Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
12-06-2006, 07:36 AM   #1
Veteran Member
eurostar's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Albareto, Italy
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 813
Hi from Italy

Hi to all, I have just subscribed to the forum after a few year absence from the Pentax world.

I have been a Pentax user since 1982 up to three years a go, when I sold nearly all my gear to switch to a Coolpix 5700.

Now I am waiting to buy a K10D, to return to a camera world I sorely missed.

Along my years as a Pentax fan, I have owned: ME Super, Super A, MX (still have), Z1 and Z1P; Takumar Fish Eye 17; K 18 f/3,5; A 24 f/2,8; K 28 Shift; M 40 f/2,8 (still have); FA 50 f/1,4; Takumar Macro 100 f/4, M macro 100 f/4, Bellow 100 f/4; F 300 f/4,5 (still have); A 35~200 f/4~5,6; FA 28~70 f/4; F 70~210 f/4~5,6 (a gem, I miss it badly).

As I said, I am waiting to buy the K10D, along the future 16~50 f/2,8, a flash and remote, plus a big close up lenses from some other manifacturer since Pentax doesn't have one.

12-06-2006, 07:54 AM   #2
Veteran Member
vievetrick's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Easthampton - Massachusetts - USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,175
welcome and can't wait to see some shots with your new K10
12-06-2006, 08:43 AM   #3
Site Supporter
slip's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: 2 hours north of toronto ontario canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,515
Welcome from Canada!
good to meet you, looking forward to some photos from Italy.
Sounds like the k10 is going to shine with all those lenses you have


12-06-2006, 09:48 AM   #4
Inactive Account

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Pocatello, Idaho
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,518
Ouch! Did I read you right. You sold almost all your gear which includes lenses? That has got to hurt considering you are looking into a purchase of the K10D. Tell us it isn't so.

Most welcome and we all look forward to some excellent shots.

12-06-2006, 03:07 PM   #5
Veteran Member
JCSullivan's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Windsor, Canada
Posts: 3,058
Benvenuto. Ci sono almeno due altri da Italia
Welcome - there is at least two others from Italy
12-06-2006, 06:08 PM   #6
Veteran Member
bdavis's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: 'Burque, NM
Posts: 309
Ooh, I can't imagine selling all that gear to go to a Coolpix.

Welcome back to pentax!
12-07-2006, 03:05 AM   #7
Veteran Member
eurostar's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Albareto, Italy
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 813
Original Poster
You read right, I sold all of my gear, the only lenses I still have are the 40 and the 300.

And, yes, I too can't believe (now) that I sold all of that to the Coolpix. But back to those days, there was not an affordable digital Pentax comparable to the Coolpix 5700, and in the first year I owned it, I did more pictures than the previous five years with film on Pentax.

But, luckily, now the Pentax camera of my dreams does exists, and whenever I will see it here in Italy I will buy one. Then I will have to wait for the 16-50!
12-07-2006, 08:55 AM   #8
Inactive Account

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Pocatello, Idaho
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,518
I can somewhat relate. I didn't sell my equipment but, as with you, the first year I had digital I also shot more than the previous 5 years. Well, onwards and upwards. Looks like you still have a potent 300 lense to work with.


  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
f/4, fa, k10d, macro, pentax, takumar, world
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hi from Italy Gianpaolo64 Welcomes and Introductions 3 01-31-2011 04:17 PM
Hi from Italy mymage Welcomes and Introductions 1 06-01-2010 05:12 AM
Hello from Italy daniber Welcomes and Introductions 2 02-19-2010 07:45 PM
Greetings from Italy! marcopoggio Welcomes and Introductions 4 02-19-2010 01:28 AM
Hi from italy spinmar Welcomes and Introductions 6 01-15-2009 04:44 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:21 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]