UK K30 Repair/Replace conondrum 2021

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Futax Senior Member • Posts: 1,257
Re: UK K30 Repair/Replace conondrum 2021

Just a couple more things: the Pentax "enthusiast level" cameras (i.e. K-5 on...) have beautifully damped mirrors/shutters - my K-3 is like a Rolls-Royce compared to my K-50 (which in itself is pretty decent).

And for your wife's K-30, a couple of cheap autofocus lenses which will work (using "green button metering"), and which are excellent or good:

From the 90s, the F35-70 - superb sharpness, all focal lengths, all apertures.  And from slightly later, the FA35-80, not quite so sharp, but still quite useful stopped down.

The F35-70, in particular, is a rather well-known gem nowadays, so finding a bargain which isn't one of the few bad examples in existence might be slightly problematic.  It's less of a problem with the humbler FA35-80.  But consumer zooms do vary in quality somewhat - then and now...

Good hunting!

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