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03-07-2011, 09:28 AM   #1
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Just introducing myself. I purchased my first Pentax SLR back in Spring 1996. Used it for a number of years til I went digital. I've been looking to get back into "photography" rather than just "documenting". When I was a kid (I'm 43) in the 70's and 80's my Dad would somewhat show me how to use his Mamiya/Sekor 1000DTL which he had bought new. I really want to get off the point and shoot stuff, not thats its bad I've taken some really great shots with my Sony Cybershot 8mp DSC-N1. But everybody here knows that it is limiting and that I am craving a bit more out of my shots.

I guess it was an annoucement about a year or so ago I happened to catch on one of the tech sites (Engadget) that mentioned that one of the Pentax DSLRs could handle older lenses. That lead me to look at the Pentax DSLR line and really opened the door to what was available as far as lenses go.

So I am looking at getting a used k20d and a Pentax branded m42 adapter so I can use my dads old lenses and have fun with some of the cult m42 stuff. Generally I'll be shooting macro stuff like orchids and outdoors shots like architecturals on buildings and landscapes.

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Welcome to the forum, enjoy photography, as you say it should be fun.
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Welcome to the Forum, and once you get going with all the nice old m42 lenses it won't be long before LBA sets in and you'll be in the same boat as the rest of us constantly lusting after another amazing old lens
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G'day and welcome to the forum. Hope you find it useful and enjoy shooting with the K20D. (Interesting username too.)

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thanks all.....

I didn't even think about my profile name. I've been playing video games for an extremely long period of time. You always get more points for making the "headshot". Zod is a take on "General Zod" from Superman.

But for this forum...... I don't do portraits
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Welcome to the forum fellow "newjersian". There is a lot of info and help in this forum.
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thank-you thank-you
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