Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
04-13-2008, 06:49 AM   #1
Site Supporter




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: midwest, United States
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,321
"new" SF1

was given this camera with a Pentax af 35-70 zoom. Even has instruction book. Didn't really need another film camera (have several), but free is too hard to pass up. Usually use the LX. This camera is quite different. May have to read that IB. Camera and lens are in perfect shape. Camera even has JCII sticker on it. Time to shoot some slide film. Nothing beats free cameras!
thanks
barondla

04-13-2008, 07:23 AM   #2
Pentaxian
Moderator Emeritus




Join Date: May 2007
Location: Edmonton Alberta, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,648
cool, nice little treat when we all seem to blow a ton on stuff. Not a bad camera but a bit slow compared to the more modern units. The lens is a great and very under rated unit IMO. Decent close focus and sharp through the range, even wide open.
04-13-2008, 02:03 PM   #3
Loyal Site Supporter
Canada_Rockies's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Sparwood, BC, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 9,528
I bought mine new

but did not buy an autofocus lens with it. I bought it for the winder. For mine, I also have a Pentax cold pack. It replaces the battery part of the grip with a connector that has a one meter long cord leading to a 4 AA battery case that can be put into the inside pocket to keep the batteries warm at 40 below.
04-15-2008, 05:44 AM   #4
Site Supporter




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: midwest, United States
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,321
Original Poster
The 35-70 does seem to be a nice lens. Have a very similar non af Pentax 35-70. Would not be surprised if its the same optical design.
Cold pack sounds interesting. Never been 40 below before. I might need a battery pack to keep me going ! Camera does use a battery not seen often anymore. Hope that isn't a problem in the future.
thanks
barondla

04-15-2008, 05:51 AM   #5
Veteran Member
ftpaddict's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Yurp
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,669
HA! Lucky.

Then again, I am even luckier than you are, but for a completely different reason which I shall not disclose.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • 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, film
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sports "Highside Exit" took 1st Place in DPReview "Missed It by THAT much, Part 1" Challenge MRRiley Post Your Photos! 27 02-21-2010 08:26 PM
K1000 body "ding" - defect, accident, or "feature"? dannywho Pentax Film SLR Discussion 6 10-08-2009 06:11 PM
K20d-Frame Count on panals..works w/"M" & "P" mode only? arbib Pentax DSLR Discussion 1 08-28-2009 05:47 PM
"Hunger for a DA*50-135?" or "The DA*50-135 as a bird lens!" or "Iron age birds?" Douglas_of_Sweden Post Your Photos! 4 08-13-2008 06:09 AM
Anyone bring "E2" fluid or the "Digital Survival Kit" on a plane? m8o Photographic Technique 2 07-31-2007 06:20 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:10 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com 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?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top