Pentax DSLR first camera

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  1. Dan_The_Moose

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    K-m - PENTAX U.K. Limited

    is this camera anygood? does anybody have any experience with pentz DSLR's? and can I use my old lenses from the pentax mg??
     
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    Yeah - is good...
    Yeah - I have nearly 50 yrs experience with Pentax - both film and digital...
    Screw lens won't fit into bayonets...
    Jedo
     
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    I'm sure i read that the Km and the MG have the K-mount, wouldnt that be the same??
     
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    is there anything that might be slightyl better in the same price range??
     
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    Looks like the Pentax K-m is called the K-2000 here in the US. Not too many DSLR competitors in it's price range...closest one would be the Olympus E-520. Can't say which is better.
     
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    AA batteries? Weak!
     
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    Is that a major bad thing??
     
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    No actually It could come in handy, because they're easely bought anywhere, wheras you might not have a wall plug in the viscinity (on a trip or something)

    The downside is, they might add some bulk to your camera...
     
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    Why? You can buy rechargeable AA batteries for much less than proprietary batteries from manufacturers like Canon and Nikon. And if all your batteries are flat, you can buy non-rechargeable AA batteries almost anywhere to keep shooting. To me the use of AA batteries looks like an advantage.
     
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    Allright, now we're getting somewhere :mrgreen:, i see your point that it could be an advantage. Same lens mount and double A's. Thanks for the help, looks like i'm gonna buy this for christmas
     
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    Please explain why EVERY Canon and Nikon (most other brands too) don't use AA batteries??

    Yea they are real handy...:thumbdown:
     
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    get a D40 for $429 on newegg.com
     

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