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Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 01-05-2018, 12:22 PM  
New old-stock K-50
Posted By nocturnal
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Cheers for the info, amazing it came from Dresden considering the wreckage occuring in the war. Also amazing how the Japanese recovered too so quickly, however I'm from the '3rd world' where the Titanic ship was built 😂
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 01-02-2018, 10:46 AM  
New old-stock K-50
Posted By nocturnal
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Glad to hear I have some small purpose... :)

All M42 will fit Pentax as I think they invented it along with the first SLR. I recommend you get the genuine Pentax M42 adapter though as I did after nearly wrecking my K30 with a cheapo adapter... However not cheap, I paid more than 30 for mine but boxed and in collector's condition.

I have bought/sold loads of manual lenses... One I kept was the M 35-70mm f2.8-f3.5 which is a seriously good legacy zoom, another the M200 f4 and M50 f1.4

The M series is good but the previous K series made from 1975-1977 are gorgeous, best built like tanks and a bit better for primes. The K135 f3.5 is a great lens (own 2 of these) although there is the f2.5 version which is great but not at infinity. Amongst others I have, the K28 f3.5 and K35 f3.5 are much sought after.

Pentax K Prime Lenses - Reviews and Specifications - SLR and Interchangeable Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

An M42 lens I recommend is the Carl Zeiss Jena 135mm f3.5. I got the electric version for about 40. CZ lenses are really nice!
Forum: Pentax K-30 & K-50 01-02-2018, 09:37 AM  
New old-stock K-50
Posted By nocturnal
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Indeed the sensor (Sony Exmor) is a cracker and the same one as my K30.

K50 old? No way as I am still buying expensive glass (Limiteds and * lenses) all for my K30. Just got the HD DA 20-40 f2.8 - f4 Limited for it.

There are Japan made solenoids available to fix the aperture block fault if it does happen.
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