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05-17-2010, 12:43 PM   #1
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Finally digital! with a Pentax K7


Just a brief intro on me. My first picture I took was with my dad's ME Super in the early 80's. The first camera I owned was an A3. Then I made a misstep and switched to one of the big brothers, losing interest in photography after a while and selling everything because the thing didn't feel right.
But then it started itching again and early in the new millennium I was able to strike a good deal on a mint LX with a sticky mirror. Collected 2 nice finders and 3 lenses for it and bought a small digital camera for the snapshots. With the digital compact all goes well as long as the objects do not move, but with a 6 month old son the thing just works tooooo sloooooow.... By the time it takes a picture the little one is already standing on his head or crying again instead of smiling. So what to do? Do the right thing and buy a digital SLR... a Pentax K7!!
The LX will stay for sentimental reasons, but the compact digital and some other analog stuff I had (but hardly ever used) is going out.

Now I just have one question. If one of you has a tip on a good shoulder bag for a K7+ 17-70 + grip D-BG4 (still to buy), one additional lense and some assorted stuff then please let me know! I suspect my Domke J-803 is too small for the K7 plus grip.

05-17-2010, 12:55 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new camera, I love mine. I have a Kata Shoulderbag but it will hold all my lenses and a 15" laptop if needed.
05-17-2010, 01:18 PM   #3
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As for me, I use inserts in my backpack and my messenger bag. They allow me to pick better bags that are also cheaper.

Welcome back in the Pentax family!
05-19-2010, 08:43 PM   #4
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I also use inserts in my backpack. Never been a shoulder bag kinda guy, I guess.

Enjoy your K7 and welcome in.


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