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If you have a camera you like its best to invest in glass rather than a new body. Bodies chance every 6 months, good glass doesn't deteriorate.

 

Ergonomics are important in camera choice. And so is lens availabilty. Sure Nikon and Canon have the most and best lenses available. But those are pro lenses, well above the 1K mark.

I was hanging to Nikon uintill i read about pentax. Pentax has been making lenses and camera's since 1919 and every lens past 1975 fits on bodies made today. Add to that lots of 20+ year old lenses are about 30 bucks and Pentax primes are some of the best on he market.

 

Yes, i'm biased :)

 

post #92 of 102
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It's okay, we all have bias towards our system of choice.

Actually, we're all blatant fanboys.
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100mm, f5.0, 1/80. 

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Edited by Stitch - 10/1/11 at 6:46pm
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I've got myself a Pentax K-X.... :-)

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Another pentaxian, congrats! Is it  second hand? Thought they we'rent sold anymore.

What is your reason to buy pentax?

 

Look up some old pentax lenses, there are some very nice pieces among those which can be had for 50 bucks, some even less. Specially the primes are great, its what pentax famous.

 

 

post #96 of 102
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They're definitely still sold some places, and they're still a pretty good value as cameras go. Pentax has, however, discontinued them as far as I know. The K-r has dropped down to around $560 too.
Edited by revolink24 - 10/9/11 at 10:40am
post #97 of 102

I miss my Minolta lenses, I wish the transition to digital had worked out for them.

post #98 of 102
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Not entirely sure, but some of them may still work on the Sony SLRs (which were based much on Minolta tech.)
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Not entirely sure, but some of them may still work on the Sony SLRs (which were based much on Minolta tech.)

They do, just not the even older screw mount ones don't without an adapter. However a lot of the really old ones were not meant for color and because of that they may tint the color slightly when using them for color.
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They do, just not the even older screw mount ones don't without an adapter. However a lot of the really old ones were not meant for color and because of that they may tint the color slightly when using them for color.


Only the Maxxum/autofocus model lenses fit, too bad as I have a bunch of Rokkor-X and Minolta MD bayonet-mount lenses and a Sony DSLR.


Edited by grokit - 10/11/11 at 10:54am
post #101 of 102
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Originally Posted by Stitch View Post

Another pentaxian, congrats! Is it  second hand? Thought they we'rent sold anymore.

What is your reason to buy pentax?

 

Look up some old pentax lenses, there are some very nice pieces among those which can be had for 50 bucks, some even less. Specially the primes are great, its what pentax famous.

 

 


I bought it a couple years back when I was just getting into photography. It seemed like one of the best entry level DSLRs for the money. And I bought an older Pentax lens off ebay once and wasn't very happy with it so I have been skeptical about doing it again....
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I bought it a couple years back when I was just getting into photography. It seemed like one of the best entry level DSLRs for the money. And I bought an older Pentax lens off ebay once and wasn't very happy with it so I have been skeptical about doing it again....


Too bad about the lens you bought, which one is it?

You might want to check here http://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/

Other than that its a huge forum with tons of info, the lens database is very large and has reviews on pretty much any lens made by and for pentax SLR's.

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