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10-15-2010, 03:48 AM   #1
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Hello, just joined

Hi all! I've read a few threads on here the last few days and decided I may as well join.

I am really a complete novice when it comes to photography, although I enjoy taking photos of all sorts of random stuff. Most of the time I have been using a Kodak point-and-shoot but I have been wanting to get a DSLR and learn some proper photography skills for a while.

I have an an old Asahi K1000 35mm, which my Dad got me for an undergraduate photography course, and I have been intending to stick with Pentax ever since. An uncle of mine was a professional photojournalist and he always used Pentax, even when he went digital. He gave me several nice, if old, lenses over the years and I wanted to be able to use them with a digital camera.

Just this morning I recieved my new-to-me K10D by special delivery, and I've been wasting a lot of time playing around with it. I chose this model because it is a little bit newer and has more megapixels, etc. but is old enough that I got the whole kit including a Pentax brand battery grip and a brand new 4GB SDHC card for 300GBP including delivery.

Also, this model seems to have lot of options for easy-to-access manual control, which seems to be a good feature given that I plan to use a lot of old antique lenses! Reviews I have read also say that it is pretty rugged and dust-resistant as well, and since I am an archaeologist who frequently wants to take nice detailed photos in muddy or dusty conditions, this seemed like a good thing to have!

Anyhow I will stop babbling at this point! Nice to meet you all.

10-15-2010, 05:20 AM   #2
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