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08-20-2014, 01:15 PM   #1
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Back in 2008 I got my first dslr, it was a k100d super and that started my love for Pentax and enjoying photography as a hobby. I went from the k100d to the k200d to the k-x and 645 and 67 and after those I sold all the gear to get into a different hobby.

I started to get back into photography a year ago by getting a Nikon D80 and it was a great camera in its day but it didn't ever have the feel or fire in it that I had always felt with the Pentax gear. Well with having my first baby coming in November and getting my real estate license I figured it was time to upgrade and get back into the world of Pentax.

So I talked to the misses about it and she approved, so I posted the Nikon and lens on eBay and started my hunt for a k-7 and come to find out the k-5's are going for what the k-7's where a year ago. I found a very well priced k5 and the seller was nice enough to get it out the next day so, my next day off I had I drove down to the local camera shop I go to and picked up a M 50mm f/1.4 and a FA 50mm f/2.8 macro for about 225$ for both ! I'm in shock again with how amazing the camera and lenses are, I feel like I did when I first started shooting, the DOA on the 50 f/1.4 is amazing and the 1:1 on the FA is the best macro lens I've used by far and both I can't wait to try out on my son when he decides to pop out. Ill try and post some photos later tonight to show what I'm talking about.

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Wow, glad you're so enthusiastic! Welcome back.
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Welcome back!
I have a K5 and it's quite a powerful piece of equipment, and plenty rugged for field use.

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Thanks for posting, nice story...

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08-20-2014, 05:20 PM   #6
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thank you all for not being making fun of me or calling me a fruit cake for posting this...... always such a nice crowd on here. Here's a couple photos I've just shot around the house today.


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QuoteOriginally posted by catsman50 Quote
thank you all for not being making fun of me or calling me a fruit cake for posting this...... always such a nice crowd on here. Here's a couple photos I've just shot around the house today.

Just for the record, on my worst days, I never called anyone a fruit cake.... a nut bar maybe, but not a fruit cake.

Nice shots....
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Just for the record, on my worst days, I never called anyone a fruit cake.... a nut bar maybe, but not a fruit cake.

Nice shots....
I prefer nut bars anyways lol. Still playing with the k5 getting use to all the controls, never thought a camera could be so customizable, the button are al little small for my liking but the camera makes up for it in every other aspect. Pentax has always excelled in making there cameras feel like tanks and this is the mother ship!

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What kind of fruit cake nut bar thread is this!?!?!?!






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