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03-28-2011, 04:42 AM   #1
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Hello from an aspiring photographer

Hello Pentax'ians

I just joined this forum. I am planning to purchase my first DSLR this year and have zeroed in on the K7.

My photography interests lie mainly in Indian archeological sites and sculpture and perhaps I will expand the subject to classical dance performances and insects, wildlife and landscape stills of water bodies. In a nutshell, the things that inspire me the most. I live in Bengaluru.

The cameras I have owned to date are the Yashica Electro 35, Canon S5IS and recently the Lumix LX3 which I have rarely used. After some photo practice at Hampi, Belur, Shravanabelagola and Halebidu I have decided I want to take even better pics with a better camera. Of course expensive gear is not a guarantee of better pics, but I believe I can improve and get better returns for the time and money spent traveling to remote places, with a DSLR. Besides I need a new excuse to plan and travel long road trips where the goal and final output feels justified for the cost of petrol and time spent in travel. Serious photography as a hobby is also good answer to that automatic and inquisitive question popped everywhere and every time in India - "Traveling alone? Why?" The unspoken question on their minds being - if you have no company/family why you not enjoying life with girlfriend?!!

Hope to receive some useful advice and tips from the experienced folks here and select my Petax gear amongst other things.


03-28-2011, 06:41 AM   #2
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Welcome here.
Hope you enjoy the forum and your photography.
Pentax should be able to satisfy your photographic needs quite well.
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Welcome to the forum. Congtrats on having the courage to travel alone. You get todo what you want, go where you want and not have to worry about a companion. Sometimes, I
think that would be great. Other times I would miss wife
03-28-2011, 10:45 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. BTW, I just reviewed the K5 soon after posting and I realized that's what I want, not the K7. Now to locate it in India.

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Hi, Rag00l. Welcome to the forum. I know I love my K-5, so I don't think you'd be disappointed with that choice.

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