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03-06-2011, 11:28 AM   #1
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Pentax Sydney Camera Workshop photos

I'm glad I attended this (another forum member - NicoleAu - told about it) - it's a free workshop for owners of Pentax cameras organised by Pentax Australia and Sandisk.

Nicole and I arrived a bit late because we stopped by at Max Brenner to have a cup of hot chocolate before the workshop:




We were each given a 4GB Sandisk Ultra card to keep, but they wanted copies of everything we shot on the day.

All I can say is that Pentaxians are a very cool bunch to hang around with on a Sunday.




The two Pentax guys brought along a collection of Pentax/Sigma lenses and Pentax bodies for us to try:


Surprisingly, I really liked the K-r - it had a nice solid feel, the shutter action was nice too - all in all it feels like a camera I could own and use. The Pentax guys told me the pink K-r is now available in Australia - so tempted!



I really like the 100mm macro WR lens - makes a good portrait lens as well - here are the faces of the two Pentax reps at the workshop:






I also tried the DA* 50-135mm - very nice, fast focusing, completely silent, great image quality, I want one!

This is one of a set of photos I shot in continuous mode of moving cars - the camera had no problems focusing on all the shots:


"Here's how you are supposed to hold a K-5 when shooting ... NOT!!!"


Here's some Pentaxians hard at work, but they also have time for a good smile and a chat:


























A few shots of mine:




















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Looked like a fun day out Christine.
Hope you got to spread the word around about PentaxForums.
Nice sharp captures these ones, all of them.
Thanks for sharing.
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Yep we certainly did Ash!

It was a fabulously fun day, I loved it.

My favourites from the day are here, if anyone wants to see them http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=810982845

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Awww, missed it. Would've liked to have a play with a K5 on this Bigma I have for a while, see how it compares to my K20D (favourably I'm guessing!)

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Isn't there already a Gatherings, Photo Trips, and Groups section?
While it is interesting to see photos of Pentax users, I don't see this as news at all and I think this thread ought to be posted there.
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This was an official Pentax workshop organized by Pentax Australia. So I would say it does count as Pentax news
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Looks like it was a fun day out! Too bad they dont do it in Brisbane
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Two things Bummer I couldnt make it I was but also relieved as had I had a go with some of those toys I think I may be a poorer man today!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Tonto Quote
Two things Bummer I couldnt make it I was but also relieved as had I had a go with some of those toys I think I may be a poorer man today!
Poorer in cash, richer in gear
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The aggregated photos from everyone's cameras are now posted on Pentax Snaps facebook page. I'm sorry but I can't seem to link to it from here (if anyone else can do it let me know).

I like this photo that someone took of me (if you own up I'll send you a kiss):


The silver and black F43Ltd side by side - wow the silver would look nice on the silver K-5 - how I wish own a collection of silver lenses now:

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Looks like it was a fun day out! Too bad they dont do it in Brisbane
From what I can see on facebook, they're looking at doing one up there in the future, if they can get enough interest

Pentax Snaps Australia | Facebook join the page and you'll be kept up to date!

Oh and my fav shot of me is this one I think

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I am so glad my bald spot is not showing in that photo (I have thinning hair - inherited from mum I'm afraid) :-)

I look really worried in that photo - I think that must be when I was searching for the lens cap for my DA21mm - luckily Eric had it with him the whole time :-)
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Do you? I didn't even notice.

Yeah, that was lucky lol. I'm looking forward to the next meet-up and I hope there's another workshop soonish too.
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Looks like fun. How did NicoleAu know this was on?
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I'm a member of the Pentax Snaps page on Facebook and they told me about it
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