Pentax as first DSLR?

Started Jul 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP yardcoyote Forum Pro • Posts: 10,384
Re: Pentax as first DSLR?

The person who first taught me to shoot had a Spotmatic and I'm pretty sure he used that lens as his day to day prime-- a wonderful lens on a wonderful camera.  That Spotmatic led directly to my purchase of a K-1000-- bayonet mount lenses and match needle metering through the lens were huge advances then.  I followed that bouncing needle for many, many years: it was an incredibly subtle tool once you learned to understand it.

Wish Ricoh/Pentax would build a simple K mount digital SLR body that worked just like that.  Full manual, with a bouncing needle meter and film emulation.  Set it to Tri-X, mount up the old 85mm and go to town-- except at the end of the day you'd suck your images out through a USB cable rather than heading to the darkroom.  A fantasy, certainly, but a pleasant one.

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