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04-05-2011, 12:19 PM   #1
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Greetings from Oregon!

I've been lurking on these forums for about a month and created an account a few weeks ago. I've had an off-and-on interest in photography for years, but only in a 'serious' capacity for about 6 months. I've been happily taking pictures with an old manual SLR (a Ricoh Singlex II, and I replaced the light seals myself!), and while I still love it, I've decided to add a DSLR. After some research into using my old glass, I passed up Canikon for Pentax. Although I have only lurked, I really appreciate the helpfulness and friendliness in these forums. It actually turned into a selling point for Pentax for me. I may never ask a question (as I'm quite shy and more likely to search or fiddle with things before posting), but I feel like I'd get polite help if I had one here.

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Welcome aboard, I hope you get the kind of responses your looking for, we're not all bad guys.
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Welcome to the fourm. No need to be shy in asking questions. This is a good group of people. I have found them very willing to help.
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Sometimes I'm not sure if it's shyness or just being so stubborn that I'm determined to figure it out on my own.

Thank you both for the welcome!

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Hi, and welcome, arcanaemia. We just spent a few hours in Powell's when we were down on a trip in the fall. Also loved the Deschutes brewery! I bought my Pentax since that trip, so I'm looking to get back down. I know there is lots of info, help and advice here, so enjoy.
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Deschutes is always worth a trip, as is Powell's! I'm looking forward to visiting lovely BC in later summer, with my Pentax in tow.
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