beautiful shot, congrats on the cam
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Great shot.
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I have the MZ-3, they were great machines and that's a great shot there.
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