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03-18-2011, 02:41 PM   #1
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Hello from Deployed Location (from MD)

Hi all! I just picked up a olive K-X on Woot® : One Day, One Deal?, I am really happy with my purchase and can't wait to take some great pictures! I haven't had a SLR camera since my old Canon AE-1 (not even sure if it was a SLR). I consider myself an amateur photographer, but I love finding out new and fun ways to make a good shot :-) I am really excited to get my hobby going, and this forum seems to be a great resource. I love that I'll be able to find a wide range of lenses and supplies.

Like the title says, I'm on a deployment right now, have been since last June. I luckily only have a few months left and I get to come back home.

03-18-2011, 03:13 PM   #2
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03-18-2011, 03:31 PM   #3
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Thanks, I definitely will. Though my deployed location isn't so bad for the most part
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First of all..THANKS! for your Service no matter where you are~and congratulations on your purchase. Please keep in touch as the forum is a great place to visit and share. Heck you might even meet a few older vets here. Take Care.

03-18-2011, 04:05 PM   #5
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Thank you! I will definitely keep in touch, and probably look for opinions when I'm ready to buy my second lens
03-18-2011, 04:30 PM   #6
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Welcome! The olive green should mix well
03-18-2011, 04:33 PM   #7
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Haha I was thinking that actually...though I'm in the Navy so perhaps I should have gotten a blue one...?
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Would suit a copper as well, I guess

03-18-2011, 04:39 PM   #9
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I'm quite pleased with the olive green...I also like how it's not a glossy green, though in the big picture it doesn't matter as much, it's the pictures I'm now able to take
03-18-2011, 04:55 PM   #10
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Yup. Impressive piece of kit, especially with the price in mind.
03-18-2011, 05:04 PM   #11
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Yeah no kidding, I picked it up for $444, shipped. Now I'm looking for a good few lenses (probably going to have to wait a while though because the other half is having me save my pennies). I think once I get home I'll look around for some good older primes
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Sounds like a plan. The older MF ones are optically good, quite plentiful and kind of cheap for such quality stuff; be sure to check out our review database: Pentax Reviews - Pentax Lens Reviews & Pentax Lens Database if you haven't already . With the MF lenses an old fashioned split prism / microprism focus screen might be worth considering too.
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