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08-31-2010, 03:27 AM   #1
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Hi All

Well I've been lurking in the shadows for long enough I should introduce myself. 2-3 years ago I thought I'd try out photography, I needed an outdoor hobby, so I bough one of those superzoom cameras. I loved it, anyway a few months ago I decided that I had outgrown my camera and stepped up to the SLR world.
Still a lot to learn, but the frequency and quality of 'keepers' is still rising. I picked up a secondhand fa 50mm 1.4 and I love it, but I probably should have saved my money for something around 30mm.

So anyway, being a new migrant to New Zealland I'm hoping to capture a few pictures of the stunning bird life here. I know, I know, not on a 30.

talk soon

08-31-2010, 06:00 AM   #2
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Welcome! Here's a lens that definitely worth saving up for (though the 50mm isn't bad either!): SMC Pentax-FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited Lens Reviews - Pentax Lens Review Database

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Welcome to the forum, hope all is well with you in view of recent news from Christchurch only some 250 miles South of you.
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Welcome to the forum new Kiwi!
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09-06-2010, 02:31 AM   #5
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Hi All
Thanks for the shout-outs, and thankfully the human toll down south was minimal.
Looking forward to learning more and contributing.

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