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08-12-2010, 01:30 PM   #1
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Greetings from the West Midlands!


This looks like a nice place to spend some time. My name is Simon (Si) and I just bought a Pentax! It's an ME-F 50/1.7

I'm stoked.

My first camera was an Olympus OM-30 back in the eighties. I followed that with a fallow period (20 years maybe?!), bereft of picture taking, until I bought an Alpha D200 in 2007.

Digital is fine and I really enjoy the convenience of it but it is a joy to come back to 35mm. I'm having so much fun with it and I haven't even finished my first roll of film (Ilford XP2 400, by the way).

I was out most of the day today and it was one of those days that started off pretty badly - overcast and windy - but became totally phenomenal by 3pm. Vast clouds of gloomy cumulonimbus but with a penetrating shimmering sunlight! I can't do it justice in words.

No doubt my pictures won't either. Regardless, it was great. If i'd have had the digital with me would I have had the same buzz? Or would I have deleted them by now?

All the best -


08-12-2010, 02:19 PM   #2
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Simon, welcome her and be careful!
You'll spend more than just some time if you'r not careful.
A bunch of good Pentaxians in this community.
Enjoy the film subforums here.
08-12-2010, 03:14 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum, glad to hear another Brit is getting a cracking summer too.
08-13-2010, 02:40 PM   #4
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Cheers! The interesting weather continues, although today saw a fair bit of rain around these parts.

Thanks for the welcome



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