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06-02-2012, 06:45 AM   #1
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Hardware... At last...

So, after much messing around and "what's best?", "What lens"; etc... I got my hands on a (un)used 1.9/43 FA-Ltd and new K-5.

So first impressions? Well, it's smaller and a lot lighter than my Canon 7D & 24-70/2.8L combo, that's for sure! Image wise?

I'd say out there. So far out there in fact that Canon should assign some 90% of their operating costs to Marketing to try and keep people on brand! What a great little camera (and I'm sure given a helping hand from a cracking little piece of glass!

I'm very, VERY happy! Need to learn the menus and how it works but that's to be expected. ANd also need to check the lens micr-adjust.

Anyway, my first picture - appropriately, my 1st born having lunch!

"Hyper Manual" (what ever that means); DNG; ISO800; Aperture

Looking forward to capturing life the way Canon couldn't (well, for me anyway)...

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06-02-2012, 07:26 AM   #2
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The subject in front of the lens (and the photographer behind the camera) make this shot!

Oh, and great combo of gear to "start with Pentax."
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Wonderful shot and model. Welcome and congrats on a nice lens/cam combo.

Just curious though, really can't do similar with your Canon setup? Please tell why you feel that way.
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Agreed it's the person behind the camera and the subject in front that makes a moment. But it helps when the person behind the camera feels comfortable using the tools.

I could do similar with the canon setup (well, a Leica Summicron 2/50) but the Pentax is at least half the weight and at least half the size!


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