Yesterday's Tractor Co. We Have the Tractor Parts You Need
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Classified Ads
Photo Ads

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
TractorLinks.com
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Enter your email address to receive our newsletter!

subscribe
unsubscribe
  
Tool Talk Discussion Forum

Re: Camera recommendation

[Show Entire Topic]  

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
rabbit

12-22-2012 11:33:39
207.241.137.116



Report to Moderator

I have quite a collection of film type cameras, SLRs with multiple lenses. I find the current line of digital cameras difficult to use, can't see and compose on that dratted little postage stamp. I would sure like it if I could get a digital back to retrofit on one of my old ones. Especially like the old through-the-lens viewfinder - can still see through one of those. Digital doesn't do it for me!

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
ss55

12-22-2012 17:07:28
173.31.19.80



Report to Moderator
 Re: Camera recommendation in reply to rabbit, 12-22-2012 11:33:39  
Mark,

Are your old SLR camera lenses Pentax or Ricoh compatible? So far all Pentax digital SLR's can use older PK/A manual focus and autofocus lenses made from 1985 to today. They can also use older P/K lenses and screw mount lenses from the 1970's, but you have to set the aperture manually. Today's SLR lens prices can start at about half the cost of the camera. The old PK/A lenses now sell for 10 to 30 cents on the dollar compared to their new prices back in their day. $20 to $50 buys most non-professional autofocus PK/A lens.

Pentax digital cameras are not full frame yet, so they only use the best center 2/3's of the old lenses. The down side is the old lenses act like their focal lenght is 50% longer on a digital camera compared to on a full frame 35mm SLR, i.e. a 28mm lens acts like a 42mm lens on a digital camera, a 100mm acts like a 150mm and a 200mm acts like a 300mm. Older lenses are heavy by todays standards, but they are also better quality than todays kit lenses. You can experiment with some very good quality older lenses for very little money.

You can also install an old-style split-image focus screen in a digital SLR if you like to use manual focus lenses often.

I have not been happy with the picture quality from a newer pocket digital camera. On paper 12 megapixels resolution should be outstanding, but the new plastic lens falls short of the glass lens on a 10 years older 3 megapixel camera.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Show Entire Topic]     [Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ More Info ]

Home  |  Forums


Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters