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07-18-2010, 11:38 PM   #1
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G'day from Australia

Hi, I'm new to the forum and new to DSLR photography. I recently purchased the Pentax K-x and a little intimidated by it as I was so use to using my old Pentax ME Super, (many moons ago) and since digital cameras came out I didn't bother upgrading to a DSLR camera and just bought a Lumix pocket camera, which has been a great little pocket camera, but now I find I want more from my photographs.

I've purchased Yvon Bourque's K-X ebook which I'm hoping will help me understand this new camera, and get me started.

I still have many old lenses from my ME Super, in particular my Pentax-A 1:4 35-70mm (which I loved at the time) and was told I would still be able to use this lens on my K-x camera, I assume I would have to use this in manual Mode only??

This looks like a great (active) forum and hope to learn a lot about my new K-x DSLR and getting to know some of you.

I think I'm going to need all the help I can get.

Kind regards
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You'll find plenty of advice here in regards to your manual lenses combined with a DSLR. Unfortunately, i'm not really the one to give it. I have enough troubles with my Super Takumar.

Good luck with your transition into digital & welcome in
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Thank you very much fractal for your warm welcome.
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Welcome to the forum Kimbo.
You've got a very capable camera in the K-x.
Don't worry much about the complicated menu settings on the camera. You'll get used to them with time; but for now, just focus on the basics (aperture, shutter speed and ISO) and being able to adjust these settings to get the desired results.
Enjoy the digital difference.

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Welcome. I'm sure your new camera will give you many great pictures. Good to see another Australian on the forum.
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Thank you Ash and Twitch
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welcome mate we have an active group here in Adelaide you willl find us in the forum list I also have a Kx and love it .
Cheers Mark
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here is a group you can join in with PentaxForums.com - South Aussie Pentaxians we are all located around Adelaide you will love the Kx i have one as well
cheers Mark

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QuoteOriginally posted by wedgetail Quote
here is a group you can join in with PentaxForums.com - South Aussie Pentaxians we are all located around Adelaide you will love the Kx i have one as well
cheers Mark
You Aussies have all the fun.
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You Aussies have all the fun.

Despite the site is 97% American?
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Thank You Mark for the warm welcome and the group link.
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Despite the site is 97% American?
Believe me--that's no fun at all these days.

Even some of the Canadians are busting our b*lls.
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Believe me--that's no fun at all these days.

Even some of the Canadians are busting our b*lls.
Come join us Ira sunshine fine wine beautiful beaches and pentaxians having fun what more could you need .
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And a warm welcome from another Aussie. It is good to have you on board. be assured there is plenty of help and advice of the friendliest kind to be found here.
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Thank you Bramela for the warm welcome.
I am amazed at the wealth of info on this forum. I've been reading the threads for days and still finding something new.
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