Nikon D40 OR Pentax K100D

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  1. KILLBILL1806

    KILLBILL1806 TPF Noob!

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    Hello Everyone,

    I'm a Newbie to photography, and I'm about to buy my first DSLR, and there is something I wish you could help me with.

    Well the issue is, that I decided to buy a good beginners DSLR, and first I thought of the Nikon D40, which everyone suggests for beginners.. But then I remembered that My Dad owns an Old Ricoh Film Reflex camera, with Three great Lenses, old Ricoh lenses, with K-mount, i think its also P/K mount or something like that, but without the Electric Connection. So I thought of buying a DSLR where I can make benefit of my Dads old Lenses. The Only K-Mount option would be a Pentax, and in the price range I'm looking, I Guess its only the Pentax K100D. My Question is: Will my old dads lenses fit the Pentax K100D, if yes, I guess there would be no Auto-Focus option, only manual Focus.. Is it worth all that considerations, or should I forget about old lenses, and just buy a Nikon D40??
     
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    As far as I know, all K mount lenses will work on all K mount cameras.

    It may not autofocus or anything like that, but it should work.

    I would prefer the pentax probably, mainly because I love my old Pentax Ist* D and don't really like the Nikon D40. But it's up to your own personal taste, both are very competant cameras.

    Although I think you can get the Pentax k200 for pretty cheap these days too.
     
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    Your lenses will work on the K100D but of course it will be manual focus only. Apart from the K100D, which has been discontinued for a while, you could consider the K200D or the newly released Km (also called K2000 on some markets).
     
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    i have never had any experience with pentax..however, i just bought my D40 a couple months ago and I LOVE IT! its perfect for beginners. easy to use, feels good in your hand (personal preference i guess), excellent photo quality. i didnt care for MP size, and you shouldnt either unless you plan on printing billboards
     

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