Hi all!


Link Posted 05/05/2009 - 21:36
Just thought i'd say hi to everyone. Actually a brand new pentax user as of yesterday. Let me fill you in.

I was at a good old british car boot sale on bank holiday monday. As usual I was on the lookout for cameras and photography related items when I happened upon a gem of a camera. I had found a black Pentax MX. Came with a Pentax 35-80 aswell. Quite lucky since I hardly find anything interesting at them. Was basically in perfect working order, signs of use ofcourse but that was it. So I inquired about the price. Got a bit of a shock. 5!!! Bargain of the century. So I did him a favour and took it off his hands. How could I not

So here I am. Thought i'd register and join the community and find some fellow Pentax users.

Happy shooting!



Link Posted 05/05/2009 - 21:58
Welcome to the forum, check out this thread, there's links to usefull sites in it

As for the camera you got, if you decide to sell it....
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.


Link Posted 05/05/2009 - 22:00
Hi Chris, welcome to the forum. I guess any future hardware additions might need a little increase in budget
Regards Huw



Link Posted 05/05/2009 - 22:13
Hi Chris and Welcome... that is a very good find irrespective of the price. Black MX's are very rare....... give you 10 quid without looking at it

I'm not familiar with the lens, but most 35-80 ish lenses are fine. If your bothered about size it might be worth getting a standard 50mm for it.

Best of Luck with your new camera.



Link Posted 05/05/2009 - 22:47
Hi Chris welcome to the forum. At least fill in your location to give a clue where the boot sale was
Too Old To Die Young



Link Posted 05/05/2009 - 22:58
Welcome to the forum.

SMC PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 1:3.5-4.5 10-17mm ED [IF], SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:2.8 16-50mm ED AL [IF] SDM,
SMC PENTAX-DA 1:4 15mm ED AL Limited, SMC PENTAX-DA 1:3.2 21mm AL Limited,
SMC PENTAX-F 1:2.8 28mm, SMC PENTAX-FA 1:2 35mm AL,
SMC PENTAX-FA 1:1.4 50mm, SMC PENTAX-DA 1:2.4 70mm Limited,
SMC PENTAX-D FA MACRO 1:2.8 100mm WR, SMC PENTAX-DA* 1:4 300mm ED [IF] SDM,
SMC PENTAX-FA* 1:4 600mm IF & ED,
PENTAX AF160FC Auto Macro Ring Flash.



Link Posted 05/05/2009 - 23:38
Hi Chris, Welcolme to the forum
K5,Pentax DA*300mm,Pentax HD DA 560mm.


Link Posted 06/05/2009 - 00:23
Hello and welcome to the forum - you're a very lucky man!
Joining the Q


Link Posted 06/05/2009 - 09:37
Hi Chris and welcome.


Link Posted 06/05/2009 - 18:07
Hi Chris, welcome


Link Posted 06/05/2009 - 22:01
Hello and welcome
Kind regards,
Michal R. Hoffmann
K20D, DA 16-45mm, A 50mm F/1:1.4, DA 55-300mm; flash Pentax AF240Z


Link Posted 06/05/2009 - 23:25
Thanks everyone. Thanks for the link hardgravity. if i did sell it there'd be a considerable mark up on it
Yes definatly Greytop. Can't get much for a fiver nowadays. I think a 50mm would be a good idea. Always prefer working with primes. Ebay here I come
Deal. Think it'll be a while before that happens. Yeah looks to be quite a new example. This is it: http://www.amazon.com/Pentax-SMCP-Zoom-35-80mm-4-0-5-6/dp/B00005ABCO
Should be fine for now. Thanks alot shim.
bforbes. I filled it in but just not so directly . I'm sure you'll know where it is though. Everyone seems to have photographed it . The car boot sale was at Seahouses. Its basically really small and theres rarely ever anything of interest. Just glad I went now. I wasn't going to bother

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