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10-05-2013, 08:50 AM   #1
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Just got my new K5 IIs!

Hello community.

After many mind altering months I finally pulled the trigger on a new K5 IIs. This will be my first DSLR; upgrading from an old Canon PowerShot point-n-shoot!!

After scouring this forum and the posts and support from this community, I decided I'd go off the Canikonian beaten path and get a Pentax. This community is great - from other posts I've been reading, I can see it is very supportive as well. Thanks to all of you who contribute and made my decision easier.

I'm also taking a digital photography class at my local community college. The instructor is great; though a Nikonian for decades.

I've updated my firmware. Checked my shutter count - only 5 which I've put on myself. I'm starting with DA 18-55mm
WR and 50mm lenses. The second because of a recommendation from a friend and a posting "The Perfect Zebra Photo in 3 East Steps" in the Photo Articles of the forum.

I'll upgrade as I get used to the camera and settings. I don't know what type of photographs I'll be most interested in taking yet - maybe macro, maybe landscape, most likely astrophotography. But there are some awesome examples to learn from here.

Just wanted to introduce myself and say Hi!

Mitul

10-05-2013, 09:12 AM   #2
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Welcome Mitul! As you may have discovered, the community here is quite knowledgeable, and pretty fair too everyone.

If I may make a suggestion, since this is an international forum, you might want to put your approximate geographical location in your profile, so folks can better answer your questions. Edit: I see your location is already specified, guess i overlooked that.

Enjoy the camera.

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10-05-2013, 09:42 AM   #3
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You're off to a great start, glad you joined us! The hardest part is behind you, though as a Pentaxian you mind will never again be un-altered
10-05-2013, 09:43 AM   #4
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Welcome you've got a fine piece of equipment there now get out and enjoy yourself !

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Welcome, Mitul. I believe you have made a great camera choice and I hope that you enjoy it well. I also think it is admirable that you are developing your own skills with the college class you are taking. Have fun!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tanzer Quote
Welcome Mitul! As you may have discovered, the community here is quite knowledgeable, and pretty fair too everyone.

If I may make a suggestion, since this is an international forum, you might want to put your approximate geographical location in your profile, so folks can better answer your questions. Edit: I see your location is already specified, guess i overlooked that.

Enjoy the camera.
@Tanzer - you didn't overlook my location - it wasn't in my profile, but I took your suggestion and updated it.

Thanks to everyone else for the welcome.

Actually, thinking of photography and taking this class has actually made me think a little differently when I approach a picture opportunity. I think though it much more than just snapping it as I did with the point-n-shoot. My class will end soon. Not looking forward to that. Probably sign up for another one if they offer it.

-Mitul
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Welcome you've got a fine piece of equipment there now get out and enjoy yourself !

now ,, That's what it's all about !!!!
10-06-2013, 03:51 AM   #8
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I think you'll get a lot of joy out of your choice. Plenty of thoughts and advice here about getting the most out of it. If I may make a suggestion? Somewhere on your radar should be the DA*50-135 f2.8 lens - that lens has given me just as much joy as the k5II for me.


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