Hi all,my first SLR(about 35 years ago) was the Pentax KX.What a dream camera.(second fav was the Nikon FE)
I will have 2 - 3 lenses with it.;Vivitar 28-80mm w shade -in awesome shape,a Pentax 135mm in OK shape...and I have a bid in on a 40mm pancake 2.8
True,I didn't win the KX yet...but I passed up some cheaper KX's to buy a real nice condition one...and I have a good ,healthy bid in.
This camera is like having a classic car!All three lenses are short in length/compact.
Tomorrow by 3 pm I will know...(KX)
...And a side note - tomorrow night 7pm I'm doing my biggest photo show of my life!
Happy day / Larry
ADD-Sure is heating up - being it's in such nice condition - collectors may be after it...
,my healthy bid got smashed.
But,at 3:20ish ,I plan on putting in an (unhealthy) bid.
Add 2;('Starting to boil');I'm now strongly considering the K2.Same metering pattern and make as the KX,but (as Nikon FE)ALSO has auto/apperature priority.
ADD 3 ; OK-same price for either...in real nice shape...went with KEH-they have a free 6 month repair...etc. , I settled on the K2.
Same viewfinder/displays/shutters w/floating exposure needle...which I like,;
differences; K2 metal vertical electronic shutter,and K2 has apperature auto.
#1. "RE: Pentax KX heating up ! ;" | In response to Reply # 0Sat 31-Mar-12 09:55 PM | edited Sun 01-Apr-12 06:45 PM by Larry E30
OK - my KX became a K2 ,KX is only manual,K2 is both.
OK - here's my lens line up ;
*a 40mm pancake lens...for easy,light outtings.
*3 lens main line up - a Vivitar 19mm for wide angle,a Vivitar 28-80mm as my main on camera lens,and a pentax 135mm for just enough telephoto to not be too long or heavy a lens.
The camera body,40mm,and 28-80mm are in REALLY nice condition.
Pics to follow ...
And just added a 7 element 2x.
#2. "RE: Pentax KX heating up ! ;" | In response to Reply # 1Fri 06-Apr-12 02:13 AM
Just (purchased) a Makinon 200mm f3.3
THEN I looked it up...
ok-to so-so,to poor quality...o-well...it's in awesome shape.
Also - still haven't recieved the 19mm.Maybe tomorrow.
Have the body,I loaded with new batteries and film...
Weather has been bad ...and COLD...
Oh,the Pentax 135mm f3.5 is the big surprise!; tiny...and bright!.
#3. "RE: Pentax KX heating up ! ;" | In response to Reply # 2Fri 06-Apr-12 09:05 PM
OK - enjoying my K2...went out today ... with just the 40mm...
but my camera store scaned them 1800x1400...instead of 3000x2000.
Here are my 7 best from that shoot ;
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#4. "RE: Pentax KX heating up ! ;" | In response to Reply # 3Sun 08-Apr-12 08:37 PM
Couldn't resist ; went to Flee Market today ... and got 2 lenses;Pentax AF 35-80mm,and Tamron AF 100-300mm - both focus manually too,and have apperature rings.
Spent $21.00 total for the two.Quite nice condition.
Soon,I will do another test roll(shoot) useing all the regular lenses(not these two.
I will use ; 19mm Vivitar,Vivitar 28-80mm,Pentax 135mm,my Makinon 200mm f3.3 is do in Mon. or Tues.,and my 7 element 2x.
HOT DOG !!
#5. "RE: Pentax KX heating up ! ;" | In response to Reply # 4Fri 13-Apr-12 05:01 PM
Makinon was defective...
I now ALSO have a Penax H1 on the way...because,I found a Soligor 28mm f2.8 M42-screw mount...with a 62mm front!...in "mint"con.
...so I thought it would be good/OK to add it here.
#6. "RE: Pentax KX heating up ! ;" | In response to Reply # 5Mon 23-Apr-12 07:46 PM
OK VERY unfortunately the Pentax H1 was defective...have a Sears SLR(Ricoh)m42 w 50mm 1.7 on the way...
Also this weekend - I picked up a Mamiya M42 SLR with a 50mm f2.0
Today,I might pick up a Pentax Spotmatic with a 1.4 50
Also won ; Sigma M42 18mm f3.2
and Soligor M42 35mm f 2.0
Who can understand a man and his cameras!?
I'll most likely keep the best/fav. of this mess and sell the rest on Creigs list.
But,I'll have a good; screw mount body,good 50,awesome 28,35,and 18mm.
#7. "RE: Pentax KX heating up ! ;" | In response to Reply # 6Sun 29-Apr-12 02:16 PM
To add to my screw mount system ; a 1.5x and a 7 element 2x(both hard to find)...to go onto the 50mm or the 150mm i have on the way.
The 18,28,35,and the 50mm are all in great cond.
The 19mm of my "K" system has a ring of fog/hase around the whole outter glass... o - well,I'll see if it shows ...or the effect it has...kinda like a center spot filter...!
Love the Sears body(M42)
#8. "RE: Pentax KX heating up ! ;" | In response to Reply # 7Sat 05-May-12 01:35 PM
Sorry I'm falling way behind on all my camera stuff and testing/shooting...good weather is just coming in,and a heart opperation in the family...
I do plan to eventually catch up on my joy;cameras!
OK, so, the sccrew mount camera I settled on(have 3)is Sears(Ricoh)...
with a nice supply of lenses;M42 screw mount;
18mm-Sigma,28mm-Vivitar/Kiron,35mm f2.0-Soligor,Mamiya 50mm f2-because it works with both converters,1.5x-Lentar,2x 7element,150mm Takumar,and filters...esspecially my 81c
So - not only have I not tested this outfit,still haven't got to the K2...with the main lenses
Not to metion about 5 or six other cameras!And lagging way behind;my Fuji FS645W is due in.
One more shade and 3 step up rings...and that's it.
I was kinda crazy to (trade out) my custom Brooks Veri-wide for the Fuji FS645W...
If it was NOT custom...I'da kept it.But,over-all -guess I made a mistake selling it.-because it was so wide(18/20mm)and 6by 10 !
As I said - I hope to someday get the same set up NOT custom.
Also-you-see,my camera store can do up to 6X7 in store...otherwise it take OVER 3 weeks to get shots back...with the Fuji -(at 28mm 35mm eqv.)-I get pics back in 2 hours!!