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09-07-2010, 03:47 PM   #1
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Hello! Came back to Pentax.

Hello everyone.

I'm mainly a B/W film shooter and use Oly OM, M/LTM Leica, Mamiya 7 and others.

My very first camera that I bought myself was a used Pentax SFX with 35-70mm kit lens to shoot my motorcycle racing teammates when I was a kid. That was one and only Pentax camera that I owned until a week ago, but Pentax SLR always had a spot in my heart.

I had been away from DSLR all together for some years (used to be a Nikon guy), but finally got back to it with K-7 so I can shoot some paid gigs and it's always handy to have at least one good digital camera around.

I've only had the K-7 for a week so far, but the K-7 is great and intuitive for film users like me. I love the compact size, great VF and straight forward handling with dedicated buttons as well as flexible user customizable options.

Because I enjoy using it so much, I'm now getting some MF primes so I can shoot more for fun as well.

Good to meet you all!

09-07-2010, 05:39 PM   #2
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Hi from Alberta ,Canada..... glad to see your Pentax roots are growin` again!!!Best of luck with the old primes, prices are going up so you better stock up on your favorites. I have a Super Tak 55mm f1.8 and can`t get over the sharpness of it... looking at getting a 50mm SMC f1.4 too if the deal goes thru.
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09-07-2010, 07:34 PM   #3
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Thanks for your kind words. I hear ya. The entire lens market is going crazy because of mirror-less becoming very popular. I'm already suffering from this effect for my OM and Leica. I hope I'll be able to pick up some nice primes for the K-7 without selling a kidney.

I just picked up the 50/1.4 SMC (Pentax-M) via Craigslist this morning, and I came back home to find out the 28/2.8 arrived. I think I can start up with these two.

A few shots with 50/1.4.

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Very nice film-like shots.
Welcome here.
Hope you enjoy your time on the forum.

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Welcome, from sunny Middle East, Coelacanth. PM is coming your way.
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Nice shots & welcome to the forums.
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Thanks very much for warm welcome guys.

Boris, second reply on its way. I have no intention of replacing my film gear nor rangefinder systems, but I do believe DSLR fits right into the area that I need that for, and I'm really glad that I'm getting back to it with Pentax.

Addition of K-7 based system made me want to try Pentax MX. It's probably the only "full featured" 35mm SLR that can match with the size of Olympus OM which I love. Since I've already got some manual lenses for K-7, it won't hurt trying out an MX, right?
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Oh hey Paul! Good to see you here as well!
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