Pentax or Canon DSLR for old Pentax lenses

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Pentax or Canon DSLR for old Pentax lenses
Sep 15, 2010

Hi,

My Dad recently gave me his old Pentax K1000 with 70-210mm, 50mm, wide angle 28mm, and 2x teleconverter lenses. I am having a lot of fun and learning a lot with it, however, I want to buy a second-hand DSLR, sub £350, and use the old lenses with as much functionality as possible.

After researching, it seems like most new Pentaxs have the 'crippled' k mount, and I will have to use the manual setting and press a button for metering before taking a shot. This seems like a pain to me. On the other hand, they have in-body shake reduction, which would be a big plus with old lenses.

On the other hand, there are Canon EOS DSLRs, which with this adapter (Link to ebay: http://bit.ly/bpIgfq ) will function very well with the lens. However, I will then lose shake reduction since the EOS system function inside the lenses.

So my questions are: Have I understood the above correctly? And, which camera system do you recommend?

Thanks,

Jez

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