Pentax K-m (K2000)

Announced Sep 22, 2008 •
10 megapixels | 2.7 screen | APS-C sensor
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In the 1990s, I inherited a Pentax P-3 Film SLR with an assortment of lenses.  (ALL Manual-Focus) -One is an Asahi Super Takumar 20mm "fisheye" -One is a pretty long, but slow Tokina -One is a mid-range Tamron -I also have a Doubler and a K-Mount-to-Pentax Threaded Adapter Insert Q1.  What are the odds that any of this stuff would prove useful with my X-T1 if I could find a suitable adapter? Q2.  Can anybody recommend a good adapter that should work?  Preferably, something solid but...
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Hi, my name is Luca, it is the first time I write to this forum, but I've been reading it for a while. I just got an X-T1 with the XF18-135. It is my first experience with a serious camera, previously I had a Panasonix LX5. Yesterday night I was taking pictures of some houses, 1 Km far from my place, using a tripod and without OIS, fully extended to 135mm. I selected manual focus and fine-tuned it looking at the lights. The first picture was in focus, but the second one was blurred. After a...
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I heard a lot of praise for the CCD DSLRs such as the E-1, A350, and K100D Super. Some say they have better color rendering some say they have a "film-like look". I'm eager to actually experiment and test as to what these claims actually mean and so am thinking of getting a used 2nd hand DSLR with a CCD sensor. I am not considering Nikon because I do not have any Nikon glasses atm. The Sony CCD DSLRs such as the A350, A380, A390, appear to have the newest CCD (for a DSLR not including Leica...
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Hello all, One of my friends in a local photography group has a vast collection of M42 lenses. He was kind enough to tell me that I can borrow his lenses anytime. The issue is that I did not find an easy way to juggle between M42 lenses and my own K-mount lenses. Internet research told me that the adapter has to be attached on to camera first in order to mount M42 lens. So I have to perform a small surgery on my K-3 every time I want to juggle between M42 and K-mount lenses. I also read...
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Kind of a long story.  As an amateur, I spent a lotta years shooting Pentax 35mm film cameras.  Spotmatics, K2's, even had an ME or two.  A lot of that was hand-me-downs from my Dad, and as digital took over, I've given most of the film stuff away, or sold it off on eBay. Cleaning up around here reminded me that I still have two "prized" Pentax items (high-end K-mount SMC telephoto lenses).  I'd like to put these up for auction, but realistically cannot do that without testing these myself....
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I use a ten year old Canon 10D and,when shooting Raw, use Photoshop Elements 11 which suits me well. My son has just bought a Canon 700D for his partner who is taking a Photography course and is very enthusiastic, I would like to know whether, when she visits me, she would be able to use Elements 11 with the new camera to process her RAW shots?  I kmow that the new camera comes with Canon Software but don't think she has used it.Any advise appreciated. Thanks Geoff
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Hello, One of the camera stores nearby have these two lenses for sale. Both of them are similarly priced (around $200). The M42 mount lens is the second version with the serial number ending in 12. Which lens to buy? Both of them have pretty good reviews in the lens reviews section. Does one have any advantage over other? Is one sharper than the other? Thanks. --https://www.flickr.com/photos/maripalli/
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Hello all, I am a Pentax newbie who recently bought a Pentax K-3. I was just going through my local craigslist to see if I can find any good used lenses and found an old VIVITAR 85mm - 205mm screw on lens for about $25. I know that its an old manual focus lens but for that price I am super tempted to buy. Even if I wont carry it with me all the time, I can use it to take photos of moon once in a while. I looked up on pentax forums and found decent reviews:Vivitar 85-205mm f/3.8 Lens Reviews -...
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Hello Everyone, I am going to visit the underground river in Palawan, Philippines seeing stalagmites, stalactites. It is now one of the 7 wonders of the world. I have the Panasonic G2 that I bought in 2010. The cave is 1.5 km, very dark with just the aid of one flashlight for a group of 6 people. Should I buy another camera that can take lowlight or no light conditions? A lens for my G2 or a flash?  Bringing a DSLR is not really an option for this trip. Thanks! I am just a casual photographer.
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I e-mailed Sigma yesterday re: the the release of the Sigma 18-300 lens for K mount cameras. Here's the disappointing reply that I received: Good afternoon, Unfortunately this lens is not available yet. We also don’t have an estimated shipping date. Our parent company hasn’t started taking orders for it from us yet which generally means that it is at least 3 months out. I apologize for the inconvenience. Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great day! Best regards, Michael...
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