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10-10-2007, 05:05 PM   #1
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How I got here... and hi, from Toowoomba! QLD.

I'm a really late starter at this. About 6 months ago I bought a casio elixim to video the kids and thought hmmm... this takes pretty cool photos too. Then the bug hit, so I went from that camera to a Canon S3IS, to a Fuji S9600 (with a Fuji E900 as backup).

Each time selling the previous camera on ebay for either no, or little loss in $.

Then I came across Ken Rockwells' site. Which was great for 'me' - I actually found his many of his articles inspiring. His, and the thoughts of others made me move focus from measurebating, to all the things that really matter in photography - the quality of my lighting, composition and self expression of my photography went throught the roof.

As a side effect, I also bought a Nikon D40 (which was such a great camera) - but I could feel myself outgrowing it - and the lenses were hideously expensive.
So, I took stock of what was important for me in a camera - the glass!

And who makes the best glass? After much research, I came to 'feel' it was Pentax - and yay, they're lenses are astounding value. So, I grabbed a K10D kit (which was great that it was available with a Sigma 18-125 - the best compromise for what I wanted in a zoom).

Then I grabbed a new FA50 1.4 - god I love this lens!

I've just absorbed everything I can get my hands/eyes on... and this forum is excellent. Thanks very much to all contributors.

Who knows where I'll take this, or where photography will take me? You can't plan for you own desires after all.


10-10-2007, 06:24 PM   #2
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