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12-13-2010, 10:43 PM   #1
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New poster, K7 user from Sydney

Hi all,

Long time lurker, first time posting.

Based in Sydney, currently shooting an old K100D Super and new K7, not sure which I prefer to be honest!


12-14-2010, 04:02 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, glad to have you on board.
12-17-2010, 05:26 PM   #3
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Welcome, Lurker, K-7, Sydney based....................................
I love my K-7 but understand the joy of the older camera's too.
I use and old ist DL2 for most of my manual pictures
12-18-2010, 11:55 AM   #4
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And G'day, mate, from another Aussie. Join in and feel at home. You will find this a very friendly and helpful Forum.
Great to have you with us.

The Aussie contingent continues to grow. Good to see.

12-18-2010, 12:54 PM   #5
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Good to have you here Joe.
Enjoy your K-7 (and K100DS) - look forward to your posts on the forum.
12-19-2010, 12:26 PM   #6
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Same here.
First post, but I've found the information on this site extremely helpful, especially the lens review section.
I have a K-7 + kit lens + a couple of M42 primes. I’m currently looking to upgrade my kit-lens.
12-20-2010, 04:12 AM   #7
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Fixed or Zoom?

What do you want to replace the Kit Lens with?
Zoom or fixed?
12-20-2010, 10:10 AM   #8
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I was thinking about replacing it with a zoom, since I've got the manual focusing primes:
Vivitar 28mm f2.5
Super-Takumar 35mm f3.5
Super-Takumar 50mm f1.4
Helios-44-2 58mm f2
Super-Takumar 135mm f3.5
Super-Takumar 200mm f4

I am also thinking of buying a focusing screen from Katz Eye to get more out of my primes.

I want the Pentax DA* 16-50mm f2.8, however I dont think I can afford it right now...
Thus, Im looking at the DA 16-45 f4. I've read nothing but good reviews of the 16-45, but I'd like a faster lens...
I am also looking at the Tamron 17-50mm f2.8, which I think is very cheap right now (around $400), its fast (f2.8), its got great reviews, but its not a Pentax...

Yesterday I've bought a used Takumar-F Zoom 28-80mm f3.5-4.5 for $5 USD (eBay)... I'm going to wait to try it out... if it fits my needs I could end up getting a DA 12-24mm f4. I really love wide angle lenses. I just have to save some $$$.


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