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07-02-2010, 02:22 AM   #1
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GDay! Thought i should say Hello,

I bought my very first camera many years ago now a Pentax MZ 50 with 2 lenses a Sigma 100-300mm and a 28-80mm with macro to which i still have
I then added a Sigma 170-500mm to my kit and used this for a number of years and watched the digital ages come through. At this stage i stopped Photography for a while (Motorbikes )
Then i though after an operation i had done that its time to get back into it (Birding mostly). I bought a Pentax K200d (Still own and use Macro mostly) I find this camera takes awseome images its an amazing body for something that was so cheap.
Getting really into it now I then bought a K-7 Great body also and my prime body as of today. With this came my first Penatx lenes The camera came with a 18-55mm WR kit lens works ok i think and i then added a pentax100mm macro ( Very cool Lens) and a Pentax 10-17mm fisheye followed (This is an awesome lens I love it heaps)
I have just got this week a Pentax 300mm* F4 this lens is yet to be used and tommorrow is test/play time

Im so glad i stuck to Pentax Everyone was trying get me out of it but i love Pentax and its awesome to stick it to the Cannon and Nikon users when ya take that cracker shot. I have some people who cant belive it that my images come from a Pentax.
I have two more lenses to add to my kit and they are a Pentax 12-24mm and a Sigma 500mm F4.5 Prime. Time to retire the 170-500
If u are interested in my shots please by all means check them out on Flickr
Flickr: SmegHead69's Photostream

Anyways All the best to everyone and enjoy using your Pentax! I love reading the forum Great informative stuff!

Kind Regards John

07-02-2010, 02:50 AM   #2
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Welcome, and I 'm sure you will enjoy this forum !!
07-05-2010, 03:17 AM   #3
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Any bloke into bikes and bird pics can't be all bad, welcome to the forum.
What part of Oz you living in?
07-10-2010, 05:20 PM   #4
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Sounds like you've got a good kit coming along there John. My camera and my motorbike are the two material things I love most in life, but it is two quite expensive hobbies. I fear the bike shall have to go soon.

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07-12-2010, 12:17 AM   #5
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Hey floks

Thanks for the replies. I live in Canberra XjJohnno. Yeah Hobbies are always so expensive but have to spend ya money on something fun
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Welcome to the forum, think that you might find just one or two of your countryman have already beat you, to join here.
07-16-2010, 09:31 PM   #7
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The bike is my only vehicle and in no way clashes with photography. Bigma for and K20D me, The 55-300DA for the missus and off we go on the bike getting our bird pics.

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