Pentax P30


tyronet2000

Link Posted 12/10/2021 - 20:51
A friend has been given this and as he knows I use Pentax was asking if anyone could use this item. Camera in VGC. I will furnish more details if there is any interest.
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Stan

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laurencea

Link Posted 20/01/2022 - 18:24
I had a P30 a few years back... it is a great little camera, but i prefered the "older" ones. The P30 is neither fully electronic, or manual and i found that a bit annoying, so i tended to use the MEs, MX, K1000 etc.

It is a great camera to play with though, i got some good shots with mine.
Pentax k100d, k30d 18-55, Tamron 70-300, Tamron 500 mirror, pentax 10-17, 50 1:4, a manual 28, some extension tubes and a bagful of memory cards. That's all i need... and a load of film cameras too... that's it, honest.

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 21/01/2022 - 12:55
P30s (and the ir T and N variants) are the best bargain around in manual focus 35mm film SLRs. Solid and reliable with a very good viewfinder.

Very common and without the classic looks of the K100 or ME Super means that prices are generally very low though.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X and Panasonic L digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

smc

Link Posted 08/02/2022 - 20:40
The viewfinder is particularly impressive for a budget SLR.

davidwozhere

Link Posted 09/02/2022 - 00:13
I had a most interesting experience with mine. When I finished with film I put it on Ebay. Two people got themselves into a bidding war over it and it sold for 137 !
It was a good camera - but not that good.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 09/02/2022 - 10:23
davidwozhere wrote:
I had a most interesting experience with mine. When I finished with film I put it on Ebay. Two people got themselves into a bidding war over it and it sold for 137 !
It was a good camera - but not that good.

Wow. They usually sell for around 20. Are you sure it didn't have an 85/1.8 or a 35/2 on the front of it?
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X and Panasonic L digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses
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