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09-20-2010, 11:49 AM   #1
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Hello to all Pentaxians. I have been a member of this wonderful community since the beginning of the year, but remained a passive participant until now. Before switching to digital, I used to shoot Canon( elan 7e-ancestor of 7D I believe) on & off for almost 15 yrs. When my son was born, I knew I had to make a decision. My wife got tired of waiting for the films to be processed, she gave me the GO signal to venture into DSLR. I wasn't heavily invested with Canon, so it was an easy decision. Through endless research for the best system for my money, It came down to Pentax eventually. I didn't look back since then. My 1st camera was a K100D Super. Being a discontinued model & cheaper than the current ones, I purchased it primarily to "test" the waters. Soon after, LBA hit me. Within a month, I had a SMC-A 28 f2.8, SMC-A 50 1.7, & a 135 2.8, all for $120. I was hooked! What sealed it was a gem I found at a thriftshop for a mere $2.99. It was a close focusing Vivitar 28mm 2.8. I almost fainted. My love affair with Pentax has begun. To make a long story short, after more than a year of ownership, I have since added more lenses( 8 MF & 5 AF ) to my collection. I also delegated my K100D Super to my wife, who's starting to enjoy photography so I could have a "valid" reason to get another body. I have the K-x now & very impressed with it. It's really fun to have your spouse a shooting buddy. Now, my 3 yrs old is showing a keen interest as well. It only means one thing, my gear keeps getting heavier & heavier(add the diaper/food/clothes bag, stroller, food, etc.) Arghhh!

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Congrats to you and welcome here.
You've joined in at an interesting time, just after the K-5 has been announced.
A lot of action on the forum at the moment...
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Welcome aboard, long may your wife not recognise your LBA.

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09-20-2010, 07:13 PM   #6
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09-20-2010, 07:15 PM   #7
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Congrats to you and welcome here.
You've joined in at an interesting time, just after the K-5 has been announced.
A lot of action on the forum at the moment...
I know. I could feel the energy & excitement buzzing around!
09-20-2010, 07:21 PM   #8
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Welcome aboard, long may your wife not recognise your LBA.
LOL! She's starting to notice. My best answer to her: "It's still cheaper since we can share/swap lenses." But then again, she hates MF lenses.

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LOL! She's starting to notice. My best answer to her: "It's still cheaper since we can share/swap lenses." But then again, she hates MF lenses.
Just think about all of the money you're saving by not buying film!
09-20-2010, 10:55 PM   #10
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Just think about all of the money you're saving by not buying film!
Thanks! I know. I lost count. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy using film. But the convinience & the ability to make corrections on the spot is huge!
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