I looked up the Pentax model you have and I think that the K-m/ K-2000 model would be to your liking. It shares the same type of controls used on your older pentax film camera. I just bought a K-m myself and really like the camera. It has the weight and feel of my old ME-super with the motor winder attached and the control dial of the MX. As to the use of older lenses, I really like the fact that Pentax has keep it so even a 40 year old lense can be used on the newest digital camera bodies. Just factor in the fact that when using the older 35mm lenses on a D-slr body, there is a slight increase in the focal length of the lens due to the smaller sensor pick-up. Once you get over this, you get to enjoy your older lenses again.