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02-16-2011, 12:40 PM   #1
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Every time I log onto the forum I'm told to introduce myself, so I'd better get on with it. I live in the UK (near Oxford) and way back when my first slr was a Pentax ME Super. They say you always remember your first, and I certainly have fond memories of that camera, a lovely little picture-taker. I went to a photography class, which provided an excellent grounding, and even then most people in the class were sporting Nikons and Canons, plus a few Minoltas, with the Pentax being regarded as slightly eccentric. That's something I always liked about Pentax - they never seemed to follow the herd (if two or three camera companies can be called a herd).

I later went down the rangefinder route, and I still use and treasure my Leica M7. But there's no way that I can afford a digital Leica, and I've also had to accept that there are some aspects of photography that a rangefinder isn't cut out for. I began to investigate what is current in the slr world and found myself drawn to the Pentax K-5. I now own one, but I don't have it in my possession because it is back with Pentax for the sensor fix. Not, however, before I took it on holiday to South Africa, where I was thrilled with the results. I can't wait to get it back. With the K-5, the Leica, and a Bronica ETRSi (picked up for peanuts on eBay) I reckon I'm pretty well covered.

A not unfamiliar tale, probably. I am looking forward to learning about the Pentax system from forum members. So far it seems to be a remarkably civil forum compared to some that I've come across. So, greetings everyone.


02-16-2011, 01:30 PM   #2
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G'day Chris.
Welcome and good to have you here.
Hope your K-5 returns in due course for you to start enjoying digital photography again.
02-17-2011, 05:17 AM   #3
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Hello, Ash. Thanks for the welcome. I see you're from Toowoomba: you weren't caught up in those devastating floods, were you? It looked to be apocalyptic.

All the best,


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