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Old Sep 11, 2007, 9:40 AM   #1
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I am going to buy a Pentax K10D next week. I have a number of old lens from a K1000, but am not sure what they are specifically used for, if they are any good or useable with the new system, and which lens members would recommend for a beginners kit. I own:
SMC Pentax 1:3.5/28 (5321454)
SMC Pentax-M 1:2 50mm (4-215054)
Vivitar 55mm 35-105mm
1:3.2-4
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Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Old Sep 11, 2007, 10:22 AM   #2
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I am going to buy a Pentax K10D next week. I have a number of old lens from a K1000, but am not sure what they are specifically used for, if they are any good or useable with the new system, and which lens members would recommend for a beginners kit. I own:
SMC Pentax 1:3.5/28 (5321454)
SMC Pentax-M 1:2 50mm (4-215054)
Vivitar 55mm 35-105mm
1:3.2-4
Macro Focusing Zoom
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
All are very nice lens. They will make a great starter kit of manual focus lens to go with the K10D. I have and use the 50mm f/2 a lot for indoor photos of my grandkids. The 28mm lens is a very good landscape lens and the zoom lens will make a good walk about companion. Here are some with the 50mm f/2...
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=94

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Old Sep 11, 2007, 11:50 AM   #3
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They can be used with all Pentax DSLRs, and you can get automatic metering with all of them!

The ability to use old lenses is one of Pentax's greatest strengths, if you ask me.

Full explaination here: http://pentaxdigital.tdn9.be/?page_id=4

Welcome to the forum, and enjoy your new camera

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Old Sep 11, 2007, 6:54 PM   #4
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Thanks so much for the recommendations on what to use these for. I'm just beginning. Thanks again!
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Old Sep 11, 2007, 6:57 PM   #5
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Thank you for replying and for the great link, very helpful. I am a complete novice. What's funny is, I took a photography class, borrowing my ex-husband's K1000 which he used in High School--when it was new (it had a very groovy neck strap on it...). Now, I'm hooked and am soon taking the developing film class. But I've read and researched so many great things about this K10D and don't often have the extra $$$, so I'm going for it. Thanks again~
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Old Sep 11, 2007, 9:52 PM   #6
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You'll love it!!



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if you don't like it i'll be able to take it off your hands for a pittance..

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