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07-08-2011, 02:22 PM   #1
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And a voice cried from the heavens saying "It is done"

Well everyone, i am officially a Pentaxian! just ordered my k-5 and an 18-135 lens. /me crosses fingers for a healthy camera on arrival! So any tips/tricks for the new SLR user?

07-08-2011, 02:32 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Club!

Download and browse the manual so you have a clue of where to get started. Put the lens on the camera, charge the battery, put the card in, turn on the camera, go through the startup setup, and go take some photos. Worry about the rest when there's a need to.

Enjoy your new camera.

07-08-2011, 02:36 PM   #3
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Read a lot while your battery takes full 6 hours to charge
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Hard drive space. Make sure you have lots of it.

And a dedicated external hard drive for backups.

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once you read the manual, shoot manual everything (cept maybe focus)
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QuoteOriginally posted by nsolarz Quote
So any tips/tricks for the new SLR user?

Yup, think of better titles for your threads.
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Yup, think of better titles for your threads.
Caught your attention though, didn't it
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and lo, verily it was very good.

welcome aboard!

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QuoteOriginally posted by nsolarz Quote
Caught your attention though, didn't it
Welcome and enjoy the camera.

The title was no worse than

"finally pulled the trigger"
"pulled the trigger"
"it's on it's way"
"incoming"
"new baby"
...and a host of others I've seen on the internet.
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Welcome and enjoy the camera.

The title was no worse than

"finally pulled the trigger"
"pulled the trigger"
"it's on it's way"
"incoming"
"new baby"
...and a host of others I've seen on the internet.
I was trying to be a little more creative
07-08-2011, 07:43 PM   #11
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Congratulations! Great camera, prepare to be amazed!


The title...no worse than some jerk that posts "Warning: Naked Girlies" and you open it up only to find a damn naked Squirrel....somebody should get that guy....

Best Regards & enjoy!
07-08-2011, 08:25 PM   #12
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Welcome and hope you enjoy the forum and your new camera.
Read your manual and check out the articles section of this forum for more specific information about what you're after.
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You're gonna love it. And I've just fallen in love with TAV mode: Who knew there could be such a thing!?
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The title...no worse than some jerk that posts "Warning: Naked Girlies" and you open it up only to find a damn naked Squirrel....somebody should get that guy....
I mean really! What does this joker think the internet is for, anyway!
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And it has arrived! i am happy to report of great success, with no obvious malfunctions. was a spec o' dust on the sensor, but that cleared off with the camera self-cleaning.
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