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06-02-2011, 11:37 PM   #1
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Couldn't resist

Hi, my name is Greg. I'm a French man living in Istanbul. Very exciting, full of life, burgeoning, tiring, mad, gigantic, humane and inhumane at time 15 million people megapolis.
Got back to photography around a year ago through the micro 43 system... and was waiting for the qualitative upgrade that has not come yet. Very happy happy about the portability of the system (GF1 + 20mm is a babe) but definitely frustrated about DR, high ISO performance (or rather the lack thereof) and the build quality.

I have owned a Pentax in the past by the way: a MZ-50 with the 50mm 1.8 and a 28mm 2.8 (I think... that was like... 8 years ago). Sold the Pentax when I got an EOS10D, sold the EOS10D when I had to pay for my studies...

Anyway a few weeks ago, after many blown out skies in my street portraits, and after I say the DOX scores of the K5... I started thinking about it... and what lens would be good... what budget...

And I read tons of reviews, comparisons, hand on tests... until yesterday when I just couldn't resist and ordered a K5 plus FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited plus DA 15mm f/4 Limited. Will get them when I go to France in a few weeks... My god, there are stars in my eyes since yesterday...

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06-02-2011, 11:44 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your choice. The K-5 is a incredible camera. You will love it
06-02-2011, 11:59 PM   #3
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I'm sure I will... B)

06-03-2011, 12:28 AM   #4
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Hi Greg, welcome here and congrats on the K-5.
A fine way to get back into photography.
The 31 and 15 will no doubt impress you as they have with many members here.
Enjoy your time on the forum as well as your photography.


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