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04-12-2010, 07:19 AM   #1
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Which Auto Focus Pentax Camera From This List

Here is what B & H has in stock right now. I have a couple lens that I have picked up in the market place, and would like to try them on an auto focus film camera, but it seems you guys like them all. I've searched and read, but still am clueless.

So please help me pick one. It will be used outdoors mostly, landscape, macro, and general scenic photography.

I kind of like the sf 1 from what I have read here, it is well built, but the batteries are expensive? How much is expensive?

the only other option I am looking at right now is a Nikon FE2 with a 2.8 28, 1.8 50 and 4 70-210 macro zoom with flash and other accessories for 275. that is on my local Craigs List. But I really like my Pentax gear. So which one would be your choice?

thank you for the input.

PZ-1
PZ-20
SF1
SF-10
ZX-5
ZX-50
ZX-60
ZX-7
ZX-L

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I have a FE and must say, it is one silky camera... are the lenses Nikkors? I tend to prefer these classic metal manual focus cameras.

Out of your list, I have the ZX-L and it's a decent cam. Good features, will control aperture-ringless lenses. For me the main criterion is which mount (crippled?) the body has.
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I also have the ZX-L. It's a great little camera. The PZ-1 is probably the best of the bunch.
There is a bunch of great information on all those cameras in the review database.

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My order of preferecnes would be
PZ-1
ZX-L
ZX-7

Great cameras, fast and responsive

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I would pnly list one

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I wish I could have started with a PZ-1, not just ended up there!
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Thanks for the help and suggestions. I ordered a PZ 1. Should be a lot of fun.

Thanks again
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QuoteOriginally posted by Al_in_the_Shire Quote
Thanks for the help and suggestions. I ordered a PZ 1. Should be a lot of fun.

Thanks again
Good choice!

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The PZ 1 and PZ 1p are a little expensive. The SF1 and SF1N are good Very reliable a real workhorse. The look is not that appealing but after a while it grows on you. The CR5s are expensive but they last a while.
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