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10-11-2013, 07:54 AM   #1
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"Must have" Pentax cameras

Good morning all! I am a long time Pentaxian and ever since my dad brought home a brand new K1000 when I was a kid, I have become obsessed. I own several Pentax cameras, but I was wondering what everyone thought of as the Pentax "Must Haves"?

Right now, my collection consists of:
Spotmatic
ME Super
K1000
ZX 50
K200d
K20d
K5

Do I have any glaring holes in my collection that anyone can think of?

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My votes. In a world where money is unlimited and camera supply is ubiquitous:

SV
SP-F
KX
MX (MESuper)
LX
SuperPROGRAM
PZ-1P
MZ-S
*istD

The corrollary question is, "which lenses are essential?"
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In a world where money isn't unlimited: I'd say an MX (or a K1000, but you already have that one). Such an iconic camera. I have the one my dad bought when it came out, and it still works flawlessly, which in itself says enough (I've worn out three MEs/MEsupers, for instance).

In a world where money isn't unlimited, but slightly less limited than above: an Asahiflex, of course! It may not say "Pentax", but it is the mothership.

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The 645D

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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
The 645D
I wish I had that kind of money laying around! That is a SERIOUS camera... Based on the price alone, I'm not sure you could call it a "must have" though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MrPetrone325 Quote
I wish I had that kind of money laying around! That is a SERIOUS camera... Based on the price alone, I'm not sure you could call it a "must have" though.
Oh, it's a "must have"! Now, if you were saying "can have", then yeah it wouldn't qualify
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QuoteOriginally posted by OJGoreng Quote
In a world where money isn't unlimited
I have owned each of them, one at a time, over the last 15 years. I am content to know I have owned for a time the cameras I once lusted after but could never at the time afford. My out-of-pocket cost has been (approximately) limited to a CLA from Eric for each.

Camera Buying Addiction isn't as bad as Camera Hoarding Addiction.
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There is at least one missing - Pentax K10D - the best CCD DSLR out there !!

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So, side note: If I get myself a MX, do I go silver or black?
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For a long time, my personal "must have" was the Pentax SV. I have one now.


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Bojidar Dimitrov's K-mount page: The "Best" Pentax Cameras
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Depends, of course, on how one defines "must have", but I was thinking to add, to your original list, one of the 6 MP CCD's - maybe the first (*istD) or last (K100D Super). (P.S. I still really like my K100d S, though it gets less use with the K-5 around.)
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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
The 645D
Not just any 645D. You need the red version!



Only $14,000!
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Not just any 645D. You need the red version!



Only $14,000!
Glad to see another person of the like-mind
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Camera Buying Addiction isn't as bad as Camera Hoarding Addiction.
There's fine line between collecting and hoarding. Most people haven't truly explored the shape and color of that line. It's gray, by the way.
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