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09-29-2009, 03:50 PM   #1
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Is anyone still using an original K from way back in the 50's? Mine is still clicking strongly, and boasts an assortment of screw-mount lenses including a 135mm Rodenstock Yronar.

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Not quite that far back, but I'm still using my SV3. It was CLA'd about three years ago, but still going strong. It shares M42 lens mount duties with a "newer" Spotmatic, Spotmatic F, & an *istDS.
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Is anyone still using an original K from way back in the 50's? Mine is still clicking strongly, and boasts an assortment of screw-mount lenses including a 135mm Rodenstock Yronar.
Here's mine... I also have an AP and an S that I shoot... I have an auto takumar 105 and 135 to go with this as well as a very nice 35mm f/2.3 and a 35mm f/3.5. I shot a roll of Reala 100 (36 exp) this past weekend.



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Not quite as far back as the K, but I use an S2 and an SV.

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I have an AP but don't shoot with it that much. I did shoot most of a roll of Kodachrome 64 a few weeks ago with an S1a using only the Sunny F/16 Rule. I did almost bid on a K the other day on e-bay but let the time slip away and missed it.

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Is anyone still using an original K from way back in the 50's? Mine is still clicking strongly, and boasts an assortment of screw-mount lenses including a 135mm Rodenstock Yronar.
By this poll, at least 3 people here use a K:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-film-slr-discussion/70207-body-count-poll.html
09-30-2009, 09:29 AM   #7
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I have a K and matching "zebra" lens. I have an auto-tak 35mm f3.5 and Takumar 135mm f3.5 to go with this. In addition, I have two H3, SV, and a black SV.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-film-slr-discussion/65875-vintage-m42-k-pure-sweetness.html
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Thanks for your r eplies. It's good to know that old Pentaxes never die, npr do they fade away. On its last outing I was using my Auto-Takumar 85mm 1.8, with excellent results.

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I still have my original S1a..bought new in '68. I still use it occasionally..it's a great little camera...did I mention it's reliable and durable.
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