Pentax as first DSLR?

Started Jul 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Roland Karlsson
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Re: Pentax as first DSLR?
In reply to yardcoyote, Jul 21, 2013

It looks like you would be fully satisfied with coming back to Pentax.

As some have hinted, there are some things where yoy should get a Nikon or Canon, but you don´t seem to into that things. Moreover, those heavy monster teles are EXPENSIVE!

Using old manual or auto K lenses is very easy. More easy than you first thinks.

For some weird reason you have to change a default setting in the camera, at least my K-5, if you want to use manual aperture lenses. Otherwise it will refuse taking images. "Using aperture ring - permitted". Why this default should be "prohibited" I dont know.

Moreover, it is nearly as easy to use M42 lenses with the Pentax M42 adapter. Only remembering that the M42 lens must have an M mode. Some newer M42 lenses are A mode only - then you can only use full aperture.

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