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03-16-2011, 11:19 PM   #1
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Hello All

Well finally been draged kicking & Screaming into the 21st century My 1st DSLR a KX lets see how it goes from here.

03-17-2011, 01:54 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, it's not all bad I took the leap of faith a few years ago.
03-17-2011, 01:57 AM   #3
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Welcome - from a near neighbour to you who is also a new K-x user
03-17-2011, 11:52 PM   #4
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Thank you for the welcome. I have been active in photography for many years, my first camera was a second hand Zenit B followed by my 1st Pentax a Spotmatic. I still have 2 ME Super's & a ME plus assorted lens's. Went through the whole darkroom thing, converted the roof space ect. My other passion is Archery but having a forced lay off through an injury. More time for Photography then.

03-18-2011, 05:05 PM   #5
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I even followed you with Zenith B and two MEs (which I still have - the Zenith I can use for an anchor...) Not into archery though!
03-19-2011, 06:14 AM   #6
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The Zenit was certainly robust It used to travel about in my Bike top box, survived a couple of accidents. As you are local what Camera clubs are there In MK ?
03-20-2011, 02:25 AM   #7
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Not sure of any clubs in MK, I'm sure there must be but I don't have time to join one yet (roll on retirement...!) I'm actually in Bletchley, the other end to you. What kit have you got?
03-20-2011, 09:59 AM   #8
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Well apart from all my old Pentax Kit I have a KX with the kit lens's DAL 18 to 55 & a DAL 50 to 200 zoom's. I have just purchased a 100 to 300 Sigma F4.5 - 6.7 DL.
Going to try & sell some of my older stuff on e-bay when I get round to it.


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03-22-2011, 06:42 AM   #9
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I have exactly the same kit as you (bought from Curry's!), but wish the 55-300mm had been an option when I bought it, as I do quite a bit of bird and aviation shots. How do you find the Sigma?
I've also got a collection of old glass, I've got a Vivitar 28-90 with a sticky iris in pieces on the desk before me!

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03-22-2011, 11:03 PM   #10
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Ah there is a tale' took 3 attempts. First was a Tokina PKA manual lens from Lorells in Luton, didn't fit the KX (apparently a well known issue ). Next a Pentax 100 - 300 off e-bay that one had a sticky iris, that one went back. Then i got the Sigma off e-bay & all is sweetness & light. Must admit that Pentax lens was the first time I have ever had a problem with an e-bay seller.
Discovered the local Camera club New City Photographic Society. Meets at a hall only 300 Yard's from my front door.

PS Got mine from Currys to
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